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Installing the ESP32 Board in Arduino IDE

Requirements: Arduino IDE Installed

In order to proceed you need to have installed the latest version of the Arduino IDE. If you already have an older version , uninstall it and download the latest one. Otherwise it may not work. If you prefer the video version of this tutorial scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Installing the ESP32 in Arduino IDE

Follow the steps below to install ESP32 board in your Arduino IDE:

1. Go to: File > Preferences

Arduino IDE

2. Type in https://dl.espressif.com/dl/package_esp32_index.json into the “Additional Board Manager URLs” field. After that, press the “OK” button.

Arduino IDE

3. Open the Boards Manager. Choose Tools > Board > Boards Manager…

Arduino IDE

4. Enter ESP32 in the search box and click install button for the “ESP32 by Espressif Systems“:

Arduino IDE

5. Installation process should be completed in a couple of seconds.

Arduino IDE

Testing the Installation

Connect your ESP32 board to your computer.

1. Choose your Board in Tools > Board menu (when it comes to me it is DOIT ESP32 DEVKIT V1)

Arduino IDE

2. Select Tools > Port – if you can’t see the COM port, then you will have to install the CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers.

Arduino IDE

3. Go to: File > Examples > WiFi (ESP32) > WiFiScan

Arduino IDE

4. A new sketch should open in your Arduino IDE:

Arduino IDE

5. Click the Upload button in your Arduino IDE. Give it a couple of seconds until the code compiles and uploads to your board.

Upload button

6. If everything is fine, you will see “Done uploading” message.

Arduino IDE

7. Open Serial Monitor at a baud rate of 115200:

Serial monitor icon

8. You should see the networks available near you by pressing the ESP32 on-board Enable button.

Arduino IDE

The End

That’s it. Thank you for your time reading this article. If you followed every step in this guide you should now have your ESP32 set up and running properly in your Arduino IDE.

Video version of this tutorial