Program ESP32 in ESP-IDF & make PDAControlMV # 3

One of the applications installed in the Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) PDAControlMV based on Linux Lubuntu 20.04 LTS is ESP-IDF.

How to download and Install PDAControlMV


ESP-IDF (Espressif IoT Development Framework) is the official programming platform Espressif for ESP32 modules.


ESP32 Module

Materials and where to buy them

Create Applications in ESP-IDF

El framework ESP-IDF permite compilar y ejecutar aplicaciones de 2 maneras con:

The ESP-IDF framework allows compiling and running applications in 2 ways with: based Python

Commands for

  • build : compile application.
  • -p PORT flash / example: -p /dev/ttyUSB0 flash : compile and program the application.
  • p /dev/ttyUSB0 flash monitor : compile program and debug application.

Complete information: github espressif

Cmake based in C y C++

Commands for make

  • make all : compile application.
  • make flash :  compile and program the application.
  • make monitor : run IDF Monitor, the display debugging ESP32.
  • make flash monitor : compile program and debug application.
  • make menuconfig : Enable the application settings menu.
  • make clean : clean project.

I recommend using make flash monitor, as it performs all 3 actions.


Initial test “Hello World”

Video: Complete Tutorial


I recommend using ESP-IDF if you plan to create professional applications or projects in ESP32, this platform has FreeRTOS and debugging tools superior to those available in the Arduino IDE.

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