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RFID-Enabled Arduino Furry Tail Reveals Your Mood

Only furries could create something so ridiculously mundane that it completely circles around lameness and cycles back to being totally awesome again. This RFID-enabled Arduino-driven tail apparently reacts to different mood chips, wagging if your happy or excited, so on and so forth. The tail is also controllable with the Wii Nunchuk remote. If your dressing up as a possum ...

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Arduino-based Lunar Landing Game

So, you’ve been looking for a way to test your hand-eye coordination and space travel skills that doesn’t require staring at a screen or actually traveling into space. The ATMEL AVR microcontroller and Arduino-based Lunar Landing Game allows for an entertaining experience that doesn’t require any digital visuals. The concept of the game appears to be something along the lines ...

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Arduino-based WTF Button Monitors Office Awkwardness

Every office has those moments where nobody knows WTF is going on. At least this office has taken the important step of acknowledging the problem. The WTF Counter system consists of a button hooked up to an Arduino. Whenever an awkward moment arises, an employee presses the aptly labeled WTF button which is connected to the Arduino. The Arduino logs ...

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Arduino Drum Kit

Party on, Wayne! Look, if you don’t have an Arduino by now, I have no idea what’s wrong with you. Grab one and then plunk down some cash for this Piezo Drum Kit from Spikenzie Labs. It’s a mere $18.95 and will allow you to easily hook up piezoelectronic sensors to your board and start drumming with any tangible surface ...

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Arduino Milk

Thirsty for a fun DIY project this weekend? Check out these light-up milk bottles controlled by an Arduino. Created by Instructables user Nachimir, he’s posted full out instructions on how to construct your own. The video is very eerie but don’t let that scare you off. I’d be more worried about having to drink all that milk in one sitting. ...

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Arduputer: The Arduino-based Computing Platform

We’ve seen the Arduino used before in multiple DIY projects and mods. Makes sense, especially since it’s a user-friendly microcontroller. But what about using the Arduino as a full-fledged computer? That’s what a guy named Johannes decided to do. Check out what he’s managed to pull off so far: I have resently been working on a project for the arduino, ...

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Power Glove + Arduino

Anyone old enough to have owned an NES when it was the prime system knows how awesome the Power Glove could have been. Alas, it was just a controller bolted to a neat-looking glove. Now, 20 years later, Matt Mechtley has done the impossible and has officially made the Power Glove cool again. Using an Arduino, a Bluetooth module and ...

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Smapler: Snap-on Arduino Design

The Smapler is quite the instrument. First off, you’ll have to build it using your trusty Arduino since it’s a shield that works in tandem with the microcontroller. It’ll allow you to build some unique and interesting instruments as well. This new snap-on panel really gives it more of an instrument-like feel though, don’t you think? It features 4 knobs, ...

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Control an iPod With Arduino

The iPod is hands down the most popular music player on the market nowadays. To really get the most out of it, you’ll need to whip out your Arduino microcontroller and the soldering iron. Using a new library written to allow control of an iPod through a the 13-pin connector, you’ll be able to write programs that can get the ...

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Arduino Burglar Alarm

While I’m not a fan of Twitter, I can understand some of its potential uses. Take for instance, a burglar alarm. By using an Arduino + XBee radio module hooked up to a home alarm system, Kelvin was able to have his alarm system send an SMS to his phone when someone breaks into his home. It will also update ...

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