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10 Really Useful Things the Flipper Zero Can Do

Pinball Zero is having a bit of a moment: it’s by no means a new devicebut it is now more in the headlines than ever, thanks to its ability to Bricked iPhonespotentially I take you in the carsAnd much more.

It’s essentially a multifunctional hardware hacking tool, supporting various popular radio protocols that allow it to communicate with all sorts of other devices, from garage doors to televisions.

The Flipper Zero is therefore very handy if you want to customize and test any of your own elements while simultaneously creating the powers. a little nervous about how it could be used for nefarious activities.

As geeks ourselves, we’re fans of Pinball Zero and everything it’s capable of, and with that in mind, we wanted to present ten really useful things it can do, without breaking any laws or bothering anyone. either.


1) Scan pet RFID microchips

One of the technologies supported by Flipper Zero is RFID, or radio frequency identification, the same type of technology often used in microchips implanted in pets. Pet owners use these chips to identify their pet, in case of loss, and with a Flipper Zero you can read data implanted in a cat or dog you’ve met – integrated data that should then help you bring the animal home.


2) Start a Pomodoro timer

The Flipper Zero doesn’t necessarily need to interact with anything else to be useful, and one of the ways it can work on its own is like a Pomodoro timer: it’s the productivity technique where you work for a set amount of time, then take a break. for a set amount of time, then repeat the process. If you use a Flipper Zero for work, you aren’t distracted by a phone or web browser, and this is made possible thanks to the free software. Pomodoro Timer application.


Use the Flipper Zero to control a range of smart home equipment.
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3) Copy a garage door key

Like many devices, including phones and laptops, the Flipper Zero can be used improperly in order to function properly. copy radio frequency transmitted by something like a garage door key. However, there are valid reasons for wanting to duplicate a key like this: perhaps you want a spare key if your original is lost, or perhaps you want easy access to a relative’s or other’s garage. a friend without having to order another remote control.


4) Control your TV

The Flipper Zero perfectly copies infrared (IR) signals, such as those produced by the remote control of your TV (or stereo or anything else that uses an IR remote). If your remote is dying, you need a replacement, or you just want to play a prank or two on the rest of your family, you can use Flipper Zero. It’s as easy as recording and storing infrared signals from your remote, ready to be repeated if necessary.


5) Create an NFC business card

Another standard supported by Flipper Zero is NFC (Near Field Communication), and one way to use it is to create your own NFC business card. People you meet will need to tap their phone on your Flipper Zero and your contact details will appear on their device, ready to be added to their contact list. You can even store multiple business cards if you want, with different details for different people.


Flipper Zero is able to improve the security of your account.

Flipper Zero is able to improve the security of your account.
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6) Access your digital accounts

Let’s assume you don’t already have two-factor authentication set up on your various digital accounts. In this case, you should set this up as quickly as possible: it’s much more secure than relying solely on your password to keep unwanted visitors out. For accounts supporting use a physical device in addition to a password, the Flipper Zero can do the job: it shouldn’t take long to get device authorizationand you will benefit from additional peace of mind in return.


7) Set up a metronome

We encourage you to check out the list of apps available for Flipper Zero, as they cover various categories and functions and show the capabilities of the device. Unfortunately, we cannot list them all in this list, but to give you just one example, the Metronome app can ensure you keep time. There are simple controls on the screen to control and adjust the speed of the metronome.


8) Browse a slideshow

At your next professional presentation meeting, make sure all your colleagues or clients can see your geek credentials by using your Flipper Zero as a remote control to advance the slides you have displayed on the screen. There is a number of ways to proceed, depending on the hardware and software involved in the setup, and you may find that your handheld works more reliably than any default presentation controller you might have.


Use the Flipper Zero during your next presentation.

Use the Flipper Zero during your next presentation.
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9) Simulate a keyboard

Geeks use this device over and over again. If you have set up a small computer based on the Raspberry Pi platform, the Flipper Zero can be used as a USB or Bluetooth keyboard for entering text. Sure, it’s not as easy to use as a real keyboard, and it takes some extra effort to set up, but if you’ve built a system that needs to be compact and portable and you don’t need to type a keyboard. a lot of text, then this can work well.


10) Play retro video games

The Pinball Zero can also help reduce your downtime, so you don’t necessarily need to turn to your phone to play on the go. Head over to the official app store and you’ll see that the little device is capable of playing games such as LossTHE T-Rex Runner from Google Chrome, Tic Tac Toe, Arkanoid, Tetris, Pong, rock Paper Scissors, 2048, Minesweeper, Snake, Chessand even Flappy Bird (it works like a dice roll Also).

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