We've talked before about choosing the right electronics board for your project, but venerable DIYer Ben Heck takes a deep crack at it as well, breaking down using a discreet logic, microcontroller, or a Raspberry Pi.
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The Arduino is a cheap electronics board that allows you to make your own electronics without a ton of coding experience. We love the Arduino, but like any electronics project, coming up with ideas for what to build is tough. Whether you're just looking for inspiration or just need a place to start, let's take a look at ten of the coolest Arduino projects.
One of the essential parts of any home security system is a door detector that lets you know when a door opens. Over on Adafruit, they show you how to build your own that hooks into IFTTT so you can be alerted any way you like when the door opens.
It turns out that the power supply unit, or PSU, of a standard desktop computer is the perfect device to energise most of your DIY electronics projects. With rails for 12, 5 and 3.3 volts, it suits a wide range of hobbyist gadget demands. The following guide will show you how to transform a decommissioned PSU into a tweakable DIY power source.
Timelapse photography is great, and it's certainly something we've seen DIY solutions for before. Over on Make, they show off another way to do it, using an Arduino.
If you've ever wanted to magically unlock a door with a quick tap on your wrist, this DIY project is for you. Using an RFduino and some special door components, Marc Jensen, James Squires and Shawn Roske at Make came up with an interesting use of the Apple Watch.