A Rocket Launcher running on Arduino

Zoe Romano April 2, 2014

rocketlauncher

 

When chall2009 was a kid, he loved playing with Estes Rockets:

So I decided to get back into the hobby but using all of my maker skizzls. So here’s a really cool Arduino Rocket Launcher launching 3D Printed rockets from my MakerBot Rep2! Enjoy! Fully Open Source for anyone to make!

 

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Full Assembly and Launch Instructions are on Instructables, Arduino code is on Github and the 3d files for the rockets are downloadable from Thingiverse!

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Growing your veggies with a smart greenhouse called MEG

Zoe Romano April 1, 2014

MEG presented at PopupMakers

MEG is the world’s first social and automated greenhouse, part machine and part community, now on Kickstarter. Carlo D’Alesio and Piero Santoro, the designer duo based in Milan presented the prototype  at Maker Faire Rome and also at a PopupMakers event last year.

MEG means Micro Experimental Growing system, runs on an Arduino MEGA 2560 which controls an automated “light engine,” water and nutrient tank, fans and sensors monitoring humidity, temperature, and pH. It’s smart because if you are not really good with growing plants, you can crowdsource parameters from other gardeners: your neighbour’s tomatoes won’t be more red than yours!

 

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A binary clock made with an Arduino Micro, GPS and LED panel #arduinomicromonday

Zoe Romano March 31, 2014

Directly from our Arduino community on GooglePlus: a binary clock by Jamie Booth:

Join us and show us what you made with Arduino!

Happy Arduino Day 2014! #ArduinoD14

Zoe Romano March 29, 2014


Arduino Day  Streaming from  ITP in New York (12-5 pm) with Massimo Banzi and Tom Igoe:

 

Arduino Day Hangout onAir at Adafruit on a special Saturday night 7pm ET March 29th, 2014 LIVE show!

 

Click and find the Arduino Day event near you on the Map.

29th of March Arduino Day: we are ready to celebrate with more than 240 events #ArduinoD14

Zoe Romano March 26, 2014

ARDUINODAY

Arduino is having a worldwide anniversary event on March 29th bringing together the people and projects that have helped it grow to where it is today. This celebration of Arduino and its community is a day of official and self-organised gatherings, encouraging people to meet and share their interest with neighbors and friends.

More than 240 user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, schools, studios, and educators around the world have planned unique activities designed for a wide range of audiences and skillsets.

We have created a map to identify all the community events going on throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Find an event near you at http://arduinoday.tv Read the rest of this entry »

Muzzley and Intel Galileo LED strip demo

Zoe Romano March 25, 2014

muzzley

Muzzley provides libraries for the most popular languages and platforms and in this project allows you to control a led strip with a mobile device (iOS and Android) using an Intel Galileo Board: Read the rest of this entry »

Playing chiptunes with Arduino Micro #arduinomicromonday

Zoe Romano March 24, 2014

playerMicro

 

Vespira created a project  forking a previous one made with Arduino Uno. In this case all audio is generated on the Arduino Micro:

If you look closely, you will see that I added a yellow wire going from the TXLED to the empty hole that was drilled over by the reset button. I added a single pin though this hole and epoxied the plastic in place to give myself another bread-boardable pin that has access to the PD5 signal which was not broken out. Simple mod really. Read the rest of this entry »

Anywhere, a personal autonomous sound installation

Zoe Romano March 21, 2014

Anywhere

Anywhere is a pseudo multichannel installation created by Dmitry Morozov, a Moscow media-artist, musician and engineer of strange-sounding mechanisms. It’s made using 10 speakers, optical relays, an Arduino Uno and a micro sd wav player. Read the rest of this entry »

Support Open Source Beehives and help promoting international bee recovery

Zoe Romano March 19, 2014

Open Source Beehive

Recent declines in honey bee populations raised attention of many scientists and now makers started activating swell.

The Open Source Beehives (OSBH) project is a collaborative response to the threat faced by Bee populations in industrialised nations around the world.
They’ve just launched a campaign on Indiegogo and are waiting for your contribution.

The campaign will help to build new sensors to understand the behaviour of the bees and the pollutants that are killing them. Also the production of the hives relies on the Fab Lab Network, which makes it able to be produced anywhere in the world. The project is proudly powered by the Arduino At Heart Smart Citizen Kit.

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Using Arduino Micro to make a blinking belt #ArduinoMicroMonday

Zoe Romano March 17, 2014

microbelt

Making a blinking belt with Arduino Micro, Altoids box, LED and some code:

This project had many ups and downs, sadly ending in a down. My greatest strength caused my demise since my aesthetically pleasing container, the Altoids box, is conductor and my LEDs, connected to the side, failed to blink properly. Even though my project didnt end up exactly like I intended, I still learned a lot from this project and had a bunch of fun experimenting with my Arduino Micro.

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