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Create a beat by nodding your head

Reading Time: < 1 minute Create a beat by nodding your head Arduino Team — December 11th, 2017 If you are really enjoying a song, you may start to bob your head to the tunes, but what if you could instead create actual music with this subtle movement? That’s exactly what Andrew Lee’s “Nod Bang” system accomplishes. An accelerometer mounted […]

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Santa’s Shop is an animated storytelling installation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Santa’s Shop is an animated storytelling installation Arduino Team — December 7th, 2017 Santa’s Shop is an amazing Christmas display consisting of trains, animated figurines, a rotating tree, and several other interesting holiday-themed gadgets. The decoration features hundreds of 3D-printed parts and many handmade characters, controlled by 46 servos and a total of 12 Arduino boards. […]

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The Imperializer makes quick work of metric conversions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Imperializer makes quick work of metric conversions Arduino Team — December 6th, 2017 When you work in a machine shop, you often need to convert numbers from metric to imperial. As long as you have to do this on a regular basis, why not make a tool to do so easily? Instead of pulling […]

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Build your own antenna rotator/satellite tracking device

Reading Time: < 1 minute Build your own antenna rotator/satellite tracking device Arduino Team — December 5th, 2017 After finding that purchasing a tracking device for his satellite dish would be quite expensive, YouTuber “Tysonpower” decided to simply build one himself. What he came up is an assembly made with 3D-printed parts and extruded aluminum that uses a pair of […]

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A chronograph rig for high-speed glass photography

Reading Time: 2 minutes A chronograph rig for high-speed glass photography Arduino Team — December 5th, 2017 To capture images of bullets “interacting” with various objects, photographic hacker Tyler Gerritsen created an impressive chronograph rig, able to measure the speed of a bullet launched from a rifle at 1000 meters per second. While the concept of measuring time from one […]

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Come and visit Arduino at Maker Faire Rome this weekend!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Come and visit Arduino at Maker Faire Rome this weekend! Arduino Team — November 30th, 2017 Starting tomorrow, Friday, December 1st, the Arduino team will be exhibiting at the 5th annual Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition. Those heading to Rome over the weekend (December 1st -3rd) are invited to swing by our booth at […]

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Create the smart home gadget of the future with Alexa and Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Create the smart home gadget of the future with Alexa and Arduino Arduino Team — November 21st, 2017 We’re excited to announce a new challenge with Amazon Alexa and Hackster.io, which invites the Arduino community to design the smart home gadgets of the future. Makers have already come up with exciting ways to integrate Alexa and Arduino into their projects, from […]

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Antique grandfather clock retrofitted with Arduino control

Reading Time: 2 minutes Antique grandfather clock retrofitted with Arduino control Arduino Team — November 20th, 2017 When you see a mechanical clock, you know on some level that it took a vast amount of expertise and craftsmanship to get working, but you might also assume that this could all be swapped out very easily with modern electronics. While this […]

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Building an 8-step keyboard sequencer with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Building an 8-step keyboard sequencer with Arduino Arduino Team — November 20th, 2017 Sequencers, as YouTuber “LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER” explains, are musical devices that go through a sequence of tones one by one. While this can be done quite simply with a 4017 counter chip, if you instead substitute in an Arduino board for the counter, you […]

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DIY vending machine with Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minute DIY vending machine with Arduino Arduino Team — November 17th, 2017 Have you ever wanted a vending machine for snacks but didn’t know where to start? With an Arduino Mega, some motors, and an infrared sensor to detect coins, Dejan Nedelkovski decided to build his own using only hand tools. The DIY vending machine’s structure is made out of […]

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An excellent two-sided UV exposure box

Reading Time: 2 minutes An excellent two-sided UV exposure box Arduino Team — November 16th, 2017 If you want to make your own custom PCBs at home, one method is to paint a circuit board blank with photosensitive material, then expose the portion you don’t want to UV light using a printed transparency. After a process of etching and […]

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Creating a classroom quiz machine with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Creating a classroom quiz machine with Arduino Arduino Team — November 14th, 2017 Quiz games, where contestants try to “buzz” in and answer questions make for fun televised game shows, but they can also be great for making learning fun. In order to avoid paying several hundred dollars for an official quiz machine, Instructables user […]

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Star Wars fan builds an Arduino-powered R4-P17 replica

Reading Time: 2 minutes Star Wars fan builds an Arduino-powered R4-P17 replica Arduino Team — November 13th, 2017 Alejandro Clavijo, together with his father Jerónimo, spent two years building the first official fan-made model of the R4-P17 Star Wars droid. For those not familiar with this family of droids, R4-P17 was the robot companion to the young Obi-Wan Kenobi. […]

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Desafío STEM + Arduino Podcast [Español]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Desafío STEM + Arduino Podcast [Español] Arduino Team — November 13th, 2017 Con el fin de apoyar a los nuevos participantes del Desafío STEM 2017, Arduino y Telefónica se han unido para crear una serie de tres podcast, abiertos al público en general, conducidos por David Cuartielles. Desafío STEM es un concurso interescolar que fomenta […]