I'm trying to add I2C sensors to my esp cam but it doesn't work in either way. I followed some tutorials about it and have working code but scanning the bus shows no devices. Here is the sketch:

#include <Wire.h>
#include <Adafruit_Sensor.h>
#include <Adafruit_BME280.h>

#define I2C_SDA 2
#define I2C_SCL 14

//Adafruit_BME280 bme;

void setup() {
  Serial.println("Setting up I2C bus");
  Wire1.begin(I2C_SDA, I2C_SCL, 100000);
//  bool status1 = bme.begin(0x76, &Wire1);  
//  if (!status1) {
//    Serial.println("Could not find a valid BME280 sensor, check wiring!");
//  } else {
//    Serial.println("bus created.");
//  }

void loop() {
  byte error, address;
  int nDevices;
  nDevices = 0;
  for(address = 1; address < 127; address++ ) {
    // The i2c_scanner uses the return value of
    // the Write.endTransmisstion to see if
    // a device did acknowledge to the address.
    error = Wire1.endTransmission();
    if (error == 0) {
      Serial.print("I2C device found at address 0x");
      if (address<16)
      Serial.println("  !");
    } else if (error==4) {
      Serial.print("Unknown error at address 0x");
      if (address<16)
  if (nDevices == 0)
    Serial.println("No I2C devices found\n");
  delay(5000);           // wait 5 seconds for next scan

I tried both Wire and Wire1 objects but the effect is the same:

Scanning... No I2C devices found

I also tied a couple of different ports with the same effect.

So my question is what is wrong here or what I possibly forgot if any. I've read that ESP32-CAM have 2 I2C buses from which second should free to use. I ave BME280 wired up so it should be found when the bus is there but it's not found when comment out corresponding piece of setup function.

  • Have you made sure that you have a common ground wire between the 2 systems ? May 5 at 0:40
  • Also, does that board need a pull up resistor or have it in-built in the board ? May 5 at 0:51
  • Yes,I'm sure about wiring, everything is connected straight to the board so there is a common ground there. Also the board sports the MB programmer so no need for resistor. (what is that for actually ?)
    – smoczyna
    May 5 at 10:48
  • Have you tried to update and upgrade your raspberry? yesterday

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