ESP32 Thing Plus Hookup Guide
If you are having trouble uploading from the Arduino IDE, please double check that you are using the latest USB driver for the CP210X Uart IC. If you are using an older driver (or the one that automatically installs with Windows), then this can cause serial upload failures and you may experience the following error message in the debug console of Arduino:
The driver actually controls how the auto-reset circuit works, and so it is necessary to use a version at or above 10.1.3.2130.
If you want to double-check what driver you are currently using, you can open Device Manager and navigate to the properties of your COM port. You should see the following in the "driver" tab of the properties window:
To install the correct driver, please follow the driver installation instructions above.