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A Sound-Reactive RGB LED Bookshelf

What can a guy that has a 5000-volume library complete with a 1930’s era pipe organ (see around 2:20 in the video below) do to enhance his reading space? I’m not sure what my answer would be, but for Craig Landrum, the answer was to build a sound-reactive shelving unit.... Read more »

By , December 18th, 2014 @ 5:01 am


DIY Activity Tracker

Activity trackers (e.g. the FitBit) are becoming more popular for tracking fitness goals. As fun as this is, you could always just build your own with, you guessed it, an Arduino! You’ll also need a battery, a Bluetooth module, an accelerometer, as well as some custom software on your smartphone... Read more »

By , December 16th, 2014 @ 3:01 pm


Laundry Text Message Alerts With Arduino Yun

The buzzer on a washer or dryer may be OK for most people, but what if you would like something a little more versatile to tell you when your laundry is done? Here’s an interesting solution involving an Arduino Yún that sends a text message when the washer or dryer... Read more »

By , December 15th, 2014 @ 5:01 am


Dean Segovis’ Fetch-O-Matic is an automatic tennis ball launcher the gives dogs a workout while having fun. The secret to the launcher is the windshield wiper motor housed inside. When a ball is dropped inside the holder, it sends some power to the motor, which in turn transfers the energy to the spring-loaded throw arm and launches the ball. Those savvy enough can train their dogs to use it by themselves whenever they want to have fun.

10 Perfect DIY Projects for Makers Who Love Their Pets

  Pets are people too. If corporations can be labeled as people then why can’t our pets? Regardless, when it comes to our pets, we often spoil them with lavish gifts to show our affections. Makers on the other hand tend to build projects that help with everything from feeding... Read more »

By , December 14th, 2014 @ 11:01 am


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A Raspberry Pi Powered Bulk Arduino Programmer

Whilst building lots of robots to fulfill a recent Kickstarter project, I had the need to program a thousand or so Arduinos, which would take forever if I were to program them all individually. Situations like this are the perfect opportunity to work on those meta projects which can be just... Read more »

By , December 11th, 2014 @ 9:01 am


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Using an Arduino to Light a Grounded F-16

Arduino boards and military hardware don’t generally go together. For a piece of hardware that is no longer in use and will be on display, however, it makes a great method for lighting control. In this case, the lights go to an F-16, beautifully restored for the National Museum of... Read more »

By , December 8th, 2014 @ 4:47 am


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New to Arduino?

If you have a friend or relative who has been asking “what’s an Arduino?” You can point them here. They’ll get an overview of what it is and what’s possible with it.


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Build a Mintronics MintDuino

 

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Make a Mind-Controlled Arduino Robot

 

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Arduino 101: Blink an LED

Projects & Techniques

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Servo Control

MakerShield for Servo Control

 

Servo Control

Talk to iOS Devices

 

Arduino and Android Devices

Talk to Android Devices

 

Servo Control

How-To: Arduino Interrupts

 

Kits & Parts

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Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0

Getting Started with Arduino

Comes with new Arduino Uno Revision 3 and the Getting Started with Arduino book.

RedPark TTL Breakout Pack

RedPark TTL iOS Cable Pack

Makes interfacing your mobile device with the real world easy.

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