ESP32 Camera and Tasmota – health home and health home Automation Blog

In this new article, we will see together how to associate the well-known Tasmota firmware that is often found with the famous ESP32-based cameras.
You often see them appear on the blog Tasmota is my firmware of choice for all smart health connected objects that work with an ESP microprocessor. So what could be better when we learn that Tasmota is now compatible with the ESP32 camera we have already talked about.
Let’s take a look at how two great products come together to make something even better.

Our ESP32 Camera

First of all an important point, you have to choose your ESP32 camera carefully. Indeed, not all models are compatible or supported.
To do this, check the supported modules on the site of Tasmota.

For the rest, we will use the TTGO T-Camera Display already seen previously.

Firmware Installation

We will start by downloading the firmware then select the package ” tasmota32-webcam.bin »
We are also going to take the opportunity to discover a small recent software allowing us to flash our different modules more simply, it is ESP_Flasher available on the GitHub.

For installation, it is very simple. Once our camera module is smart health connected via USB to our computer, we launch the ESP-Flasher application.
Then select the COM port used by clicking on ” SerialPort“, the firmware by clicking on the button “ Browse » and finally, we click on « Flash ESP“.

In the console below, we find some interesting information. We can follow the progress of the installation of the firmware and once finished, we find the SSID and the IP address of the ESP32 Camera for the configuration. (tasmota_xxxxxxx, 192.168.4.1)

Setup and use

We now move on to configuring the Wifi part of the ESP32 Camera. It is done as usual with Tasmota.

With our smartphone, we connect to the SSID of the ESP “tasmota-xxxxxxx”. Once smart health connected, with an Internet browser we go to the IP address of the ESP here ” 192.168.4.1“. Then we fill in the SSID and the password of our Wifi network.
And here the module restarts and normally connects to our Wifi network. We can confirm this with the ESP_Flasher console which will show us the new IP address of our camera.

Now let’s move on to the camera setup itself.
We reconnect to our camera with the new IP address, then we click on the “ Configuration“, “ ConfigureOther »
In the menu ” ConfigureOther“, we will change the line ” Template“.

The existing line is replaced by the configuration found on the Tasmota website.

here: {“NAME”:”TasmotaCAM”, “GPIO”:[1,1,1,1,4992,5120,1,1,1,5089,5090,64,1,1,5024,65,0,640,608,5056,0,5184,1,5152,0,0,0,0,1,1,5088,5091,5095,5094,5093,5092]»FLAG »:0, »BASE »:1}

Then click on ” Activate ” and ” Save“, the ESP restarts and if everything goes well an image appears on the health home page.

Tasmota ESP32 Camera 09 278x300 - ESP32 Camera and Tasmota

Little tip, to retrieve the video stream, several addresses are available as needed.

http://@IP:80/snapshot.jpg

http://@IP:81/stream

http://@IP:81/cam.mjpeg

All that remains is to integrate it into your favorite health home automation system or else into your monitoring center like MotionEyeOs.

And here is a new accessory that does not cost very much to add to your collection. You will then have to install a nice case or even a battery to complete the installation.

AB SMART HEALTH health home & BUILDING REVIEW

Xiang Qin
We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a Reply

AB Smart Health
Logo
Enable registration in settings - general
Shopping cart