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Arduino enables USB mouse support on custom 6502 homebrew computer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 21st, 2021 The MOS Technology 6502 was one of the most popular processors of the 8-bit era. It found a home in legendary computers like the Commodore 64, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, and Apple II. Even the NES had a custom implementation of the 6502. Because the 6502 is so well […]

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PocketView is an LED display that shows info through clothes and other fabrics

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 16th, 2021 When receiving a notification on your phone, it can be a tedious process to take the device out of a pocket, unlock the screen, and then read the message. In order to make viewing simple information much faster, University of Waterloo researchers developed a small pocketable display that can […]

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Instantly test your cables by plugging them into this device

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 7th, 2021 Cables come in a wide variety of styles and attempting to diagnose a potential fault in one of their tiny wires can be tricky, especially without access to fancy test equipment. To combat this problem, TechKiwiGadgets created a small device called the Touch Screen Cable Tracer, which has several varieties […]

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Old dining table converted into the ultimate poker table using Arduino and LEDs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — September 29th, 2021 Poker is a fun game to play with a group of friends or as part of a league, and manually having to keep track of turns by passing a dealer chip around can get tiresome… quickly. Redditor tatey13 had the idea to build a custom poker table with some […]

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AugLimb is the extra arm you didn’t know you needed

Reading Time: 2 minutes AugLimb is the extra arm you didn’t know you needed Arduino Team — September 24th, 2021 As a maker, you probably have a third hand for your soldering station. They come in handy when you need to hold a component, PCB, solder, and soldering iron all at the same time. But an extra hand would […]

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Emulate the legendary Altair 8800 on your Arduino Mega

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 25th, 2021 The Altair 8800 is one of the most important machines in computer history and many consider it to be the first personal computer. But not many computer users today would recognize it as such. At release, it couldn’t even output video and users could only interact with the Altair […]

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Keep tabs on your daily runs with this interactive tracker

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 18th, 2021 Being able to keep oneself accountable while working out is a vital component to almost any good exercise plan, since repetition is the key to success. In response to their significant other wanting a way to track their workouts throughout the week, Instructables user smooth_jamie set out to build a highly interactive […]

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Arduino-based control panel streamlines laser cutting

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 11th, 2021 Laser cutters require quite a lot of power and laser tubes need active water cooling, which means you need a coolant reservoir and a water pump. You also need an exhaust fan to remove smoke, which will reduce the laser’s efficacy. Add in a computer, positioning laser, etc., and […]

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An open source desk to showcase your projects, complete with swappable panels

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 4th, 2021 Almost every maker has run into the problem of not being able to find a convenient display or power source for their project prototype, and thus leading to minor delays and some frustration. However, YouTuber Another Maker has come up with an open source desk concept that makes finding these things […]

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This massive five-axis CNC machine is 3D-printable

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 4th, 2021 CNC (Computer Numerical Control) mills, routers, and lathes are indispensable manufacturing tools. If you need a part that adheres to tight tolerances, you turn to a CNC machine. Industrial CNC equipment is usually large, heavy, and very expensive. But small models exist for light-duty hobby jobs. This DIY version […]

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Send text messages over ham radio with the HamMessenger

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 27th, 2021 Ham radio, or amateur radio, is a hobby enjoyed by millions of enthusiasts around the world. The FCC in the US and similar organizations in other countries provide amateur radio licenses that allow hobbyists to communicate on designated radio bands. Most ham radio operators communicate by voice, but ham […]

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Kinetic digital clock takes 7-segment displays to another dimension

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 20th, 2021 Seven-segment displays have been around for ages, and they have a really cool retro aesthetic about them. Over on Instructables, user alstroemeria (known as Jacky Mok in real life) decided to build a different kind of display that utilizes individual servo motors to slide the segments out, thus creating a 3D clock. The […]

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Test and diagnose your USB cables with this Arduino device

Reading Time: < 1 minute Arduino Team — July 9th, 2021 USB cables come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with a different of internal connections that may be unknown to the user. For an easy way to figure out these connections, and to diagnose if the cable itself is faulty, TechKiwiGadgets has come up the Arduino Cable Tracer. […]

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Dual Screen Apollo DSKY simulates the Apollo Guidance Computer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 8th, 2021 NASA’s history is full of fascinating facts and trivia. For example, the Apollo Guidance Computer, which handled navigation and control for both the Apollo Command Module and the Apollo Lunar Module, ran with less RAM and processing power than a TI-83 graphing calculator. But reading that fact isn’t the […]