Automatically make masking tape labels with this Arduino-powered machine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 12th, 2022 Masking tape makes for a great label as its weak adhesive does not tend to leave visible residue and names can be easily sketched onto its surface, albeit quite slowly. To expedite this process, Hackaday.io user michimartini decided to design and build a machine that writes labels automatically. The device is essentially…… Continue reading Automatically make masking tape labels with this Arduino-powered machine

This special front door controller has several ways to unlock it

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 11th, 2022 For YouTuber Jroobi, merely walking up to his front door, inserting a key into the lock and turning the handle was too simple, which led him come up with a very unique and high-tech design for a new type of lock. His idea was to combine several different kinds of verification/control…… Continue reading This special front door controller has several ways to unlock it

This chocolate bunny screams when it’s eaten

Reading Time: 2 minutes This chocolate bunny screams when it’s eaten Arduino Team — April 19th, 2022 Bunnies made from chocolate are staples around springtime, and unlike actual rabbits, they don’t mind being consumed. But YouTuber Repeated Failure decided to introduce a little bit of macabre humor by causing the chocolate bunnies to begin screaming as they’re devoured. The first challenge was…… Continue reading This chocolate bunny screams when it’s eaten

Experiment with ’80s graphics using this breadboard setup

Reading Time: 2 minutes Experiment with ’80s graphics using this breadboard setup Arduino Team — April 19th, 2022 Before standardized video cards came along, computer and video game console designers utilized video chips. Those simplified the design process and offloaded much of the work from the processor. Those video chips had hardcoded graphical building blocks and handled video generation.…… Continue reading Experiment with ’80s graphics using this breadboard setup

This DIY coop controller makes caring for chickens a much easier task

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — April 5th, 2022 Chickens, like most other livestock, require consistent care including access to fresh water, plenty of food, and space to roam around until sheltering throughout the night. For the hobbyist farmers who run the YouTube channel East x West Farms, they needed a simple way to automatically regulate their chicken coop…… Continue reading This DIY coop controller makes caring for chickens a much easier task

RFID music player delivers vintage charm

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — March 29th, 2022 By every objective measure, with the possible exception of durability, today’s technology is superior to that of the past. That is certainly true of music players, with modern devices having the ability to stream almost every song ever recorded and the capability to do so with high fidelity. But…… Continue reading RFID music player delivers vintage charm

This special chessboard brings digital opponents into the physical world

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — March 3rd, 2022 Chess still remains an extremely popular game but finding someone to play against can be a struggle, especially when it’s done in-person instead of through a screen. Greg06 on Instructables has created an automated chessboard that can not only tell where specific pieces are moved, but also play against a live human…… Continue reading This special chessboard brings digital opponents into the physical world

Controlling any IR device with a remote and some hacking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — February 12th, 2022 All too often, people run into the issue of having many remotely controlled devices scattered around their house, with each requiring its own unique controller. The idea behind how they operate is simple: a single action corresponds to a number and pressing a button on the controller causes that…… Continue reading Controlling any IR device with a remote and some hacking

ElectroVoxel robots reconfigure themselves using magnets

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — February 8th, 2022 The ability to control magnetism is very powerful and acts as the basis for huge swaths of modern technology. Without electromagnetism, we likely would never have progressed into the digital age — we wouldn’t even have electric motors. Now engineers from MIT CSAIL are using electromagnetism for something new:…… Continue reading ElectroVoxel robots reconfigure themselves using magnets

This DIY power bank can deliver up to 60W and displays info in real-time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — February 2nd, 2022 The advent of USB-C and the power delivery (PD) standard have allowed for a single cable to carry both large amounts of data and power for a wide range of devices. So, while looking for a PD-capable power bank for his laptop but only coming across expensive units, Instructables user…… Continue reading This DIY power bank can deliver up to 60W and displays info in real-time

Create this card-dealing robot to streamline your poker nights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — February 1st, 2022 If you’ve ever dealt cards the “wrong way” among serious poker players, then you know that some people do not take the dealing process lightly. You must deal cards in the proper order, one to each player before starting back at the first, without ever showing a card. If…… Continue reading Create this card-dealing robot to streamline your poker nights

This dad converted a Power Wheels into a DIY fire truck toy, complete with a siren and lights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 27th, 2022 After searching everywhere for an affordable ride-on fire truck toy for his daughter this past Christmas season YouTuber Jason Altice (AKA CodeMakesItGo) had nearly given up, but luckily enough was able to locate a free Grave Digger Power Wheels that he could modify into one. In its current condition, the vehicle…… Continue reading This dad converted a Power Wheels into a DIY fire truck toy, complete with a siren and lights

Supplino is a variable benchtop power supply that you can build yourself

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 20th, 2022 Working with electronics requires access to stable power in a variety of voltages. Some components require 3.3V and others require 5V. Still others need 9V or 12V — there are many possibilities. You could keep a variety of wall warts on hand, but a variable benchtop power supply is…… Continue reading Supplino is a variable benchtop power supply that you can build yourself

Supplino is a variable benchtop power supply that you can build yourself

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 20th, 2022 Working with electronics requires access to stable power in a variety of voltages. Some components require 3.3V and others require 5V. Still others need 9V or 12V — there are many possibilities. You could keep a variety of wall warts on hand, but a variable benchtop power supply is…… Continue reading Supplino is a variable benchtop power supply that you can build yourself