The maker community have created an amazing array of unique projects over the years. We're always interested in what makers are creating, and here we feature and showcase some of the best Arduino projects from around the world. There are creative projects – like music controllers, time-lapse tools – there are wacky and dangerous projects like sentry guns and high-voltage x-ray machines; there are also useful projects like robotics arms and automated garage door openers, plus so much more. The maker community can create incredibly interesting projects when let loose, and in keeping with the community spirit; many of the Arduino projects we feature are open source – the code and schematics are freely available on the web.
SNES Controller Converted To USB
This SNES controller has been converted to USB thanks to a tiny embedded Arduino.
Cthulhinho - Arcade Style MIDI Controller
Cthulhinho is a custom built, Arduino based MIDI controller by Matija Kostevc, designed to control multiple instruments at once during live performances.
Booby Trap The Office Kitchen
Is there someone light-fingered in your office, or do you just like pranking? Either way, this booby trapped bowl will do the trick.
Control Mario Kart With A Real Car
Mario Kart is a fun classic that a lot of makers will remember. Here Adam Ringwood takes it a step further by controlling it with a real car.
Knock Out Injustice with KO-Bots
The KO-Bots are a set of Rock 'em Sock 'em fighting bots, controlled via Twitter, that help to promote awareness of the L.A. Kitchen.
Arpeggiated Bass Glitch Synth
Want to make your own glitchy bass synth with an Arduino? The RobotGeek team show you how to build an awesome bass synth and sequencer.
Coke Can Piano
MIDI controllers can use all sorts of wacky interfaces. Here, Lucas Zanella has created a piano using nothing but coke cans.
Control Your DAW By Remote
DAW and MIDI controllers can be expensive. Here's an idea of how to control your DAW from a simple push button and an Arduino.
Arduino Based MIDI Volume Pedal
This DIY MIDI volume controller salvages an old organ volume pedal, hooks it into an Arduino, and output standard MIDI data to a synth.
Hear The Sounds Of Space With Stellar
Stellar is an interactive art project, turning the constellations of the night sky into a beautiful sonic representation.
Foot-Tapplingly Good MIDI Shoes
Ever find yourself tapping along to the beat with your feet? Why not put them to good use and trigger sounds as you tap!