Paint Machine, a printer that prints small bitmaps on the street

Alex Weber has posted a new project on building a DIY Paint Machine, he writes: Here is my latest creature, the Paint Machine. It’s a machine the prints simple bitmaps with spray chalk on the street or sidewalk. Some of the key features: *dimension: width: 220cm, length: 38cm, height: 24cm, weight: 12kg *printing speed: ca. 0.036 km/h […]

Automatic 18650 Analyzer

Gregor wrote an instructable detailing the build of his Automatic 18650 Analyzer project: The idea behind this project was to create a cost effective device that could automatically charge and discharge multiple 18650 cells while determining the effective capacity of each individual cell. Individual cells can be binned by capacity, so multiple parallel packs with […]

DIY WiFi gas detector with text alerts

Stefan over at Hackster.io has written an article detailing his DIY Wi-Fi gas detector that sends SMS alerts: Hey guys, back with another little project that I’ve been fiddling with for the past week. With kids around, every parent is thinking how to make their home safer for the little ones and for everybody in general. One […]

Open Inverter, an open source micro-solar inverter

Ken Boak has been working on an open source micro-solar inverter project: We wanted to make a design that uses readily obtainable N-type FETS and an Arduino (more strictly a ATmega328P-PU on a breadboard) to generate the PWM signals and provide simple circuit protection, and load sensing. With the PWM signals generated in firmware it can easily […]

Dobot: Robotic Arm for everyone, Arduino & Open Source

Here’s an interesting open source project on Kickstarter the magical robotic arm, Dobot: Designed for DESKTOP. Arduino-powered, 4-axis parallel-mechanism robot arm with High Quality. For makers, educators, and everyone! We are six engineers who built a 4-axis high accuracy, high repeat precision, stepper motor, Arduino-based, desktop robotic arm called Dobot. You can visit his Kickstart page […]

ArTICL: Arduino and MSP432 Launchpad to TI graphing calculator linking

KermMartian over at Cemetech forum writes: A few weeks ago, I received a pair of MSP432 Launchpad development boards courtesy of Texas Instruments, and two weeks ago, I began porting ArTICL to the MSP432. I’m happy to announce that ArTICL is now available to MSP432 Launchpad programs. First developed last year as an upgrade to my […]

Soldering iron + Nodemcu = IoT device

Vegard Paulsen blogged about his soldering-iron #IoT project: My trusty old soldering-iron recently got an upgrade! With the help of a NodeMCU. a RGB-LED it now reports the set temperature to the #IoT Thingspeak.com server through WIFI. It also sends me Prowl messages on my Iphone when I forget to turn it off. It all […]

Mesa-Video: 800×600 digital video for Arduinos over 2-wire serial Mesa-Bus

kevinhub88 writes: This post describes Mesa-Video, a low cost, low power, small size and fully Open Source Hardware and Software solution for providing 800×600 digital video for Arduino ( and other ) microcontrollers.  Mesa-Video makes it quick and easy to display text and 24bit color graphics from any MCU using a single UART serial port […]

Specan, a reboot of the W7ZOI/K7TAU spectrum analyzer

Ashhar Farhan blogged about his spectrum analyzer build: The Specan is actually a very simple but robustly built receiver. it is, in essence, a double conversion superhet receiver with 112 Mhz and 12 Mhz Intermediate frequencies. The first mixer uses an Si570 as the local oscillator. The second oscillator is a crystal controlled at 100 […]

Yet another scanning Monochromator build

Kerry D. Wong writes: A while ago, I saw a video on the signal path in which Shahriar modified his Verity EP200Mmd monochromator/detector and turned it into a scanning monochromator. Inspired by his work, I decided to do something similar. Since I do not have the equipment to make the mechanical pieces, I decided to […]

Arduino-based “Analog” slow cooker controller

Dan Ternes blogged about his Arduino-based controller for analog slow cookers: With the AC power control figured out, I considered the User Interface. I opted for something simple. The Adafruit RGB LCD Shield would work well as it had both a display and buttons built in. Sure, I could have beat this project about the […]

Automatic feeder mod makes cat work for food

Here’s a cool automatic feeder for your cat that dispense food in exchange for a wiffle ball by Benjamin Millam.  He wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: I used an Adafruit RFID reader to detect RFID tags embedded in the wiffle balls: the balls are cut slightly, enough to slip in an […]

Arduino time lapse – camera pan device

An Arduino camera pan device project from Bajdi Electronics: I own one of these small action cameras (SJcam SJ4000). I bought it because it’s small, and easy to take with you wherever you go. To make nice stable videos I mount it on a mini tripod. This got me thinking that it would be fun to have […]

ESP8266 WiFi touch screen thermostat

An instructables on how to build WiFi touch screen thermostat by EasyIoT: In this tutorial we will show how to build WiFi controlled thermostat with ESP8266, Arduino and touch screen display. Thermostat will also show other info, like weather forecast and temperature outside. Total cost for thermostat is about 40EUR, which is price for basic commercial thermostat […]