7 Awesome Arduino Projects For Newbies

Are you wonderingwhat you can do with Arduino? Could it work for a projectthat you have in mind? A great way to find out isby seeing what other people have already built. In this video, I'll showyou 11 Arduino projects that our members have built. Some of them are about home automation, some of them are just off the wall. I chose to feature these specific projects because I think they'rethe best Arduino projects to show off the capabilityand variety of things you can do with Arduino. Stay tuned! (upbeat music) All right, Let's get started. As I mentioned, all the projects shown here were submitted by members of ProgrammingElectronics Academy. 

They all put in a tonof work in making these and I am proud that we area part of that journey. If Arduino has you excited and you think you wanna give it a shot, make sure to stickaround for the next video where I'll guide you through choosing the right Arduino board from all the options out there and the must-have accessories for getting started programmingand building with Arduino. All right! Onto the first project. This first project isan Arduino hover disk. 

And while it doesn't exactly hover, it sure gives the appearance of hovering. And you gotta love thatCaptain America paint job. To build it, Dan used two Arduinos, two XPs, a Sabertooth motor controller, a latching relay, a powerrelay shield for Arduino, an audio effects sound board, two wheel chair motors,a bunch of batteries, and a ton of LEDs of course. Dan's a retired school teacher, but he used to ride thisaround the school halls. That would have been really fun to see. 

The second project is a six foot tall, NeoPixel blazing, polycarbonate trident. It's used to cheer on the home team at First Robotics Competitions. It was made by first FRCteam 4296 Trident Robotics whose mentor, Mark Bala, was a member of ProgrammingElectronics Academy. It's made of polycarbonatetubes and sheets. It uses 12-volt DC neopixel strips each of which has threeRGB LEDs per pixel. There is a total of 70 pixelsor 210 LEDs in this trident. 

There is an Arduino nano on the right side of the head that controls the LEDs and also connects to an SD card reader where the LED patterns are stored. The trident also uses twoSparkFun 9 Degrees of Freedom inertial measurement units These two sensors communicateto a separate Arduino nano so that the trident candetect different movements and adjust its display accordingly. Christmas Tree DefenderCat Diversion Laser Turret. Yes you heard that right. This third project is atool for diverting cats from a Christmas tree. The project was made by member John Hart.

 It uses an Arduino Uno and a motion sensor which triggers two servos on separate axis to move a laser pointer around. Apparently, it works like a charm. Wireless monitor ofSolar Geyser performance. James Trace wanted tomonitor the performance of his Solar Geyser which is like a heatexchanger for hot water. He used an Arduino nanoand a bunch of sensors to measure ambient temperature, humidity, sunlight, andthen he used an ESP 8266 to wirelessly send allthat data to ThingSpeak, a cloud sever for data logging, so he can log that data and see it from anywhere in the world. 

RV Camper-Van Power CabinetFan Controller System. This project was made by Jack Tinsely. He had a really cool van thathe transformed into a camper. Jack used an Arduino to build a system that measures theauxiliary battery voltage, reads the temperatureof the power cabinet, operates a cooling fan as necessary, and transmit this information wirelessly to a second Arduino that displays the data on a screen so he can easily readit while he's driving. Home brewing with Arduino. 

Ever done any home brewing? If you have, it's hardnot to have the Arduino past through your mind as a tool to help in the process. This Arduino home brew project is the result of a ton of hard work and dedication from Klas Bergmen. Klas used an Arduinomega, temperature sensors, SD card reader, LEDs, and Ethernet connection and more to make one heck of a fermentation control and monitoring system. And did I mention he sendsall this data to ThingSpeak? Arduino controlled aquaponics garden Dimitrius has a threetank aquaponics garden that he wanted to automate. He needed to feed the fish from a hopper, turn the grill lights onand off for the plants, pump water through filters, and fill the plant tanks with water. He was able to this with an Arduino Uno, a water level sensor to detect whether pumping betweentanks was necessary, a four channel relay module, pumps, and servos. His Arduino program is able to control all those electronics, and he was pleased thatafter only six weeks and having never coded before, he was able to get this project working. 

Workstation Simulator. Jim works at a power plant and is responsible fortraining new technicians. He built a simulator using Arduino for a common work station at his job. The idea was to give students the chance to simulate operation prior to performing on the actual unit. He used an Arduino Megaand a ton of gauges. Arduino sound-to-light NeoPixel display. Robert aligned 25 strips of WS2812 also known as NeoPixels, resulting in a 450 point matrix. The display of the matrix then adjusted based on sampling audio input. For the code, he used pre-built arrays to save different patterns that are shown. Arduino Smart Living Project. Devore is a teacher of STEM program in Vukovar, Croatia. He introduced his students to Arduino and through his mentorship, they were able to create this small scale interactive model of a smart city. They used an Arduino Uno to control servos and LEDs to read outputsfrom light sensors to create the model. This project went on towin the World Arduino Day community challenge in thecategory of kids and education.

 DCF77 Analyzer Clock. Eric built and programmed this amazing piece of hardware. It's an atomic clock thatdisplays the timestamps of received pulses and also displays thedetails of received pulses such as pulse width and pulse length. He used an Arduino Mega, an Arduino Uno, tons of LEDs, seven segment displays, an Adafruit sound effects board, and more to make thisproject come to life. Pretty amazing if you ask me. Well there you have it. 11 awesome Arduino projects. I hope you have a better idea of the capabilities of Arduino and the variety of things that you can do. If this Arduino thinghas your wheels turning and you wanna get startedas fast as possible, make sure to watch the next video where I'll guide you through choosing the right Arduino board from all the options out there and the must-have accessories for getting started programmingand building with Arduino. If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to our channel by clicking the big redsubscribe button below.

 We'd love a thumbs up too. Just take a moment to subscribe by pressing the red button. All right, so let's turn it over to you. What was your favoriteproject among the 11? Vote right here and letus know in the comments. Have a fantastic day and I'll see you in the next video. Bye!