I'm in the process of building a rather complex Arduino-based device that will offer value-add to a disabled person. The idea is that this device could be functional and maintained over the coming 10-15 years.
I have prepared many supporting processes, like copying documentation, code and IDE versions to multiple USB sticks and purchasing spare hardware.
The project is based on an Arduino Mega2560R3.
I now want to connect a Seeedstudio VIO via serial port for display purposes. Functionality, value and price look great.
But I have maintainability concerns.
I come across various Internet resources, a link https://files.seeedstudio.com/arduino/package_seeeduino_boards_index.json
that I have to use before I can
Click on Tools > Board > Board Manager and Search Wio Terminal in the Boards Manager.
(All links and instructions work fine at the time of this writing)
All very nice for a project that serves for learning.
But what if SeeedStudio would go out of business in 2023? or the link stops working? In case my laptop gives up I want to be able to buy a new one and maintain the code (or upload the code to repaired hardware) under any circumstance.
Is this possible at all?