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DuinoDrive: A Crowdfunded Retro Game Console for Makers and DIYers

DuinoDrive: A Crowdfunded Retro Game Console for Makers and DIYers

Currently looking for backers on Kickstarter, DuinoDrive is a fascinating little project kit that lets you build your own retro console. Pleasingly 8-bit, the aim of the project is to “crack open the technology behind the video game.” It does this by letting you build the console, program your own games, and develop new skills.

Party with this Arduino-Based Shot Dispenser

Among the many amazing projects for an Arduino, this might just be the most useful. After all, who can argue with a machine that dispenses shots of your favorite tipple?
Let Your Robot Make the Cakes!

Let Your Robot Make the Cakes!

Disclaimer: in this writer’s opinion, there is no way a mechanically made cake can taste quite as good as one made by hand.
A YouTube Media Remote Powered by Arduino!

A YouTube Media Remote Powered by Arduino!

Ever used a wireless remote keyboard – one of those typically intended for media centres – and decided the buttons were too small or found the touchpad too temperamental?
Connect an Arduino to Otto’s DIY Eurorack Prototype Boards

Connect an Arduino to Otto’s DIY Eurorack Prototype Boards

Otto's DIY makes learning and experimenting easier and more accessible. Building eurorack modules is a great way to learn electronics, get creative and have fun.
Build Your Own Arduino Keyboard Synth!

Build Your Own Arduino Keyboard Synth!

Like the Raspberry Pi, the Arduino is one of those tools that has immense potential but can end up being put away in a box and forgotten about. Well, now it’s time to open that box again: this project is the perfect way to start getting to grips with Arduino once more.
Introducing Ardublockly for Arduino

Introducing Ardublockly for Arduino

The humble Arduino has powered many projects across the globe. Created in the early 2000s, the Arduino’s goal was to provide a cheap development platform for artists to experiment with electronics. For many years the Arduino set the bar for others to beat, and it wasn’t until the rise of the Raspberry Pi in 2012 that we saw competition that would offer an alternative experience for those new to code.
And Now.... A Guitar that Plays Itself!

And Now.... A Guitar that Plays Itself!

It’s 61 years since the production of the RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer, an instrument dubbed “the first programmable electronic synthesizer.” It’s essentially the first device to feature automated playback; it can play itself.

Build Your Own Dot Matrix Printer with an Arduino!

Back in the days of 8-bit and 16-bit computing, office (and home, if you could afford it) printing relied not on inkjet and laser printers, but on dot matrix.
How an Arduino Can Help Make Geocaching Awesome Again!

How an Arduino Can Help Make Geocaching Awesome Again!

Geocaching - the GPS-era version of letterboxing - has always been awesome, but over the past few years has seen its popularity drop.

Create a 3D Printed Drawing Robot with Arduino!

Everyone likes to doodle, but few of us can draw well. Straight lines, in particular, can be difficult to master. Technical drawings and designs usually require a ruler and protractor, as well as a set square.
An artificially intelligent tea maker you can control using SMS

An artificially intelligent tea maker you can control using SMS

Building an artificially intelligent tea maker that would make Guy Martin the perfect cup of tea based on how he was feeling on that day.

Your Child Wants an Arduino -- Where Do You Start?

Children (and beginners) need the right foothold to get started with great tools, and the Arduino is no different. With many different versions of the board available over the years, it’s entirely possible that potential users have been put off.
Should You Water Cool Your SBC?

Should You Water Cool Your SBC?

Eventually, heatsinks just aren’t enough. We’ve all seen water cooling kits for desktop gaming systems, elaborate rigs for pumping water or other heat-absorbing liquids across GPUs and CPUs to squeeze some extra performance from overclocked processors.
An introduction to Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT)

An introduction to Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT)

The Internet of Things (IoT), those words will either fill you with hope or leave you in fear! But the IoT is here and many devices now communicate their information using a myriad of protocols.