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This is the third post in the blog post series celebrating Arduino day 2014..


This post is about a low-cost mobile lab experiment kit put together by the talented folks at Minseg. This is an excellent example of the contribution Arduino has made to the field of engineering education. Experiment kits such as Minseg not only make control and mechatronics labs more engaging, but also make them accessible to a large student population. 


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The Minseg website has a number of resources including simulation models, video tutorials etc. With these resources, you can create a miniature version of a Segway using a lab experiment kit that includes an Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You can develop and simulate balancing algorithms for the robot using Simulink. Then deploy these algorithms on an actual robot to see the robot in action.


Here are a set of links to specific resources:



and yes - wish you a very happy Arduino day!

This is the second blog post in a series of posts celebrating 10 years of Arduino! This series highlights how Arduino has powered a number of innovations in the field of education and engineering.


Robotic arms are used extensively  for numerous tasks from car assembly to picking up rocks on Mars. This video illustrates how you can build your own autonomous robotic arm using Arduino Mega with Simulink. You can learn how a robotic arm can be programmed to identify an object placed in front of it, pick it up and place it elsewhere.


One of many ways Arduino is making industrial applications accessible to the Maker community:


Happy Arduino day!!!


Do you remember racing a car in a video game, bumping into your opponent, your joystick happens to vibrate and you could feel the collision? This is the science of haptics. Haptic devices provide users a sense of physical interactions with real or simulated systems. The haptic paddle was originally developed and used as a teaching tool for dynamic systems at Stanford University. 


You may be wondering how this is related to Arduino?


Arduino has been used to power the development of such an inexpensive, portable haptic device at Vanderbilt University. The Arduino-powered haptic paddle is used with Simulink to teach system dynamics in Mechanical Engineering courses. Students can apply the theoretical concepts in feedback control systems by simulating the haptic paddle in Simulink and then experiencing the forces generated in the virtual environment with the haptic paddle.


Here's a link to the university website for more details on this project. You can also download the course materials from the website here.



Behold the Winners of the Arduino Anniversary "Give Me 10" Contest!


We are announcing 10 Arduino Uno winners, one for each day of the Contest.


It's easy to join the fun!


Here are the winners:


1) March 24th: Saudin Dizdarevic suggests "An Arduino Gmail Notifier with servo controlled flag indicator"


2) March 25th: sam clemmons suggests "RFID Doggie door with in/out indicator and time lock"


3) March 26th: hunt333r suggests "robotic arm, that copy human arm movement, saves it ,wireless"


4) March 27th: ralphjy suggests "arduino based and android based path finding mobile robot"


5) March 28th: zatamite suggests "Talking plants: Arduino+SpeakJet+Moisture Sensor. "Hey Bud Water Me"


6) March 31st: himanshu2590 suggests "Arduino Controlled Ambilight for TVs for better movie experience"


7) April 1st: danielmcgraw suggests "Low cost Arduino analyzer using DDS and ADC"


8) April 2nd: sandeepdwivedi suggests "arduino as universal chip programmer"


9) April 3rd: neeraj2604 suggests "accelerometer based gesture controlled wheelchair for physically handicapped"


10) April alfredbrock suggests "control motion sensors for cameras monitoring empty real estate"





Join the Arduino Anniversary “Give Me 10!” Contest & Win an Arduino Uno



Help us celebrate Arduino’s 10th birthday! Share your best Arduino project idea in 10 words or fewer between March 24th and April 4th, 2014!

It's Simple to Join:

                • Register or log on to the element14 Community.
                • Select "Add Your Comment" at the bottom of this post to submit your idea.


What Happens Next?

  • The element14 Team will choose an entry every business day between March 24th and April 4th to win an Arduino Uno.
  • A winner will be announced every day on the Community on the Arduino section.


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Detailed Prizing Info:

There are 10 Arduino Unos to be given away, one to each winner over the period of the contest. Preference will be given to entries describing projects that we would like to see featured on the Community.


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During the period from 9am CDT (United States Central Daylight Time) on March 24th 2014 until 5pm CDT (United States Central Daylight Time time) April 4th 2014, any community member can participate in the competition.


Hi all

Posted by daemon Mar 6, 2014

Hey everyone.

Just joined up here.

I have all sorts of interests. I am building a diy cnc machine, a self steering kontiki, automated christmas display and salt water marine tank which includes lots of automation.

I was recommended to this forum as it has helpful members who are willing to help you learn and grow.


Will be asking a few questions now and again definitely as I am still learning a lot about coding for the arduino.


Look forward to meeting you all.

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