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Hacking a USB battery bank to gather telemetry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 17th, 2021 USB battery banks are a dime-a-dozen and useful for recharging all of those devices in your life. But the typical cheap battery banks don’t provide you with much information about their status. You usually just get a few LEDs that provide a very general idea of how much battery […]

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This MKR WiFi 1010-based weather station sends readings to the Arduino Cloud

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 13th, 2021 Constructing your very own IoT weather monitoring station can be a complicated ordeal, as getting values from the embedded device to some kind of web server in a secure manner takes a lot of effort and time to complete. For his system, Clem Mayer from element14 Presents was able […]

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Vital Care is an Arduino-based device for the continuous monitoring of vital signs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 24th, 2021 It is probably well known by now that COVID-19 can cause serious side effects in people that last for months at time, meaning that recovering from the disease can be an arduous process. Some symptoms include trouble breathing, heart inflammation, and blood clotting, so being able to track these […]

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This overengineered robotic clock will not be underappreciated

Reading Time: < 1 minute Arduino Team — August 17th, 2021 Normally when an inexpensive wall clock stops ticking, you simply buy a new one. However, ‘Developer Hendrik’ decided to bring his broken clock back to life, or some semblance thereof, using a 3D-printed four-axis robot arm dubbed “Serworm Michael.” Under the control of a MKR 1010 WiFi and DYNAMIXEL MKR […]

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Arduino control system puts defunct washing machine back into operation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino control system puts defunct washing machine back into operation Arduino Team — December 28th, 2020 After three short years of use, Roni Bandini’s Samsung washing machine started to act erratically, and several technicians looked at it without really fixing the problem. Bandini then decided to take matters into his own hands and replaced its brains with […]

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Say hello to the new Arduino Oplà IoT Kit: Experience the Internet of Things in your hands!

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re excited to announce the launch of the Arduino Oplà Kit, the first open programmable IoT platform that allows you to add smart connectivity to the devices around your home or workplace and build custom IoT devices.  The Oplà IoT Kit contains all the hardware necessary to create eight connected applications, access to an online […]

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Arduino Security Primer

Reading Time: 5 minutes SSL/TLS stack and HW secure element At Arduino, we are hard at work to keep improving the security of our hardware and software products, and we would like to run you through how our IoT Cloud service works. The Arduino IoT Cloud‘s security is based on three key elements: The open-source library ArduinoBearSSL for implementing […]

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Announcing the Touch Less, Do More Challenge

Reading Time: 4 minutes [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkvsczf9h0Q?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we interact with people, things, and the world around us. We’re calling on the community to use an Arduino Nano or MKR board to build solutions that can help us practice better social distancing, improve queue management, or enable touch-free technologies. Stepping out from our homes, to […]

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Nailz turns your fingernails into wearable input system for smart devices

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nailz turns your fingernails into wearable input system for smart devices Arduino Team — May 4th, 2020 Researchers at UNIST in South Korea have developed a novel system for smart device input using touch-sensitive fingernails, called Nailz. As noted in the team’s paper, fingernails have long served as a site for body extension and are […]

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The Synthfonio is a guitar-shaped MIDI instrument

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Synthfonio is a guitar-shaped MIDI instrument Arduino Team — January 30th, 2020 Learning to play an an instrument well takes a lot of time, which many people don’t have. To address this, Franco Molina — who enjoys MIDI controllers and writing music, but describes himself as being terrible at playing the keyboard — created […]

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Wearable synth plays programmed or random tunes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wearable synth plays programmed or random tunes Arduino Team — December 9th, 2019 Unless you’re very good, personal synths are fun for you — though often quite annoying for onlookers. After making his own wristwatch-based synth in 2016, Clem Mayer decided to build a new version that’s larger and louder than ever, and programmable via an Arduino […]

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This YouTuber recreated the D-O droid from Star Wars: Episode 9 with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes This YouTuber recreated the D-O droid from Star Wars: Episode 9 with Arduino Arduino Team — November 21st, 2019 While it’s yet to make its premiere, Matt Denton has already built the D-O droid from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker using a MKR WiFi 1010 for control, along with a MKR IMU Shield and […]

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This YouTuber recreated the D-O droid from Star Wars: Episode 9 with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes This YouTuber recreated the D-O droid from Star Wars: Episode 9 with Arduino Arduino Team — November 21st, 2019 While it’s yet to make its premiere, Matt Denton has already built the D-O droid from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker using a MKR WiFi 1010 for control, along with a MKR IMU Shield and […]

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BLE central support added to ArduinoBLE

Reading Time: 4 minutes This post is from Sandeep Mistry, Senior Software Engineer at Arduino.  Today, we are pleased to announce BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) central support in v1.1.0 of the ArduinoBLE library. This major feature addition allows your Arduino board to scan for and connect to BLE peripheral devices. With one simple library, you can now use BLE […]