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Note: pls, use PC chrome/edge browser, if can't connect, refresh the webpage.

1. Click connect button

2. After connected successfully, pick a firmware

3. Click the burn button

4. After burning successfully, Unplug the device and restart.

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Timer Camera X

SKU:U082-X

Tutorial

Camera-Tool is suitable for TimerCAM and UnitCAM series products. The GROVE interface needs to be connected to the PC through the TTL-TO-USB adapter board before UnitCAM is used.
Use TimerCAM to achieve low-power wake-up shooting function, which requires Wi-Fi connection. The captured pictures will be automatically uploaded to the M5 cloud, and a fixed HTTP interface will be generated through a unique token, and other devices can access through this interface to obtain the latest frame of pictures and the current battery voltage status of the device
Use M5CORE type equipment to connect TimerCAM/Unit CAM through GROVE interface to realize command to control the camera UART to transmit images and preview them on the M5CORE screen, or configure the timer shooting upload cloud function (return to fixed HTTP API).
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)
Arduino IDE environment setup-TimerCAM/UnitCAM
This tutorial will show you how to periodically transfer images to Amazon S3 file storage service via TimerCAM

Description

Timer Camera X is a camera module based on ESP32, integrated with ESP32 chip and 8M-PSRAM. The camera (ov3660) with 3 million pixels , DFOV 66.5 ° and shoot 2048x1536 resolution photo, built-in 140mAh battery and LED status indicator, featuring ultra-low power consumption design. There is a reset button under the LED. Through RTC (BM8563), timing sleep and wake-up can be realized. The standby current is only 2μA. After timing photo taking function(one photo per hour) is turned on, the battery can work continuously for more than one month. The module supports Wi-Fi image transmission and USB port debugging. The bottom HY2.0-4P port output can be connected to other peripherals. Through M5Burner burning firmware, Timer Camera X can be set directly with Camera-Tool, and Timer Camera X data can be processed in UIFlow.

Product Features

  • Design based on esp32
  • Wi-Fi image transmission
  • Timed sleep wake up
  • Status indicator
  • Ultra low power design
  • Built-in 140mAh battery
  • Programming platform:ESP-IDF/Arduino/UIFlow

Includes

  • 1x Timer Camera X
  • 1x LEGO Adapter
  • 1x Wall-1515
  • 1x Type-C USB(20cm)

Applications

  • Take pictures regularly
  • Remote video monitoring

Specification

Resources Parameter
PSRAM 8MB
Flash 4M
Image Sensor OV3660
Maximum resolution 3M pixels
Output format 8-/10-Bit RAW, RGB and YCbCr output, compression.
DFOV 66.5°
Battery 140mAh
Net weight 15g
Gross weight 39g
Product Size 48*24*15mm
Package Size 75*45*30mm

The low-power power management solution adopted by the Timer Camera series is different from the CORE and StickC devices. When in use, the PWR button is used as a power-on button(long press 2s). If you need to shut down the device, you need to use the software API or press the Reset button on the PCB.When using external power supply, the device will remain powered on.

Driver Installation

TimerCAM may not work without drive in some systems. Users can manually install FTDI Driver to fix this 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).

EasyLoader

EasyLoader is a concise and fast program writer, which has a built-in case program related to the product. It can be burned to the main control by simple steps to perform a series of function verification.

Download Windows Version Easyloader

Description:
Connect the TimerCAM hotspot(AP),input password 12345678 and open 192.168.4.1 in the browser to view the image. If you need to use the timing photo function, please refer to the quick start guide

PinMap

Camera Interface PinMap

Interface Camera Pin TimerCamera
SCCB Clock SIOC IO23
SCCB Data SIOD IO25
System Clock XCLK IO27
Vertical Sync VSYNC IO22
Horizontal Reference HREF IO26
Pixel Clock PCLK IO21
Pixel Data Bit 0 D0 IO32
Pixel Data Bit 1 D1 IO35
Pixel Data Bit 2 D2 IO34
Pixel Data Bit 3 D3 IO5
Pixel Data Bit 4 D4 IO39
Pixel Data Bit 5 D5 IO18
Pixel Data Bit 6 D6 IO36
Pixel Data Bit 7 D7 IO19
Camera Reset RESET IO15
Camera Power Down PWDN -1
Power Supply 3.3V 3V3 3V3
Ground GND GND

HY2.0-4P

HY2.0-4P TimerCamera
SCL G13
SDA G4
5V 5V
GND GND

LED

LED TimerCamera
LED_Pin G2

BUTTON

BUTTON TimerCamera
BUTTON G37

BM8563

BM8563 TimerCamera
SCL G14
SDA G12

BAT

BAT TimerCamera
BAT_ADC_Pin G38
BAT_HOLD_Pin G33

Schematic

TimerCAM_A1-ESP32_SUBSYS

TimerCAM_A2-PMS_UART

Learn

M5Camera + Motion sensor. Send image to LINE, Save the image to Google Drive.

Example

Arduino

ESP-IDF

Firmware

You can download and burn firmware with M5Burner

Tutorial

Video

Focus adjustment

Brown out protection

When the voltage is low, the camera may trigger the Brown out protection and cause reset. You can configure it when compiling the project to disable it.

