Get fit while you scroll TikTok with the PELOTok!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 2nd, 2022 The convenience of smartphones combined with our infinitely scrolling social media feeds has led to some less-than-ideal results, including the fact that a person can sit down and be entertained for hours without even realizing it. This inactivity and lack of exercise can lead to a whole host of…… Continue reading Get fit while you scroll TikTok with the PELOTok!

MacroMitt increases AutoCAD productivity

Reading Time: 2 minutes MacroMitt increases AutoCAD productivity Arduino Team — May 25th, 2022 AutoCAD is conventional 2D CAD (drafting) software that still contains many “legacy” features that you won’t find in modern 3D CAD programs. One of those features is the command line, in which users can type short commands to perform various functions or launch tools. For…… Continue reading MacroMitt increases AutoCAD productivity

ESsense turns an ordinary conductor into a contactless motion sensor

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 23rd, 2022 When imagining motion sensors, devices such as accelerometers, infrared detectors, and LiDAR units probably come to mind. But due to the complexity and oftentimes high costs of these parts, researchers Joseph Liew and Keng Wei Ng from the National University of Singapore wanted to create a lower-cost and easier-to-assemble…… Continue reading ESsense turns an ordinary conductor into a contactless motion sensor

Reverse engineering an ’80s NeXT keyboard

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reverse engineering an ’80s NeXT keyboard Arduino Team — January 27th, 2022 Working with vintage computer technology can feel a bit like the digital equivalent of archeology. Documentation is often limited or altogether absent today — if it was ever even public in the first place. So you end up reverse engineering a device’s functionality…… Continue reading Reverse engineering an ’80s NeXT keyboard

This 3D-printed, Arduino-controlled kit makes microfluidic pumps more accessible

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 27th, 2021 In circumstances where extreme precision is required when dealing with the movement of microscopic amounts of liquids, such as lab-on-a-chip (LoC) and organs-on-a-chip (OoC) systems, obtaining a pump that is both cheap and accurate is nearly impossible since they often cost several thousands of dollars to procure or are…… Continue reading This 3D-printed, Arduino-controlled kit makes microfluidic pumps more accessible

Converting a Fat Cat plushie into a controller for Final Fantasy XIV

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Arduino Team — November 26th, 2021 Mounts in the video game Final Fantasy XIV act like how cars or horses do in our world since they allow players to travel around the map much faster than would otherwise be possible. But even better, mounts are ways to express personality and have some fun, which is…… Continue reading Converting a Fat Cat plushie into a controller for Final Fantasy XIV

Scale up your dragon costume with wings that extend, flap and retract

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 1st, 2021 This year for Halloween, Quint BUILDs wanted to make something special for his daughter’s costume. Quint’s idea was to design and fabricate a pair of mechatronic dragon wings that can mount to a user’s back and move in three different modes by utilizing a set of pneumatic air cylinders.  The prototype began…… Continue reading Scale up your dragon costume with wings that extend, flap and retract

Light Deck is a MIDI Lightroom controller

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 21st, 2021 Using Adobe Lightroom can be a tedious process, especially for those who don’t have their keyboards set up with a hundred macro shortcuts. Andrea Lunaro wanted to make this process easier by constructing a large, physical bank of buttons and potentiometers that can be used to perform a whole host…… Continue reading Light Deck is a MIDI Lightroom controller

Play SNES SPC audio files from your browser using original hardware and Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 9th, 2021 Listening to those classic 16-bit sounds from the ’90s video game era brings back a wave of nostalgia for those who grew up with a console. On the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, outputting sound was accomplished by an integrated circuit called the SNES Audio Processing Unit (APU for short),…… Continue reading Play SNES SPC audio files from your browser using original hardware and Arduino

This dad built an adaptive USB keyboard for his son and other kids with muscular conditions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 3rd, 2021 Having a disability can severely impact one’s ability to perform tasks that others do regularly, such as eating, walking, or even speaking. One maker by the name of ‘gtentacle‘ has a son who needs to use a ventilator constantly in order to breathe as he suffers from a myotubular…… Continue reading This dad built an adaptive USB keyboard for his son and other kids with muscular conditions

Access control unit designed with a Raspberry Pi CM4 and an Arduino Micro

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Access control unit designed with a Raspberry Pi CM4 and an Arduino Micro Arduino Team — January 25th, 2021 Whether granting access to public transit or restricting unauthorized personnel in buildings, NFC card readers can be extremely useful. Although most might not consider how they work – and simply happy getting through a turnstile –…… Continue reading Access control unit designed with a Raspberry Pi CM4 and an Arduino Micro

Upgrade your flight sim setup with Tom Stanton’s floor-mounted joystick

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Upgrade your flight sim setup with Tom Stanton’s floor-mounted joystick Arduino Team — October 23rd, 2020 Most joysticks sit on your desktop, allowing you to control flight sims and other such games with a bit more realism than a keyboard and mouse. YouTuber Tom Stanton, however, decided to take things to the next level by…… Continue reading Upgrade your flight sim setup with Tom Stanton’s floor-mounted joystick

This air hockey robot never loses

Reading Time: < 1 minutes This air hockey robot never loses Arduino Team — August 18th, 2020 Air hockey is normally a two-player affair, but not for this student-built robot. The table features a designated human goal with a touchscreen GUI for settings and control. The second goal is guarded by an autonomous striker, attached to a pair of steppers…… Continue reading This air hockey robot never loses

Enjoy VR games on your PC with this Arduino-based DIY headset

Reading Time: 2 minutes Enjoy VR games on your PC with this Arduino-based DIY headset Arduino Team — June 2nd, 2020 If you want a virtual reality headset for your computer, but don’t want to dig deep into your pockets, this project by “jamesvdberg” (AKA Killer Robotics) presents a low-cost alternative.  Although it won’t pack the capabilities of an Oculus…… Continue reading Enjoy VR games on your PC with this Arduino-based DIY headset

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