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Homemade Pirani vacuum gauge controller with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 15th, 2022 In theory, a Pirani gauge is a very simple device for measuring the pressure of a gas within a container, as it consists of a heated metal wire that loses heat as the pressure increases internally. With this value now known, the electrical resistance can be measured and used […]

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This Samsung Ballie-inspired spherical robot gets around on a couple of wheels

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 3rd, 2022 Back in early 2020, Samsung demonstrated their Ballie robot concept at CES, and although it never got off the ground, it inspired Derek Lieber to create his own version of a gyroscopically stabilized robot that moves with a pair of hemispherical “wheels” on each side. Lieber’s project, which he calls “Ballbot2”, is […]

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A DIY digital clock with a twist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 27th, 2021 The digital clock has existed in its current form for decades at this point, so it’s quite exciting to see when a new take on the classic design comes along. The Time Twister 5, created by Hans Andersson, is a fully 3D-printed electromechanical clock that twists certain blocks into place, which […]

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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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PneuMod is a wearable haptic device that produce pressure and thermal feedback

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 13th, 2021 When trying to imagine a new way of interacting with either a video game or even another person remotely, being able to feel both temperature and touch sensations isn’t what most people would have in mind. However, thanks to some very interesting research being done by University of California, […]

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Count down to Christmas with the Arduino-powered Hackvent Calendar

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 3rd, 2021 Along with the typical Christmas decorations of trees and elves sitting on shelves Tom Goff was motivated to build a DIY “Hackvent” calendar after being inspired by his son’s request for one. The design differed from the traditional Advent calendar in that it features an array of 25 lights, one for each […]

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Opa is an open source boat bot that navigates the open water

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 16th, 2021 Starting with an idea in 2019, Redditor wesgood has been steadily working on the Opa — an autonomous 3D-printed boat that can navigate open water while relaying its telemetry back in real-time to a client device over WiFi. After creating a small prototype, Wes built a second one that featured a pair […]

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Cascading LED stair lights prevent late night tumbles — and put on a show during parties

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 15th, 2021 Stephen Gidge and his roommate have a poorly-lit flight of stairs in their home. That isn’t a big deal during the day, but it is a recipe for late night tumbles. They could have setup some nightlights or installed a new hall light, but they were both experienced with […]

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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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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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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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Old dining table converted into the ultimate poker table using Arduino and LEDs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — September 29th, 2021 Poker is a fun game to play with a group of friends or as part of a league, and manually having to keep track of turns by passing a dealer chip around can get tiresome… quickly. Redditor tatey13 had the idea to build a custom poker table with some […]

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AugLimb is the extra arm you didn’t know you needed

Reading Time: 2 minutes AugLimb is the extra arm you didn’t know you needed Arduino Team — September 24th, 2021 As a maker, you probably have a third hand for your soldering station. They come in handy when you need to hold a component, PCB, solder, and soldering iron all at the same time. But an extra hand would […]

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Emulate the legendary Altair 8800 on your Arduino Mega

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 25th, 2021 The Altair 8800 is one of the most important machines in computer history and many consider it to be the first personal computer. But not many computer users today would recognize it as such. At release, it couldn’t even output video and users could only interact with the Altair […]