Using the MakerShield – Button


The MakerShield is a great prototyping shield but the button can be a little confusing to use. Since it connects to ground when pressed, it takes a little extra wiring and one change in the code to get to work with with the Arduino example sketch. Follow along! Read more »

Audio-Enhanced Touch Sensors to Help the Visually Impaired

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:57 pm

Add touch sensors which trigger audio tags. This helps visually impaired people find their way around a new device. Or you could make an educational toy to help Junior learn what things are called. Or you could add a warning to ‘keep off’ your stuff! Or…. Please note: I copied... Read more »

Instant Nature: Quick & Peaceful


I can’t stand listening to the hum of computer fans all day! Too bad we couldn’t just press a few keys and be teleported into a rainforest… Well, the teleportation part might be tricky, but let’s make something so that at the press of some keys, we can have different... Read more »

Laser Harp (Frameless – Open Source)

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:55 pm

I felt in love with Laser Harps the first time I saw Jean Michel Jarre play it live in concert (Rendevous 2 song). Since technology has developed so much it is now possible to build your own homemade DIY Frameless Laser Harp. Read more »

Luminch One


Luminch One is an interactive lamp controlled by the movements of your hand. Wave your hand over it to turn it on or off, or move your hand up or down above it to change its brightness. Inside the lamp, an Arduino hooked to an infrared distance sensor tracks your... Read more »