4 Holiday Projects

If your taking some time of this holiday season, here are my top four holiday projects for 2017 that you’ll be able to complete with just a few components. In my line up for this year is a tutorial on stepper motor control, automated plant watering, an accelerometer mouse and a 3D printed headphone hook.

Arduino Stepper Motor Control

Learning how to control a stepper motor opens up a new realm of projects that you can work on and it is made easy with the use of an Arduino. In this video I show you how to control the direction of a stepper motor using two momentary push buttons.

Take a look at the project page here: Project Page

 

Automated Plant Watering

Another Arduino based project that’s in this years line up is a project that covers the topic of basic automation. In this Tutorial I show you how to automate the watering of a plant using some basic components.

Take a look at the project page here: Project Page

3D Printed Headphone Hook

One of the more practical Weekend Prints from this year was a hook for a set of headphones and mounts nicely on the end of your desk. I found this print on Thingiverse and printed it out on my Cocoon Create 3D printer, give it a print.

Take a look at the project page here: Project Page

 

Accelerometer Mouse

I built this accelerometer mouse with an aim to use it in conjunction with a DIY virtual reality headset. By completing this project I gained a great understanding of how to use the Arduino mouse and keyboard libraries with this practical application. Once connected to your computer, the cursor on the screen can be controlled by moving the sensor around.

Take a look at the project page here: Project Page