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FACES Kit is a feast of functional panels, contains the most commonly used panels and keyboards with MEGA328processor inside, communication protocol through IIC(0x08) as slave mode. With these 3 different panels, it will be very easy to support keyboard interaction with your M5Core.

If you up for some classic video game, PyGamer panel plus M5Core is the perfect combination. All you need to do is upload an game simulator onto M5 controller, and attach the PyGamer panel underneath. this is how it looks:

The other two panels are Calculator Keyboard and QWERTY Keyboard.

QWERTY Keyboard

Other than 3 functional panels, this development kit comes with more stuff like a charger table with Mangent and POGO pin connector.

For more information on M5Stack series development board, please check the Gray Kit

Product Features

  • 5V DC power supply
  • USB Type-C
  • ESP32-based
  • 16 MByte flash + 520K RAM
  • MPU9250
  • Speaker, 3 Buttons, LCD(320*240), 1 Reset
  • 2.4G Antenna: Proant 440
  • TF card slot (16G Maximum size)
  • Battery Socket & 600 mAh Lipo Battery
  • Extendable Pins & Holes
  • Grove Port
  • M-Bus Socket & Pins
  • Development Platform UIFlow, MicroPython, Arduino

Part List

  • 1x GRAY M5Stack Controller(M5Core)
  • 1x FACES Charger table
  • 1x FACES sling
  • 1x panel sticker
  • 3x FACES Keyboard(PyGamer, Calculator, QWERTY)
  • 10x Femal-male dupont
  • 6x M3x10 screw
  • 1x hexagon screw key

We also offer Joystick module & Encoder module & Finger module & RFID module, which can be use together with Faces kit, you can purchase on demand.





 Burn A Nes Game

Download NES Game {docsify-ignore-all}

This page teaches you how to setup a game simulator, and burn some classic game onto the device.


  1. download firmware

  2. download firmware and game file

  3. Reboot FACES

download firmware

  1. Download PyGamer in here:Github
  2. Unzip (include: bootloader.bin,partition file, simulator file, SuperMario)。

Windows OS

Mac OS

Download game

Windows OS

  1. Open up esptool Flash Download Tools

  2. choose ESP32 DownloadTool , and place the 4 files unzip from according to the picture. 

  3. Select the right port number,erase flash and click download

Mac OS

  1. Install esptool open up terminal,type in pip install esptool

  1. download firmware

At terminal,navigate to's include path.

unzip cd firmware erase_flash sh

Reboot FACES

?> To change games,replace the game file,which has to be NES format, and repeat the steps above*


Download the factory test code (Win)

  1. Go to M5stack and download M5Burner.
  2. Connect FACES to PC thru Type-C.
  3. Click Erase, wait until erase down.
  4. Find FACES Kit firmware, click click Burn


More information

Peripherals Pin Map

LCD & TF card

LCD :320x240 TF card Maximum size 16GB



Button & Speaker


Speaker Pin

GROVE Port A & IP5306

We've use the customized I2C version of IP5306, on power management. Its I2C address is 0x75. Click here to check its datasheet


9-Axis Posture Sensor MPU9250

I2C address 0x68


Technical details

ResourcesParameterESP32240MHz dual core, 600 DMIPS, 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi, dual mode BluetoothFlash Memory16MB (old: 4MB)Power Input5V @ 150mAPortTypeC x 1, GROVE(I2C+I/0+UART) x 1LCD Screen2 inch, 320x240 Colorful TFT LCD, ILI9341Speaker1W-0928Battery150mAh @ 3.7VOperating Temperature32°F to 104°F ( 0°C to 40°C )Size54 x 54 x 12.5 mmCase MaterialPlastic ( PC )


Comparision Between Different Development Kits

  • For details click here

  • Download chart clickhere


The RFID RC522 Panel for M5 FACES appears in the following collections:

SKU M5-A067