Table of Content
* ADC Limitations on some ESP32 SoCs
* OLED I²C Screen
* Building the project and flashing
This piece of software was done for new year 2022, but procrastination helped me to delay the release of the tutorial, it continue the traditionnal (but with detailed explanations) LED blinking introduction tutorial. The goal of this tutorial is to learn to use potentiometer and little I²C screens (4 pins are I²C only, SPI versions use more pins) in EPE-IDF, with ESP32 microcontroller SoC based. I use here a really cheap (<5€) but powerful AI thinker ESP-C3-32S, that use an efficient low power RISC-V microcontroller.
You can find the complete sources files and prebuild RISC-V firmware for ESP32-C3 on my files repository.
This example contain two main parts in the single file
adc/esp32c3/adc/main/adc_dma_example_main.c, called in
app_main(void), at the end of the file :
* One simple example
single_read(NULL);, that make only one read of the state of the ADC, it uses ADC 1, channels 2,3,4) and ADC 2 (channel 0) and display datas on terminal.
* One more complex example
continuous_read(NULL);, that reads 256 times the state of the channels and display them in the console, and then make continuous reading and change the onboard RGB Led blue colour light intensity. Continue reading →
Sipeed made a microSD card image to boot Ubuntu on RISC-V based Allwinner D1 SoC. with their LicheeRV SoM.
Boot sequence on ASCIInema (local copy)
I made a copy of the image in my own repository, that’s faster/easier to download.
Just download the archive, untar and follow the instruction in the README. There is an error, the primary partition should start at 80MB (163840), not 40MB (81920). The is limited to 4Go, so it should be grown with resize2fs to have more place to work.
The whole process so: Continue reading →
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Table of Content
* Hardware: The Circuit
** Choose GPIO ports and their board pins
** LED part
** Switch button part
* The Software
** Main loop
** ISR (Interrupt Service Routine)
*** ESP timer
Update: I wrote this article, following this other one that teach the usage of a potentiometer and an OLED screen..
After ArchLinux upgrade from python 3.9 to 3.10, tools need to be reinstalled by:
git submodule update --init --recursive
If you never used ESP-IDF, you can read the previous introduction article to ESP-IDF on RISC-V based ESP32-C3, how to install it and start environment for compiling and flashing code. I also wrote article about using ESP32-C3 with Apache NuttX POSIX OS, but it will be useless here.
This article is about, on ESP32 (more specifically a less than 3.5€ ESP32-C3 based NodeMCU board, but it should work about the same way on other ESP based boards) :
* How to blink an external LED using GPIO, including how to know LED needed voltage (V), amperage (A), and compute needed resistor, by using several possible means.
* Explanations about resistors values colours bands and computation of parallel mounted resistors. I also give link to free and open source software I wrote to help to compute needed resistors (depending on LED type, and desired intensity).
* How to connect an external switch to GPIO, and which resistor is needed. How to receive and manage it’s state a good way. By debouncing physical human pressure on switch, and use software interruption (that’s more easy that it could sounds).
* How to blink included RGB LED and stop/start it by using switch, an asynchronous way.
Continue reading →
Table of content
* System packages
* NuttX sources and tools
* Configuration of devkit project, compilation and flash
* Connexion to NSH via (USB) serial
* The ostest and other basic sets (UPDATE)
* The apps examples (UPDATE)
* GPIO (UPDATE)
* SPIflash, SMARTFS and file fsystems (UPDATE)
* TMPFS (UPDATE)
* NSH scripting (UPDATE)
Apache NuttX is a POSIX embedded system available on a lot of microcontrollers boards and architectures. After seeing some articles from Lup Yuen Lee, installing and working with NuttX on Bouffalo BL602 and BL604 RISC-V microcontroller boards, I discovered it can be installed on one of my boards. So I tried and managed to install it this evening on my recently acquired 3.5€ ESP32-C3S SoC nodeMCU board. ESP32-C3 is a SoC with RISC-V RV32IMC microcontroller, integrated 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth LTE. The board contains a CH340 serial-USB converter, so it can easily be used/flashed/debugged from a computer. I already made a post about installing ESP-IDF tools and flashing examples on this RISC-V board.
For people that already know Espressif SoCs, here is a table of the power usage of some of their ESP models:
SoC Modem sleep Light sleep mode Deep sleep mode
ESP8266 20 mA 2,000 µA 20 µA
ESP32 20 mA 800 µA 20 µA
ESP32-C3 20 mA 130 µA 5 µA
This article explains the procedure to prepare environment, on Arch Linux in November 2021. This is for x86_64, but should work on ARM too, only RISC-V toolchains are missing on ALARM, can be compiled, by using x86_64 versions of PKGBUILD (riscv32-elf-binutils, riscv64-elf-gcc). You can find the pricompiled binaries in my ArchLinux ARM archives including a little text about the order of compilation (binlib, gcc-bootstrap, newlib, gcc (and optionnaly, gcc and newlib again). Direct link to the three most usefull archives:
Latest GIT version is needed In November 2021 for ESP32-C3, some other RISC-V architectures are already in stable releases. This is followed by an example of flashing and connect to the NSH shell, via serial on USB terminal. The dependencies for Debian based Linux on the official page, some parts could be incomplete. Some aspects of the NuttX, POSIX compatible Filesystem. OStest, GPIO and SPIflash included examples are also shortly described. Continue reading →