A touch numeric keyboard for Arduino or Teensy

Giovanni Carrera blogged about his touch numeric keyboard for Arduino or Teensy: Very often, for our programs, we need a system to set parameters, usually of a numerical type. A 4×4 keyboard requires some space and then we also need a display. Here is the idea of using a touchscreen display to do both. I […]

Video tutorials: Building the Arduino based data loggers

From the comments on our Arduino data logger post: A visiting researcher dropped by our humble basement workshop with questions about the physical skill level students would need if they added one of our DIY data loggers to their environmental curriculum. I figured the easiest way to cover that was to simply build one, while they […]

5 LDO regulator considerations other than voltage and current

James Lewis over at Bald Engineer writes, “For an AddOhms series, I created a DIY Arduino I am calling the “Pyramiduino.” It is an ATmega328p based board in the shape of a triangle. Other than being cute, the shape does not offer any other benefit. The design features a 3.3 volt LDO Regulator, which is […]

Arduino time attendance system with RFID

A how-to on building a time attendance system with MFRC522 RFID Reader and Arduino from Random Nerd Tutorials: Before getting started it’s important to layout the project main features: *It contains an RFID reader that reads RFID tags; *Our setup has a real time clock module to keep track of time; *When the RFID reader reads an […]

Adding the Nokia 5110 LCD to your Arduino data logger

From the comments on our ChipKIT based weather station using BME280 sensor module post, Edward Mallon writes: A lot of us have ended up at this sensor / screen combination. But I couldn’t afford the extravagance of six dedicated control lines on our little pro mini based loggers. However with some slight modification, you can drive […]

Rombus pinball – a LattePanda mini pinball machine

Matt Brailsford (aka Circuitbeard) has a nice write-up about building his mini pinball machine with a lattepanda core running dual monitors: I generally start my projects by thinking about the hardware that I’m going to want to use as I’ll need to know sizes when it comes to the design phase. My first thought was to […]

How servo motors work and how to control servos using Arduino

Dejan Nedelkovski over at HowToMechatronics shared detailed tutorial on how servo motors work and how to control servos using Arduino and PCA9685 PWM driver: There are many types of servo motors and their main feature is the ability to precisely control the position of their shaft. A servo motor is a closed-loop system that uses […]

Traktorino, an open source DIY MIDI controller

Here’s an Arduino based open source MIDI controller by Musico Nerd, the Traktorino: The Traktorino is a powerful low-cost DIY MIDI Controller. It is based in the Arduino platform and it comes in DIY kit, or assembled. In its core, there’s a shield that connects to an Arduino Uno, which uses open-source code, making it […]

‘Daytime Running Light’ module (DRL) with ATtiny85

Nicu Florica writes: A reader of my sites and blogs, Mr. Liviu Hinoveanu wanted to replace classical DRL module made with 555 with Attiny85 programmed in Arduino style. He send me the schematic and PCB designed with Livewire and PCB Wisard software After I undertand what module must work, I write DRL_ATtiny85.ino sketch. Mr. Hinoveanu […]

Laser arm

Facelesstech published a new build: So some time last year I ordered one of those servo 2 axes (pan and tilt torret) arm kits from aliexpress. It was fun to play with but I didn’t quite find a reason to use it in a project. Then I seen this project on hackaday and a light bulb went off […]

Arduino controlled Dual Mono AK4490 DAC (part 3)

Here’s the part 3 of Dimitris’ Arduino controlled Dual Mono AK4490 DAC project we covered previously: Following up on Part 2, it’s time to talk about the output stage. This output stage is the brainchild of my friend Kostas, all I did was lay out the PCB. It is a fully discreet single-ended class-A output stage, […]

TWANG, an Arduino-based dungeon crawler

Bdring built his own Arduino-based 1D dungeon crawler inspired by Robin Baumgarten’s  Line Wobbler: I have been a Patron of Robin Baumgarten for a while. He makes experimental hardware for games. His Line Wobbler one dimensional dungeon crawler is my favorite and I have always wanted to play it. It uses a door stop spring […]

Yield function, printable class and mapping arrays: Useful but unknown features from Arduino core

Yahya Tawil over at Atadiat wrote a new tip for Arduino developers about three hidden and useful features in Arduino core: Arduino core, the source code of Arduino API functions and classes, has three useful features that can be used effectively. As the Arduino core documentation doesn’t mention them (at least until the time of publishing […]

Arduino Tutorial: Adding sensors to your data logger

Edward Mallon writes: This post isn’t another How-To tutorial for a specific sensor because the Arduino community has already produced a considerable number of resources like that.  You’d be hard pressed to find any sensor in the DIY market that doesn’t give you a dozen cookbook recipes to follow after a simple Google search. In […]

Arduino controlled Dual Mono AK4490 DAC (part 2)

An update on Arduino controlled Dual Mono AK4490 DAC project we covered previously: After I was certain that everything related to the software was working the way it should, I designed a “motherboard” that would take care of the following: Accept the STM32F106 board Accept the 3.5″ TFT Accommodate an 24LC256 EEPROM chip, used to […]

Weather logger with Losant and Amazon Alexa

Steve documented his experience experimenting with home weather logging: Like a million other people on the Internet, I’ve been experimenting with home weather logging. I roll my eyes at the phrase “Internet of Things”, but it’s hard to deny the potential of cheap networked sensors and switches, and a weather logging system is like this […]