Arduino Hacks

How to Hack the Esquire E-ink Cover

How to Hack the Esquire E-ink Cover

See the innards that power Esquire magazine’s new E-ink cover.  Six cell batteries and a few ICs are all that power the two screens.  It appears the screens are actually displaying color but they indeed aren’t.à They simply alter...
DIY iPhone Controlled RC Car

DIY iPhone Controlled RC Car

Combine the power of the Arduino with the iPhone and you’re bound to end up with an outstanding project. Learn how to control an RC car using the multitouch and tilt sensing features of the iPhone. View the Full...
DIY PSP built using Arduino

DIY PSP built using Arduino

In the spirit of the open source gameboy (#5 on the Top 40 Arduino Projects of the Web), Matt’s latest project uses a few Arduino shields to make the Open Source “PSP” with two-player ping-pong. Since the PSP has dual controllers...
Lawn Mower Controlled via WiiMote

Lawn Mower Controlled via WiiMote

We've got another cool hack for you, this time using the amazing Wiimote, from the Southern University of Denmark’s Robot Laboratory. The Wiimote connects to the lawn mower through Bluetooth. From there, a computer interprets the signal and sends...
Twitter Robot makes Popcorn, starts a Movie

Twitter Robot makes Popcorn, starts a Movie

Imagine this… On your way home from work, you send the Twitter command “Prep movie" to your robot.  Your robot reads the command, waits for a bit, pops some corn and starts a movie.  Build your own twitter powered roboslave and learn how...
Magnetic Levitation using the Arduino

Magnetic Levitation using the Arduino

This great project uses the a soleniod’s magnetic coil, a Hall sensor, and Arduino to perfectly levitate a magnet. The Hall sensor detects the field of the permanent magnet and uses that information to modulate the magnetic field of the...
Arduino Keypad Security System

Arduino Keypad Security System

Using the endless powers of the Arduino, one man built a keypad entry security system using the Arduino and some servo motors.  The project also uses a speaker to verify the door is locked.  Luckily, the project has detailed build...
Make a Mini Segway Using the Arduino

Make a Mini Segway Using the Arduino

Using the Arduino, and a couple LEGO motors and sensors, build your own self balancing segway-like robot.  We recently saw a similar balancing robot using a far more simple design. View the Full...
World's Most Useless (Yet Awesome) Machine

World's Most Useless (Yet Awesome) Machine

Inspired by Marvin Minsky and Claude Shannon's Ultimate Machine.  Build...
How to make cheap WiFi antenna booster

How to make cheap WiFi antenna booster

Patrick Norton Shows you how to make a simple WiFi antenna booster. This booster is a parabolic reflector made to focus a signal so it is stronger and can project farther. This is perfect if your wireless router is awkward and cannot broadcast a...