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M5StickC PLUS, one of the core devices in M5Stacks product series, is an ESP32-based development board.

M5StickC PLUS features the following integrated components:

  • ESP32-PICO-D4 chip (240MHz dual core, 600 DMIPS, 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi)

  • ST7789v2, LCD TFT 1.14”, 135x240 px screen

  • IMU MPU-6886

  • SPM-1423 microphone

  • RTC BM8563

  • PMU AXP192

  • 120 mAh 3,7 V battery

Some of the ESP32 I/O pins are broken out to the board’s pin headers for easy access.

Functional Description

The following table below describes the key components, interfaces, and controls of the M5StickC PLUS board.

Key Component


32.768 kHz RTC

External precision 32.768 kHz crystal oscillator serves as a clock with low-power consumption while the chip is in Deep-sleep mode.

ESP32-PICO-D4 module

This ESP32-PICO-D4 module provides complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities and integrates a 4-MB SPI flash.

Diagnostic LED

One user LED connected to the GPIO pin.

USB Port

USB interface. Power supply for the board as well as the communication interface between a computer and the board. Contains: TypeC x 1, GROVE(I2C+I/O+UART) x 1

Power Switch

Power on/off button.

A/B user buttons

Two push buttons intended for any user use.

LCD screen

Built-in LCD TFT display (ST7789v2, 1.14”, 135x240 px) controlled by the SPI interface


The MPU-6886 is a 6-axis MotionTracking device that combines a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer.

Built-in microphone

The SPM-1423 I2S driven microphone.

Start Application Development

Before powering up your M5StickC PLUS, please make sure that the board is in good condition with no obvious signs of damage.

System requirements


Espressif HAL requires WiFi and Bluetooth binary blobs in order work. Run the command below to retrieve those files.

west blobs fetch hal_espressif


It is recommended running the command above after west update.

Building & Flashing

Build and flash applications as usual (see Building an Application and Run an Application for more details).

# From the root of the zephyr repository
west build -b m5stickc_plus samples/hello_world

The usual flash target will work with the m5stickc_plus board configuration. Here is an example for the Hello World application.

# From the root of the zephyr repository
west build -b m5stickc_plus samples/hello_world
west flash

The baud rate of 921600bps is set by default. If experiencing issues when flashing, try using different values by using --esp-baud-rate <BAUD> option during west flash (e.g. west flash --esp-baud-rate 115200).

You can also open the serial monitor using the following command:

west espressif monitor

After the board has automatically reset and booted, you should see the following message in the monitor:

***** Booting Zephyr OS vx.x.x-xxx-gxxxxxxxxxxxx *****
Hello World! m5stickc_plus


M5StickC PLUS debugging is not supported due to pinout limitations.