A wearable, waterproof, wireless human-machine interface

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 10th, 2022 “Human-machine interface” (HMI) is a general term that describes any physical input or output hardware that people can use to interface with systems (like computers) and vice versa. That very broad definition usually applies to computer input devices like keyboards or output devices like monitors. The move towards touchscreens…… A wearable, waterproof, wireless human-machine interface weiterlesen

A wearable, waterproof, wireless human-machine interface

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 10th, 2022 “Human-machine interface” (HMI) is a general term that describes any physical input or output hardware that people can use to interface with systems (like computers) and vice versa. That very broad definition usually applies to computer input devices like keyboards or output devices like monitors. The move towards touchscreens…… A wearable, waterproof, wireless human-machine interface weiterlesen

Affordable CAT scan machine built with an Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 9th, 2022 A CT (computed tomography), or CAT (computed axial tomography), scan is a type of medical imaging technique in which multiple X-ray “slices” come together to form a pseudo-3D model. CT scanners are the kinds of medical equipment that are so expensive that manufacturers don’t even bother listing prices on…… Affordable CAT scan machine built with an Arduino weiterlesen

LEGO-firing turret targets tender tootsies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 4th, 2022 Stepping on LEGO bricks is a meme for a reason: it really @#$%&! hurts. LEGO brick design is ingenious, but the engineers did not consider the ramifications of their minimalist construction system. We’ve seen people do crazy things for Internet points, such as walk across a bed of LEGO…… LEGO-firing turret targets tender tootsies weiterlesen

Reducing automotive fuel consumption with an Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 4th, 2022 Every car sold in the last few decades is equipped with an engine control unit, or ECU for short. Its job is to control nearly every aspect about the vehicle’s performance by reading various sensors and acting upon those inputs accordingly. However, some older rides aren’t nearly as performant…… Reducing automotive fuel consumption with an Arduino weiterlesen

Reading typewriter key presses with an Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 3rd, 2022 There was a period in the late ‘70s and into the ‘80s when typewriter manufacturers tried to keep up with the tide of the digital age. Personal computers were hitting prices that middle-class families could justify and even the most basic models were far more practical than the best…… Reading typewriter key presses with an Arduino weiterlesen

DIY SawStop saves fingers from shop mishaps

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 1st, 2022 Many power tools have the potential to cause serious harm, but few are as dangerous as table saws. But table saws are also indispensable for woodworking, which means that people are willing to risk their fingers to use them. There is a manufacturer called SawStop that builds table saws…… DIY SawStop saves fingers from shop mishaps weiterlesen

Sommerangebote 2022: 8 Spiele unter 15 Euro + Sales Awards

Reading Time: 5 minutes Auf euch wartet wieder eine riesige Auswahl an spannenden Spielen zu absoluten Knallerpreisen: Vom 20. Juli bis zum 17. August laufen die Sommerangebote 2022 im PlayStation Store, mit bis zu 90 % Rabatt auf ausgewählte Games. Wenn ihr noch ein paar gute Tipps für den Einkauf braucht, schaut euch doch diese acht Spiele unter 15…… Sommerangebote 2022: 8 Spiele unter 15 Euro + Sales Awards weiterlesen

Equipping a go-kart with an omni wheel for endless drifting

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 21st, 2022 An omni wheel, sometimes referred to by the more specific trade name “Mecanum” wheel, is a unique type of wheel with “tread” made up of several rollers oriented at an angle relative to the wheel’s spin direction. They allow for forward driving like any other wheel, but also sideways…… Equipping a go-kart with an omni wheel for endless drifting weiterlesen

This coffee machine lets you know when you’ve had too much caffeine

Reading Time: 2 minutes This coffee machine lets you know when you’ve had too much caffeine Arduino Team — July 21st, 2022 You’ve probably heard that caffeine is a drug. That is true and it is possible to overdose on caffeine and die. Heathline reports that a lethal dose of caffeine is around 10 grams. But a typical cup…… This coffee machine lets you know when you’ve had too much caffeine weiterlesen

Playing record covers instead of the vinyl

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 21st, 2022 In 2020, for the first time since the ’80s, vinyl records outsold CDs. Digital music — particularly streaming — outpaced both by a wide margin, but the popularity of vinyl records increased while the popularity of CDs decreased. That’s because the analog sound of vinyl adds a dimension that…… Playing record covers instead of the vinyl weiterlesen

