Arduino Hacks

Incredible New Life Form Created By An Artist

Incredible New Life Form Created By An Artist

You may call him crazy but his accomplishments are truly incredible. Dutch artist Theo Jansen demonstrates his amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures, built from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His “Strandbeasts” (Beach Creatures) are...
Interactive, Portable “Magic Mirror” Arduino Project

Interactive, Portable “Magic Mirror” Arduino Project

Using an old suitcase, a laptop, X10 home automation parts and an Arduino set-up, this guy managed to build a fully-functional magic mirror suitcase.  Basically, it’s an interactive mirror which reacts to it’s environment using various...
How to: Avatar-Style Fiber Optic Pandora Jungle

How to: Avatar-Style Fiber Optic Pandora Jungle

By now, you’ve probably seen the bioluminescent jungles of Pandora in the movie Avatar.  Throughout the movie, I kept thinking of how to re-create some of the environment with the help of EL wire, fiber optics, and modern lighting...
Arduino Powered Helicopter with Four Rotors

Arduino Powered Helicopter with Four Rotors

We’ve seen loads of superb Arduino projects, but few which involve complex aeronautics.  Here we have the “quadrocopter” – an arduino powered, remote control helicopter with four rotor blades.  It’s a superb build overall with the...
DIY Home Decor: Compass Coffee Table

DIY Home Decor: Compass Coffee Table

You won’t normally need a compass in your living room. So, what could you possibly do with a few hundred? Turn them into an incredible coffee table of course! Just watch the video above see the neat effects of such a simple, yet fun...
Arduino Robot that Finds and Blows out Fires

Arduino Robot that Finds and Blows out Fires

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Car Hacking: iPhone Controlled Mazda

Car Hacking: iPhone Controlled Mazda

By tapping into his car’s onboard webserver and diagnostic systems, this hacker can control his car from anywhere in the world.  He’s able to start the engine, pop the trunk, lock/unlock, and view all vehicle diagnostics from his iPhone. As...
RFID Enabled Mp3 Player using Arduino

RFID Enabled Mp3 Player using Arduino

This is a fantastic, unique project which uses RFID tagged pictures to select and play album. The system utilizes the easy to use arduino microcontroller platform along with an RFID reader and is also ethernet enabled. View the Full...
Arduino and Ikea = Superb RGB LED Table Hack

Arduino and Ikea = Superb RGB LED Table Hack

Taking a stock Ikea table, this hacker added a set of 81 individually controlled RGB LEDs to the frame, creating a glowing livingroom centerpiece.  Using the Arduino, he can individually address each LED to control the color change.  Now if only...