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Mapping Dance syncs movement and stage lighting using tinyML

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 22nd, 2021 Being able to add dynamic lighting and images that can synchronize with a dancer is important to many performances, which rely on both music and visual effects to create the show. Eduardo Padrón aimed to do exactly that by monitoring a performer’s moves with an accelerometer and triggering the appropriate AV experience […]

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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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Light Deck is a MIDI Lightroom controller

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 21st, 2021 Using Adobe Lightroom can be a tedious process, especially for those who don’t have their keyboards set up with a hundred macro shortcuts. Andrea Lunaro wanted to make this process easier by constructing a large, physical bank of buttons and potentiometers that can be used to perform a whole host […]

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Arduino enables USB mouse support on custom 6502 homebrew computer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 21st, 2021 The MOS Technology 6502 was one of the most popular processors of the 8-bit era. It found a home in legendary computers like the Commodore 64, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, and Apple II. Even the NES had a custom implementation of the 6502. Because the 6502 is so well […]

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This Arduino radio looks like something from 100 years ago

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 20th, 2021 As time has progressed, personal radios have shrunk from the size of a large filing cabinet down to a tiny circuit that can be integrated into other ICs. Instructables user exposedwire wanted to bring back the experience of a vintage 1920s radio set, so they built one out of wood that carries the […]

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PocketView is an LED display that shows info through clothes and other fabrics

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 16th, 2021 When receiving a notification on your phone, it can be a tedious process to take the device out of a pocket, unlock the screen, and then read the message. In order to make viewing simple information much faster, University of Waterloo researchers developed a small pocketable display that can […]

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This wizard-themed book nook diorama features a face detection system, LEDs, and an ePaper display

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 16th, 2021 The fantastical world of wizards and magic is one that can be explored by reading a book, and what better way to represent this than building your very own interactive diorama within a reading corner? Well, that is exactly what Andy of element14 Presents created when he combined a small […]

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Connect your space heater to the Arduino Cloud and control it via Alexa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 13th, 2021 Being able to design your own custom smart home device is a great way to both have fun experimenting with various hardware/software and to escape the walled IoT device ecosystems that so many users find themselves trapped within. One maker who goes by mrdesha came up with a smart heater […]

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Instantly test your cables by plugging them into this device

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 7th, 2021 Cables come in a wide variety of styles and attempting to diagnose a potential fault in one of their tiny wires can be tricky, especially without access to fancy test equipment. To combat this problem, TechKiwiGadgets created a small device called the Touch Screen Cable Tracer, which has several varieties […]

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Duco is a wall-climbing robot that paints circuit murals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 6th, 2021 When we think of circuits, we tend to picture wires or PCB traces. But a circuit is anything that conducts electricity between components. Today we have more options than ever before thanks to material like conductive ink and thread. Utilizing conductive ink on a large scale, Duco is an […]

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Duco is a wall-climbing robot that paints circuit murals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 6th, 2021 When we think of circuits, we tend to picture wires or PCB traces. But a circuit is anything that conducts electricity between components. Today we have more options than ever before thanks to material like conductive ink and thread. Utilizing conductive ink on a large scale, Duco is an […]

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OMNi is a modular, omnidirectional robot for museum duties

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 5th, 2021 Museums allow people to explore topics in history, science, and much more through the use of exhibits that are often comprised of screens or some other interactive medium. Staff are given the role of visiting each one periodically and checking to see if they still work correctly as well […]

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Portenta H7 Lite Connected hits another sweet spot for pro users

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 5th, 2021 We launched the powerful Portenta H7 last year. The more targeted Portenta H7 Lite just a few weeks ago. And we’re back (already!), with another new product that fills the gap between the previous two versions. It’s known as Portenta H7 Lite Connected, but we like to call it […]

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The Graffomat is a giant plotter that automates graffiti art

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 4th, 2021 After visiting the large graffiti walls near his workshop in Berlin, Niklas Roy wanted to get involved by constructing a machine that can do the painting for him. In its most basic form, the system — which Roy calls the Graffomat — consists of two axes that work together to paint either […]