CE432 Robotics II
Lab 1: Take Photos (Module 2 and 3 in Rui's Textbook)
Name: Audra Benally
1. Title: Take Photos (Module 2 and 3 in Rui's Textbook)
2. Introduction: In this second lab of the semester the ESP32-CAM
is used to take pictures and send them through the internet. The
various methods learned focus on taking the pictures and sending the
pictures. This lab built upon the methods learned in the last lab.
3. Materials and Methods:
- Various connector wires
- Push button
Follow the given tutorials from
the ESP32-CAM textbook and complete the 8 tasks mentioned in the
tutorial. Various pictures are taken using different methods including
code, push button, and internet buttons. The taken pictures were also
sent through email using different methods as well.
Figure 1. Task 1 pictures. Pictures taken by themselves.
Task 2 pictures. Photos with dates and times saved as the name of the
video link: https://youtu.be/csHPXuvGJ7w
Figure 3. Using a webserver to take a picture.
Technical difficulties while trying to use the web server SD card photo
Figure 5. The farthest the ESP32-CAM loaded this task.
For this lab the tutorials were very nicely set up from the textbook. I
had some trouble with the picture with the 40 quality so I changed some
to 55 or 60. I had trouble getting task 5 to work because the camera
capture kept failing. Every now and again the wifi login would fail but
would work later that day or even after a few resets. For task 6, I was still working on getting the ESP32-CAM to connect to the wifi when I ran out of time. Even with all the time I had I still didn't finish my lab. I hope to do better in the future.