Build A Temperature, Humidity And Smoke Alarm System With An Arduino

Keeping track of the temperature, humidity and smoke level in your house is important. If you want to make your own system for doing so, Instructables user ICStation shows off how to use an Arduino to do it.

Hover Adds Gesture Control To Arduino And Raspberry Pi Projects

Doing an electronics project and need a way to input data? Hover is a simple little add-on that makes it easy to add gesture and touch controls to your projects.

Build Your Own Potted Plant Protector That Monitors A Plant's Health

Killing plants is easy, but keeping them alive and healthy is a lot more rewarding. If you have a black thumb and need a little help keeping your indoor plants alive, this project from Make shows you how to build an Arduino-powered monitoring system.

I'm Becky Stern Of Adafruit, And This Is How I Work

Is Becky Stern an artist or engineer or designer? At Adafruit Industries, it’s all of the above. As Director of Wearable Electronics, Becky combines her DIY skills with crafting talents to build cool gizmos that utilise all sorts of electronic components.

Control Arduino Projects With Your Voice And An Android Phone

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.

The Discovering Arduino DIY Kit Gets You Started With Electronics

There are plenty of starter kits to choose from if you’re interested in tinkering with electronics, but the Discovering Arduino DIY Kit is one of the more expansive. It gets you started both with general electronics and Arduino programming.

Build A Smartphone-Connected Garage Door Opener With An Arduino

Garage door openers are usually made up of a single button. If you want something more high tech, Instructables user MegunoLink shows off how to build a garage door opener you can control with your smartphone.

Use NFC Tags To Unlock Your Computer

Near-Field Communication (NFC) is useful for all sorts of things, including locking or unlocking your PC when you sit down to work. The Electrodog Show, over at Instructables, shows us how to set it up.

Build Your Own Arduino-Powered Laser Cutter

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.

This Auto-Trigger Spray Bottle Keeps Cats Off Counters

If you’re looking for a new way to keep cats off kitchen counters or regularly mist the plants, Tinkernut‘s auto-triggered squirt-bottle hacks may work for you. One’s easy to make, the other’s high-tech but more functional.