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)
Windows 10 system as an example,
Create Folder -> Right-click in the folder and open
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.
Right-click in the folder to open
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
Connect the device to the PC, open the device manager to install
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
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 ->
Allow downloadable apps from the following locations ->
App Store and Approved Developer Options .
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.
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.
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.
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
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