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This tinyML device counts your squats while you focus on your form

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 22nd, 2021 Getting in your daily exercise is vital to living a healthy life and having proper form when squatting can go a long way towards achieving that goal without causing joint pain from doing them incorrectly. The Squats Counter is a device worn around the thigh that utilizes machine learning […]

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Use your smartphone to control Wilson the IoT hat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Arduino Team — June 21st, 2021 Wearable displays are nothing new, but many of them lack that all-important “fun” element. That’s why OlivierZ over on Instructables created Wilson the IoT hat. The smart hat contains a large 232mm by 22mm flexible LED strip on its front that prominently shows rainbow text across a 71×7 LED matrix. The whole thing […]

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Epilet is a tinyML-powered bracelet for detecting epileptic seizures

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 8th, 2021 Epilepsy can be a very terrifying and dangerous condition, as sufferers often experience seizures that can result in a lack of motor control and even consciousness, which is why one team of developers wanted to do something about it. They came up with a simple yet clever way to detect […]

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Woven fabric becomes on-skin wearable interface

Reading Time: 2 minutes Woven fabric becomes on-skin wearable interface Arduino Team — October 14th, 2020 Researchers at Cornell University’s Hybrid Body Lab have been pursuing a novel woven interface that attaches to the user’s skin. Their aptly named WovenSkin integrates electronics into a fabric pattern, including capacitive sensing materials, shape-memory alloys (SMAs), and thermochromic materials to allow for both input […]

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Student designs his own pair of smart glasses with a transparent OLED display and Arduino Nano Every

Reading Time: < 1 minute Student designs his own pair of smart glasses with a transparent OLED display and Arduino Nano Every Arduino Team — July 24th, 2020 For his school science fair, Mars Kapadia decided to take things up a notch and create his own pair of smart glasses. The wearable device, which went on to place in the state […]

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The MemGlove detects hand poses and recognizes objects

Reading Time: 2 minutes The MemGlove detects hand poses and recognizes objects Arduino Team — July 14th, 2020 Hand movements have long been used as a computer interface method, but as reported here, the MemGlove from a team of MIT CSAIL researchers takes things several steps further. This augmented glove can sense hand poses and how it’s applying pressure to an […]

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BiTipText enables text entry across two index finger-worn keyboards

Reading Time: < 1 minute BiTipText enables text entry across two index finger-worn keyboards Arduino Team — May 5th, 2020 Typing with your thumbs on a smartphone has become an everyday activity for many, but what if you could enter text by simply tapping on your index fingers? With BiTipText, that may soon be a reality.  The researchers’ prototype consists […]

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Check your run time on a stretchable electroluminescent stopwatch ‘tattoo’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Check your run time on a stretchable electroluminescent stopwatch ‘tattoo’ Arduino Team — November 4th, 2019 A stretchable light-emitting device becomes an epidermal stopwatch.Image: Adapted from ACS Materials Letters 2019 Imagine if your watch wasn’t mounted on your wrist, but was instead integrated into a sort of temporary tattoo on the back of your hand? Such […]

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Check your run time on a stretchable electroluminescent stopwatch ‘tattoo’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Check your run time on a stretchable electroluminescent stopwatch ‘tattoo’ Arduino Team — November 4th, 2019 A stretchable light-emitting device becomes an epidermal stopwatch.Image: Adapted from ACS Materials Letters 2019 Imagine if your watch wasn’t mounted on your wrist, but was instead integrated into a sort of temporary tattoo on the back of your hand? Such […]

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Experience the world like a cat with this whisker-style sensory extension

Reading Time: 2 minutes Experience the world like a cat with this whisker-style sensory extension Arduino Team — July 2nd, 2019 Imagine if you had whiskers. Obviously, this would make you something of an oddity in today’s society. On the other hand, you’d be able to sense nearby objects via the transmission of force through these hair structures. In […]

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Experience the world like a cat with this whisker-style sensory extension

Reading Time: 2 minutes Experience the world like a cat with this whisker-style sensory extension Arduino Team — July 2nd, 2019 Imagine if you had whiskers. Obviously, this would make you something of an oddity in today’s society. On the other hand, you’d be able to sense nearby objects via the transmission of force through these hair structures. In […]

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GymSoles ensure correct form and posture during your workout

Reading Time: 2 minutes GymSoles ensure correct form and posture during your workout Arduino Team — May 16th, 2019 While you can get a very good workout on your own, it’s ideal if you have someone else watching over your form. This, of course, isn’t always practical, so researchers at the University of Auckland’s Augmented Human Lab have prototyped […]

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Create wearable tech with Sophy Wong and our new book | HackSpace magazine issue 18

Reading Time: 2 minutes Forget Apple Watch and Fitbit — if we’re going to wear something electronic, we want to make it ourselves! Wearable Tech Projects, from the makers of HackSpace magazine, is a 164-page book packed with projects for the fashionable electronics enthusiast, with more than 30 projects which will blink, flash, and spark joy in your life. Make […]

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Go all cyberpunk with this laser-spiked jacket!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Go all cyberpunk with this laser-spiked jacket! Arduino Team — April 9th, 2019 Your leather jacket might look cool, but one thing it’s missing—unless you’re maker “abetusk” or perhaps a Japanese musician—is lasers!  After seeing Yoshii Kazuya’s laser-spiked outfit, ‘tusk decided to create an excellent version of the getup by embedding 128 laser diodes embedded […]