Musical Glove

This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions to make your own musical glove that will produce a different note for each finger pushed. Read more »

Building a Doodle Bot Kit

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 11:04 pm

The Doodle Bot is a simple robot kit for beginners that can draw pictures and write text messages with a pen. Sample code allows the robot to write messages created by the user. The size of the writing can be changed. The Robot is programmed using the Arduino IDE and... Read more »

Software Defined Radio Transceiver

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 11:02 pm

This is an amateur radio transceiver that operates on the medium or short wave bands. It is a software defined radio, meaning that it uses a computer to control the radio, to demodulate the signals received, and to modulate the signal transmitted. The computer control and signals in and out... Read more »

Build a Hot/Cold Detector with LEDs

In this project, we will combine an Arduino, a Ping sensor, and a small assortment of components, to build a project that senses distances as “hot/cold.” Once built, we’ll walk through the software running our basic “sketch,” (what an Arduino program is called) and then experiment with variations of the... Read more »

Sun Logger

A data logger is a device that is left to run for long periods of time, making regular measurements of external sensors. We’ll be using the Arduino microcontroller and a homemade “shield” (an Arduino accessory board) to create a device that gathers data on light-brightness in an area and how... Read more »

Monkey Couch Guardian

My cats like to jump on furniture and shed their fur, which ends up on my clothes. To stop them, I’m using a Monkey Couch Guardian. I made it from one of those old-fashioned cymbal-banging toy monkeys, modified with an inexpensive Arduino microcontroller and a proximity sensor. Now when a... Read more »

The BeatBearing Tangible Rhythm Sequencer

The BeatBearing is an exciting and intuitive way to make music. Move the balls on a grid, and you change the beat. Music sequencing couldn’t be simpler. Like countless other musicians, I use a computer to create beats and sequence them into mixes. Pointing and clicking with a mouse is... Read more »