Timer Camera X
dsrc12 last edited by dsrc12
The support for this camera is terrible. UIFlow introduces "Media Trans" without any explanation as to what this is - not even a link. The block commands supplied with UIFlow are not that helpful either and I can not get any programs to work. The Arduino example for Web_Cam fails to compile: Error compiling for board ESP32 Wrover Module" even through the Arduino IDE is configured for "ESP32 Wrover Module". The only software that works is Easyloader but what a disappointment this camera is because of the lack of software support, no examples for a working UIFlow and no tutorials. Please fix this. As usual M5Stack are inconsistent in naming modules and in M5Burner they call it "TimerCAM" but in it is called "Timer Camera X" and in UIFlow it is "Media Trans > Timer Camera" - please be more consistent in naming conventions. Quality Control for software at M5Stack should be improved.
thank feedback. we will add more tutorials.
Media Transfunction you could refer to the document page:
about the Arduino IDE compile error. because you select the wrong board.
you could use our board manager address:
then install the M5Stack board. then you could find the Timer-CAM board in the board option list.
dsrc12 last edited by
@m5stack Thanks for your help - it now works.
ksprayberry last edited by
How do you get the camera to turn off? I flashed it using the cameratools software and it doesn't seem to be responding to a long push of the button. What am i missing?
TimerCAM X provides two buttons. outside has a button only could wakeup or turn on the device. inside has one button for reset esp32 and turns off the device.
or you could through API to turn off the device.
dogasantos last edited by
is there any guide on how to flash and run micropython with this camera ?
I can't find anything on the internet, not a single guide. The only one I found is for a different version of m5 camera (OV2640) that won't work.
I believe that the products m5 creates are awesome, but without NEWBIE guides, it loses the shine. I have lots of atom, cameras, sensors and there is almost NOTHING on how to work with (a step-by-step guide, covering all bases).
It seems that you already need to have experience with arduino and other things to really have fun with this, otherwise, just buying head acke.
@dogasantos Currently there is no support for Micropython due to compatibility issues, you can use either Arduino IDE or ESP-IDF or the firmware that is provided, we hope to add support in the near future for this.
dogasantos last edited by
Then this camera will sit on a corner until it gets micropython support.
ianlyonthomas last edited by
Can you advise how I can get the required Token as I have been trying for 2 days and still getting a failed error?