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.

Unlock A Door With An Arduino And Your Smartphone

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.

Build A DIY Posture Sensor For Your Chair

We’ve shown you a couple of ways to fix your posture and why it’s so important to do so. However, if they aren’t working out for you, this posture sensor might do the job.

Make Your Own Smartwatch With An Arduino

Smartwatches are neat, but they’re expensive considering what you get. Instructables user GodsTale decided the market options weren’t good enough and made their own powered by an Arduino.

My First Original Arduino Project: What I Learned About Learning

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.