Voice recognition is one of the best ways to control Arduino projects, but it’s not exactly easy to implement on your own. Instructables user ASCAS shows off how to add voice control to your Arduino projects using your Android phone and Bluetooth.
Laser cutters are great DIY tools, but they’re expensive. If you’d prefer to build your own, Instructables user SilverJimny shows you how using an Arduino.
If you’re sick of using your boring old keys to unlock your door, Make has a guide for using an Arduino to power a lock that you can control with your smartphone.
If you are new to DIY and are just getting into project building with Arduino, like myself, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. You might think you can’t learn this stuff. I am relatively new to the the world of microcontrollers, programming, and designing . . . but I did it, and it was easier than I thought! Here’s what I learned.