Arduino Hacks

DIY Arduino Balancing Surface

DIY Arduino Balancing Surface

Here’s another superb Arduino project using just a few simple components (which are available in our DIY projects store). It’s a pretty simple setup using a laptop, webcam, servos, and an Arduino to monitor and balance a ball bearing on a...
DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

Here’s another neat Arduino helicopter project featuring four infrared sensors and one ultrasonic sensor for obstacle avoidance.  We’ve seen an Arduino powered helicopter with four rotors and even one with six rotors too.  This quadcopter,...
Wi-Fi Enabled Coil Gun with iPhone App

Wi-Fi Enabled Coil Gun with iPhone App

We’ve covered loads of airsoft, nerf, and gun projects, and here’s another superb pr0ject to add to our collection.  It’s a coil gun placed on a turret which is triggered via Wi-Fi.   Additionally, it uses remote targeting and shooting...
Build a Self-Balancing Segway Skateboard

Build a Self-Balancing Segway Skateboard

This low cost self-balancing skateboard project is a mix between the Segway-like scooter and Electric Segway Skateboard we’ve covered before.  Add an Arduino microcontroller, a motor, and some sensors  to a standard skateboard and you get a...
Using Arduino and Peggy 2.0 LED Display

Using Arduino and Peggy 2.0 LED Display

This is a demonstration of the newer I2C/TWI Video Peggy firmware for the Peggy 2.0 display. Quartz Composer is sending its output serially to an Arduino. The Arduino then sends this via I2C to a Peggy 2.0 display. By doing this no modifications to...
Ultrasonic Pet Water Dish Monitor

Ultrasonic Pet Water Dish Monitor

Using an Parallax ultrasonic sensor, an Arduino and a computer this Ultrasonic Cat Water Dish Monitor project will allow you to monitor the cat dish level from anywhere. I think a cool upgrade would be monitoring and record the time and frequency of...
DIY Surface Mount Soldering using a Skillet

DIY Surface Mount Soldering using a Skillet

You may remember the Sparkfun article a few years ago when they experimented in using a skillet to reflow solder on SMD parts. Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries has made a new version of the skillet that has an Arduino for a brain and can process...
Location-Based Game “Urban Defender”

Location-Based Game “Urban Defender”

By using an Arduino, GPS, and an accelerometer, this group put together the “Urban Defender” – A hyper-local geolocation based game which allows users to “claim” various districts of a city by throwing the ball against a wall to claim...
DIY Football Hero using an Arduino

DIY Football Hero using an Arduino

We’ve seen plenty of guitar hero projects and even a laser harp hero, but now we have a football hero (Soccer for us Americans).  Made for the music industry, the director pulled together a team of DIYers and football players to make the game...
DIY Virtual Robot Controls Physical Twin

DIY Virtual Robot Controls Physical Twin

In this cool project, learn to use a simple robot to manipulate its 3D mirror image constructed in Maya. For the physical robot, he uses 3 servos and a PicAxe 28X1 micro-controller.  Each time the robot moves on its axes, movement is...