The screen of the new module is larger (1.14 “, instead of 0.96”) and has a higher resolution (135×240 pixels instead of 80×160). The new battery has 40 mAh more capacity and a buzzer is now also built-in. Furthermore, the HAT port has an extra GPIO pin (G25), there are 2 additional mounting holes at the back. All other properties have remained the same compared to the previous module.
Start the IDE and open “Preferences” via menu File > Preferences.
Enter this URL in the “Additional Board Manager URLs” field: https://dl.espressif.com/dl/package_esp32_index.json
Open “Boards Manager” via menu Tools > Board > Board Manager and install the esp32 platform.
Then you can install the libraries for the M5StickC Plus. At the time of writing these are not yet available in the Arduino IDE Library Manager, so you will have to install them manually. You can do this as follows:
In the near future, I will also make the projects for the “old” module on this website suitable for the Plus. Have you made cool projects yourself with this module? Let us know in the comment section below!