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This MKR WiFi 1010-based weather station sends readings to the Arduino Cloud

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 13th, 2021 Constructing your very own IoT weather monitoring station can be a complicated ordeal, as getting values from the embedded device to some kind of web server in a secure manner takes a lot of effort and time to complete. For his system, Clem Mayer from element14 Presents was able […]

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Arduino Certification Explained

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Certification Explained Arduino Team — November 12th, 2021 Did you know that Arduino Education offers official certification? It’s aimed at educators who use (or want to use) Arduino kits in their middle school or high school classrooms. Arduino Certification is an online exam that tests your knowledge of electronics and programming. Students, makers, professionals […]

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Time to put this DIY absolute position encoder to work as a clock

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 10th, 2021 Being able to derive the absolute position of an object is vital in countless applications, primarily for anything that uses a motor. Instructables user holybaf had the idea to build their own rotary encoder, which has 60 degrees of resolution and utilizes a CD to act as a precise clock. To accomplish […]

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James Bruton built a robot that moves like an earthworm

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 10th, 2021 Self-propelling robots come in a whole host of shapes, sizes, and capabilities, with some being able to fly while other can walk on just a couple or many legs. But YouTuber James Bruton wanted to innovate on this concept even further by designing and building a robot that mimics an earthworm through extending […]

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FarOut extends the range of Kinect-based touch sensing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 10th, 2021 Capacitive touchscreens today use a digitizer to pinpoint the coordinates of a finger tap. That makes sense for smartphones and tablets, but isn’t ideal for large scale applications. If you want to recognize touches on the scale of an entire wall, a Kinect sensor could be more appropriate. But […]

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This MP3 player is controlled with a twirl of your finger and wave of your hand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 9th, 2021 The classic MP3 player was a truly innovative device for its time, however with the advent of modern smartphones and other do-it-all gadgets, they have largely fallen by the wayside. In order to add a new twist, Norbert Zare decided to implement an MP3 player that not only responds to user inputs by […]

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Arduino Cloud gets mobile dashboards and Facebook login

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve now got a way to optimize your Arduino Cloud dashboards for small screens, and Facebook login for the smartphone apps and your account. It’s been a busy few weeks! Only yesterday we rolled out LoRaWAN connectivity in Arduino Cloud using The Things Stack. Now we’ve even more great features to tell you about, so […]

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Connect to Arduino Cloud from far away with LoRaWAN and The Things Stack

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Things Stack (TTS) and Arduino Cloud are now fully interfaced and open up a world of connected opportunities. When you configure a LoRaWAN device now, it’ll automatically be registered on The Things Stack platform, too. Arduino Cloud Goes Long Range Let’s have a quick crash course in LoRaWAN, before we go any further. An […]

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Learn how to build your own massive 3D-printed CNC router

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 3rd, 2021 3D printers are very popular in the maker community and CNC machines complement them well. While 3D printers fabricate parts by adding material over time, CNC mills and routers fabricate parts by subtracting material. That is preferable when working with large parts or when you require a lot of […]

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Meet Grumpy Hedgehog, an adorable gesture-sensing companion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 3rd, 2021 Detecting shapes and gestures has traditionally been performed by camera systems due to their large arrays of pixels. However, Jean Peradel has come up with a method that uses cheap time-of-flight (ToF) sensors to sense both objects and movement over time. Better yet, his entire project is housed within a 3D-printed “Grumpy Hedgehog” […]

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Scale up your dragon costume with wings that extend, flap and retract

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 1st, 2021 This year for Halloween, Quint BUILDs wanted to make something special for his daughter’s costume. Quint’s idea was to design and fabricate a pair of mechatronic dragon wings that can mount to a user’s back and move in three different modes by utilizing a set of pneumatic air cylinders.  The prototype began […]

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YouTuber Shane Wighton built a robot that paints murals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 1st, 2021 Driven by a desire to print massive pieces of art on his new studio’s blank wall, Shane Wighton of the YouTube channel Stuff Made Here set out to create a large painting robot, which he calls “Janksy” after the famous artist and the jankiness of the construction. In principle, the device works […]

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Focus Flower blasts your face with liquid motivation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 31st, 2021 Everyone needs a little kick in the pants to stay motivated every now and then. With so many of us working from home, where bosses aren’t looking over our shoulders, that is truer now than ever before. Hardware Unknown’s Focus Flower gives that kick in the pants in the […]

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This Arduino machine winds Tesla coils automatically

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 29th, 2021 Winding a single strand of wire onto a cylinder when creating a homemade coil can be a very tedious process, and worse, the spacing between each rotation is inconsistent or has overlaps rather than a smooth, even surface. To make things a bit more easier and efficient, YouTuber Mr. […]