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.
These pair of rollerblades by Anurag Mishra track the rider's speed, along with the current temperature and humidity.
Play V6 - 8 Bit Arduino Music Player
Play V6 is a brilliant little project that is a 6-part, 8-bit music player, made from an Arduino Uno, some capacitors and resistors.
The 'Piano Stairs' is a little project that plays a different note every time you step on a step, playing a musical scale as you ascend.
Open Sesame Door Lock
Sesame is a project that lets you open a door by simply saying "Open Sesame" into your smartphone or smartwatch.
Flappy Bird Clone On A 16x16 Dot Matrix
Flappy Bird, the game that took the world by storm, has been re-created on a 16x16 dot matrix.
Arduino Based MP3 Player
The Arduino itself isn't really capable of playing music on its own, but add an Anniken Andee shield, and you're good to go!
String2String - Digitalised Blackboard
The String2String project is a blackboard that has been converted to smart-board, using a clever technique of reading the chalk position.
Average Clock takes a bunch of real-time clocks, and calculates the average. The result is a more accurate clock than a single RTC.
3D Pad - Touchless 3D Controller
The 3D pad is a touch-less gesture control sensor shield, adding 3 dimensions of control, allowing futuristic style 3D gestures.
Create a Panning Timelapse Controller for Go-Pro
This GoPro time-lapse pan controller helps add an extra dynamic to time-lapse photos, by slowly panning during the shots.
Control Arduino Via Bluetooth And Smartphone
Kerimil shows us how to communicate between Arduino and a custom Android app. It uses Bluetooth, and the MIT App Inventor for the app code.