Test your aim in this carnival-style IR target game

Test your aim in this carnival-style IR target game

For a class assignment, Matt Robb along with teammates Kara and Andrew needed to make a project using an Arduino and various other components. What they came up with was a carnival-style game that uses a stepper motor to rotate three targets containing IR sensors out of a nicely-painted cardboard box.

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Measure RPM with an IR sensor and Arduino

Measure RPM with an IR sensor and Arduino

When dealing with robotics and other electronics projects, it can be important to know how many revolutions a motor is making. From here, you can infer the distance that your device has traveled, or any number of other important variables.

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Water speakers enhanced with an Arduino Mega

Water speakers enhanced with an Arduino Mega

Maker “cool austin” is a fan of water speakers, which pulse jets of water inside plastic enclosures to the beat of your music, but thought they could be improved.

What he came up with is a multi-tower setup that not only dances with light and water to the beat of the music playing, but splits up the pulses into frequencies a la a VU meter.

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Automated IC testing with Arduino Mega

Automated IC testing with Arduino Mega

Arduino boards by themselves are, of course, great for making a wide array of projects. Sometimes, however, you’ll need to add other integrated circuits (ICs) for extra functionality. If you want to be absolutely sure that the IC you’re using in your project is working correctly, this tester by Akshay Baweja will input the signals to the device, and analyze the outputs that it produces on a 2.4” touchscreen.

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Kid’s kitchen beeps with the help of an Arduino

Kid’s kitchen beeps with the help of an Arduino

While Roald Hendriks is quite pleased with the build quality of the IKEA DUKTIG play kitchen, it does lack one thing—the ability to say “beep.”

This feature was requested by his daughter, who for her third birthday wanted “a kitchen that says beep, just like mommie’s.

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