ESP32-S3 Development Board with 1.28" IPS Round LCD

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This ESP32-S3 Development Board has a 32-bit LX7 dual-core processor, making complex and demanding tasks a lot easier. It integrates a GC9A01 display driver chip, which is made to handle graphics and display-related tasks. It comes with a 1.28" IPS round LCD, providing a compact yet clear display, and the screen's IPS technology ensures wide viewing angles and vibrant colours. Speaking of colours, the LCD supports 65K colours and has a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels for rich and vivid graphics and text.

When it comes to motion detection and gesture control, this board has you covered with a QMI8658 6-axis IMU. This includes a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope, providing accurate and responsive motion-sensing capabilities.

Please note: this board uses a tiny MX1.25 connector for LiPo power. Most LiPo batteries on the market (including ours) use a larger JST fitting. We do not yet stock batteries with an MX1.25 connector, however you can customise your battery with one of our 1.25mm pitch cables to make a compatible battery yourself (assuming you have the ability, knowledge and tools to do this safely).


  • Equipped with Xtensa® 32-bit LX7 dual-core processor, up to 240MHz main frequency
  • Supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth® 5 (BLE), with onboard antenna
  • Built-in 512KB of SRAM and 384KB ROM, with onboard 2MB PSRAM and an external 16MB Flash memory
  • Type-C connector, keeps it up to date, easier to use
  • 1.28" LCD, round IPS panel, 240 x 240 resolution, 65K colour
  • QMI8658 6-axis IMU (3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope) for detecting motion gesture
  • MX1.25 3.7V lithium battery recharge/discharge header and GPIO headers
  • Supports flexible clock, module power supply independent setting, and other controls to realize low power consumption in different scenarios
  • Integrated with a USB serial port full-speed controller, GPIO pins allow flexible configuring pin functions

What's on Board

  1. ESP32-S3R2
    The SoC with WiFi and Bluetooth, up to 240MHz operating frequency, with onboard 2MB PSRAM
  2. W25Q128JVSIQ
    16MB NOR-Flash
  3. QMI8658
    6-axis IMU includes a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer.
  4. ME6217C33M5G
    800mA output, low dropout, high rejection rate
  5. CH343P
    USB to UART chip
  6. ETA6096
    High-efficiency lithium battery recharge manager
  7. 1.27mm pitch headers
    Adapting multiple GPIO pins
  8. BOOT button
    Press it before resetting to enter download mode
  9. RESET button
  10. MX1.25 battery header
    MX1.25 2P connector, for 3.7V Lithium battery, supports charging and discharging
  11. USB Type-C connector
    USB to UART, for programming and log printing
  12. 2.4GHz ceramic antenna


LCD Parameter
Display Chip GC9A01A
Resolution 240(H)RGB x 240(V)
Display Panel IPS
Display Interface SPI
Display Size Φ32.4mm
Pixels 0.135 (H) x 0.135 (V) mm
IMU Parameters
Sensor Name QMI8658
Accelerator Resolution: 16-bit
Measurement Range (Optional): ±2, ±4, ±8, ±16g
Gyroscope Characteristics Resolution: 16 bits
Measurement Range (Optional): ±16, ±32, ±64,
±128, ±256, ±512, ±1024, ±2048°/sec



Package Contents

  • 1x ESP32-S3 Development Board

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