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

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 15th, 2021 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ieil0NQlk_M?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] 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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Turn your hair trimmer into a musical instrument with Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Plywood printer uses a unique mix of manufacturing methods

Reading Time: 2 minutes Plywood printer uses a unique mix of manufacturing methods Arduino Team — July 26th, 2019 Sure, we’ve seen low-cost DIY 3D printers with wooden frames before, but not a 3D printer that actually ‘prints’ wood. That’s exactly what Shane Wighton and his Formlabs hackathon team have done. (Although probably more along the lines of a […]

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A 3D-printed, Arduino Due-based MIDI jammer keyboard

Reading Time: 2 minutes A 3D-printed, Arduino Due-based MIDI jammer keyboard Arduino Team — July 11th, 2019 Michael Koopman wanted to learn piano. However, after finding this pursuit frustrating, he instead decided to assemble his own 3D-printed MIDI jammer keyboard, inspired by the AXiS-49 interface pad.  His instrument is controlled via an Arduino Due, with 85 buttons arranged in […]

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Rudimentary ultrasound machine made with Arduino Due

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rudimentary ultrasound machine made with Arduino Due Arduino Team — April 19th, 2019 Ultrasound images are an important tool for medical diagnosis, and while units used by doctors can be very expensive, getting a basic image doesn’t have to be. Inspired by this attempt at a $500 ultrasound machine seen here, maker “stoppi71” decided to […]

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Relativty is a low-cost VR headset you can build yourself

Reading Time: 2 minutes Relativty is a low-cost VR headset you can build yourself Arduino Team — February 20th, 2019 While you’ve been hearing about virtual reality for the last 20 years or so, today the hardware required to build such a rig is finally to the point where it’s within the reach of consumers. As seen here, Relativty […]

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Communicate using your ear with Orecchio

Reading Time: 2 minutes Communicate using your ear with Orecchio Arduino Team — October 23rd, 2018 When conversing face-to-face, there are a wide range of other emotions and inflections conveyed by our facial and body expressions. But what if you can’t express emotion this way, whether due to a physical impairment, or simply because of a covering—like a dust […]