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.
Vibrating Gear Stick For Helping Change Gears
An engineer from Ford has created a gear stick that shows the current gear, and vibrates when you should change, using Ford's OpenXC API.
DIY Metal Detector Made With Arduino
When Geekphysical couldn't find his metal detector when he wanted to go treasure hunting with his son, he decide to make his own.
Make Your Own Retro Games Console
This DIY project sees a joystick controller and an arcade button joined with the Hackvision library, to create your own old-school console.
16x12 Grid MIDI Step Sequencer
The RN-9090 is an extremely well-built MIDI step sequencer that outputs pure MIDI to control external synths.
Overclocking an Arduino with Liquid Nitrogen
20MHz not fast enough for you? Why not overclock your Arduino to 65.3MHz? All you need is some liquid nitrogen...
Waste Too Much Time On Facebook? Try Pavlov Poke!
Waste too much time on Facebook? Pavlov Poke sorts that problem out by electrocuting you if you do too much procrastinating!
Laser Maze Powered by Arduino
Pretend you're James Bond, and make your way through this laser maze. The challenge is to make it through in 3 minutes.
Arduino Weather Monitor Using YahooWeather API
Do you need to know wind direction, but don't want to go online to check? This Arduino wind-sock will solve your problem!
Arduino MP3 Alarm Clock
Arduino models before the Due aren't well known for being able to do audio, but this Arduino-based MP3 Alarm Clock can play lo-fi MP3s.
Arduino Powered Mobile Phone
A rather cool yet impractical project considering how cheap phones are these days, but you can now build your own phone with an Arduino.
Paintball Sentry Gun (or Nerf if you prefer)
This paintball sentry gun can be used to stop unwelcome intruders in their tracks. It's an open-source project and powered by Arduino.