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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 […]

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This interactive screen slides smoothly from side to side

Reading Time: < 1 minute This interactive screen slides smoothly from side to side Arduino Team — September 29th, 2020 When you need to grab someone’s attention at an event, an interactive screen is a good idea. MakerMan, however, went several steps beyond this, creating an installation with a bank of static screens that depict the Moscow skyline. In front […]

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This Arduino-controlled soft robot gets around like an earthworm

Reading Time: < 1 minute This Arduino-controlled soft robot gets around like an earthworm Arduino Team — September 28th, 2020 After studying the way a worm wiggles, Nicholas Lauer decided to create his own soft robotic version. What he came up with uses an Arduino Uno for control, inflating six 3D-printed segments sequentially to order to generate peristaltic motion for […]

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Learning Greek with an arcade-style vocabulary reviewer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Learning Greek with an arcade-style vocabulary reviewer Arduino Team — September 24th, 2020 Learning a new language is always a challenge, but can also be extremely rewarding. To help with this task — specifically learning Greek — Angeliki Beyko created an arcade-style review machine. Her device cleverly uses a sheet of pegboard to hold the […]

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Making a random sound diffuser with Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minute Making a random sound diffuser with Arduino Arduino Team — September 23rd, 2020 Humans are generally quite bad at coming up with random patterns, so when Jeremy Cook wanted to make a sound diffuser with angled blocks of wood, he created a “pseudorandomness console” using an Arduino Uno and an LCD shield. This helped him […]

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Convert an old cassette player into a synthesizer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Convert an old cassette player into a synthesizer Arduino Team — September 22nd, 2020 Cassettes (if you remember those) are normally used to play back music and other audio, but what about using an old Walkman-style tape player as the instrument itself? That’s exactly what this project by Zack Scholl allows you to do, varying the playback speed […]