LG 360 Cam Wireless Remote

Wiring up and Initial Codes

Wiring up the parts using breadboard

How the ESP8266, HM-10 and (temporary) USB to Serial modules are wired up
How the ESP8266, HM-10 and (temporary) USB to Serial modules are wired up

I didn’t have my soldering kit back yet so couldn’t hook up the HM-10 module. The HM-10 BLE module isn’t breadboard friendly so I got to make do with the ESP8266 testing first.

Wired up the ESP8266 on the board for WiFi picture taking without the HM-10 as I didn't have my soldering kit with me.
Wired up the ESP8266 on the board for WiFi picture taking without the HM-10 as I didn’t have my soldering kit with me.

Use two wires (3.3V and Ground) to simulate button presses on GPIO2.

 

Testing the initial draft codes

I used a handphone to kickstart the BLE connect process and left the ESP8266 to hook up to the LG 360 Cam via WiFi. Success!

Use the wires to send button press signals to the ESP8266 and I hear a familiar shutter click from the LG 360 Cam.

The Arduino Serial Monitor confirmed my findings!

Serial Monitor of the ESP8266 in action. It instructed the LG 360 Cam to take a picture for short button press. Long button press triggers the code segment for movie taking!
Serial Monitor of the ESP8266 in action. It instructed the LG 360 Cam to take a picture for short button press. Long button press triggers the code segment for movie taking!

Cannot wait to get my soldering set back to start the BLE integration.

 

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