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This Portal fan brought Wheatley to life as his own personal assistant

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 19th, 2021 The video game Portal 2 is widely regarded as a classic that introduced players to several memorable characters, including one of the main protagonists-turned-antagonists, Wheatley. This anthropomorphized personal assistance robot was able to move, speak, and listen/respond to speech from a user, which is exactly what Steve Turner was trying […]

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Connect your space heater to the Arduino Cloud and control it via Alexa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 13th, 2021 Being able to design your own custom smart home device is a great way to both have fun experimenting with various hardware/software and to escape the walled IoT device ecosystems that so many users find themselves trapped within. One maker who goes by mrdesha came up with a smart heater […]

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VoiceTurn is a voice-controlled turn signal system for safer bike rides

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 19th, 2021 Whether commuting to work or simply having fun around town, riding a bike can be a great way to get exercise while also enjoying the scenery. However, riding around on the road presents a danger as cars or other cyclists / pedestrians might not be paying attention while you […]

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This Inspector Gadget hat actually responds to voice commands

Reading Time: 2 minutes This Inspector Gadget hat actually responds to voice commands Arduino Team — October 31st, 2020 If you ever watched the 1980s Inspector Gadget cartoon, you undoubtedly wanted a hat like his, which can pop out all kinds of useful tools under voice control. Although it won’t allow you to fly off after saying “go go […]

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Start a 1976 Jeep with voice commands using a MacBook and an Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minute Start a 1976 Jeep with voice commands using a MacBook and an Arduino Arduino Team — March 9th, 2020 After being given a 2009 MacBook, John Forsyth decided to use it to start a 1976 Jeep via voice control. The build uses the laptop’s Enhanced Dictation functionality to convert text into speech, and when a […]

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Hack your coffee machine with voice control

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hack your coffee machine with voice control Arduino Team — September 12th, 2018 Are you still pushing buttons and adjusting knobs with your fingers to brew your favorite coffee? If so, then this voice-controlled solution could be the next project on your list. To accomplish this hack, a rather high-end coffee maker was disassembled and […]