Talking Takeout Container

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This might not be the most useful project of all time except for the creator of it (who plans on using it to make a short film) but it’s definitely one of the most fun. Randy Sarafan made this Animatronic Talking Takeout Container quite simply using an arduino and a servo motor. …

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Arduino Uno & Motor Shield Solar Tracker

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Nice DIY solar tracker project using arduino uno, motor shield, 2 servo motors and 4 photocells. Looks like creator will email you the programming if you ask nicely.

Simple Arduino Gmail Notifier Project

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Simple python script checks for mail using imaplib and tells the arduino via serial connection. Arduino activates a simple servo motor rotating the flag.

Code:

import serial import time import imaplib, re

ser = serial.Serial(3) print “Starting on ” +ser.portstr; conn = imaplib.IMAP4_SSL(“imap.gmail.com”, 993) while (True): conn.login(‘YOUR GMAIL USERNAME’,’YOUR PASSWORD’) unreadCount = …

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Project: Open Door via Text Message

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Project: Key-less door entry, that allows the user to open and close a dead bolt via SMS text messages. The project consists of a Parallax Spinneret Web Server, servo motor, a dead bolt and various home center metal parts. Twilio software runs on the web server monitoring incoming text messages and authenticating …

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