ESP32-S2-DevKit-Lipo Arduino support

Started by kleurbleur, July 07, 2022, 04:36:05 PM

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As said here in this thread from 2020 the support of the board is already there but than under the name of the ESP32-S2-Saola board. This is now merged with the main branch because I do can see this without installing anything from that post.

But wouldn't it be nice if the ESP32-S2-DevKit-Lipo has it's own option in the board selection?


I will see what we can do, it is usually pretty easy to do it just need some time. Basically just commit a variant with the board name here: - but the board is very similar to the Saola-1 so it is not big deal selecting it.

Yes, ESP32-S2 was merged in main build. It is no longer required to use a specific S2 branch or a development branch. People that have issues setting Arduino IDE or PlatformIO with ESP32-S2-DevKit-Lipo might follow the advice here:
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex


Although it is not a big deal indeed. It did cost me 30min figuring out what the problem was because I could not find the board in the selection. So first I went back to the product page and checked if there was some Arduino sketch or hint (failed to check the specs on the bottom, stupid!). Then I googled where I found the above thread which made me double check on my Espressif32 install in VS Code and if it contained the S2 branch already, which it did. Then I saw I could select the Saola-1, which has a slightly different name than given in the thread, didn't feel too good, but what the heck, let's try. And it did work.

It would be nice if people did not have to follow the same path as me. :)