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AutoStrap is a self-tightening strap that’s like something out of Back to the Future

Reading Time: 2 minutes AutoStrap is a self-tightening strap that’s like something out of Back to the Future Arduino Team — January 18th, 2022 For wearable devices, attaching them to an arm or leg can be an annoying process since the straps used often have complicated tightening/locking mechanisms. This is what inspired one Instructables user who goes by The Puma to create […]

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AIfES releases exciting new version of TinyML library for Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 17th, 2022 Last July AIfES (Artificial Intelligence for Embedded Systems) from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS) was launched. This open source solution makes it possible to run, and even train, artificial neural networks (ANN) on almost any hardware, including the Arduino UNO.  The team hasn’t stopped work […]

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This clock counts down to retirement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 14th, 2022 For most people, the idea of retiring is a very exciting thought. Finally, after decades of hard work, you can clock out for the last time and spend the rest of your life relaxing and enjoying your leisure years. RdRnr318’s coworker updates her whiteboard every day to countdown the […]

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PVC pipe plotter prints pretty pictures

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 5th, 2022 Instructables user tuenhidiy wanted to create a new kind of CNC plotter that was unlike nearly all of the others you’ve seen. Rather than use aluminum extrusions or wood, this machine is constructed from various pieces of PVC pipe all cut to exact lengths, hence its name, the “CoreXZ […]

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Neatly fold your t-shirts with an Arduino-powered robot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 3rd, 2022 Folding t-shirts isn’t a fun process for many people, and even worse, it’s difficult to get them looking the exact same way when the pile of folded clothing is completed. So in order to make it easier, mechanical engineering students Pietro Oppici, Corentin Vandebroek, Stefano Pontoglio, and Quentin Bertieaux set […]

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Homemade thermal battery system keeps the shop cool with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 3rd, 2022 When trying to cool off a space, most people reach for an air conditioning unit that uses a pump, compressor, refrigerant, and a radiator to move heat from inside a room to the outside air. But in a break from this typical model, YouTuber Curtis in Seattle came up […]

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This gear turns only once every 346 quintillion years

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 31st, 2021 Mechanical advantage is the single most important principle in mechanical engineering. Archimedes is quoted as saying “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” We could say the same of gear reductions, but they have the added […]

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Nikodem Bartnik created a powerful robotic chassis using T-Motor AK series actuators and Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 28th, 2021 After attempting to incorporate a few AK80-9 actuators from T-Motor into a robotic arm project, YouTuber Nikodem Bartnik was forced to pivot to a different kind of project: a universal robotic chassis/platform. By using these high-power and high-precision motors, his robot could be both fast and accurate while moving along the floor. Once […]

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Becky Stern’s machine brings the NYC hot dog experience to you

Reading Time: 2 minutes Becky Stern’s machine brings the NYC hot dog experience to you Arduino Team — December 24th, 2021 For her gift to Colin Furze as a participant in this year’s YouTube Makers Secret Santa event, Becky Stern opted to bring the street food of New York City in the form of a mostly automatic hot dog dressing machine. It was designed […]

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Retrofit your light switch with this remote-controlled device

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 23rd, 2021 It can be extremely annoying and frustrating to finally get comfortable somewhere only to realize that you forgot to turn off a light, thus requiring a short journey to and from the wall switch. Mechanical engineering student and Instructables user alanmerritt ran into the same problem in his dorm room, so […]

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Small-scale autonomous boat made out of recycled water bottles and a Tupperware container

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 16th, 2021 As part of their city’s beach restoration project, Instructables users Kousheek Chalraborty and Satya Schiavvina, who go by the team name Technovation, needed to construct a small and cheap boat that could assist in mapping the depth of the sea floor at various locations. The design they were able to come […]

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Produce pretty patterns with this Arduino-powered project

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 15th, 2021 Oftentimes, even the simplest of machines can produce intricate results, and that is perhaps best demonstrated by Instructables user Dee et Ko and their pattern making device. Reminiscent of a Spirograph, it consists of just a few parts — two stepper motors, an Arduino Uno, a motor shield, and a marker — […]

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One board to rule them all: History of the Arduino UNO

Reading Time: 10 minutes As familiar as we all are with the UNO, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about the iconic Arduino microcontroller board. Put on your rose-tinted spectacles, and let’s wax poetic about the origins of this beloved maker board. Rise of the Techno-Hippies By 2009, the team that would become Arduino was gathering steam. A […]

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Our 12 favorite Arduino UNO projects

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UNO wasn’t Arduino’s first board, and it won’t be its last. There have been many varieties of microcontroller and maker boards before and after the UNO, but none have been as iconic. As we cross the epic milestone of 10 million UNOs sold and the launch of the UNO Mini Limited Edition, we decided […]