Add an inexpensive digital readout to your drill press
A drill press is a very useful tool that lets you slowly drill holes that are perfectly perpendicular to the work piece. And good drill presses give you a readout that lets you drill to a precise depth. But the cheap drill press stands for hand drills make that difficult. To solve this problem on […] The post Add an inexpensive digital readout to your drill press appeared first on Arduino Blog.
TAST-E is an animatronic robot head with a sense of taste and smell
There are many theories that attempt to explain the uncanny valley, which is a range of humanoid realness that is very disconcerting to people. When something looks almost human, we find it disturbing. That often applies to robots with faces — or robots that are faces, as is the case with the TAST-E robot that has a sense of […] The post TAST-E is an animatronic robot head with a sense of taste and smell appeared first on Arduino Blog.
UNO R4 Stars: Meet Daniel Jansson
The launch of the Arduino UNO R4 marks a huge leap forward for our community. For us, it’s also the chance to celebrate the people who bring our ecosystem to life with their bright ideas, radiant enthusiasm, and shining insight. That is how the UNO R4 Stars blog post series began: to highlight makers who have not only […] The post UNO R4 Stars: Meet Daniel Jansson appeared first on Arduino Blog.
Controlling a power strip with a keyword spotting model and the Nicla Voice
As Jallson Suryo discusses in his project, adding voice controls to our appliances typically involves an internet connection and a smart assistant device such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. This means extra latency, security concerns, and increased expenses due to the additional hardware and bandwidth requirements. This is why he created a prototype based on […] The post Controlling a power strip with a keyword spotting model and the Nicla Voice appeared first on Arduino Blog.
This DIY tool automates LED testing and current limit calculations
GPIO pins on most microcontrollers operate at low voltages, typically between 3.3V and 5V, and are unable to deliver much current — oftentimes stopping at 20-40mA. This is why, when setting up an LED, series resistors are used to limit the amount of current draw and prevent damage to the pin. Mirko Pavleski created a workbench device that […] The post This DIY tool automates LED testing and current limit calculations appeared first on Arduino Blog.
Arduino Education is a three-time Bett Awards finalist for 2024
We are proud to announce that Arduino Education has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories for the Bett Awards 2024: COMPANY OF THE YEAR (MORE THAN £3M) COLLABORATION WITH A SCHOOL for the Medellin Challenge with Colegio San Jose de Las Vegas in Colombia Bett INNOVATION AWARD for innovation on the Internet of […] The post Arduino Education is a three-time Bett Awards finalist for 2024 appeared first on Arduino Blog.
DIY PC case features interchangeable kinetic front panels
RGB LEDs are sooooo 2015 and the “it” thing today is kinetic art. If a blinking LED is the “hello world” of the microcontroller industry, then making something move is the equivalent of finally figuring out how pointers work. So Robert of the Ideal Idea YouTube channel had to learn a lot of new skills […] The post DIY PC case features interchangeable kinetic front panels appeared first on Arduino Blog.
Announcing a better Arduino Cloud, together!
At Arduino, we’ve always believed in the power of community. Our journey has been shaped by the incredible feedback and input we’ve received from our users, and today, we’re thrilled to introduce an improved Arduino Cloud based on your insights. This renewal goes beyond just a fresh coat of paint. It impacts not only the […] The post Announcing a better Arduino Cloud, together! appeared first on Arduino Blog.
This RC tank has Möbius strip tracks
Möbius strips are often used to symbolize infinity, because they are continuous loops with only a single surface. They can’t exist in real life, because every solid object in reality has thickness — even if it is very thin, like a piece of paper. But we can construct similar objects that loop and twist over on […] The post This RC tank has Möbius strip tracks appeared first on Arduino Blog.
This simple machine quickly dispenses labels
Most of us don’t use label stickers very often, so we can afford to spend several minutes fumbling around with corners to try and peel the labels from their backing paper. But if you’re handling many of them a day, like putting “fragile” stickers on shipping boxes, then that inefficient fumbling will be an issue. […] The post This simple machine quickly dispenses labels appeared first on Arduino Blog.
Home automation ideas for the fall season
There’s a lot to love about the fall season, and when it comes to home automation there’s a ton of opportunity here for smart makers to start playing around with new ideas and creations. In this article, we’ll take a look at some ways you can use home automation to enhance your autumn experience, and […] The post Home automation ideas for the fall season appeared first on Arduino Blog.
Ivan Miranda’s clock is a master class in marble mechanism design
There are a surprising number of marble-based machines out there. Marbles work well in machines because they roll easily, have substantial weight, and are very consistent in diameter. Ivan Miranda was able to take advantage of those characteristics to build this amazing marble clock. This project uses hundreds of marbles to display the time in […] The post Ivan Miranda’s clock is a master class in marble mechanism design appeared first on Arduino Blog.
This all-in-dashboard uses the Arduino GIGA Display Shield to control appliances
In a previous video about controlling household appliances and lighting fixtures from the Arduino Cloud, Sachin Soni of the techiesms YouTube channel designed a custom PCB that allows an Arduino Nano ESP32 to toggle a series of relays. But since then, he realized that his project needed a faster and more permanent method of getting to […] The post This all-in-dashboard uses the Arduino GIGA Display Shield to control appliances appeared first on Arduino Blog.
Introducing Arduino’s new storage libraries: Streamline data management for your projects
At Arduino, we’re always on a mission to make development easier and more accessible. That’s why we’re excited to introduce two new libraries, Arduino_POSIXStorage and Arduino_UnifiedStorage, designed to simplify how you handle data and storage in your Arduino projects. These libraries empower you to do that faster, and with less complexity. Simplified data management with […] The post Introducing Arduino’s new storage libraries: Streamline data management for your projects appeared first on Arduino Blog.
Improve recycling with the Arduino Pro Portenta C33 and AI audio classification
In July 2023, Samuel Alexander set out to reduce the amount of trash that gets thrown out due to poor sorting practices at the recycling bin. His original design relied on an Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense to capture audio through its onboard microphone and then perform edge audio classification with an embedded ML model […] The post Improve recycling with the Arduino Pro Portenta C33 and AI audio classification appeared first on Arduino Blog.