A 3D-printed CNC mill made from scratch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 20th, 2022 CNC machines (both CNC mills and CNC routers) are very useful to makers. With them, you can fabricate custom wood, plastic, or metal parts to the exact dimensions that you define in a CAD (computer-aided design) model. But CNC routers are expensive and CNC mills capable of cutting metal…… A 3D-printed CNC mill made from scratch weiterlesen

Touch-sensitive steering for a RatCar

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 19th, 2022 Bears on tricycles aside, animals are not very good at piloting vehicles. But maybe that is because we haven’t given them controls that suit their thumbless bodies. If a vehicle had controls adapted to a particular animal’s anatomy, could they drive? Back in 2019, researchers at the University of…… Touch-sensitive steering for a RatCar weiterlesen

Move this custom robotic arm through a touchscreen interface

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 19th, 2022 Normally, robotic arms are controlled by a GUI running on a host PC, or with some kind of analog system that maps human inputs to various degrees of rotation. However, Instructables user Maurizio Miscio was able to build a custom robotic arm that is completely self-contained — thanks to…… Move this custom robotic arm through a touchscreen interface weiterlesen

Driving a arduino robot car with nothing but your voice

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 15th, 2022 Traditional control of RC cars and other small vehicles has typically relied on some kind of joystick-based solution, often with one for adjusting direction and the other for speed. But YouTuber James Bruton wanted to do something different: make a rideable go-kart that is entirely driven with one’s voice. His…… Driving a arduino robot car with nothing but your voice weiterlesen

A temperature-sensing Pac-Man/Ghost LED matrix for retro gamers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 14th, 2022 Instructables users Monserrath Velasco and Santiago Guerra have created an LED matrix that not only features classic Pac-Man characters, but also shows the current ambient temperature by coding it as the Ghost’s color which ranges from blue (cold) to red (hot). The matrix itself was fashioned out of several…… A temperature-sensing Pac-Man/Ghost LED matrix for retro gamers weiterlesen

Minecraft controls this LED array

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 12th, 2022 A common question asked by new makers is “what is the difference between a microcontroller development board and a single-board computer?” Or, in more common terms, “what is the difference between an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi?” There are many technical differences, but people are really asking about why…… Minecraft controls this LED array weiterlesen

Brenda is classic automata nightmare fuel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 5th, 2022 Art is a strange thing. Sometimes its purpose is purely aesthetic. Sometimes it makes a statement. And sometimes it exists to disturb. Kinetic art is no different and some robots fall into this category. Graham Asker’s art elicits pondering on the relationship between humans and robots, as well as…… Brenda is classic automata nightmare fuel weiterlesen

This DIY basketball scoreboard looks and sounds like the real thing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 3rd, 2022 Inspired by his time as a scorekeeper in elementary school, now-high schooler Collin Wentzien wanted to recreate this setup by building a DIY scoreboard several years ago. His idea involved making a bright display composed of several seven-segment displays that could all be controlled by an external device in order to set scores,…… This DIY basketball scoreboard looks and sounds like the real thing weiterlesen

DIY diesel emissions monitor is a lesson in spectroscopy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 30th, 2022 Some things, like voltage, are very easy to measure. Other things, like the chemical composition of a compound? Not so much. Emissions from internal combustion engines are one of those things that are hard to measure. But Janis Alnis needed a way to measure his diesel soot emissions so…… DIY diesel emissions monitor is a lesson in spectroscopy weiterlesen

This project lets you experience life with a cybernetic tail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 23rd, 2022 Modern humans have forgone their tails in favor of walking upright, and this fact left maker Pengfei Zhang wondering what it would be like to have such an appendage. From this idea, she along with Sarvenaz Sardari and Xi Peng created the Cyber Tail, which integrates embedded electronics into a…… This project lets you experience life with a cybernetic tail weiterlesen

This high-speed Arduino pen plotter creates drawings in mere minutes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 21st, 2022 Pen plotting projects are everywhere nowadays, with the vast majority using a couple of stepper motors for moving the writing utensil and a servo to raise or lower it. But they are quite slow due to the lack of rigid assembly and because the servo motor takes around a…… This high-speed Arduino pen plotter creates drawings in mere minutes weiterlesen