Hardware project for controlling legacy flipdot panels used by BVG
fluepdot is a hardware and C project for controlling flip disc panels which where in use by the Berlin public transport operator BVG.
Up to 5 flipdot panels are managed by one fluepboard. It is equipped with a dual core ESP32 that supports WLAN and Bluetooth. An RS485 transceiver can be used for wired installations. You only have to solder the THT (through hole technology) connectors which are shipped together with the fluepboard as a kit.
The fluepboard comes pre-flashed with a firmware, that allows for various ways of interacting with the flipdot.
CLI for configuration and testing purposes
mDNS for simple service discovery
HTTP API for framebuffer manipulations
SNMP for monitoring and framebuffer manipulations
BT LE support for framebuffer manipulations
C flipdot library for custom applications
- Getting started
- Commandline interface
- HTTP API
- Rendering options