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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 […]

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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), […]

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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 […]

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 – […]

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]

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This air hockey robot never loses

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]

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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 […]

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DIY collective control lever for a helicopter flight sim

Reading Time: < 1 minute DIY collective control lever for a helicopter flight sim Arduino Team — April 3rd, 2020 Kaleb Clark really enjoys flight simulators, but when attempting to fly a helicopter, a normal keyboard or even a joystick isn’t quite optimal for controlling its vertical movement. Real helicopters use a lever assembly called a collective to adjust downward […]

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This retro-looking rotary cellphone is free of modern-day distractions

Reading Time: 2 minutes This retro-looking rotary cellphone is free of modern-day distractions Arduino Team — February 13th, 2020 What we carry today in our pockets is nominally called a “phone,” but more often than not we’re using it to do various other computing tasks. Justine Haupt, however, wanted an actual phone that “goes as far from having a touchscreen […]

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Designing an extremely realistic animatronic heart with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Designing an extremely realistic animatronic heart with Arduino Arduino Team — January 17th, 2020 In his latest video, Will Cogley has created an animatronic heart so realistic that you might wonder if it’s the actual thing.  The device is made out of molded silicon with fake blood poured on top to enhance the effect, and […]

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Cambridge-1 is a 4-bit homebrew 7400-based CPU

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cambridge-1 is a 4-bit homebrew 7400-based CPU Arduino Team — September 26th, 2019 Richard of ARITH-MATIC had the idea to build a 4-bit computer based on 7400 series ICs (like the 74HC273, 74HC193, and 74HC125), but other responsibilities got in the way of this becoming a reality for quite some time. Finally, with the Retro […]