This listing includes both a cam-prog USB programmer (B08CGMM6SZ) as well as 1×ESP32-CAM development board.
The cam-prog is a simple ESP32-CAM programmer that adds the missing USB programming capabilities to the ESP32-based camera microcontroller (SoC). It implements also the boot mode selection overcoming the missing reset pin by cutting off power to the microcontroller. This simplifies the programming of the ESP32-CAM module significantly since no manual reset and boot mode selection is needed when using with a common USB to serial interface.
The board should be detected as a common serial adapter. The CH340 drivers are usually included with the Arduino IDE. If you didn’t work with the ESP32 before you also need to install the ESP32 Arduino integration.
- The pin headers need to be soldered!
- Since power is cut off the serial connection will cut off too. The Arduino serial terminal from the newest version however, reconnects automatically.