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Easy Installer

Use any Chrome based browser (including Edge) to install our base firmware from your browser using a USB cable. Current versions cannot be connected to via USB when powered via the buck converter.

Adopt In ESPHome

Adopting into ESPHome will generate a base YAML that references our YAML as an external package with the following lines:
vdbxio.FLIP-C3: github://vdbxio/wiki/esphome/flip-c3.yaml
This includes references to all the basics of the hardware and more. This includes the onboard WS2812, the red status LED, the Boot Button on GPIO9 and I2C is defined at id: bus_a
You can add ESPHome YAML to the end of this to get started quickly.

YAML Reference

The following are snippets to properly interact with FLIP_C3 hardware in ESPHome
Direct reference to the YAML we ship with is available on Github:
We're still working on organizing and modularization. Feel free to help out. There's a lot more in there than referenced here.

Board Definition

If you like, you can easily start a blank ESPHome device based on the ESP32-C3 using esp32-c3-devkitm-1 board type. (This is default in ESPHome)
name: bare-minimum
friendly_name: Bare Minimum
board: esp32-c3-devkitm-1
type: arduino

Boot Button

The BOOT button is available in software on GPIO9 after boot. If held during boot, FLIP_C3 will be put into bootloader/flash mode.
- platform: gpio
name: Boot Button
number: 9
inverted: True
input: True
pullup: True


- platform: esp32_rmt_led_strip
id: onboard_rgb
rgb_order: GRB
rmt_channel: 0
chipset: ws2812
pin: 8
restore_mode: RESTORE_AND_OFF
num_leds: 1
name: "RGB LED"

Status LED

- platform: status_led
name: "Status LED"
id: status_led
pin: 10