UIFlow - M5Core2

Driver Installation

Click the link below to download the driver that matches the operating system. There are currently two driver chip versions (CP210X/CH9102). Please download the corresponding driver compressed package according to the version you are using. After decompressing the compressed package, select the installation package corresponding to the number of operating systems to install. (If you are not sure of the USB chip used by your device, you can install both drivers at the same time. During the installation process of CH9102_VCP_SER_MacOS v1.7, an error may occur, but the installation is actually completed, just ignore it.)

Driver name Applicable driver chip Download link
CP210x_VCP_Windows CP2104 Download
CP210x_VCP_MacOS CP2104 Download
CP210x_VCP_Linux CP2104 Download
CH9102_VCP_SER_Windows CH9102 Download
CH9102_VCP_SER_MacOS v1.7 CH9102 Download

Burning tool

Please click the button below to download the corresponding M5Burner firmware burning tool according to the operating system you are using. Unzip and open the application.

Software Link
M5Burner_Windows Download
M5Burner_MacOS Download
M5Burner_Linux Download

Note:
For MacOS users, please put the application in the Application folder after the installation is complete, as shown in the figure below.
For Linux users, please switch to the unzipped file path and run ./M5Burner in the terminal to run the application.

Firmware burning

Double-click to open the Burner burning tool, select the corresponding device class in the left menu, select the firmware of the matching device, and click the download button to download.

Connect the M5 device to the computer through the Type-C data cable, select the corresponding COM port, the baud rate can use the default configuration in M5Burner, click on Burn.

In the firmware burning stage, you need to fill in the WiFi information into the WiFi configuration box. The information will be burned and saved to the M5 device along with the firmware, and click on Start to start burning. Note: If the programming timeout occurs, try to reduce the baud rate to 115200.

When the burning log prompts Burn Successfully, it means that the firmware has been burned.

When burning for the first time or the firmware program runs abnormally, you can click Erase in the upper right corner to erase the flash memory. In the subsequent firmware update, there is no need to erase again, otherwise the saved Wi-Fi information will be deleted and refreshed API KEY.

Get API KEY

Please connect your M5 device to the computer through the Type-C data cable and select the corresponding COM port
1. Click configuration to view, API KEY information will appear in the configuration box. (Please copy and save APIKEY, it is the credential for subsequent UIFlow communication)
2. Configure Start Mode to Internet Mode (After completing this configuration, the device will automatically restart and enter the online programming mode)
3. For the description of other configuration items in the configuration box, please refer to the configuration description below.

M5Burner configuration item description

If you need to modify the configuration file, please connect your M5 device to the computer through the Type-C data cable and select the corresponding COM, and then click configuration to modify.

APIKEY: Communication credentials for M5 devices when using UIFlow web programming
Start Mode: Configurable mode to enter after startup
Quick Start: You can select Quick Start to skip the startup interface/devices without UI interface, you can ignore this option.
Server: Server selection
Wifi: Configure Wifi SSID and Password
COMX: Choose whether to enable COMX.LTE network (This function needs to stack COMX.LTE module, please explain in detail) Refer to Network Over COM.LTE Tutorial )
APN: Configure COMX.LTE module APN access point

API KEY pairing

After configuring the device in online programming mode, we need to establish a connection between the device and UIFlow through API KEY, so that it can push programs for the specified device. Users need to visit flow.m5stack.com in the computer browser to enter the UIFlow programming page, click the settings button in the menu bar at the upper right corner of the page, and enter what we did in the previous step Get the API KEY, click OK to save, and wait for the prompt that the connection is successful.

Hello M5

After completing the above steps, you can start programming with UIFlow. (1. Place the label 2. Add the label block. 3 Click the run button (triangle) in the upper right corner)

Run/download the program

The Run/Download of the program:
1. The Run button (triangle) in the menu bar of UIFlow online version is the Single test operation, and the device will re-enter the online programming mode after reset.
2. The download button will download the current program to the device and configure it to start automatically. Note: If the downloaded program involves network communication, please add a WiFi connection program at the beginning of the program. If you need to re-enter the programming mode in offline operation mode, you can refer to the mode switching instructions at the bottom of this document.

UIFlow offline programming mode

UIFlow Desktop IDE is an offline version of UIFlow programmer. It does not require network dependencies and can provide a fast-responsive program push experience. Please click on the corresponding version of UIFlow-Desktop-IDE according to your operating system to download it.

Software version Download link
UIFlow-Desktop-IDE_Windows Download
UIFlow-Desktop-IDE_MacOS Download
UIFlow-Desktop-IDE_Linux Download

Unzip the downloaded UIFlow Desktop IDE compression package, and double-click to execute the application. After the software is started, it will automatically detect whether your computer has a USB driver (CP210X) installed. If the device driver is already installed, click Skip to skip.

When programming with the offline version of UIFlow, you need to configure the device to USB mode:
1. Short press the power button for 2s to start the device
2. After the menu appears on the screen, quickly click the UIFlow option.
3. Select the USB mode
4. Select the corresponding port in the configuration box of UIFlow Desktop IDE, and the programming device, click OK to connect. If you cannot connect normally, you can try to replace the data cable or plug in and out to replace the port and check whether there is port occupancy.

Supplementary description

AP hotspot configuration WiFi

M5 devices support WiFi configuration using mobile phones:
1. Short press the power button on the left side of the device for 2 seconds to turn on, and the UIFlow Logo appears on the screen. After entering the main page, press the "Setup" button on the screen.
2. In the Wi-Fi option, press the start button of the config Wi-Fi by web option, and the device will automatically restart. Secelt Wi-Fi is the last connected WiFi.
3. After the device jumps, the WiFi Config page will be displayed. Follow the prompts to connect to the SSID hotspot through the WiFi of the mobile phone or computer, open the browser to access 192.168.4.1, and enter the WiFi information in the pop-up page to configure it successfully Network distribution (note: special characters such as "space" are not allowed in WiFi information). After the configuration is successful, the device will automatically restart. And enter the online programming mode.

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