Support for ESP32 - the story so far

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Re: Support for ESP32 - the story so far

#21 Post by hilo90mhz » 07 Dec 2016, 01:13

ILoveIOT wrote:Omg this is so nice, just saw also the possibility of USB connections, don't know why we should need that,..only know,..we are using it very hard in a few years, ESP32 with 64GB storage ? Mouse and keyboard ? :mrgreen:

Would be very sick in the end to have a ESP32, with gigabit controller and 2TB usb disk, as SAN/NAS solution :D
Yes!! Not sure about real feasibility of USB as there is no hardware support but I did see the work done on bitbanging USB on ESP8266 so who knows.. but the built in LAN and tons of other features make it so much nicer than ESP8266

I did a comparison to other Arduino compatible boards here: https://hilo90mhz.com/arduino-esp32-esp ... son-chart/

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Re: Support for ESP32 - the story so far

#22 Post by ILoveIOT » 07 Dec 2016, 01:44

Hehe,..I guess the will add full USB support in the next version :D But its already amazing what they can do with both chips.

Nice overview you have on youre website.

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Re: Support for ESP32 - the story so far

#23 Post by moelski » 07 Dec 2016, 07:31

Hi !

I don´t wanna be the grinch here :roll: but I think the ESP32 will be a different story than the ESP8266.
And to be honest I have my doubts that ESPEasy can converted easy to the new platform.

First of all the ESP32 has always a RTOS (RealTime Operating System) : http://www.freertos.org/about-RTOS.html
So the whole handling of Tasks is a complete different thing. On the ESP8266 you have one running task, on ESP32 you can have many ...
Then you have two cores ... Sounds great, but data handling and data transfer between tasks is not as easy as on the ESP8266.

And the Arduino Core for ESP32 is still in a very early stage ...
I guess the will add full USB support in the next version
What´s the benefit of "full USB support"? And can you explain what you mean by that ;) ?
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#24 Post by ILoveIOT » 07 Dec 2016, 16:38

I don´t wanna be the grinch here ;)
Haha,...so don't be,...haha, we where talking about the possibility in a few years,...not days or months.
And to be honest I have my doubts that ESPEasy can converted easy to the new platform.
Its not easy, guess it must be a version that is incompatible with each other, but the extra functionality make it worth at the end.
What´s the benefit of "full USB support"? And can you explain what you mean by that
Full USB support will be keyboard, mouse, (block) storage devices, maybe camera's, really don't know, like I already sed, don't know why we should need that,..only know,..we are using it very hard in a few years, I was talking about the next version,..maybe the ESP64 ?
And the Arduino Core for ESP32 is still in a very early stage
I know, and I've time enough ;)

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Re: Support for ESP32 - the story so far

#25 Post by rosenbp » 30 Mar 2017, 10:47

What's the current state of ESPEasy on ESP32? Is there a branch for it?

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Re: Support for ESP32 - the story so far

#26 Post by ILoveIOT » 12 Apr 2017, 15:07

What's the current state of ESPEasy on ESP32? Is there a branch for it?
No, it will still need some more time, but there is some nice dev on the hardware, the first step ;)

https://www.esp32.com/viewtopic.php?t=1149

Not very cheap with 22 euro's, but I guess these prices will drop in time.

P.S. with a SD micro card in it,..you could already build a SAN/NAS with it :mrgreen:

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Re: Support for ESP32 - the story so far

#27 Post by psy0rz » 12 Apr 2017, 23:49

moelski wrote: 07 Dec 2016, 07:31
And the Arduino Core for ESP32 is still in a very early stage ...
As long as there is no stable Arduino core its no use trying to compile ESPEasy. As for RTOS: That would me a complete rewrite of the core and probably of most of the plugins.

I might be doable, but you have to wonder: Isnt an ESP32 just overkill for ESPEasy at this moment? Its more expensive, has much better specs, but offers little benefit for our project. Other than extra GPIO perhaps?

In the future if they get cheaper and Arduino core is stable, its a different story.
Please support ESPEasy development via Patreon or buy us a coffee.

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Re: Support for ESP32 - the story so far

#28 Post by ILoveIOT » 13 Apr 2017, 01:21

In the future if they get cheaper and Arduino core is stable, its a different story.
Very true,..that should at least be the base,..but i got the time,..no rush no hurries ;)

For me the LAN RJ45 option seems to be the solution, also the bluetooth, usb and micro sd, SSL encryption options might be fun, but I guess for now its overkill :mrgreen: 10 years ago with arduino 16mhz an esp8266 80mhz would be overkill too.

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Re: Support for ESP32 - the story so far

#29 Post by rosenbp » 13 Apr 2017, 12:42

A great advantage of ESP32 over ESP8266 is the much lower power consumption in the various sleep modes and its ability to configure almost all pins for wakeup. This makes it by others very interesting for battery powered applications.

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Re: Support for ESP32 - the story so far

#30 Post by Shardan » 13 Apr 2017, 16:43

ILoveIOT wrote: 13 Apr 2017, 01:21 ....SSL encryption options might be fun, but I guess for now its overkill :mrgreen: .....
Living at a time where IoT's are hacked and bot-zombified i would prefer to have encryption.
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