Rack up the highest grocery bill possible in the Bonprix game

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 17th, 2022 It seems like everyone these days is trying to reduce their grocery bill as much as possible, but Niklas Roy and Kati Hyyppä’s interactive installation, Bonprix, turns the tables by making the goal to spend the most money on whatever items can be scanned within 90 seconds. Bonprix is meant to…… Continue reading Rack up the highest grocery bill possible in the Bonprix game

This realistic control panel takes the flight simulator experience to new heights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — April 26th, 2022 For years, Pedro Gonzalez Sanchez has enjoyed airplanes and flight simulators. However, coming back to the simulator after a long hiatus of not playing meant that he would often forget the controls which led to unwanted situations. As a solution, he came up with the idea to build the…… Continue reading This realistic control panel takes the flight simulator experience to new heights

Scan items from the real world into your Arduboy games with the Ardumiibo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 27th, 2021 Inspired by a recent project involving Disney’s MagicBand technology, William Wimberly and Anthony Pallitta created an Arduboy-compatible RFID scanner they call the Ardumiibo, along with a DIY rumble pack. The Ardumiibo got its name from Nintendo’s Amiibo platform, which allows players to tap NFC-equipped figurines and see them within a…… Continue reading Scan items from the real world into your Arduboy games with the Ardumiibo

Typewriter turned into mechanical keyboard for gaming

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Arduino Team — May 8th, 2021 Although mechanical keyboards are more popular than ever in gaming communities, getting that perfect “click” when you press down on the key is still being chased. That’s why maker Jason Ron wanted to convert an old typewriter into the perfect gaming controller. It works by using some tape wrapped…… Continue reading Typewriter turned into mechanical keyboard for gaming

A military-looking cyberdeck with a built-in Geiger counter

Reading Time: 2 minutes A military-looking cyberdeck with a built-in Geiger counter Arduino Team — November 25th, 2020 Combining cosplay and actual science, as well as an origin story that entails the two, this R.A.T.I.S. (Remote Assault and Tactical Intelligence System) cyberdeck by Paul Hoets is a true retrofuturistic work of art. The build supposedly has its roots in the 1970s…… Continue reading A military-looking cyberdeck with a built-in Geiger counter

A DIY USB gear stick for PC racing games

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A DIY USB gear stick for PC racing games Arduino Team — July 22nd, 2020 If you’d like to add a gear stick to your virtual race car, then Oli Norwell has just the project for you. His USB device extends a joystick with a length of threaded rod through a custom-cut wooden plate, restricting…… Continue reading A DIY USB gear stick for PC racing games

Control your IKEA smart blinds with an IR remote

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Control your IKEA smart blinds with an IR remote Arduino Team — May 5th, 2020 Hacker “replayreb” recently obtained some IKEA FYRTUR motorized blackout shades, but wasn’t satisfied with the stock remote control that comes with them. Instead he wanted to be able to open and shut the blinds with the same remote that he…… Continue reading Control your IKEA smart blinds with an IR remote

Control a stepper motor using a laptop touchpad

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Control a stepper motor using a laptop touchpad Arduino Team — April 10th, 2020 While laptops eventually become past their prime, many of the underlying bits and pieces are still functional and could be reused. If you’re wondering what to do with an old touchpad, especially one with a Synaptics chip, then this stepper motor control…… Continue reading Control a stepper motor using a laptop touchpad

Control a stepper motor using a laptop touchpad

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Control a stepper motor using a laptop touchpad Arduino Team — April 10th, 2020 While laptops eventually become past their prime, many of the underlying bits and pieces are still functional and could be reused. If you’re wondering what to do with an old touchpad, especially one with a Synaptics chip, then this stepper motor control…… Continue reading Control a stepper motor using a laptop touchpad

TAMI is an interactive trig learning table

Reading Time: 2 minutes TAMI is an interactive trig learning table Arduino Team — October 17th, 2019 Trigonometry is a struggle for some students. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is that instruction can be something of a one-way street, and concepts can be hard to grasp until more technical building blocks are learned.  As seen here, researchers…… Continue reading TAMI is an interactive trig learning table

Automate your hydroponic garden with HydroBot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Automate your hydroponic garden with HydroBot Arduino Team — September 5th, 2019 Hydroponics seems like a great way to get fresh vegetables at a cheap price, but as Scott Paterson and Max Knight found out, doing this type of gardening well can take a lot of work. To help take the guesswork and hassle out…… Continue reading Automate your hydroponic garden with HydroBot

Control discarded copier and tape drive-style displays with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes As hardware hackers, we’re always on the lookout for discarded components that can be re-purposed into something even more awesome. One such class of component that you may find is the controller-less graphics LCD modules, which can be found on old copiers, tape libraries, and the like. This project by Ivan Kostoski shows how to…… Continue reading Control discarded copier and tape drive-style displays with Arduino

Video stream surfing with Arduino!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Video stream surfing with Arduino! Arduino Team — March 1st, 2019 While channel surfing might increasingly seem to be a thing of the past, Kevin Darrah demonstrates that it’s possible to control your streaming computer with a traditional TV remote.  His simple solution reads IR signals with an IR detector module, which can then be…… Continue reading Video stream surfing with Arduino!

Play Mario Kart: Double Dash with a hacked VTech steering wheel

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Play Mario Kart: Double Dash with a hacked VTech steering wheel Arduino Team — February 19th, 2019 YouTuber “Insert Controller Here” has been creating gaming controllers out of a variety of objects, like bananas, mayonnaise, and meat. For his latest iteration, the YouTuber decided to convert a VTech Turn and Learn Driver into—what else?—a Mario…… Continue reading Play Mario Kart: Double Dash with a hacked VTech steering wheel

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