Take a sneak peek at the Propeller FLiP, a multicore Propeller microcontroller in a compact, convenient module designed with students in mind.
The Propeller FLiP was designed with two primary users in mind: the student who would program it with BlocklyProp, and the design engineer who could embed it into their production projects.
This breadboard-friendly microcontroller module packs a lot of features into a small, easy-to-use package. With on-board USB for both power and communication, on-board LEDs, a high-performance 3.3V switching regulator, reverse-polarity protection, and informative, easy-to-read labelling on the top of the module, the FLiP will quickly become your go-to microcontroller for all of your inventions!
BlocklyProp's ease of use combined with a breadboard-friendly form-factor and pin information printed right on top of the module makes learning easy and fun and prototyping incredibly fast. The FLiP has roughly the same pin-out as previous 40-pin DIP Propeller modules. This design provides better immunity from damage when inserted in reverse. When coupled with exceptional power management and protection, the FLiP is a robust module ideally suited for classrooms and finished products alike.
8-core Propeller microcontroller system with 64KB EEPROM and 5 MHz oscillator
USB micro-B connector for power, programming, and communication
Two built-in, user-programmable LEDs peek through vias in the PCB
Additional LEDs indicate power, TX/RX communication, and over-current fault
Tiny edge-mounted reset button lets you restart the Propeller without disconnecting
Supported by the BlocklyProp graphical online programming tool
Fully open source with free BlocklyProp, C, Spin, and assembly language programming tools
Note: The Propeller FLiP Microcontroller Module replaces the PropStick USB (#32210).
Microcontroller: Propeller multicore P8X32A-Q44
EEPROM: 64 KB on I2C
Oscillator: 5 MHz SMT
Form factor: 40-pin DIP
Free GPIO: 28
Power Requirements: 5V via USB, or 5-9 VDC via power input pin
Current requirements for Propeller system: 150 mA
Communication: Serial over micro USB 2.0
Operating temperature: -4 to +185 °F (-20 to +85 °C)