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Add colorful effects to your 1980s boombox with Arduino and LEDs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Add colorful effects to your 1980s boombox with Arduino and LEDs Arduino Team — January 5th, 2018 While ’80s-style boomboxes have their own unique character, per hacker “Dancorp’s” excellent mod, it’s clear that they could be improved dramatically with programmable LEDs. This build uses a capacitive filtering arrangement to feed line out signals from the boombox […]

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Rick and Morty fans will love this butter robot

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rick and Morty fans will love this butter robot Arduino Team — January 4th, 2018 Up until the present day, if you need butter, you simply ask another human to “pass the butter,” leading to minor inconvenience and awkwardness. Engineering students in Brussels have come up with a novel solution: a robot that brings the butter […]

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RoboGlove assists users with gripping objects

Reading Time: 2 minutes RoboGlove assists users with gripping objects Arduino Team — January 3rd, 2018 The RoboGlove project is a robotic glove by students at the Université Libre de Bruxelles that is designed to assist the wearer when continuously gripping objects. This is accomplished by a series of three servos that transmit force through cables for the index […]

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Control lights and sounds with the Arduino-powered LED Eclipse

Reading Time: < 1 minute Control lights and sounds with the Arduino-powered LED Eclipse Arduino Team — January 2nd, 2018 If you need a MIDI device that can be programmed as your own unique light and sound controller, then Jon Bumstead’s LED Eclipse may be just what you’re looking for. The circular device, roughly the diameter of a large plate, […]

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These students made their own Guitar Hero-like video game

Reading Time: 2 minutes These students made their own Guitar Hero-like video game Arduino Team — December 23rd, 2017 If you’d like to create your own simulated guitar from scratch, you’ll want to check out this project by Cornell ECE students Jake Podell and Jonah Wexler. It uses four conductive strings on the neck to sense which note is […]

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Star Wars fan creates an Arduino-powered rebel pilot chest box

Reading Time: < 1 minute Star Wars fan creates an Arduino-powered rebel pilot chest box Arduino Team — December 19th, 2017 If you’d like a rebel fighter pilot suit, complete with the automated chest box, then look no further than this excellent build from “badjer1.” It features a chest box with the same dimensions seen in the movies that lights […]

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A chronograph rig for high-speed glass photography

Reading Time: 2 minutes A chronograph rig for high-speed glass photography Arduino Team — December 5th, 2017 To capture images of bullets “interacting” with various objects, photographic hacker Tyler Gerritsen created an impressive chronograph rig, able to measure the speed of a bullet launched from a rifle at 1000 meters per second. While the concept of measuring time from one […]

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Antique grandfather clock retrofitted with Arduino control

Reading Time: 2 minutes Antique grandfather clock retrofitted with Arduino control Arduino Team — November 20th, 2017 When you see a mechanical clock, you know on some level that it took a vast amount of expertise and craftsmanship to get working, but you might also assume that this could all be swapped out very easily with modern electronics. While this […]

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Star Wars fan builds an Arduino-powered R4-P17 replica

Reading Time: 2 minutes Star Wars fan builds an Arduino-powered R4-P17 replica Arduino Team — November 13th, 2017 Alejandro Clavijo, together with his father Jerónimo, spent two years building the first official fan-made model of the R4-P17 Star Wars droid. For those not familiar with this family of droids, R4-P17 was the robot companion to the young Obi-Wan Kenobi. […]

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Simple Computer Gesture Control with Arduino and Python

Reading Time: < 1 minute Simple Computer Gesture Control with Arduino and Python Arduino Team — November 6th, 2017 As outlined in this Circuit Digest write-up, with the right hardware, you can now control your computer using hand gestures. While interesting, this kind of technology can be a little expensive. But if you’d like to augment your notebook or laptop via simple […]

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An Arduino vibe bowl screw feeder

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Arduino vibe bowl screw feeder Arduino Team — October 26th, 2017 Vibratory bowls, which feed small parts up a long curved ramp, are essential elements in many types of automated manufacturing. While the video seen here doesn’t get into how the bowls themselves are made, a crucial part of the setup is the ramp […]

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Building an ALS communication device with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Building an ALS communication device with Arduino Arduino Team — October 24th, 2017 The father of hacker Ricardo Andere de Mello’s good friend has ALS. His symptoms have become worse recently, causing the loss of much of his motor control. To help with the situation, de Mello decided to build a device that would enable him […]

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Students invent a low-cost electric wheelchair kit with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students invent a low-cost electric wheelchair kit with Arduino Arduino Team — October 23rd, 2017 While electric wheelchairs are a vital tool for those with restricted mobility, they typically cost around $2,500, an amount that’s not the most affordable. To address this problem, a group of students from Aviv High School in Israel have come […]

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A Playmobil Wedding Band

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Playmobil Wedding Band Arduino Team — October 16th, 2017 Two of Boris Werner’s friends, both musicians, were getting married, so for a unique gift he decided on a miniature stage setup with a Playmobil bride and groom as the guitarists. After some research and ordering quite a few parts, he was able to construct […]