ESP32 MPY-Jama is a cross-platform MicroPython IDE specifically designed for ESP32 boards with a file manager, a REPL terminal, real-time dashboards, and various ESP32-specific features.
Some of the key features of the ESP32 MPY-Jama IDE include:
- MicroPython code editor with syntax highlighting
- REPL interface
- Access to information dashboards with real-time data about WiFi and Bluetooth connections, system info with GPIO status, CPU frequency, memory and SPI flash details
- Easy 2-click methods to connect to WiFi and create an access point
- Graphical interface to install a new firmware through esptool
- Ability to create, import, and run “Jama Funcs” mini-applications with customizable parameters such as BLE Scan, I2C slaves scan, or Magnet sensor.
You’ll find the source code, links to Windows and MacOS binaries, a few screenshots, and instructions to build it in Linux on GitHub.
Jean-Christophe tested it in Ubuntu 22.04, but I tried install it in Ubuntu 20.04 with similar instructions (I had to add python3.10-venv to the dependencies):
git clone https://github.com/jczic/ESP32-MPY-Jama
sudo apt install libcairo2-dev libgirepository1.0-dev python3-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5.qtwebengine python3-pyqt5.qtwebchannel libqt5webkit5-dev python3.10-venv
python3 -m venv venv
pip3 install wheel setuptools
pip3 install pyserial pywebview[qt] pycairo PyGObject
But the terminal looked stuck while building wheel (which can apparently take a while), but after several minutes my laptop completly hung. My laptop is somewhat unstable under load or when messing around with HDMI/graphics. I tried again during lunch and the same problem occurred. So I switched to a mini PC running Ubuntu 22.04 and I had it up and running within 5 minutes:
I could check out the code editor and list of Jama Funcs, but since I don’t have an ESP32 board with me I did not go further. I noticed the Firmware tools section required esptool to be installed in the Python environment:
(venv) aey@TRIGKEY-CNXSOFT:~/ESP32-MPY-Jama$ pip3 install esptool
Note “(venv)” above. If it is already installed on your system, but not in the Python virtual environment, the program will not find esptool. All in all, it looks like a pretty nice IDE for people working with ESP32 and MicroPython.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.