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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 […]

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ZARDOS, Ze ARDuino Operating System

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 30th, 2021 Operating systems are pieces of software that control hardware and software systems within a computer to allow for task scheduling, resource management, and concurrency. Popular OSes included Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux, and Raspbian, but all of these are incapable of running on extremely small processors such as the ATmega328P. That […]

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Two Arduinos are used to control this DIY three-axis CNC plottee

Reading Time: < 1 minute Arduino Team — June 23rd, 2021 We’ve seen a number of homemade CNC machines throughout the years, but Tuenhidiy’s build — made from some discarded materials — is no less impressive. This unique CNC plotter features a frame cleverly constructed out of two wooden wine boxes, which appear to be the perfect size with space […]

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This shield brings a tic-tac-toe game to your Arduino Mega, complete with an AI opponent

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 22nd, 2021 Tic-tac-toe is a nearly perfect time-wasting game as it’s quick to play, easy to learn, and has a very small set of rules, which makes it ideal for implementation on a microcontroller. Michael Klements wanted to take it a step further and add a simple AI that can effectively […]

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This archery robot always hits the target

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 14th, 2021 Both archery and robotics are extremely fun, but what happens when you combine the two? In Kamal Carter’s case, he constructed his own autonomous robotic archery system that can not only acquire and aim at targets, but even draw back the bow and fire an arrow all on its own. The project features […]

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DIY Perseverance rover replica looks and moves like NASA’s

Reading Time: 2 minutes DIY Perseverance rover replica looks and moves like NASA’s Arduino Team — June 7th, 2021 Merely looking at the latest Mars rover, Perseverance, will make almost any nerd giddy with excitement over the amount of cool tech that’s crammed into the vehicle before it gets shot into space. This feeling is what probably inspired Dejan […]

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James Bruton’s robot uses three ball-shaped wheels to move in any direction

Reading Time: 2 minutes James Bruton’s robot uses three ball-shaped wheels to move in any direction Arduino Team — June 5th, 2021 Wheeled robots normally have wheels that move in a single axis and steer by using either differential speeds or by pivoting some kind of guide wheel. However, this leads to some drawbacks, the most obvious being an […]

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Weaving just got a lot better thanks to this Arduino-controlled Jacquard loom

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 5th, 2021 Jacquard looms revolutionized the weaving process by independently controlling each heddle’s position. That made it possible to weave complex patterns. But modern Jacquard looms are very expensive, because they require a solenoid or other means of actuation for each and every heddle. Lea Albaugh and her team at Carnegie […]

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This DIY shuttle mission control box looks like a blast!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 13th, 2021 Becoming an astronaut is probably one of the top careers on any child’s list, but it’s not all that practical, especially when they’re still seven years old. That’s why Gordon Callison wanted to create a virtual shuttle mission control game that simulates a space shuttle launch with tons of different features for his […]

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This haptic device lets you feel the hair of virtual reality animals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 12th, 2021 When it comes to virtual reality, the challenge isn’t displaying convincing visuals — VR headset manufacturers have already figured that out. The real challenge is how to tickle our other senses, like smell, taste, and especially touch. To give people the ability to feel the fur of animals in […]

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Spinning gyroscope “boat” stabilization

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spinning gyroscope “boat” stabilization Arduino Team — May 6th, 2021 When you use a “gyroscope” in Arduino and robotics projects, generally this means a small IMU that leverages several methods of sensing to tell how a device is moving. However, physical gyroscopes are able to employ a spinning disk stay upright mechanically. Could one be […]

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This arm-mounted contraption provides guidance in VR

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 6th, 2021 Virtual reality (VR) technology has improved dramatically in recent years and there are now a number of VR headsets on the market that provide high-quality visual immersion. But VR systems still struggle to stimulate our other senses. When you can’t feel the virtual objects that you can see, the […]

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The Hacksmith team made a Mandalorian jetpack using Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 4th, 2021 Almost all of us have thought “That thing looks pretty cool, I wish I could build one of my one” while watching a movie or TV show. In the latest Hacksmith video, the team set out to do just that – construct a jetpack that looks nearly identical to […]