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.
A useless machine is a box with a switch on top. Flick the switch, and a little hand will come out of the box and un-flick the switch.
Coin Operated Advice Machine
This advice machine bases its advice on how much money you put in. A lot gives you good advice, and pennies gives you rubbish advice!
Knock Knock - Wooden Arduino Knocking Calculator
Knock Knock is a wooden calculator box that is used by knocking the surface over which symbol you wish to use.
King Cobra Game Will Leave You Bleeding
The King Cobra is a game of skill and speed. If you're not fast enough, you're going to get stabbed!
Arduino Painting Machine
Here's an Arduino painting machine. It's an Arduino Due hooked up to a Samsung Galaxy Note tablet, and it's a pretty impressive project.
Arduino Controlled Yoghurt / Beer Maker
This Arduino-controlled yoghurt maker uses a high power resistor to provide the heat. It shows how a bit of ingenuity goes a long way!
Leap Motion Tilt Marble Maze
This interesting project combines a LeapMotion hand-tracker with a marble maze, offering 3D gesture control to the classic game.
Guitarduino - Max/MSP, Ableton & Arduino Guitar
The Guitarduino is an Arduino based guitar project that lets you trigger loops and effects while you shred.
Sound-To-Light Particle Lightbox
There's something beautiful about this lightbox. It looks like it is uses a HD display, however it only uses an off-the-shelf 8x8 matrix.
Floppy Disk Orchestra Plays James Bond
Ever wanted to make floppy drives play the James Bond theme? This nutty hacker has created a mini orchestra with 13 floppy drives and a HDD
The Meganome - A DIY MIDI Controller
The Meganome is a DIY MIDI controller created by Patrick Flanagan featuring an array of LED arcade buttons, and continuous controllers.