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Why is my ESP32 Cam not connecting to my computer?

Why is my ESP32 Cam not connecting to my computer?

Double-check the connections between your ESP32 board and the FTDI programmer. RX goes to TX and TX goes to RX. If these connections are swapped, the ESP32-CAM is not able to establish a serial communication with your computer.

Why is my Dev board not recognizing ESP32?

A dev board typically includes some sort of USB to serial converter chip (sometimes refered to as FTDI). This chip communicates with your computer, resulting in the creation of a virtual COM port. If you have a driver for that chip instaled, otherwise it won’t work.

Can you use softserial on an ESP32 Cam?

VladTheImpaler wrote: If you insist on using softserial be aware the cam uses timer1 so your softcripple has to use timer2. I’m not an expert, but some days ago I used all 3 HW serial ports on an ESP32 Pico Kit. As I now, you can map TX RX to nearly every pin you like.

Can you connect Arduino Uno to ESP32 Cam?

I tried with simple tests to connect it with Arduino Uno and it works well, but as soon as I use it with the CamerWebServer sketch, ESP32-Cam can no longer identify the camera! I tried with all the free pins, but the result is always the same.

Are there any problems with the ESP32 Cam?

One issue with mounting the module on a breadboard is it prevents easy access to the reset switch, however, you can access the switch from the front using a toothpick or other insulated object. Another problem you might encounter using the ESP32-CAM is WiFi Signal strength. The ESP32-CAM has an antenna etched on its printed circuit board.

I tried with simple tests to connect it with Arduino Uno and it works well, but as soon as I use it with the CamerWebServer sketch, ESP32-Cam can no longer identify the camera! I tried with all the free pins, but the result is always the same.

A dev board typically includes some sort of USB to serial converter chip (sometimes refered to as FTDI). This chip communicates with your computer, resulting in the creation of a virtual COM port. If you have a driver for that chip instaled, otherwise it won’t work.

How to upload code for ESP32 motion detector?

1) Go to Tools > Board and select AI-Thinker ESP32-CAM. 2) Go to Tools > Port and select the COM port the ESP32 is connected to. 3) Then, click the upload button to upload the code. 4) When you start to see these dots on the debugging window as shown below, press the ESP32-CAM on-board RST button.