Camera-Tool Getting Started


Camera-Tool is suitable for TimerCAM and UnitCAM series products. Before UnitCAM is used, the GROVE interface needs to be connected to the PC through the TTL-TO-USB adapter board.

Driver Installation

Connect the device to the PC, open the device manager to install FTDI driver for the device. Take the win10 environment as an example, download the driver file that matches the operating system, unzip it, and install it through the device manager. (Note: In some system environments, the driver needs to be installed twice for the driver to take effect. The unrecognized device name is usually M5Stack or USB Serial. Windows recommends using the driver file to install directly in the device manager (custom Update), the executable file installation method may not work properly). Click here to download FTDI driver

For MacOS users, please tick System Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> General -> Allow downloadable apps from the following locations -> App Store and Approved Developer Options .

Software Introduction

Camera-Tool is used to control Timer-CAM for photo shooting,currently it supports both Serial port connecting and Wi-Fi connection mode.


Click below image for downloading Camera-Tool ( currently only windows10 version is available)

Firmware Burning

Open the software-->Connect the equipment to the computer-->Choose the corresponding port-->ClickBurnerto start burning-->Burning is finished once thesuccessfulnotification pop up.

Serial Mode

Under the serial mode, the equipment access the computer via USB connecting and visit the serial port of the equipment or get images by Camera-Tool.

Note: When using CameraTools in the Unit-CAM series, the image transmission interface is Grove interface. Please connect the TX and RX of the Grove interface to the computer through the USB-TTL adapter board, and then select the corresponding port to connect.

WIFI mode

Change over to HTTP tap so that the mode can be switched to Wi-Fi-HTTP. Fill in Wi-Fi information in the pop-up configuration box and click ok. After the configuration is completed, the HTTP tab of the host computer will display the IP address of the current camera and connect to the camera in Wi-Fi mode.

In Wi-Fi mode, the devices which are in the same local area network can fill in the device IP/get images through host computer software. At the same time, only one host computer is allowed to connect. The IP address will be shown in the enter box after the serial mode is being activated. You can also check via serial tools.

Shooting Pictures

Click the folding switch can open up the photoing operation menu. The operation bar provides functions of shooting, time-lapse shooting and setting save path for picture

Parameter Adjusting

The configured menu on the left provides a series of image parameter settings for adjusting the imaging effect of the picture.


In network mode, you can also use the mobile version of the APP to take pictures and view monitoring

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