Poke an eye out with one of your experiments? Harness the awesome power of thermoplastic fusion to print a microprocessor powered bionic replacement! It won’t help your vision much, but no one will doubt your mad scientist cred. The Bionic Eye Module is a 46mm 3D-printed servo-powered electro mechanical eyeball sized to fit into standard 50mm goggles. It uses 2 sub-micro sized servos and an Adafruit Trinket to create that creepy nervous tic.
Ever wanted to create your own game show environment. Hack a Duo Pop Game infrared (IR) receiver so you can create your own game show system using wireless poppers with a PC or Mac computer. This modification allows the IR receiver to interface with both PC and Mac game show software via the USB. This project leverages lessons learned from previous tutorials at adafruit.com involving 1) IR decoding and 2) the virtual USB library. This is a great weekend project for learning about wireless IR protocols and USB communication using the Pro Trinket.
This project pairs the super-awsome Pixy CMUCam-5 vision system with the high performance Zumo robot platform. Combining the powerful object tracking capabilities of the Pixy camera with the nimble Zumo robot base, you can create a responsive little bot that will chase balls and follow you around like a pet!
The 8BitBox is an Arduino powered Bluetooth box, controlled via a Bluetooth enabled Android Device. This project will show you how to control an RGB LED and a piezo buzzer on an Arduino via an Android device. Once finished, you will have a customizable box that can be set to a color and play a tune from your phone. From there, you can easily start adding more features on your own, such as environmental sensors.
Adafruit’s Bluefruit devices are hands-down the easiest way to get Arduino communicating over Bluetooth. Taking inspiration from the helical Guggenheim museum, this project coils a contiguous reel of NeoPixels around a dapper top hat to create a wearable scrolling message display you can control with your iOS/Android phone or tablet.
Here is a quick project for an electronic halloween pumpkin. With a bit of hacking a $1 plastic pumpkin is upgraded: a sensor embedded in the nose detects when people get close and will play scarey sounds and animates LEDs on the face. The sounds are stored on an SD card so its easy to change and customize what the pumpkin says, while the code is written for an Arduino so its easy to modify the behavior. I'm going to have this pumpkin outside my door to freak out the little kids who go to daycare nearby. Boo!