M5StickC PLUS is powered by ESP32-PICO-D4 with Wi-Fi and is an upgrade of the original M5StickC with a bigger screen .It is a portable, easy-to-use, open source, IoT development board. This tiny device will enable you to realize your ideas, enrich your creativity, and speed up your IoT prototying. Developing with M5StickC PLUS takes away a lot of the pains from the development process. M5StickC Plus is one of the core devices in M5Stacks product series. The compact body is integrated with rich hardware resources, such as infrared, RTC, Microphone, LED, IMU, Buttons, PMU,etc. Improvements from the regular StickC are a buzzer, bigger screen (1.14-inch, 135 * 240 resolution LCD Screen) and more stable hardware design. This revision increases the display area by 18.7%, and the battery capacity from 95mAh to 120mAh. It also supports the HAT and Unit family of products.
Power switch operation:
Power on :Press power button for 2 seconds
Power off :Press power button for 6 seconds
Baud rate supported by M5StickC Plus: 1200 ~115200, 250K, 500K, 750K, 1500K
G36/G25 share the same port, when one of the pins is used, the other pin should be set as a floating input
For example, to use the G36 pin as the ADC input, Configuration the G25 pin as FLOATING
The input range of VBUS_VIN and VBUS_USB is limited to 4.8-5.5V, and the internal battery will be charged through AXP192 power management when VBUS is powered.
- ESP32-based support Wi-Fi
- Built-in 6-Axis IMU
- Red LED
- IR transmitter
- Buttons, LCD(1.14 inch)
- Built-in Lipo Battery
- Extendable Socket
- Built-in Passive Buzzer
- Wearable & Wall mounted
- Compatible with multi-platform development:
- 1x M5StickC Plus
- 1x 20cm USB Type-C cable
- 1x WALL/1515
- 1x Brick
- 1x Watch Belt
- Internet of things terminal controller
- Wearable devices
- Stem education product
- DIY creation
|ESP32||240MHz dual core, 600 DMIPS, 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi|
|Power Input||5V @ 500mA|
|Port||TypeC x 1, GROVE(I2C+I/0+UART) x 1|
|LCD screen||1.14 inch, 135*240 Colorful TFT LCD, ST7789v2|
|Button||Custom button x 2|
|Battery||120 mAh @ 3.7V|
|Antenna||2.4G 3D Antenna|
|PIN port||G0, G25/G36, G26, G32, G33|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C|
|Case Material||Plastic ( PC )|
Connect the device to the PC, open the device manager to install FTDI driver 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
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The M5 ESP32 product line is the simplest to develop for in my experience.
The product is not bad at all, but I was not able to get it working with the .NET nanoFramework for some reason. I followed the instructions from your documentation, but the device never worked after I flashed the nanoFramework code, and I had to reflash the UIflow firmware again.
The battery is simply too small to effectively be used as a watch. You can roughly get five hours out of it by reducing clock speed and sleeping, less if you want BTE functionality. Also the fact that it doesn't have a magnetometer is annoying. When trying to emulate modern smart watches the screen turn on when brought to face is less accurate. The gyroscope itself is very slow to update, necessitating a much wider range with less accuracy. Lastly, although minor, must it be orange? The football team in my area uses orange as their colour so if I wear the watch it seems that I'm associating with them and I don't like football so I get a lot of very confused jocks when I try to explain that it only comes in orange and that I don't actually like their sportsball team. Everything else is great, esp32 is great and the library is fairly easy to use. Thank you and have a great day!
The M5StickC Plus is a well made product. Everything is in one place compared to working with bare microcontrollers and sensors. The UIFlow programming is attractive and engaging but is also nicely challenging. These are some of the best products I have used for learning and STEAM projects. Super fun!
I used it to make a cool Nixie Tube watch, with images from Wikimedia. (https://github.com/wsanders/YA-M5StickC-Plus-Nixie-Watch)
The watchband is a little on the small side, I am on the third from largest hole, my wrist diameter is about 19cm.
The M5Stick Plus itself is a nifty device that packs in a ton of features. Most notable to me is the bright and sharp display and the RTC, which seems to drift only a few seconds per week. This is not a low power device, you'll need to consider the tiny battery in your design.