This ESP32 based Utility driver is just awesome in what it can do. I have to make a Rev 1.1, but for most parts it worked “as is”
- 7 x PWM Signals 0,5A each.
- CH340G UART to USB.
- ESP32 WROOM.
- 12 x Servo or IO ports.
- 12V PSU Input.
- 2 x H-Bride for DC Motors.
I had 2 errors on the board. (1) I did not cross Rx/Tx correctly and (2) I overlooked some logic needed for the serial bootloader. The later forces me to use the boot jumper all the time, but I will fix that on Rev 1.1. The schematics below illustrate the bootloader fix:
This is copied from the reference diagram at expressif and indicate how DTR and RTS on the serial interface is used to automatically toogle ChipPU and Boot as we download new firmware. This should avoid the need to set the boot jumper and restart to trigger the serial bootloader protocol. I will see if I can test this on a vero board before ordering 1.1 rev of the PCB’s.