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Weather Station Hardware => Weather Web Cams => Topic started by: Phil23 on June 02, 2021, 11:35:00 PM

Title: Esp32-Cam
Post by: Phil23 on June 02, 2021, 11:35:00 PM
Anyone here played around much with ESP32's or ESP32-Cams?

At $10 a throw I'm planning on getting 4 camera's up NSEW.

Just succeeded in getting images uploaded.
Sample can be seen here.

http://weather.inverellit.com/images/Esp32-Cam.jpg

Uploaded with Agent DVR, but anything that can access the MJPG stream would do.

Any thoughts & input would be appreciated.

Phil.
Title: Re: Esp32-Cam
Post by: zoomx on June 03, 2021, 04:54:24 AM
I too have some of them.
This module can use internal or external antenna but the coiche is made with solder pad with a very small 0 ohm resistor, near the antenna.
Usually it is configured to use intenal antenna but sometimes to use the external.
Funny, I got the kit with external antenna but it has the resistor for the internal.
Title: Re: Esp32-Cam
Post by: Phil23 on June 08, 2021, 01:20:58 AM
Basically running Ok now on this firmware,
https://github.com/easytarget/esp32-cam-webserver

Big improvement on the official demo.

Current problem is what to use for enclosures;
Did order some fake security cameras, but the optical quality of their Domes is too poor for a good image.

For my location where the house in orientated almost NW-SE, I was thinking 2 cameras per enclosure at 90 to each other.
Front one would cover North & West, rear South & East.

Any lateral thinking on what might make a suitable enclosure?
Modules are about 30x40mm + some free space.

http://weather.inverellit.com/webcams2.htm

Phil.
Title: Re: Esp32-Cam
Post by: zoomx on June 08, 2021, 02:14:01 AM
Unfortunately most enclosures are not thought for optical quality.

But after a while I remembered this one
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32867508689.html (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32867508689.html)
It is the waterproof camera case for Sjcam SJ4000, a GoPro clone.
It is cheap like the ESP32-cam but it must be adapted for power, maybe using the button holes.
Problem: the objective screen is not flat but hemispheric, maybe for  underwater correction.
Title: Re: Esp32-Cam
Post by: doubleohwhatever on June 19, 2021, 04:13:11 AM
A 3d printed enclosure with a lens from flashlightlens.com might work.