Timer Folder Pusher

This tutorial will show you how to periodically transfer images to a computer shared folder via TimerCAM (based on the SMB file sharing transfer protocol)

Create a shared folder

Take the Windows 10 system as an example, Create Folder -> Right-click in the folder and open Properties -> Share Settings -> Add Access Permission -> Click the drop-down menu of the input box, and select Everyone and click Add -> Click the permission level drop-down option to enable the Read/Write permission -> Confirm sharing.

Modify sharing settings

Right-click in the folder to open Properties->Network Sharing Center

Change network discovery to Enable network discovery.

Click the drop-down icon of all networks, select Share without password protection in Password-protected sharing, and finally click Save changes.

Driver Installation

Connect the device to the PC. If the port cannot be recognized normally, the user can manually install the FTDI driver to fix the problem. 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 .

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.

Pay Attention:
MacOS users please put the APP into the Application folder after the installation, 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.

Acquire local IP

Press the Win + R keys at the same time to open the run window, enter cmd and press Enter to open the command line, enter ipconfig and press Enter to confirm, and check the current computer's IP address.

Burn firmware

Open M5Burner-->Connect the device to the computer-->Select the corresponding port-->Switch to TimerCam option-->Select TimerFolderPusher firmware, click download-->Click Burn to proceed Burning-->Wait for the pop-up window successful to indicate that the burning is complete

Click Burn, before burning, you need to configure some related connection parameters for the device.

WIFI SSID: WIFI name. Be careful not to have special characters. The computer that creates the shared folder and TimerCAM must be in the same network
WIFI PASSWORD: WIFI password
Host/IP: the IP address where the file sharing service is located
Username: the user name for logging in to the file sharing service (if the service access permission is everyone, it can be omitted)
Password: the user password for logging in to the file sharing service (if the service access permission is everyone, it can be omitted)
Folder Path: The path where the shared folder is located
File Prefix: The default prefix name of the image
Image Size: The image size
Interval: The image sending interval

Start set-timing transmission

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