ESP32 TFT LCD with Camera(3.5'')

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The ESP32 Touch Camera use ILI9488 screen, which comes with resistive or capacitive screens. Hava an OV2640 camera and SD card slot. It can be used as a webcam, an electronic album, or a digital camera. Support for Arduino and MicroPython.

Model: MAKT32

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  • Integrated ESP32 Wrover 2.4G WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Protocols: 802.11b/g/n(802.11n up to 150Mbps),A-MPDU and A-MSDU aggregation and 0.4us guard interval support
  • Wi-Fi Frequency range: 2.402GHz - 2.483Ghz
  • Bluetooth Protocols: Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE specification
  • Bluetooth Radio: NZIF receiver with-97 dBm sensitivity, Class-1/class-2 and class-3 transmitter, AFH
  • Bluetooth Audio: CVSD and SBC
  • Arduino Compatible: You can play it with Arduino IDE
  • OV2640: A 1/4inch CMOS UXGA (1632*1232) image sensor manufactured by OmniVision
  • OV2640 supports output images up to 2 million pixels
  • LCD 3.5 inch Amorphous-TFT-LCD (Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display) for mobile-phone or handy electrical equipment
  • LCD Driver: ILI9488
  • LCD Resolution: 320*480
  • NS2009: A 4-wire resistive touch screen control circuit with I2C interface, which contains A 12-bit resolution A/D converter
  • FT6X36 Series ICs are single-chip capacitive touch panel controller IC with a built-in 16 bit enhanced Micro-controller unit (MCU)
  • Power supply: 5V, Type-C USB
  • Micro SD card slot on the board

Pin Definitions

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①IO34, IO35, IO36, IO39 input only.
②GPIO12 is internally pulled high in the module and is not recommended for use as a touch pin.


Warning: Don't operate when in power supply on

Software setup

1.Install the ESP32 boards supporting

  • Note After Arduino IDE installed, there is no package to support ESP32, we need to install the ESP32 package in Arduino IDE to continue.
  • Select “File>Preferences>settings>Additional Boards Manager URLs” to fill the link: [1]

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  • Click “Tools>Board>Boards Manager” to search for and install the ESP32 library:

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2.Select and setting the parameter in the Tools menu, as the picture
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3.Install Adafruit GFX library
Click “Tools> Manager Libraries” to search for and install Adafruit GFX library.
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Draw on LCD

1. You can get the code from here: Core
2. Open the file “\Project_Touch-Screen-Camera-master\touch_draw_v2\touch_draw_v2.ino”. Select the screen type used and comment out the ones that are not used.

//Choice your touch IC
#define ESP32_SDA 26
#define ESP32_SCL 27

//#define NS2009_TOUCH   //Resistive screen driver
#define FT6236_TOUCH    //Capacitive screen driver

3. Verify it and upload.
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If failed to upload the code as the picture, please upload again and try to press the Flash switch when the code is uploading.
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4. Reset the ESP32 and you will get the drawing board.
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Display the picture

1. You can get the code from here:Core
2. Open the file “\Project_Touch-Screen-Camera-master\SD2TFT\SD2TFT.ino”. Choose the screen type and modify the code.
3. Verify and upload the code, you will get a digital photo frame.
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1. You can get the code from here: Core
2. Open the file “\Project_Touch-Screen-Camera-master\Camera_v2\Camera_v2.ino”. Choose the screen type and modify the code.
3. Verify and upload the code, you will get a camera.
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