Infrared remote control for home appliances is a popular project among hobbyists and students. Smart Outlet is a similar project that provides an infrared controlled AC outlet to connect any electric appliance and has an integrated timer in it. The appliance can be turned on and off from several feet away using an IR remote. The device is Arduino-controlled and has a LCD display to provide a menu based interface to the user for its operation and settings.
Infra-red controlled smart AC outlet – [Link]
How to make a simple wav player using Arduino? This method is smarter than “Simple Wav Player Using Arduino 1″. which actually should not be given the name “wav player” because it’s not flexible at all for the limitation from Arduino flash. This tutorial and set of kits, is complementary to that. By contrast, it gets greatly improved in the flexibility and sorts out the limitation problem by storing the converted music file into a SD card. Makers can build better music player on this basis.
How to make a simple wav player using Arduino – [Link]
Customizable, hackable real-time display used to inform you of notifications, tasks, metrics, emails and many more! by Jack Trowbridge:
Noteu is one of the first customizable, hackable real-time displays that keeps you updated in life, social media and business. Instead of needing to check multiple websites, apps or open any windows Noteu tells you what you need to know at a glance all in one place. With its easy to use Java application compatible on Windows, Mac and Linux you can choose amongst a wide range of updates and alerts with huge customization. Noteu being Open Source, based on the Ardunio platform, interfaceable with Java API’s and a simple serial protocol allows for infinite hacking.
Noteu: USB Hackable Real-Time Display – [Link]
TechBitar shared his latest project the BridgeDuino with boards from DirtyPCBs:
BridgeDuino is a Swiss army knife PCB for rapid networking of inexpensive wireless communication modules. Breadboards are super for one-off experiments. But after prototyping half a dozen wireless prototypes involving more than just two Arduinos, the wiring mistakes and associated debugging grew more time consuming.
I also wanted a PCB that can act as a shield to Arduino Uno as well as work with the inexpensive and low-power Arduino ProMini.
As of this release, BridgeDuino supports the following wireless technologies/modules:
IR Transmiter LED 940nm
IR Receive 38Khz
RF433Mhz FS1000A Transmitter
Bluetooth HC-06 & HC-05
BridgeDuino: A wireless Arduino HUB and shield – [Link]
World’s smallest Arduino Mega clone: an enhanced electronics prototyping platform. Better than a Mega, smaller than an Uno! by MEGADOM:
The MegaCube is an affordable and enhanced electronics prototyping platform meant for the intermediate to pro user looking for more than what the Arduino Mega offers in a package that is smaller than an UNO and is easily embedded in a project at a lower cost than the Arduino Mega or its clone offerings.
The Fantastic MEGADOM MegaCube (Arduino Clone) – [Link]
Microsoft have released a non-commercial version of Windows based on Windows 8.1 to run on the Intel Galileo development board. A spokesperson for Microsoft said “This preview Windows image is another opportunity for makers and developers to create, generate new ideas and provide feedback to help Microsoft continue making Windows even better on this class of device”.
The board and OS are part of the Windows Developer Program for the IoT (Internet of Things) which Microsoft hopes will encourage developers of Internet-connected devices to experiment with Windows platforms. The Galileo kits include the standard Arduino Wiring API and a subset of the Win32 API. At the moment Linux is the OS of choice among makers and for the next generation of devices but Microsoft hopes to break that dominance. Intel released an update to the original Galileo Gen 1 board earlier this month which features an improved control of its PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) output signals to make the board better suited for the management of 3D printers and robotic applications. Galileo Gen 2 can also be powered from the Ethernet port which the earlier Gen 1 version did not allow.
Galileo now runs Windows – [Link]
Integrated with the homemade low-pass filter, this Arduino-based simple WAV player is to send out PWM signal generated by UNO,
then through the low-pass filter and make the PCM data stored in the flash of UNO into sounds. Basically, the player cannot be regarded
as a pure WAV playback, because by extracting the data from the WAV file and storing it in an array format in UNO, this tutorial is for reference.
You can make SD card based WAV player by referring to this idea.
How to make a simple wav player by using Arduino – [Link]
Built on the basis of Arduino UNO, GPS, SD card, TFT, GPS map navigation system is to obtain the real-time position information via GPS, to send it to UNO for calculation, according to the calculating results, and teamed up with the
map file stored in SD card, thus presenting the position on TFT. The GPS system, owing the function to store the current position information, can be applied to running positioning and to record the running tracing.
Arduino GPS Map Navigation System – [Link]
This Instructable describes building of a fun and very simple LED clock using Arduino that displays the time to the nearest half hour using LEDs.
Arduino LED clock – [Link]
An all-in-one, water and sand resistant, solar charger, audio speaker system, and sunburn timer calculator by starwisher. Check out the project’s instructables page here:
This Instructable harnesses the power of Arduino, a UV sensor, and simple mathematics to make one nifty gadget sure to boost your outdoor summer fun – and minimize your indoor summer recovery!
Beach Buddy, a 3-in-1 solar phone charger, boombox, and sunburn timer calculator – [Link]