The wonderfully cheap ESP32-CAM

I have a vague aspiration to build networked bodycams for our Sci-Fi LARP system. You see it often in movies where people back in a control room can see what the 'away team' are doing. Action movie emulation is where we're at.

Since the first ESP32 based camera boards arrived I've been eyeing them up but there's been a sudden influx of cheap ones (about £4.20 delivered) on Banggood and I bought a small batch to play with.

There are a few bits of example code floating around on the Internet so I uploaded what proved to be a very solid 'streaming webcam' sketch and I'm very impressed. Now I need to port my ESP-Now mesh network code to ESP32 and see if I can do video, or at least frequently refreshing stills, over that.