Have your Arduino let you know when your package arrives

How to program your Arduino to query the FedEx API every time someone comes to your door in order to determine whether that person was delivering a package. If you’re expecting a package, and can’t be bothered to go to the door to actually check and see who is bothering you, Adafruit has your solution. That’s […]

What’s the temp in your house? This Arduino-based Nixie tube thermometer will tell you

Because every engineer loves a good Nixie tube thermometer. If you want to know the temperature, normal digital thermometers, or increasingly the Internet, are usually good enough. Visually though, it’s hard to beat the warm glow and retro look of a Nixie tube. What better way to display this than with a three-digit tube display […]

This 3D-printed, Arduino-powered robotic mower will take care of your lawn for you

Build your own Ardumower for less than $300. Mowing the lawn; it’s a nice slice of solitude and exercise for some, and an arduous task for others, to be avoided at all costs. If you fall into that second category, then the Ardumower might be for you. According to its description,“With this download project you can […]

SumoBoy is an Arduino-based fighting robot

Build your own lean, mean fighting machine with this robot kit.  If you’re competitive, but not the fighting type, robot sumo may be the sport for you. Robot sumo is exactly what it sounds like – sumo wrestling for robots. Instead of you facing your opponent inside the ring, you have a robot attempting to […]

Hear the sound of 300 stars with Arduino

Artist Francesco Fabris created a sonic representation of stars and constellations through a dedicated interface. Unlike some science fiction movies would have you believe, there is no sound in space. With this fact in mind Francesco Fabris created Stellar. This interactive art installation was designed to be “a sonic representation of stars and constellations through a dedicated […]

This coat is heated by an Arduino

Odisseo is the winter jacket you wish you had… A blast of bitter cold arctic air has brought the coldest temperatures in decades to some cities throughout the Northeast. As wind chills dip well below 0°F and bundling up in layers won’t do the trick, how great would it be to have a stylish jacket with a built-in heating unit to keep you warm? This is exactly what an […]

Maximo is an Arduino-driven, 5-axis robotic arm

This affordable, easy-to-assemble arm will let you learn a thing or two about robotics. Whether you’re a novice Maker or a well-seasoned engineer, Maximo is a new five-axis robotic arm perfect for your desktop. The brainchild of Montreal-based startup InnoTechnix, Maximo boasts a laser-cut acrylic body and a wide range of applications. The arm itself is driven by an Arduino board and servo […]

An Arduino MPPT solar charger shield

This Maker decided to build his own MPPT (maximum point of power tracking) charge controller. Lukas was asked by a friend for help on a solar project. Inspired by an Instructables article, this friend wanted to make (or inspire someone else to make) a system to charge a battery to provide power in his garden. Charging […]

This Arduino-powered machine turns tweets into cocktails

Who knew you could get drunk on data?  You’ve most likely read a tweet, you’ve probably even heard a tweet aloud, but chances are you’ve never tasted a tweet. But that may all soon change, because Clément Gault and Koi Koi Design have developed Data Cocktail, an Arduino-powered machine that whips up cocktails based on, you guessed it, Twitter activity. Data Cocktail […]

Seeeduino Cloud is an Arduino Yún-compatible Wi-Fi board

This new MCU is built around the Dragino HE IoT module and the ATmega32U4. Adafruit has announced the arrival of the Seeeduino Cloud, an Arduino Yún-compatible MCU based on the ATmega32U4 and Dragino HE IoT module. The board features both built-in Ethernet and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi support, as well as USB-A port that makes it perfect for prototype designs requiring network connection and mass storage. The HE — which means “core” in Chinese — […]