This tutorial will show you how to control M5StickC PLUS devices through Micropython programming
M5StickC-Plus can use most programs of M5StickC. Due to hardware differences such as screens, please download the M5StickC-Plus library before compiling the program and modify the header file reference in the program as M5StickCPlus.h.
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 prototyping. 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:
class="warn">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 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). Click here to download FTDI driver
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.
a little complex to program would like mor read the docs
either the documentation is unclear, or the platform lacks in terms of software options. i couldn't make the baro sensor work with micropython, and error messages lead me to beloeve that it's the library required is either broken or missing altogether. in any case, I'm left without an important option which was my reason for buying the device in the first place.
Just to get this off the bat, don't expect a watch that tells time. That was never the idea. The battery doesn't last any decent amount of time, getting the time through wifi is a bit of a hassle and it's just pointless to use it in that way since it has so many thingies on it, from IR to wifi to expansion pins.
It's a out-of-the-box multi-purpose wristband for messing with the stuff around you such as wifi, TV, motion sensing, or a billion other things. The little screen is amazing. I don't know what else to say. You probably know if you want it.