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April 2023 - First batch of 10 prototypes has shipped from China!

First batch tested and new buck regulator design ordered for testing

showing promising results

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The FLIP-C3 is the first mainboard in the FLIP platform from VDBX. It is based on the ESP32-C3 and is capable of being powered by up to 60v DC.

Design Philosophy

The FLIP platform is a set of standards between circuit designs with the intention of easy install within 12-48v lithium battery systems. It designed as a modular system to create IOT hardware for modern open-source automation systems. The platform will consist of mainboards which have processing and network capabilities and the modules which will provide or interface with switches, lighting, sensors, relays, dimmers, etc.

The mainboards should be able to power themselves and basic modules from the on-board switching buck converter. More complex or power hungry modules may have their own switching regulator ran in paralell

I2C should be considered a high-priority interconnect due to its capability for easy expansion and daisy-chaining. In as many situations as possible, modules should be able to function as either tethered I2C device or with a FLIP mainboard installed. A standalone device (mainboard with module) should be able to connect to it's mainboardless version of itself via the Qwiic & Stemma QT compatible connector. In some cases, smaller boards could stack infinitely, limited only by the available I2C addresses. We've currently coined these smaller boards as backpacks.