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Monitor your heart rate while asleep with ZazHRM

Reading Time: < 1 minute Monitor your heart rate while asleep with ZazHRM Arduino Team — November 20th, 2020 Have you ever wondered what your heart rate looked like when you were catching some Zs? Or perhaps you would like to check up on how someone nearby is sleeping, without actually disturbing that person. The ZazHRM monitoring system by Alan […]

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What’s not to love about this realistic beating heart?

Reading Time: < 1 minute What’s not to love about this realistic beating heart? Arduino Team — November 20th, 2020 Your heart is an amazing organ, pumping blood through your body and literally keeping you alive. However, building a realistic model of one — as explained in this write-up by Holiday McAllister — can actually be pretty simple. Here, silicone is poured […]

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This Arduino-powered robot is like a Roomba with a paintbrush

Reading Time: 2 minutes This Arduino-powered robot is like a Roomba with a paintbrush Arduino Team — November 16th, 2020 Can robots paint? More specifically, can they create art? The second question is, of course, open for debate, but Technovation’s robotic build shows that they can indeed wield a paintbrush. The device, shaped vaguely like a Roomba vacuum cleaner, […]

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Draw on bottles using a CNC plotter made from old printer rollers and other scraps

Reading Time: 2 minutes Draw on bottles using a CNC plotter made from old printer rollers and other scraps Arduino Team — November 12th, 2020 To label used bottles that would otherwise go to waste, “tuenhidiy” created a CNC plotter that itself consists mostly of scraps! The machine’s X and Z axes are formed out of a pair of […]

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An old-school “neon” sign made with LEDs

Reading Time: 2 minutes An old-school “neon” sign made with LEDs Arduino Team — November 5th, 2020 Can you make an Arduino-controlled neon sign? While certainly possible, such a setup would involve working with rather high voltages, and the skill to shape glass tubing. As an easier alternative, Max Danilin (who also goes by “gabbapeople”) created an animated pub display using […]

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Pump and Surf uses an air pump to ‘manually’ surf the web

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pump and Surf uses an air pump to ‘manually’ surf the web Arduino Team — November 3rd, 2020 Everyday you likely visit websites like this one, browsing the content without giving much thought to how it gets to your eyeballs. Of course there is plenty technology required throughout this process, but how much energy does […]

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Researchers propose a coil spring-based soft actuator using two flexible ultrasonic motors

Reading Time: < 1 minute Researchers propose a coil spring-based soft actuator using two flexible ultrasonic motors Arduino Team — November 3rd, 2020 Researchers Yunosuke Sato, Ayato Kanada, and Tomoaki Mashimo have developed a novel continuum (snake) robot actuator that can flex and sense its position with twin coil spring assemblies. Each uses a couple of piezoelectric actuators to induce ultrasonic […]

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Transform a pile of clothing into the robot of your nightmares

Reading Time: 2 minutes Transform a pile of clothing into the robot of your nightmares Arduino Team — October 26th, 2020 While whatever you heard bump in the night was probably nothing to be concerned about, if you see a suspicious blob of clothing on the floor, you might give it another look. Although not particularly dangerous, YouTuber “Sciencish” has […]

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Driving a mini RC bumper car with a Nintendo Wii Balance Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes Driving a mini RC bumper car with a Nintendo Wii Balance Board Arduino Team — October 23rd, 2020 Taking inspiration from Colin Furze’s 600cc bumper car constructed a few years ago, Henry Forsyth decided to build his own RC miniature version. His device features a 3D-printed and nicely-painted body, along with a laser-cut chassis that […]

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S.H.I.E.L.D. yourself from unwanted mic and camera access

Reading Time: < 1 minute S.H.I.E.L.D. yourself from unwanted mic and camera access Arduino Team — October 19th, 2020 If you haven’t heard, a lot of us are working from home these days, making mic and camera discipline more important than ever. To help avoid unwanted recording, Tovi Levis created the S.H.I.E.L.D. device, which stands for Software and Hardware for […]

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DIY quadruped robot brought to life for under $60

Reading Time: 2 minutes DIY quadruped robot brought to life for under $60 Arduino Team — October 10th, 2020 Animals like dogs, cats, raccoons, rhinoceroses, and many more get around on four legs. To help imitate this natural phenomenon, maker “Technovation” decided to create a low-cost quadruped robot using 12 servo motors and a variety of 3D-printed and laser-cut […]

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Building a cheap and easy nanosheet machine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Building a cheap and easy nanosheet machine Arduino Team — October 9th, 2020 Chemist Biljana Mojsoska at Roskilde University in Denmark has been working on nanosheets, an anti-bacterial coating for medical surfaces. During her research, a piece of expensive equipment failed, causing Jakub Klust and Bo Thorning at FabLab RUC to attempt to replace the machine with […]

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Light painting with a gesture-controlled drone

Reading Time: < 1 minute Light painting with a gesture-controlled drone Arduino Team — October 9th, 2020 Researchers at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow, Russia have come up with a novel way to interface with a drone via hand movements. As shown in the video below, the device can be used to create long-exposure light art, though […]

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This Arduino-powered clock tells time in colors

Reading Time: 2 minutes This Arduino-powered clock tells time in colors Arduino Team — October 7th, 2020 As humans, we’ve divided time up into 24 hours per day, 60 minutes per hour, and 60 seconds per minute. With many of us now working from home on differing schedules, time may seem a bit less concrete than before, like something […]