Find yourself leaving the garage door open? Check out this project that will remind you if you haven’t closed the door.
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.
Using the MeArm robot kit, and an Arduino, you can make an amazing little robotic arm for less than $100, that can be controlled remotely.
This Arduino based MIDI guitar synth controller uses 3 ribbon controllers as ‘strings’, 3 pads to ‘strum’ the strings, and an XY controller.
These pair of rollerblades by Anurag Mishra track the rider’s speed, along with the current temperature and humidity.
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.
Sesame is a project that lets you open a door by simply saying “Open Sesame” into your smartphone or smartwatch.
Flappy Bird, the game that took the world by storm, has been re-created on a 16×16 dot matrix.
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!
The String2String project is a blackboard that has been converted to smart-board, using a clever technique of reading the chalk position.