Camera-Tool User Guide


Camera-Tool is suitable for TimerCAM and UnitCAM series products. Before using UnitCAM, connect the GROVE interface to the PC via a TTL-TO-USB adapter.

Driver Installation

Connect the device to the PC and open the Device Manager to install the FTDI driver . For Windows 10, download the driver file matching your operating system, extract it, and install it via the Device Manager. (Note: In some system environments, you may need to install the driver twice for it to take effect. Unrecognized device names are usually M5Stack or USB Serial. Windows recommends installing the driver file directly through Device Manager (custom update). The executable file installation method may not work properly.) Click here to download the FTDI driver
Note for MacOS users
Before installation, please check System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General -> Allow apps downloaded from -> App Store and identified developers.

Software Introduction

Camera-Tool is used to control Timer-CAM cameras for taking pictures. It currently supports two connection modes: serial and WiFi.

Download Software

Click the icon below to download Camera-Tool (currently only available for Windows 10/11)

Firmware Burning

1. Open the upper computer software
2. Connect the device to the computer
3. Select the corresponding port
4. Click Burner to burn the firmware
5. Wait for the successful pop-up window, indicating that the burning is complete

Do not click Connect before burning the firmware, as this will occupy the port and cause the firmware burning to fail

Serial Mode

In serial mode, the device is connected to the computer via USB and accessed through Camera-Tool to get images.

Note: When using CameraTools with the Unit-CAM series, the image transmission interface is the Grove interface. Connect the Grove interface's TX, RX to the computer via a USB-TTL adapter, and then select the corresponding port to connect.

WiFi Mode

1. Connect the device to the port
2. Click the configuration button
3. Enter your Wi-Fi name and password
4. Click the connect port, the page will automatically switch to the HTTP tab, switch the mode to Wi-Fi-HTTP, and display the image

Taking Pictures

Click the toggle switch to expand the photo operation menu. The operation bar provides functions such as Take Photo, Time-Lapse, and Set Image Save Path.

Parameter Adjustment

The configuration menu on the left provides a series of image parameter settings to adjust the image effects.

Mobile App

In network mode, you can also use the mobile app to take pictures and view monitoring.

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