Submit a Blog in NanoRama or tag your post NanoRamaCH for a Chance to Win!
This special event celebrates the 3rd birthday of Project14 and the 15th birthday of Arduino with an Open Ended Arduino project competition that kicks off the day before Arduino Day on March 21st, 2020. The NanoRama project competition is a follow up to Arduino Day 2020: NanoRama: We're Giving Away Different Nano Boards for Projects that Use Them! We also launched an Arduino Fundamentals: Part I: Quiz where you can test your knowledge (or argue over) your knowledge of Arduino. We will also have a round ups of the last two Arduino project competitions to celebrate Arduino Day in what has turned into an annual tradition.
Arduino Day 2020 Round Ups:
Project14 | The Birthday Special: Arduino in IoT in the Cloud Projects!
We're also aware that this is difficult time around the world, the Covid-19 Virus has upended life as we know it.
Your project can also include a Fighting Germs project as suggested in Project14 | Fighting Germs: Win a Thermal Imaging Camera, a Germicidal Lamp, and a Shopping Cart with Matching Charity Donation!
Simply tag your post FightingGermsCH and NanoRamaCH if your Fighting Germs project uses an Arduino.
|Every Nano Board||Plus a $400 Shopping Cart|
|Your Chance to Win a Nano Classic, Nano Every, Nano 33 IoT, Nano BLE, and Nano BLE Sense!||Plus a $400 Shopping Cart to Do Cool Stuff with Your Boards!|
First Place & Finisher Prizes
|Three First Place Winners Receive a $200 Shopping Cart to Any of Our Stores!||Finisher Prizes|
3 First Place Winners Receive a Nano BLE Sense plus a $200 Shopping Cart!
We have up to 20 Nano (Classic Boards) to Giveaway for Amazing Projects!
Arduino IoT Cloud Controlled MKR Robot Arm by jomoenginer:
|Arduino IoT Cloud Controlled MKR Robot Arm|
"Very nice multi-dimensional project. Well done!" - Community Member Judge
"A clear example of how the Arduino IOT cloud can be used. Good explainations of the limitations of the board and platform." - Community Member Judge
|Arduino IoT in the Cloud - Door Alarm|
"Its a nicely done project, and it'd be useful to be able to check the garage or shed is shut, when you have that nagging thought in the back of your mind and you've gone out, or gone to bed." - Community Member Judge
|Temperature measurement with Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 and Cloud|
Manage Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 Battery Life in the Cloud by jancumps:
|Manage Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 Battery Life in the Cloud|
"Nice, deep dive into IoT and maximizing battery life. Lots of good info here." - Community Member Judge
"A nice set of detailed blogs the component parts of which could be utilised for other systems." - Community Member Judge
"This was a practical project that could be adapted for many uses. It was accompanied with a clear demonstration video describing the set up and functioning of the Amazon Web Services system. I also liked how the DM6500 roadtest item sneaked in an appearance." - Community Member Judge
"Very useful and elaborate project with attention to detail and good documentation." - Community Member Judge
"Battery Life, great description, HW, SW, video and lots of useful pictures." - Community Member Judge
"It makes you think more about battery life and power consumption as a whole." - Community Member Judge
"Battery monitoring is an important concern for IOT devices and this project shows you how to do that in a clear and structured way. I particularly like how Jan explained some of the common pitfalls such as how to reflash a device that spends most of it's time asleep." - Community Member Judge
Soldering Surface Mount Devices (SMD) by hand is doable with large parts but the results are sometimes of lower quality and small parts are difficult. An easy next step is to modify a toaster oven for use as a reflow oven. This project describes how to get started with a basic setup and also adds the ability to monitor actual temperature on adafruit.io and compare it to the desired reflow profile in real time. There are a number of boards and projects that describe how to control the temperature profile with a microcontroller but fmilburn elected to start with manual control. His toaster oven was the cheapest one he could find at less than $30 and easily meets reflow temperature requirements for lead-free solder. Although some recommend convection heating his toaster oven does not have it. The procedures and methods described below are an improvement over the hand soldering he used previously where actual temperature and time were not controlled. They are presented here as a way to do prototyping and one off non-critical projects but are a long ways from production level equipment and processes.
The oven is an inexpensive Black and Decker model placed in the garage as his lab space is limited. The garage also provides good ventilation. Two thermocouples are used in the setup - on for direct observation of temperature on the Extech multimeter at left and another attached to the MKR WiFi1010 reflow board which transmits to adafruit.io as described below. While some drill a hole in the side or top of the oven to insert thermocouples, I just snaked them through the bottom of the door near the hinge with no modification. The K-type tips were attached to a spare PCB for easy placement and more direct reading of PCB temperature. Reflow of the solder is observed through the window on the oven door.
|IoT Reflow Oven with Arduino MKR WiFi 1010|
"Great project based on the MKR series and the IoT. Nice approach to building a tool/equipment." - Community Member Judge
"Great working design concept that works based on a simple idea!.. and also may be useful for many members of the community." - Community Member Judge
"I've always aspired to make one of these and now I have Frank's knowledgable blog to guide me." - Community Member Judge
"This project showed what can be done using a free API and simple data logging. It shows that a manual process can be enhanced by IOT to give better results and can be used as a building block for further automation." - Community Member Judge
|Arduino MKR WiFi 1010||Arduino||1|
|Arduino MKR Therm Shield||Arduino||1|
|Arduino MKR RGB Shield||Arduino||1|
|Inexpensive toaster oven|
|Thermocouple Amplifier and K-type Thermocouple|
|Smart Switch Using Arduino and Alexa|
|The Drawing Machine Part 2.|
THING FINDER by aabhas:
"The extended solution to having someone call your mobile when you have lost it. I particularly liked that multiple solutions were developed into the one package, so there were still options for its use, if connection to the internet was lost."- Community Member Judge