ESP-EYE Getting Started Guide
What You Need
- 1 × ESP-EYE V2.1 board
- 1 × Micro USB cable
- 1 × PC with Windows, Linux or Mac OS
ESP-EYE is an ESP32-based development board that integrates a digital microphone, an 8 MB PSRAM and a 4 MB flash, while also providing an external 2-Megapixel camera. These features make the board ideal for applications relating to face detection, face recognition and speech recognition. Besides, the board can also support image transmission over Wi-Fi and debugging through a Micro USB port, which enables the development of advanced AI solutions.
The list and figure below describe the key components, interfaces and functions of the ESP-EYE development board:
A 3D PIFA antenna. With the R14 resistor users can select the external IPEX antenna, whereas with the R15 resistor they can select the 3D antenna.
Used for connecting the external IPEX antenna. With the R14 resistor users can select the external IPEX antenna, whereas with the R15 resistor they can select the 3D antenna.
A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chip.
Provides an external clock to ESP32.
Flash & PSRAM
Provides memory for storing applications.
CP2102 USB-to-UART Chip
Converts the USB signals to UART signals.
Provides power supply to the whole system.
LDO Power Supply
Provides the required power supply to the ESP32 chip, camera and LED indicators.
Side Tactile Button
A function key.
Top Tactile Button
Reset/Boot button. We recommend that you do not configure this button for other uses.
The board has a red and a white indicator. Different flashing combinations of the red and white indicators reflect the different statuses of the board, e.g. waking up, networking, face detection, face recognition, face enrollment and face recognition.
An external 2-Megapixel camera module for face detection, face recognition and Face ID enrollment.
Used for connecting the external camera.
A digital microphone for voice control functions.
A reserved port for data transmission.