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.
Control Toy Train With Wii Nunchuck
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.
Twitter Mood Light - World's Mood In Colour
The Twitter Mood Light changes colour depending on the overall mood of the world, calculated via tweets on Twitter.
FAC Based Rubik's Cube Solver
This FAC based Rubik's cube solver uses a Pi to calculate the moves, and just gets on with it, in a beautiful, fluid motion.
3D Printed Watch With Alcohol Sensor
This rather bulky, yet coot, wristwatch not only shows you the time, it shows you when it's time to call a taxi as you're over the limit!
3D Printed R/C Jeep Controlled By Android
This 3D printed Jeep by Nicolas Roux, features tank tracks, and is controlled by an Arduino via an Android app over Bluetooth.
Kitchen Knife Orchestra Plays "Stayin' Alive"
This kitchen knife orchestra is a dangerous project that uses knives, solenoids, and some very high voltage to play a Bee Gees classic.
MIDI Controlled Floppy Drive Organ
A German youth club have designed the "Floppy Organ" - an array of 49 floppy disc drives, playable from a standard MIDI keyboard.
OK Google Powered LED Coffee Table
Harnessing the power of "OK Google", this coffee table reacts to voice commands, turning it on, off and changing colours.
Smart Ballet Using Arduino Lilypad
These smart ballet shoes track a dancer's movements, and can display them artistically via an app.
Smart Juggling Balls
These smart juggling balls change colour depending on the reading of a 6 DOF sensor, creating a hypnotic pattern of colour.
Garage Door Open / Close Detector
Find yourself leaving the garage door open? Check out this project that will remind you if you haven't closed the door.