Our friends at Flipper Devices have made a fantastic new video game accessory for their popular Flipper Zero. It turns your Flipper into a mini games console, adding device UI output to TV, motion sensing, and crazy-powerful GPIO expansion. It’s all built on our powerful RP2040 microcontroller.
Flipper used RP2040’s PIO (programmable input/output) blocks and a little software magic from our very own Luke Wren to add DVI-D video output at 480p60 to their new accessory.
The Video Game Module lets you play retro games on your TV, or mirror your Flipper’s UI to the TV. You can also do some other cool new stuff, like using Flipper as an air mouse to control your computer over Bluetooth.
RP2040 is our first microcontroller, designed to be high-performance and feature-rich while remaining very affordable. Seeing customers deliver high-end features like DVI out at a modest price point makes us really happy.
The folks at Flipper even gave their Video Game Module the ability to run standalone, so you can use it for all kinds of interesting and useful applications. The Scoppy project, for example, lets you use it as a digital oscilloscope.
Write your own games
Users and developers can write their own games and applications to use the RP2040 and the other hardware in Flipper’s Video Game Module. We’re dead excited to see what fun stuff the Flipper community will get running on this new device!
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