Arduino

The latest ideas, techniques and tools for building with Arduino, a microcontroller and open source development environment popular for DIY electronics projects.

Perform A Brain Transplant On A See-N-Say To Add Custom Sounds

Perform A Brain Transplant On A See-N-Say To Add Custom Sounds

Hacking childhood toys is somewhat of a maker’s rite of passage around here. John Park over at Adafruit has made a habit of it for many years though. His latest, he shows how to transplant the brain of a See-N-Say to have your own custom messages. This update really modernizes things. Instead of a plastic […]

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Embedded LEDs Make The Coolest Birthday Cake You’ve Ever Seen

Embedded LEDs Make The Coolest Birthday Cake You’ve Ever Seen

Natasha Dzurny turned out this really cool project for Element 14. In short, she makes a birthday cake shaped display using flexible LED matrixes. Inspired by Lizzo’s birthday anthem, Natasha decided to make a whole party in the shape of a cake. She started with an Arduino Nano 33it and two LED matrixes and ended […]

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Building The Ghostwriter AI Typewriter

Building The Ghostwriter AI Typewriter

This crazy AI powered interactive typewriter has been bouncing around the internet since CES recently ended. it’s a pretty great example of putting a professional finish on an interesting piece. Luckily Arvind Sanjeev, the creator, has shared a build breakdown on twitter. Be sure to go read the entire thread, it is fascinating. Arvind started […]

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Who Stepped Up When the Chips Were Down?

Who Stepped Up When the Chips Were Down?

It’s been another tumultuous year in the world of embedded electronics. Supply chain snags have scarcely relented, while new chips jostle for position as the maker’s go-to. Meanwhile, lots of exciting new boards, software, and other technologies let us continue to innovate. Let’s survey the maker landscape and see who stepped up when the chips were […]

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Smart Swaps For Hard To Find Boards

Smart Swaps For Hard To Find Boards

We can’t hardly wait for the chip shortage to be over and dev boards to be abundant again, but instead of waiting for somebody to fix the supply chain, we’ve gathered a list of near substitutes and potential replacements for your next project. Unsatisfied with back-orders for your favorite Raspberry Pi or Arduino? Use the […]

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Arduino Brings PLC Features To Their IDE

Arduino Brings PLC Features To Their IDE

There have been several occasions where I’ve been in the presence of electrical engineers, discussing the proliferation of Arduino in the maker community and seeking their thoughts. Often, the conversation turns to the divide between makers tinkering at home and engineers working with PLC systems. For those who are not familiar with PLCs, I’ll keep […]

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MicroPython Comes To Arduino… Experimentally

MicroPython Comes To Arduino… Experimentally

We’ve been keeping our eyes on MicroPython for some time now. It would seem that there is quite a draw for many users due to how incredibly easy MicroPython can be for beginners. The folks at Arduino seem to be interested in this as well. They published a blog post explaining that they’re experimenting with […]

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