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Lilygo ttgo t5

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the board

TTGO T5 V2.3 Wireless WiFi Basic Wireless Module ESP-32 esp32 2.13 Inch ePaper Display Development board. --port /dev/ttyUSB1 chip_id tells us:

Chip is ESP32-D0WDQ6 (revision 1)
Features: WiFi, BT, Dual Core, 240MHz

I downloaded the latest stable generic micropython ESP-IDF v4.x firmware. Flash it by: (assuming board is on ttyUSB1) --chip esp32 --port /dev/ttyUSB1 erase_flash --chip esp32 --port /dev/ttyUSB1 --baud 460800 write_flash -z 0x1000 esp32-idf4-20200902-v1.13.bin

So now micropython is running on the board.

An easier way to do the above is to use Mu, which has a flasher built it.

Copy files

Mu-editor has a built in file manager but it wasn't working on my board, so I went with ampy.

Install that by: pip install adafruit-ampy then find the port the board is using.

On a mac this lists all the serial ports in use: ls -l /dev/tty.*

On my machine I got /dev/tty.usbserial-1420, so ampy basics is:

the display

This board comes with a 2.13 inch eink display.

todo: make it work!


Micropython executes on startup, then runs if found. So my code should go inside a file. Mu should be able to see and write to the board, but its grayed out.

todo: find a easy solution to write files to the board.

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