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New Arduino Boards

Recently Arduino has announced several new microcontrollers.  The MKR WiFi 1010 and the MKR NB 1500 both have the same long skinny form factor as the Arduino MKR1000.  The MKR WiFi 1010 uses the ESP32 module to deliver 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth. The MKR NB 1500 is designed to work over cellular/LTE Read more…

Cool Arduino Project

Sleep Aids

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Here are some neat DIY projects to help you fall asleep. Sure you could buy an off the shelf product like Dodow, but where’s the fun in that? 1. FADing By Youz FADing or Falling Asleep Device by Youz uses a wood Read more…



A while back in NYC I spotted the Miffy Lamp in a store window.  Miffy is a character created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna used in children’s books. Since the Miffy Lamp only used white colored LEDs, I decided to replace them with a Neopixel Ring. This ring has 12 RGB LEDs and sample code had Read more…

Fortune Teller

Lucky Panda Fortune Teller

Several years back we made a large fortune teller.  We wanted to mimic an arcade cabinet.  Instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the fortune is printed out on a thermal printer.  We had a lot of fun building this.

Here is what the fortune looks like.


Voltmeter Compact

Simple Voltmeter

Over at Instructables, user braulio777, show you how to make a voltmeter with an Arduino. Also using a 10k resistor, 100k resistor and OLED display.  We like the simplicity of this setup.

DIY Clock

Real Time Clock

Here is a fun project we made a while back that involved soldering, coding and have a case 3D printed. Wanting a clock for my work area, I made one using an Arduino Deumilanove, Chronodot RTC, or real time clock, and a 7 segment display. I had the box custom Read more…