XIAO ESP32S3 Sense – Tiny ESP32 Camera

The Seeeduino XIAO ESP32S3 Sense board combines a camera, microphone, MicroSD card reader, and battery charger into a tiny package.

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Seeed Studio’s XIAO line of microcontrollers has a new family member, the XIAO ESP32S3 Sense board. It’s actually two boards: the ESP32S3-based XIAO and a tiny expansion board with a camera, MEMS microphone, and MicroSD card holder.

Complete with a USB-C connector and provisions for charging and powering off a 3.7-volt battery; this little board packs a lot of power for the low price of 14 US dollars. And it’s pin-compatible with other boards in the XIAO series, so any prototyping boards you already have on hand can be used with it.

Today, we will examine the XIAO ESP32S3 Sense board and its components. We’ll also use it to build a camera that also records sound. And we will upgrade the camera module to a 5-megapixel model.

Here is the Table of Contents for today’s video:

00:00 – Introduction
02:05 – XIAO ESP32S3 Sense
11:12 – Getting Started – IDE Setup
12:55 – Reloading Bootloader
14:22 – CameraWebServer Demo
17:01 – Voice Recording Camera
21:53 – Voice Recording Camera Sketch
28:01 – Voice Recording Camera Demo
34:04 – OV5640 Camera Upgrade
39:07 – OV5640 Camera Test
42:42 – Conclusion

Incidentally, the ESP32S3 board is also available on its own for $7.49, making it one of the least expensive ESP32S3 boards you can buy.

Hope you enjoy the video!



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