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James Bruton demonstrates the Coanda effect with an Arduino-controlled rig

Reading Time: < 1 minute James Bruton demonstrates the Coanda effect with an Arduino-controlled rig Arduino Team — January 20th, 2021 The Coanda effect, as you may or may not know, is what causes flowing air to follow a convex surface. In his latest video, James Bruton shows how the concept can used as a sort of inverted ping pong […]

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This Arduino-based speed bag counts your punches

Reading Time: < 1 minute This Arduino-based speed bag counts your punches Arduino Team — January 19th, 2021 Creator DuctTapeMechanic loves sports and electronics, so for a recent project he decided to combine his two passions by hacking a speed bag to keep track of his punches. As shown in the video below, the first step was to get it […]

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Making your own Segway, the Arduino way

Reading Time: < 1 minute Making your own Segway, the Arduino way Arduino Team — January 18th, 2021 After obtaining motors from a broken wheelchair, this father-son duo went to work turning them into a new “Segway.” The DIY transporter is controlled by an Arduino Uno, along with a pair of motor drivers that handle the device’s high current needs. An […]

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Fighting smartphone addiction with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fighting smartphone addiction with Arduino Arduino Team — January 11th, 2021 How many times a day do you grab your phone for trivial purposes, such as scrolling through social media? Nick O’Hara found that his number was around 100 times during the workday, which sounds like a lot, but is likely pretty typical. To combat […]

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Let this robotic system sort your LEGO bricks for you

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you don’t enjoy sorting LEGO, you will be pleased to know that students at Bruface – or the Brussels Faculty of Engineering in Belgium – are working on an automated machine to do it for you! The team’s prototype device detects brick colors on a conveyor belt and picks them up via a gantry-style […]

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This machine stacks dominoes automatically

Reading Time: < 1 minute This machine stacks dominoes automatically Arduino Team — December 26th, 2020 Arranging dominoes in such a way that they knock each other down in sequence can be a fun pastime, but what if you would like a machine to take care of lining them up for you? As seen in the video below, Lewis of […]

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Making a mini 360° LiDAR for $40

Reading Time: 2 minutes Making a mini 360° LiDAR for $40 Arduino Team — December 21st, 2020 LiDAR (or “light detection and ranging”) sensors are all the rage these days, from their potential uses in autonomous vehicles, to their implementation on the iPhone 12. As cool as they are, these (traditionally) spinning sensors tend to be quite expensive, well […]

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Use an Arduino and a pair of stepper motors to automatically wind pickups

Reading Time: 2 minutes Use an Arduino and a pair of stepper motors to automatically wind pickups Arduino Team — December 18th, 2020 Electric guitars use pickups to sense string vibrations and make music. While a wide variety are available for purchase, what if you would like to make your own custom device for audio experimentation? In the video […]

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A fully-animated, Arduino-powered launchpad for the LEGO Saturn V model rocket

Reading Time: 2 minutes A fully-animated, Arduino-powered launchpad for the LEGO Saturn V model rocket Arduino Team — December 16th, 2020 Approximately 18 months ago, Mark Howe embarked on a journey to build an animatronic launchpad and gantry for a LEGO Saturn V model rocket. After approximately 1,000 hours of CAD work, hundreds of hours of 3D printing, and […]

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This system lets you take close-up photos of water droplets with a DSLR camera

Reading Time: 2 minutes This system lets you take close-up photos of water droplets with a DSLR camera Arduino Team — December 16th, 2020 Rain comes and goes, but as shown in alexpikkert’s water droplet photography write-up, the exact moment of impact can look spectacular when magnified. Capturing that, however, takes a specialized system — and his latest build facilitates shots […]

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Living Pixels is a light frame that comes alive when you leave

Reading Time: 2 minutes Living Pixels is a light frame that comes alive when you leave Arduino Team — December 15th, 2020 As smart devices become more ingrained in our everyday lives, it’s perhaps only natural that we start to think of them as living things. What if such gadgets actually did have personalities and emotions that we as […]

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RobotSculptor uses a six-axis robot arm to sculpt clay models

Reading Time: < 1 minute RobotSculptor uses a six-axis robot arm to sculpt clay models Arduino Team — December 3rd, 2020 Robotic fabrication techniques such as 3D printing enable you to make a copy of a wide variety of items. Actually sculpting something out of clay, however, remains a largely human pursuit. One might also miss the individual style of […]

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10 most popular modules and sensors for the Arduino UNO all on one board

Reading Time: 2 minutes 10 most popular modules and sensors for the Arduino UNO all on one board Arduino Team — December 1st, 2020 Getting started with electronics and sensing the world around you is now easier than ever with the new all-in-one Arduino Sensor Kit from Arduino, in partnership with Seeed.    The 10 most popular modules and sensors […]

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Control a wheelchair using an EEG headset and Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minute Control a wheelchair using an EEG headset and Arduino Arduino Team — November 25th, 2020 In an effort to help provide paralyzed patients with an easier way to operate their wheelchairs, these makers have developed a system that uses an OpenBCI brainwave cap to collect electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) signals, literally from a user’s […]