July 10th 2013

10 Arduino Projects That Blow Our Mind

Arduino this, Arduino that. What is Arduino anyway? If you want the official definition from the Arduino website, it is “an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for  artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.” In layman’s terms, it’s a little board that you can use to create interactive stuff and connect it to sensors, lights, motors and other outputs.

More importantly, what can you make using an Arduino? Check out these 10 unbelievably awesome Arduino projects that blow our mind:

  1. Turn Signal Jacket for Biking
  2. Earthquake Warning System with Tweets 
  3. LED Table Top
  4. Automated Gardening System
  5. Twitter Enabled Coffee Pot
  6. Automated Cat Laser

  7. Laser Harp
  8. 3D Printed Quadcopter
  9. Game Controller
  10. Robotic LEGO Band

If you could make any of these projects, which one would you make? Or if you make anything else with an Arduino, what would it be?

Eventbrite - Arduino For Teens Workshop

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  • Badges What?

    On learning different skills maker kids are awarded badges. Below is a list of badges and their meanings.

    Bits into atoms! Turn that object in your computer into an object in real life! chemistry Chemistry
    crafts Crafts electronics Electronics
    fire Set some things on fire! food Awarded upon successful preparation (and, possibly, consumption) of an edible item.
    machines Machines microcontrollers Very controlling for a little thing
    motorsandengines Motors and Engines music Music
    photoandvideo Paparazzi-in-training powertools Give that kid a chainsaw!
    recycling Recycling robotics "It's alive, it's alive!"
    sewing Sewing space
    vehicles Wroom-wroom wood Pinocchio?