Getting Started with the ESP32 Voyager and Explorer!
In our last post, we introduced and gave a brief overview of two of our newest and most exciting robots, the ESP32 Voyager, and the ESP32 Explorer. In this tutorial, we'll be going over everything you'll need to get started having a blast using your ESP32 Voyager or Explorer! If you've picked up one of our ESP32 based robotics kits, we hope you have a blast programming and exploring with your bot! If you haven't yet picked one up, you can join the exciting community of robot explorers by picking one up in our shop here:
Let's get started! If you've never written programs for, or uploaded programs to the ESP32, then this is just the place for you! If you've developed programs for Arduino, then a lot of this info will seem familiar. Regardless, the first step is to download the Arduino IDE! If you already have the Arduino IDE installed, be sure to update. At the time of writing this tutorial, I'm using version 1.8.11, and a newer version may be available. Now you have the ability to use most Arduino compatible boards without any additional setup, but to get the ESP32 working, we need a few extra steps, listed here. If you'd like to see this process live, feel free to check out our video here.