A fidget spinning robot!

A fidget spinning robot!

Fidget spinners are currently very popular, and if you get one you’ll certainly want to spin and spin, maybe thinking you’ll never put it down. Unfortunately, like Nikodem Bartnik, you’ll eventually get bored with this device.

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Arduino Uno-driven plotter uses rulers for arms

Arduino Uno-driven plotter uses rulers for arms

When you see a plastic ruler, you wouldn’t normally assume it was destined to become part of a CNC plotter. Maker “lingib,” however, realized their potential to be combined to form plotter arms, in this case actuated by two stepper motors.

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Face tracking with Arduino and Android

Face tracking with Arduino and Android

Computer vision has traditionally relied on an assortment of rather involved components. On the other hand, everything you need to do this complicated task is readily available on an Android phone.

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Arduino-controlled frame makes objects move in slow motion

Arduino-controlled frame makes objects move in slow motion

Though time may be relative, unless you’re planning on doing a lot of space travel, slowing things down in real life is “notoriously” difficult. On the other hand, with carefully-coordinated vibrations and lighting, the “sLOMO” device is able to make objects such as a feather or plant appear to move in slow motion with the naked eye.

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A capacitive touch Jankó keyboard

A capacitive touch Jankó keyboard

If you have even a passing familiarity with how to play a piano, you know that there are a bunch of long white keys, with a lesser number of black keys in a nearly-universal arrangement.

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