This special front door controller has several ways to unlock it

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 11th, 2022 For YouTuber Jroobi, merely walking up to his front door, inserting a key into the lock and turning the handle was too simple, which led him come up with a very unique and high-tech design for a new type of lock. His idea was to combine several different kinds of verification/control…… Continue reading This special front door controller has several ways to unlock it

’80s-style home computer made from scratch using an Arduino Due

Reading Time: 2 minutes ’80s-style home computer made from scratch using an Arduino Due Arduino Team — January 10th, 2022 As a continuation from his previous Arduino BASIC interpreter project, Stefan Lenz wanted to take things a step further by recreating a home computer from the 1980s with an Arduino Due board and just a few other components. His system combines a…… Continue reading ’80s-style home computer made from scratch using an Arduino Due

One board to rule them all: History of the Arduino UNO

Reading Time: 10 minutes As familiar as we all are with the UNO, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about the iconic Arduino microcontroller board. Put on your rose-tinted spectacles, and let’s wax poetic about the origins of this beloved maker board. Rise of the Techno-Hippies By 2009, the team that would become Arduino was gathering steam. A…… Continue reading One board to rule them all: History of the Arduino UNO

Schematic-o-matic automatically creates KiCAD schematics from your breadboard

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 3rd, 2021 Breadboards are the first tool you break out in any prototyping journey and almost every project will utilize a breadboard at some point. Those breadboards often turn into a rats’ nest of overlapping wires that are difficult to trace, which makes it difficult to create an accurate schematic when…… Continue reading Schematic-o-matic automatically creates KiCAD schematics from your breadboard

Low-cost, highly accurate piano tuner made with an Arduino Due

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 28th, 2021 Electronic instrument tuners have existed now for several decades, but the ones with a great amount of precision can cost over a thousand dollars to the consumer, which is far above what many are willing or able to pay. To address this issue of high prices while still maintaining…… Continue reading Low-cost, highly accurate piano tuner made with an Arduino Due

Researchers developed fabric-friendly NFC antennas that can be woven into furniture

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 15th, 2021 Near-field communication, or NFC for short, has started popping up everywhere as a way to easily pay, unlock doors, or even start a car. And now it can do one more thing: locate and track objects within a room. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Laboratory for Emerging Wireless Technologies…… Continue reading Researchers developed fabric-friendly NFC antennas that can be woven into furniture

Homemade mechanical color TV runs on an Arduino Due

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 18th, 2021 Nearly everyone alive today has never the technical marvel that is the mechanical television. In short, the work by quickly strobing a light through a disc that has holes cut around its perimeter, with each hole being slightly lower than its predecessor. Combined with the persistence of vision effect,…… Continue reading Homemade mechanical color TV runs on an Arduino Due

The Crumble Deck is a Stream Deck alternative based on an Arduino Due

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 15th, 2021 Stream Decks have gained a great deal of popularity within recent years. However, increased demand and a limited supply of them has caused their prices to skyrocket and availability to dwindle, leading many to seek alternatives. The streamer known as CoCoaCoCi has created a DIY Stream Deck before, but this first…… Continue reading The Crumble Deck is a Stream Deck alternative based on an Arduino Due

Mazda Miata gets Arduino dashboard upgrade

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 8th, 2021 Many modern automobile manufacturers have switched from traditional analog gauges to digital LCD screens. These let the driver configure their dashboard to suit their needs. When driving on the highway, they might want to see a map and a speedometer. When on the track, they can switch that to…… Continue reading Mazda Miata gets Arduino dashboard upgrade

Turn your hair trimmer into a musical instrument with Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Turn your hair trimmer into a musical instrument with Arduino Arduino Team — September 9th, 2020 Electric trimmers allow you to shed unwanted hair, with the side effect of a constant buzzing sound. This noise is related to the motor’s speed, which as shown in Device Orchestra’s video below, doesn’t necessarily have to be continuous.…… Continue reading Turn your hair trimmer into a musical instrument with Arduino

MIDI-controlled slide whistle made with an Arduino Due

Reading Time: 2 minutes MIDI-controlled slide whistle made with an Arduino Due Arduino Team — August 26th, 2020 Slide whistles and recorders can be great for learning music, and perhaps a bit of fun, but what about teaching a robot to play such a wind instrument? The Mixed Signal’s MIDI-controlled system could used for just that. The project is comprised…… Continue reading MIDI-controlled slide whistle made with an Arduino Due

The MemGlove detects hand poses and recognizes objects

Reading Time: 2 minutes The MemGlove detects hand poses and recognizes objects Arduino Team — July 14th, 2020 Hand movements have long been used as a computer interface method, but as reported here, the MemGlove from a team of MIT CSAIL researchers takes things several steps further. This augmented glove can sense hand poses and how it’s applying pressure to an…… Continue reading The MemGlove detects hand poses and recognizes objects

VersaTouch brings touch localization and force sensing to everyday surfaces

Reading Time: 2 minutes VersaTouch brings touch localization and force sensing to everyday surfaces Arduino Team — March 19th, 2020 Researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand’s are exploring a new way to construct interactive touch surfaces using finger-mounted audio transducers.  VersaTouch — which works on everyday surfaces — uses one or more receivers to measure sound…… Continue reading VersaTouch brings touch localization and force sensing to everyday surfaces

Vintage vacuum fluorescent display controlled with Arduino Due

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vintage vacuum fluorescent display controlled with Arduino Due Arduino Team — October 2nd, 2019 Vacuum fluorescent displays (VFDs) have a distinct cool blue-greenish glow, and were once used in a wide range of devices, from VCRs to microwave ovens and even car dashboards. Although extremely popular way back when, they can be more difficult to…… Continue reading Vintage vacuum fluorescent display controlled with Arduino Due

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