Celebrate Earth Day with these Arduino projects

Reading Time: 3 minutes In celebration of Earth Day, we thought it would be fun to highlight a handful of open-source projects that may inspire you to help make a positive impact on our world. From air quality and water pollution monitoring to wildlife conservation and deforestation prevention, here are just some of the ways our community members are…… Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day with these Arduino projects

The Arduipiano is an Arduino-powered floor piano that lets you play music with your feet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — April 5th, 2022 The typical piano consists of an array of keys that, when struck by a finger, cause a note to play either from a digital circuit or a vibrating string. But to change this design up a bit and introduce some additional fun, a team of students from the Marie…… Continue reading The Arduipiano is an Arduino-powered floor piano that lets you play music with your feet

Electromechanical four-digit seven-segment clock displays the time silently

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — March 28th, 2022 While digital display technologies exist for just about every possible use case, sometimes you want the aesthetics that only electromechanical displays provide. Many makers have built electromechanical seven-segment displays for this purpose, but they are usually driven by noisy servo motors. David McDaid wanted something quieter and created this…… Continue reading Electromechanical four-digit seven-segment clock displays the time silently

Can a triangle of tank tracks outperform omni wheels?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — March 16th, 2022 Omni wheels are fantastic because they let a vehicle drive forward, backward, left, right, and rotate — all without a steering mechanism. There are only two catches: all four omni wheels must be driven and omni wheels don’t handle rough terrain or obstacles well. Tank tracks are perfect for…… Continue reading Can a triangle of tank tracks outperform omni wheels?

This spinning disk produces animations using a single LED

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — March 15th, 2022 Nipkow displays are a special kind of persistence-of-vision device in that they use a spiral of tiny cutouts on a large spinning disk along with a single point of color generation to make an image. Maker Mac70 has come up with his own 3D-printed version, which integrates an Arduino Mega…… Continue reading This spinning disk produces animations using a single LED

This spinning disk produces animations using a single LED

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — March 15th, 2022 Nipkow displays are a special kind of persistence-of-vision device in that they use a spiral of tiny cutouts on a large spinning disk along with a single point of color generation to make an image. Maker Mac70 has come up with his own 3D-printed version, which integrates an Arduino Mega…… Continue reading This spinning disk produces animations using a single LED

Meet Fumik, a compact jellyfish robot that draws on walls

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — March 10th, 2022 Back in August 2021, mechatronics engineer ‘engineer2you’ had the idea to create a fun CNC plotter that easily mounts to a pair of points along a wall and traverses across the surface to draw on it, essentially becoming a self-contained mural-making robot. The jellyfish-looking device, named Fumik, is able to sketch…… Continue reading Meet Fumik, a compact jellyfish robot that draws on walls

Meet Fumik, a compact jellyfish robot that draws on walls

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — March 10th, 2022 Back in August 2021, mechatronics engineer ‘engineer2you’ had the idea to create a fun CNC plotter that easily mounts to a pair of points along a wall and traverses across the surface to draw on it, essentially becoming a self-contained mural-making robot. The jellyfish-looking device, named Fumik, is able to sketch…… Continue reading Meet Fumik, a compact jellyfish robot that draws on walls

James Bruton’s strange bicycle robot self-balances with an omni wheel

Reading Time: 2 minutes James Bruton’s strange bicycle robot self-balances with an omni wheel Arduino Team — February 26th, 2022 Omni wheels, sometimes referred to by the trademarked Mecanum name, are special wheels lined with rollers. Thanks to the orientation of the rollers, a vehicle equipped with four omni wheels (each driven independently) can move in any direction by…… Continue reading James Bruton’s strange bicycle robot self-balances with an omni wheel

1960s stereo console modernized with an Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — February 23rd, 2022 The aphorism that “they don’t build them like they used to” is especially true of the consumer electronics industry. Most manufacturers today design their product to last only a few years — or with outright planned obsolescence. But mid-century stereo consoles were a different story and resembled high-end furniture…… Continue reading 1960s stereo console modernized with an Arduino

This clever conductive ink printer lets anyone sketch a circuit with ease

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — February 16th, 2022 The creation of conductive ink has enabled anyone with a brush to sit down and sketch out an entire circuit on a wide variety of surfaces, although this process comes with a few large drawbacks. Compared to digital fabrication techniques, such as designing and manufacturing PCBs, the drawn traces…… Continue reading This clever conductive ink printer lets anyone sketch a circuit with ease

Mapping the Earth with a homemade magnetometer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — February 8th, 2022 Magnetometers are devices that use various techniques to measure certain aspects of magnetism, including direction, strength, or relative changes. By combining these and applying some math, underground and other hidden structures can be discovered without the risk of damaging anything sitting below the sensor. This is why Markus Opitz decided…… Continue reading Mapping the Earth with a homemade magnetometer

This Arduino monitor helps prevent bedridden patients from getting pressure sores and more

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 27th, 2022 For people who are recovering from a major surgery or those who have a disability, ensuring proper posture while lying down for extended periods of time is vital for reducing joint pain and other ailments that come about from a lack of movement, including pressure sores. Rodrigo Mejiasz’s project aims to solve…… Continue reading This Arduino monitor helps prevent bedridden patients from getting pressure sores and more

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