Arduino has been a game changer in the field of Electronics. Everyone- from a trained Engineer, to an Electronics Enthusiast to a tech geek and now even for kids who love to code, Arduino has made it really simple to create interactive or controlled electronics devices. With an open source platform that is full of projects and ideas, it is easy to get drowned in the pool of inspiration. So to save you from the mess, here are 3 Arduino Projects that are a simple enough but challenging for a newbie. Hold on to this life tube and steer your way out of the inspiration pool:
1. Obstacle Avoiding Robot
If you search the web page, you will have hundreds of DIY, Instructables and videos for this fun project. This Cool robo guy is just like any other human. Only difference- Arduino UNO works as its brain, the wires are the blood vessels and for eyes we have some ultrasonic sensors, helping it to identify the obstacles, the heart no doubt is the motor shield. The only source of energy for him are the 9V batteries and the switches control the availability of energy. The limbs of the robot are the two wheels in sync with the “muscles” which are the two toy servo motors helping it to execute the instructions given by the “brain”. Simple Enough?
2. Arduino Weather Station
This basic yet cool device will help you measure temperature and humidity. The so called “blood vessels” here are the jumper wires. You just ought to synchronise the sensors (the temperature and humidity sensor- DHT11 or DHT22) with the Arduino to find out the room temperature and humidity and the output is displayed on the LCD. You can add more elements to it as well or even have your reading displayed on an Online Dashboard. Click on this link to find out more about how to do this project.
3. Control a Robot with your Hand
As the name suggests, this robot moves according to the movement of the hand. And has been made possible by wireless communication and micro-controllers. This project work with two micro-controllers- one acts as a transmitter and the other as a receiver. No points for guessing the transmitter one is in your hand and the receiving one fixed on the chassis of the robot. The transmitter sends the signal and the receiving module picks it up and controls the muscles aka servo/DC motors. The muscles would facilitate the motion of the wheels. And, let’s not forget the power supply!
There is so much more you could do with Arduino, but we’ll advise you to start small, take baby steps and these projects will guide you in the right direction. Once you have figured out the basics, go crazy and create something of your own!
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