Mine has blue lights.
One quick blink as everything is turned on. then about a second later nice flashing (like it's communicating. and then dead. like someone pulled the power cord less than a second after it did it flickering dance.
ok. so you think I should botch a wire from the top 3.3v and ground down to the esp8266's 3.3v and ground.
I was thinking that of that and was trying to hold wires (but I only have two hands so I don't think I got it working.
As for the dev camp. It's in Feb and I'll make sure to post videos and photos on youtube and here for anyone interested.
Is there not a red light on the ESP8266?
It might be that the 3.3v rail for the ESP8266 got damaged. You could try wiring it in manually - maybe the easiest is to go across to the 3.3v on the DBG header.
Also, great news about the dev camp - hope it goes well!