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PocketView is an LED display that shows info through clothes and other fabrics

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 16th, 2021 When receiving a notification on your phone, it can be a tedious process to take the device out of a pocket, unlock the screen, and then read the message. In order to make viewing simple information much faster, University of Waterloo researchers developed a small pocketable display that can […]

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This strange robotic fish swims like a lamprey

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 12th, 2021 Roboticists often look to nature for inspiration. That makes sense, because animals are very efficient machines, thanks to millions of years of evolution. Even our most sophisticated technology doesn’t come close to matching a common housefly. But we can get closer to mimicking nature at larger scales, as with […]

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Send text messages over ham radio with the HamMessenger

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 27th, 2021 Ham radio, or amateur radio, is a hobby enjoyed by millions of enthusiasts around the world. The FCC in the US and similar organizations in other countries provide amateur radio licenses that allow hobbyists to communicate on designated radio bands. Most ham radio operators communicate by voice, but ham […]

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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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AutoStrummer is a DIY device that strums your guitar for you

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 4th, 2021 When playing the guitar, working the fretboard is only half of the equation. The other half is plucking or strumming the strings. But some people, particularly those with disabilities, may find it difficult to do both. To help with the strumming part of the equation, Jacob Stambaugh designed this […]

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Avoid eyestrain with the help of the Eyesight Guardian

Reading Time: 2 minutes Avoid eyestrain with the help of the Eyesight Guardian Arduino Team — March 4th, 2021 Many of us spend all day staring at a computer screen, entering data, watching YouTube, writing blog articles, or any number of other tasks. According to Daniel Hingston, computer-induced eye strain can be a real problem, and to combat this, […]

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Controlling a gas convection heater with a custom thermostat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Controlling a gas convection heater with a custom thermostat Arduino Team — November 27th, 2020 Redditor “Higgs8” had a gas convection heater that is (or was) controlled manually, but they wanted something a bit more. To accomplish this, they came up with a small Arduino-based thermostat. This allows you to set the desired temperature using a […]

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UCSD engineers developed electrically-controlled soft robot actuators

Reading Time: 2 minutes UCSD engineers developed electrically-controlled soft robot actuators Arduino Team — October 12th, 2019 Engineers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and multifunctional without the requirement for compressed air.  Instead, they’re using a system of tubular actuators made out of heat-sensitive […]

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Star Trek tricorder-style heart rate monitor

Reading Time: < 1 minute Star Trek tricorder-style heart rate monitor Arduino Team — December 28th, 2018 A heart rate monitor can be an important tool for tracking fitness and exertion levels, but what if you want something a bit more interesting style-wise? For a novel idea, be sure to check out the project shown below from “Taste The Code.” […]

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Robot transforms to slide under doors and more

Reading Time: 2 minutes Robot transforms to slide under doors and more Arduino Team — July 11th, 2018 While the STAR, or Sprawl Turned Autonomous Robot, is more than capable of traveling over obstacles with its three-pointed wheels, it can also make itself thin enough to simply slide under others as needed. This clever design uses an Arduino Pro […]