ESP32 CAM - 10 Dollar Camera for IoT Projects

ESP32 CAM - 10 Dollar Camera for IoT Projects

Today we are working with the ESP32-CAM, an amazing 32-bit microcontroller module with a built-in camera and microSD card interface that retails for less than 10 dollars!

Today we are working with the ESP32-CAM, an amazing 32-bit microcontroller module with a built-in camera and microSD card interface that retails for less than 10 dollars!

Quick quiz - what has a camera, a microSD card socket, several GPIO pins, WifI and Bluetooth and costs less than 10 bucks? Answer - the ESP32-CAM module from A-Thinker!

We have already worked with the ESP32, it’s a 32-bit microcontroller from Espressif Systems that has a wealth of features. The ESP32 is a perfect choice to build WiFi-enabled or IoT projects, and it can be programmed using the familiar Arduino IDE.

There are many different modules that use the ESP32, and today we will look at one of the most popular ones - the ESP32-CAM. As its name would imply this module has a built-in 2-megapixel camera, as well as a microSD card and provisions for using an external antenna.

The demo sketch that comes with the module creates a full-featured Camera Web Server, complete with a control panel and advanced features like face detection. All you need to do to get it working is to add your WiFi credentials.

One thing that is missing from the ESP32-CAM module, however, is a USB connector. To program this device you’ll need to use an FTDI adapter, the same type you would use when programming an Arduino Pro Mini.

Today I’ll show you how to hook up that FTDI adapter and program the ESP32-CAM. I’ll also show you how to add an external antenna, and how to troubleshoot any “brownout condition” errors you might get when experimenting with this device.

Here is what we will be covering today:

00:00 - Introduction 03:23 - ESP32-CAM Introduction 08:18 - Using the FTDI Adapter 09:28 - Camera Web Server Example 15:44 - Resolving Brownout Problems 22:39 - Using an External Antenna

Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/Dronebotworkshop1/featured

esp32 arduino

What is Geek Coin

What is GeekCash, Geek Token

Best Visual Studio Code Themes of 2021

Bootstrap 5 Tutorial - Bootstrap 5 Crash Course for Beginners

Nest.JS Tutorial for Beginners

Hello Vue 3: A First Look at Vue 3 and the Composition API

Serial Talk- Sending data from ESP32 (and Arduino Uno) to Java in cmd

Serial Talk- Sending data from ESP32 (and Arduino Uno) to Java in cmd. Communication is an important thing that is widely being used to share the information. We, human are communicating with each other using…

Arduino Cloud now supports ESP32 devices

Arduino Cloud now supports ESP32 devices. Support for ESP32 devices is now available on the Arduino IoT Cloud. It’s a huge step forward in bringing IoT devices of all kinds together, and giving them a way to get connected, communicate with each other.

Correctly Measure Battery Level - MAX17048 (ESP32 + Arduino series)

Battery-powered IoT projects require you to monitor your battery's percentage. Measuring battery voltage is not ideal, because the voltage doesn't drop linearly.

Introduction to ESP32 - Getting Started

Today we will get started with the ESP32, a low-cost and extremely versatile microcontroller with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth. I’ll show you how to set up your Arduino IDE for the ESP32 and then we’ll try out several example sketches.

Using Servo Motors with ESP32

How to control Servo Motors with an ESP32 - directly, using I2C, and over WiFi. We are working with the ESP32 again, today we’ll see a few different methods of controlling a servo motor using this amazing 32-bit microcontroller.