Arduino

#include "soc/soc.h"
#include "soc/rtc_cntl_reg.h"

void setup() {
  WRITE_PERI_REG(RTC_CNTL_BROWN_OUT_REG, 0); //disable   detector
}

ESP-IDF

idf.py menuconfig

Component config->ESP32-specific->Hardware brownout detect & reset(disable)

FAQ

Q1: How do I remove the speaker floor noise when the M5Core is on or running?

Execute the following statement in Setup() of the Arduino program

Q2: How does M5Core2 stack modules?

When M5Core2 is stacked with other M5 modules, you need to remove the battery base of Core2, which does not support module stacking.

Q3: A timeout error is displayed when uploading the program to the device

Reason and solution: The power supply current of the port is insufficient, which can cause the device to not enter the download mode normally. You can try to connect a capacitor (>0.1uF) between the RST pin and the GND pin, or when uploading the program, set the G0 Short-circuit to GND, so that G0 can be set to a low level state normally

Q4: How to solve the phenomenon of automatic signal triggering of M5Core button A

Add the header file #include <driver/adc.h> and the function adc_power_acquire(); in the Arduino program

Q5: M5 device battery life

The battery life of the controller is affected by various factors such as battery capacity, operating status, and load, so there is no fixed value. Reducing the load and adopting a sleep strategy can effectively increase the battery life.

Q6: Can multiple modules with batteries be stacked at the same time?

Support multiple stacks, the total capacity of the batteries in parallel increases, and the voltage remains unchanged. However, since the discharge of each battery is not balanced during use, there is a voltage difference between the batteries, which may cause the battery to charge backwards. .(will lose part of the battery capacity)

Q7: M5 master supports WiFi connection to 5G frequency band

ESP32 module currently does not support WiFi in 5G band, only 2.4G.

Q8: The RS485 device cannot communicate normally/data is garbled. Packet loss, etc.

Confirm whether the TX/RX pin on the TTL side of the pin is correct, try to add two 120Ω terminal resistors at the beginning and end of the device line to reduce signal reflection interference

Q9: The difference between different masters and camera products

Click the link below to view the product comparison table

Q10: M5 camera image blur, how to adjust the focal length

Rotate the lens to adjust the focal length within a certain range

Q11: The control RGB LED pin of FACE II BOTTOM conflicts with the I2S DOUT pin of CORE2

FACE II BOTTOM NOT CORE2 COMPATIBLE

Q1: How to read the programmed firmware?

Use esptool to read the flash content of esp32 and export the bin file. Refer to the detailed operation

Q2: Several solutions for esp32 board download failure in Arduino IDE board management

Restart the Arduino IDE, the computer uses the mobile AP mobile network to download.

Method 3: Download the resource package provided by M5Stack for direct installation, and extract the contents to the board management path of Arduino, such as (C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages), https://m5stack.oss-cn-shenzhen.aliyuncs.com/resource/arduino/packages/m5stack_v2.0.0.zip
Q3: Arduino SPIFFS file upload operation

Refer to the Github link below, use arduino-esp32fs-plugin for file upload

Q4: When M5Burner burns firmware, an error pop-up window or exception occurs

Check if the COM of the corresponding device is selected and if the M5Burner is the latest version

Q5: Does the M5 master device support multi-language display (Chinese, English, Japanese, Russian, etc.)?

UIFlow users can switch the Label font to Unicode, Arduino users can use the Chinese font library provided in the M5GFX driver library

Q6: The program cannot load the SD card normally

Confirm whether the SD card format is FAT32, and no partitions exist.

Q7: How to use Bluetooth, HTTP, SD, WebServer, FreeRTOS and other features in Arduino IDE

You can refer to the following link for other ESP32 users to share the case program

Q8: How to download programs for STAMP C3U

STAMP C3U enters program download mode operation: 1. Long press the center button (G9) of STAMP C3U when the power is off. 2. Connect to the computer, after the port is successfully identified, program burning.

Q9: How STAMP C3U defines UART0 output mode

By default, USB CDC is not enabled, the serial port output started by C3U will be output through the default pins (G20, G21) of UART0. If you want to output through USB, please use the IDE to output Its USB CDC option is enabled. (Arduino users can enable it through Tools->USB CDC on Boot-Enabled. For IDF users, please refer to the ESP IDF official documentation.)

Q10: Unable to connect to UIFlow Desktop IDE

Refer to the UIFlow documentation of the corresponding device to check whether the device has entered the USB programming mode.

Q11: NBIoT devices cannot connect to the network normally

Make sure that the NBIoT used is not locked. Frequent device replacement or after activating the IoT card, using traffic in different places may cause the card to be locked. If the above situation occurs, please contact the IoT card supplier. If you are using the IoT card matching M5, please contact M5 after-sales through e-commerce or email. (provide the ICCID of the IoT card)

COMMON

Q1: Consultation for after-sales problems of products

Describe the problems encountered in detail. Screenshots of the programs involved or files can be added as attachments and sent to M5Stack's official after-sales email

Q2: Code Resources, Cases, User Communication