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.
Do you need some inspiration for your next project? Or do you just love looking at the amazing projects the maker community creates? Whatever you’re looking for, we feature 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.
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.
MIDI controllers can use all sorts of wacky interfaces. Here, Lucas Zanella has created a piano using nothing but coke cans.
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.
This DIY MIDI volume controller salvages an old organ volume pedal, hooks it into an Arduino, and output standard MIDI data to a synth.
Stellar is an interactive art project, turning the constellations of the night sky into a beautiful sonic representation.
Ever find yourself tapping along to the beat with your feet? Why not put them to good use and trigger sounds as you tap!
This DIY MIDI Fighter controller is a brilliant example of a project that is a relatively simple build, yet is a polished final product.
Is your controller for your toy train set a bit boring? Hook it up to a Wii Nunchuck and get full control over your train’s locomotion.
The Twitter Mood Light changes colour depending on the overall mood of the world, calculated via tweets on Twitter.