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Arduino Tide Gauge

I used an Arduino and a US-100 ultrasonic sensor to make an extremely low-cost tide gauge. This project measures the tide by sensing the distance to water using  By: User61730 Tags: arduino tide ocean water us100 ultrasonic Favored: 0

Garage Door Sensor

This project uses a US100 ultrasonic distance sensor to detect instances of a garage tilt door being left open and sends an alert via the IFTTT mobile app. Additionally, the device logs temperature and pressure to a Thingspeak channel using a BMP280 sensor.

By: User61730 Tags: arduino esp8266 bmp280 ifttt webhooks us100 Favored: 0

Pool temperature sensor

This project uses a waterproof ds18b20 sensor to log pool water temperature to an SD card and displays the temperature on an LCD.

By: User61730 Tags: arduino temperature waterproof ds18b20 Favored: 0

My ghostbusters proton pack

Hi all. Thought I'd share with you my modded Spirit Halloween proton pack. It's about 80% scale, which is plenty big enough for my 7-year-old son, and still looks decently sized on adults. As soon as I learned of this pack, 5-year-old me just had to get one. And I had just gotten my Arduino beginner...

By: User58200 Tags: arduino proton pack spirit halloween Favored: 0

IoT Chicken Shed (Arduino, Wifi)

If you have chickens and find you're not always available to close the gate at night or check the water levels each day, then why not use an ESP8266 to automate your chicken door and receive alerts door status and low water level, as well a...

By: User18728 Tags: arduino wifi chicken coup shed iot esp8266 Favored: 0

Hyperweb: Interactive Art for Vivid Sydney

Hyperweb is a collaborative interactive sculpture installation at Vivid in Sydney. I designed and built a crowd sensing weather station that is used to control an audio "soundscape" within the piece. It also triggers light show events that coincide with the ambient tracks. Special thanks to Core-Ele...

By: User57542 Tags: arduino raspberry pi hyperweb art sculpture Favored: 0

ThingSpeak temperature & pressure logger

This project logs temperature and pressure observations to a ThingSpeak channel using an ESP8266 WiFi module.

By: User61730 Tags: arduino esp8266 bmp280 wifi thingspeak iot Favored: 0

Arduino Cooking Alarm with DS18b20 Sensor

Today we will be making an Arduino circuit that will start playing a noise if the water (or surrounding environment) reaches a certain temperature, in our case, that temperature will be 100° Celsius. This is a useful l...

By: User28028 Tags: temperature arduino piezo resistor Favored: 0

Accelerometer Controlled Animatronic Finger

This project incorporates two Arduino boards, in a Master/Slave setup. The master is one with an accelerometer (ADLX345) and the slave has a By: User28028 Tags: arduino servo animatronics accelerometer Favored: 0

Automatic Bike Indicators

This project uses an Accelerometer to detect when you are leaning left or right. Depending on if/where you are leaning, it will flash LEDs on the right or left of the bike's rear. Powered by an Arduino and a 12v battery pack (my case 8 AA Batteries). I have made a video on it below. By: User28028 Tags: arduino rgb led 12v adlx345 Favored: 0

Handheld UV Meter

UV is important to reptiles (and people) in processing vitamin D3 which is needed to absorb calcium. Without it reptiles often suffer from Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) which leads to weak bones and can be fatal. Thankfully, pet shops have the answer, UV producing globes which can stave off the dread...

By: User23708 Tags: arduino Favored: 0

YAM: Monitoring Animal Enclosures

YAM (or YetAnotherMonitor) I keep more than 20 enclosures of Australian native lizards and turtles and I want to make sure they are all in an appropriate environment. To that end, I built a microcontroller-based system to monitor the temperature and water flow rates for each tank, ...

By: User23708 Tags: iot arduino particle photon mqtt python 1wire Favored: 1


Tabot is a robotic tablet dispenser. It is designed to help elderly people maintain their independence and help anyone who has tablets remember to take them on time.

By: User34202 Tags: elderly support assistance care arduino Favored: 0

Keypad entry to caravan using Arduino

I used to sleep in a caravan on my grandparent's property and as amenities were inside the house I had to go in and out of it quite regularly. I got sick of fumbling around with keys to go in and out of my caravan, so this project uses an Arduino Micro, 3x4 keypad, LCD and an electric door strike to...

By: User245 Tags: arduino lcd keypad door lock Favored: 0

Cosplay Blaster

Hey guys! First time poster. I've been working on a blaster for my girlfriend's costume, and I thought I would share it with everyone. When triggered, it plays a selected sound effect and flashes the light. Pretty simple :)

By: User25752 Tags: cosplay toys arduino neopixel Favored: 0

FM Radio with Arduino, LCD and Si4703

A couple of years ago, I found a modern jukebox (with iPod connectivity, AM/FM radio, CD player and LEDs) dumped in my street. The body was in decent condition but all of the electronics were ruined apart from the LEDs. I decided to take it and replace all of the electronics with my own and add a fe...

By: User12615 Tags: arduino lcd si4703 radio fm radio pushbuttons Favored: 0

Coffee Grinder With Arduino

Using a few bits and pieces, this ordinary coffee grinder now has two presets to run the motor for a programmable length of time. The idea being that the grinder running for a set amount of time will deliver a certain amount of coffee each button press meaning the beans can be stored unground, keepi...

By: User245 Tags: coffee modification arduino coffee grinder lcd Favored: 0

Hands-free Selfie Camera Control

Ever wanted to record a video and be included in it? My children did. One does parkour, and the other loves to dance, both want to perfect their art by watching their moves during practice. They asked their inventor/tinkerer dad, "can you make something like this dad?"

By: User19662 Tags: arduino pixy mcu cam Favored: 1

The Hipster Coaster

We wanted to make a interactive display of the fun that can be had with DIY projects to take to Sydney Mini Maker Faire. We decided to do so by utilising the TinkerKit Braccio from Arduino.org, alongside some 3D Printing ing...

By: User17283 Tags: braccio 3d printing maker faire 2016 arduino Favored: 0

Remote Automation With a W5100 Shield

This is an Arduino project using and ethernet shield for remote control of a set of relays. The IPControl module was meant to be a simple web accessible device controller. It sort of grew! A little out of hand as you will see from the code.

By: User7346 Tags: arduino web ip remote control Favored: 0

House Power and Solar Monitor

I’ve had a Current Cost Power Monitor for a number of years which worked well until we put solar on the roof. The Current Cost can’t determine which direction the power is flowing and so power generation and consumption are added together on the Current Cost display rendering it unusable...

By: User5317 Tags: arduino rf current cost xantrex Favored: 1
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