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.
Arduino Music Player
Due to limitations of the Arduino, music is generally a no-go, However, APC have cunningly managed to get the Arduino to play audio.
Toa Mata Band - Musical Lego Men
The Toa Mata Band is a collection of Lego Bionicles that play various musical instruments. They play drums, synths, glockenspiels and more!
Arduinome - The Arduino Clone of the Monome
The Arduinome is an open-source clone of the Monome with easy to obtain parts. The result is similar to the Monome, but with RGB LEDs.
Arduino Wifly Mini - Arduino Powered RC Car
The Wifly Mini is the ultimate Arduino powered RC car. It's got a camera and can be controlled by console joypads and steering wheels.
Giant 6 Foot Disco Ball Music Visualiser
This giant sphere is made up of 100's of LEDs to create a spectacular light show that changes in time with the music.
Tweet-A-Pot - A Remote Controlled Coffee Maker via Twitter
If you want a coffee to be ready for you when you get home, you can simply send a 'tweet' and the Tweet-A-Pot will get one made for you.
The Inebriator - An Arduino Powered Cocktail Maker
The Inebriator is an automated cocktail making machine. Simply choose your poison, and the Inebriator will make it up for you.