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Awesome dad builds an Arduino-powered button box for his toddler son

Arduino TeamNovember 22nd, 2019

Like most one-year-olds, CodeParade’s son really likes pushing buttons. Rather than purchasing a so-called busy board that might teach him skills like unlocking doors or plugging in electrical outlets, he decided to build his own custom device controlled by an Arduino Uno.

The resulting toy features a wide variety of lights, buttons and switches, and makes sounds to keep the little guy entertained. In the center, a big green button activates an analog voltmeter, which not only looks cool, but actually indicates the battery level of the unit.

While you probably won’t want to build this exact interactive box, CodePanda’s project is available on GitHub for inspiration and/or modification!


5 Responses to “Awesome dad builds an Arduino-powered button box for his toddler son”

  1. agentsmith1612 Says:

    Very nice project, I like it and plan to build it too.
    Do you have a rough wiring diagramm? That would help a lot.

  2. Adeosun62 Says:

    Interesting…. How do I get the full details of the project Sir?

  3. Poggy39 Says:

    This is a great idea for anyone wanting to create and build something memorable for the young person in their lives. I work with Arduino’s for different applications but this has to be one of the simplest but yet looks to be one of the most rewarding design builds I have come across in quite sometime! Great fun for both kids involved. So be honest, how much time did you spend playing with your creation before giving it to the child?

  4. Adrianotiger Says:

    Arduino is the best platform for that kind of projects…

    I also have 1000 ideas for my kids, but not the time to create all projects 🙁

    Maybe I will post some projects I made one day…

  5. circl-lastname Says:

    “CodePanda’s” umm you might want to correct that

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