Makerfabs MaTouch ESP32-S3 Features a 2.8″ IPS Display Module and OV3660 Camera

Makerfabs MaTouch ESP32-S3 Features a 2.8″ IPS Display Module and OV3660 Camera


Makerfabs recently introduced the ‘MaTouch ESP32-S3 SPI IPS 2.8″ module’, a simple ESP32-S3-based display with OV3660 camera support, designed for applications like remote monitoring and facial recognition.

The module features an ESP32-S3 controller with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0, 16MB Flash, and 8MB PSRAM. It includes a MicroSD slot for storage. Key highlights are its 2.8-inch LCD (320×240, ST7789V driver, SPI interface) and a 5-point capacitive touch panel (GT911 driver, I2C).

The OV3660 camera on the module, with 3MP, captures up to 2048 x 1536 resolution, which is suitable for applications like facial recognition. It supports RAW, RGB, and YCbCr formats and has a 1.4um pixel size with a rolling shutter.

This module operates between -40℃ to +85℃, supports Arduino, and includes USB to UART (CH340K) and native USB. USB Type-C powers it. More info on MaTouch ESP32-S3 SPI IPS 2.8 is available on the company’s Wiki Page.

MaTouch ESP32-S3 SPI IPS 2.8 Specification:

  • Controller: ESP32-S3, offering robust processing capabilities.
  • Wireless Connectivity: Includes WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 for versatile wireless options.
  • LCD Display: 2.8-inch screen with a 320×240 resolution, utilizing the ST7789V driver for clear visuals.
  • Interface: Utilizes SPI for the LCD and I2C for the touch panel, optimizing pin usage on the ESP32.
  • Frames Per Second (FPS): Greater than 30, ensuring smooth display performance.
  • Camera: Equipped with a 3MP OV3660 camera, featuring a DFOV of 66.5°, capable of capturing high-resolution photos and videos up to 2048×1536.
  • Memory: Includes 16MB of Flash and 8MB of PSRAM for ample storage and processing power.
  • Touch Panel: Supports 5-point touch with capacitive technology, using the GT911 driver for responsive interaction.
  • USB Ports: Features one USB to UART and one native USB port for versatile connectivity.
  • Power Supply: Powered via USB Type-C, supporting 4.0V to 5.25V.
  • Buttons: Comes with a Flash button and a reset button for easy operation.
  • Expansion Interface: Offers one GPIO and one I2C port for further customization and expansion.
  • MicroSD Card Slot: Integrated MicroSD slot for additional storage options, eliminating the need for external storage purchases.
  • Arduino Support: Fully compatible with Arduino for ease of programming and development.
  • Operating Temperature Range: Capable of operating in extreme conditions, from -40℃ to +85℃.

For a limited period, Makerfabs has discounted the ESP32 module to $22.78 from the usual $26.80. Check out Makerfabs’ Twitter for a quick demo.

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