Laura: Emotional Compass Lamp

Story Laura Laura is a "counseling" lamp who is helping me to find myself and to understand where I want to go. For her great help, I wanted to give her a present that represents the work we are doing. The inspiration came from the need to find my street, and not get lost in the various paths that life presents you. From this, I have devised a "compass / lamp" that, in addition to helping you keep the "dire ...

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Chinese Rings Puzzle With Arduino

Introduction Hello all, The Chinese Rings Puzzle with Arduino is my version of a centennial Chinese puzzle. It is very simple to play and it is an example of a combinatorial puzzle, and lots of patience and concentration is required to solve it. The objective is to untangle the long loop from all nine rings, and the solution takes 341 moves (minimum possible). Once you learn the method to solve the puzzle, ...

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ATtiny85 EMF Detector

Story This is a simple tutorial to create an EMF detector. You can use Arduino for this job, but is better use a microcontroller called Attiny85. It is possible program it throe the Arduino interface. What is a Magnetic Field [from Wikipedia] An electromagnetic field (also EMF or EM field) is a physical field produced by electrically charged objects. It affects the behavior of charged objects in the vicinit ...

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IoT Pet Feeder: Use circuito.io to build a smart food dispenser for your pet

Story This IoT pet feeder is our first IoT project with circuito.io! We are happy to share it with our community to demonstrate how simple it can be to make basic IoT projects with circuito.io. We are also excited to share this project with you because it's based on a product that we worked on in the past called Playdog. You can make the feeder for your pets at home - it's both fun JPand useful. How does it ...

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Make your own gesture-controlled Wizard’s Walking Staff

Story This project uses the Arduino 101, a battery and an LED strip to make a gesture-controlled Wizard's Walking Staff. We'll define three different light-display "spells" you can summon by moving the staff in one of three gestures. Tech: The code uses the Inertial Measurement Unit in the Arduino 101 to read G-forces, but does not use the Pattern Matching Engine (for an example using the PME, check out Kit ...

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MorseCard – A Tiny Telegraph Station

Story Behold: the MorseCard! Fulfill your dreams of becoming a telegraph operator (or just make something cool to show your friends) with this weekend project. The MorseCard features a high-contrast OLED screen that will decipher whatever you tap out. I have written a variety of different sketches for the MorseCard, as the video above shows, that can do things like teach you Morse code, allow you to write o ...

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Starry Night Prom: How did I stand out at prom? In a light up dress of course!

About So for my Junior prom, I really wanted a dress I had seen online that was blue with a sequin ombre, but it was out of my price range, and way too voluminous. My mom and I had made my Homecoming dress the year before, so we decided we could tackle a prom dress, and after some internet surfing lead me to discover the Arduino had a sewable model, I was sold on the idea of making my prom dress. We stocked ...

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DIY Voltmeter with Arduino and a Nokia 5110 Display

Story In this tutorial I am going to show you how to build a Voltmeter with a big Nokia 5110 LCD display using Arduino. Building a voltmeter is a great learning experience. When you finish building this project, you will have a better understanding of how voltmeters work, you will refresh your knowledge of Ohms law and you are going to see in action how powerful the Arduino platform can be. With this projec ...

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Plant Monitoring System using AWS IoT

Story Picture this you are going on a vacation for a week or so and are worried about your house plant at home.Here is a great project to under take a week before you head out for your vacation. Build yourself a plant monitoring and notification system with the following feature Monitor the Temperature,Light Value and Soil moisture value using dweet.io OR using the new Amazon IoT service to log data to AWS ...

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LedMatrix Tweet Visualization

Story Description Display tweets with a certain hashtag on a led-matrix using an Arduino/Genuino Yùn or Yùn-Shield. We will use a Python script to log into twitter and check for updates. Configuring the Yun101/YunShield In order to connect your board to internet you first have to configure some parameters. Open your Arduino IDE and go to example -> Bridge -> YunFirstConfig If you are using a YunShield ...

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Purdue ExoMIND Glove

Description The ExoMind Glove is a wearable device equipped with 7 accelerometers that are used to quantify forearm, wrist, and finger angles. Additionally, an EMG with conductive fabric electrodes is secured into the sleeve of the device to monitor muscle activity. The glove houses an Ardiuno 101 which runs an interactive program to prompt the user through motions in order to gauge range of motion and dete ...

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Integrating Wiscore Alexa EVK and Arduino via Serial Port

Story Wiscore: Integrating Arduino with Alexa As part of the series of tutorials for the Wiscore Alexa AVS EVK, we will see how to integrate Arduino boards (Uno, Leonardo, Due etc) directly with Alexa Voice Service. The Wiscore board provides the means to communicate with other devices via the UARTs. We will in depth on how to enable one of the UARTs, connect an Arduino to the EVK and then communicate over ...

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