AI Thinker ESP32-CAM

Hardware

Platform Espressif 32: Espressif Systems is a privately held fabless semiconductor company. They provide wireless communications and Wi-Fi chips which are widely used in mobile devices and the Internet of Things applications.

Microcontroller ESP32
Frequency 240MHz
Flash 4MB
RAM 320KB
Vendor AI Thinker

Configuration

Please use esp32cam ID for board option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File):

[env:esp32cam]
platform = espressif32
board = esp32cam

You can override default AI Thinker ESP32-CAM settings per build environment using board_*** option, where *** is a JSON object path from board manifest esp32cam.json. For example, board_build.mcu, board_build.f_cpu, etc.

[env:esp32cam]
platform = espressif32
board = esp32cam

; change microcontroller
board_build.mcu = esp32

; change MCU frequency
board_build.f_cpu = 240000000L

Uploading

AI Thinker ESP32-CAM supports the next uploading protocols:

  • espota
  • esptool

Default protocol is esptool

You can change upload protocol using upload_protocol option:

[env:esp32cam]
platform = espressif32
board = esp32cam

upload_protocol = esptool

Debugging

PIO Unified Debugger currently does not support AI Thinker ESP32-CAM board.

Frameworks

Name Description
Arduino Arduino Wiring-based Framework allows writing cross-platform software to control devices attached to a wide range of Arduino boards to create all kinds of creative coding, interactive objects, spaces or physical experiences.
ESP-IDF Espressif IoT Development Framework. Official development framework for ESP32.