Compact setup with LiPo
For some reason Omega2+ was adversaised as small IoT computer, but in real life most of users are using big shields and expansion. Even smallest of them are too big because of pins.
I need really compact and lightweight device, so I decided to try to make setup with size as small as possible.
For first, I cut all pins.
Next I glued to double-sided scotch Buck Converter Breakout LM3671 3.7V to 3.3V. It is really small and fits empty spot on back side of Omega right by Vin and Ground.
I also glued JST 2-pin jack for battery.
That's it, now I have mobile and compact Omega2+.
@Vladislav-Tushevskiy OK it's a minimalist config really - but what can you use it for / what can it be used for?
Yeah, compact setup! I had a similar link on possible options...
@ccs-hello I saw your setup, it is great! I like that you are assembling book PCB yourself, but components that you are using are too big compare to Omega size. I ordered PCB from Adafruit and it is couple of grams, seriously.
@György-Farkas Any compact project. Also any project where you don't want to have huge box on the shelf.
In the box. A left some space for future GPS module.
@Vladislav-Tushevskiy Please let us know how long a new 500mAh LiPo battery can power this minimalist (or "any compact" Omega2+ configuration.
New test of setup with micro drone
@György-Farkas it was about 2h 30min, most of time it was idle. I consider to put there QI receiver coil for wireless charge. Actually the lack of hibernation or sleep mode could be potential problem in future.