FlipFlic: Makes Window Blinds Smart

Solar-powered energy saving device that adjusts window blinds based on sunlight, temperature, or schedule you set in the app.

FlipFlic™ is the smart blinds controller that automates ordinary window blinds in seconds and with no tools.

It is compact, solar-powered, and easy-to-install. FlipFlic quickly converts any horizontal or vertical blinds into a self-adjusting, light, time, and temperature-responsive smart window.

Installation of FlipFlic takes seconds. In one click, the small device about the size of a roll of quarters attaches to your window blinds magnetically. No tools needed!

FlipFlic is absolutely autonomous. It has a built-in battery, recharged via micro USB with a solar panel. There is no need for power outlets or battery replacements.

FlipFlic can be integrated into your pre-existing smart home systems via BLE and ZigBee.

The project already met its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter thanks to over 500 backers. The “early bird”-tier rewards are unfortunately all gone, but you still have about 2 weeks to pick up FlipFlic set at a competitively priced $85-tier.


  • 3-6 V Motor rotates tilting mechanism of blinds up to 60” (152 cm) wide.
  • Temperature sensor triggers opening/closing if it gets too hot or too cold.
  • Ambient light sensor detects indoor light levels and is used for managing sunlight and optionally triggering night automations for privacy.
  • Timer allows scheduling, sleep mode at night, wake-up in the morning.
  • Rechargeable LiPo battery more than 500 mAh.
  • Magnets for tools-free installation.
  • TI CC2650 SoC Bluetooth 4.0 connects FlipFlic to the app (iOS, Android) on your mobile device. ZigBee connects FlipFlic to your smart home system.
  • MicroUSB port for standard USB charging.
  • ON/OFF Switch
  • LED indicates power status (on/off), Bluetooth connectivity status, and battery recharging status.

FlipFlic Full-Pack:

  • FlipFlic device
  • Micro USB cable
  • Solar panel
  • Rod adaptors
  • Custom brackets for the valance

Source: Kickstarter

About Ruslan Ulanov 103 Articles
Ruslan Ulanov is a software engineer by day and Smart Home hacker by night. He got fascinated by potential of home automation over a decade ago, when it was available to select few. Over the years experimented with smart products using different technologies from X10 to Insteon to ZigBee. Actively supports new smart home developments on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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