First - I'm a total noob here. This stuff is a little over my head, but I've managed to do a project in the past (🔨 Build with me! Building a tally light for the ATEM Mini with an M5Stick esp32 - YouTube). It worked, but I let the m5stickCs set too long and the batteries completely drained and won't take a charge.
Thus, I bought a second round of m5stickCs and am trying to get the same projects loaded on them. I've tried on two different units and NO sketches that I attempt to upload ever get past:
Hard resetting via RTS pin..."
Looking at the Serial Monitor, it gives a time stamp and then a bunch of backward question marks (⸮⸮⸮⸮⸮⸮⸮⸮⸮), almost as if Arduino is waiting for it to restart, but it never really does.
I attempt to upload the sketch again, and I see progress in the log, but it always hangs on the reset. I've taken to trying some of the "Example" sketches, and the same thing happens (it seems to upload, goes to restart, then fails).
On one unit, I pressed the power button hoping to reboot the unit, and it seemed to brick it (Arduino doesn't recognize that it's there and can't upload anything to it and the m5stickC's screen is blank). The second unit, I've left on and it's getting warm to the touch. The default accelerometer screen has frozen, but this is the unit Arduino seems to still talk to (though it won't get past the reset).
- Arduino 1.8.15 (Windows Store 18.104.22.168), Windows 10 64bit.
- esp32 version 1.0.6
- m5stickC version 0.2.3
Again, I'm relatively new to this, so first, I thank you for your help. Second, I appreciate your patience and over-explanations!
Thanks for any help you can give!