There is a growing number of makers, DIY experimenters, and garage scientists that are pushing the boundaries of Science and Technology. These SciTech Engineers have a revolutionary ability to rapidly prototype using 3D printers and recycled materials. Many of these Makers and Hackers know the importance of openly sharing knowledge. The Open Source community helps inspire future generations as well as share ideas to create new technologies.
The Arduino is a programmable circuit board or microcontroller. It's open-source and may be used for a variety of neat maker projects. Notably, it differs from single-board computers (SBCs) such as the Raspberry Pi in that the Arduino focuses on interfacing with software which interacts with the physical board. As such, Arduino projects are more maker-oriented, whereas SBC projects range from basic Linux desktops and retro gaming machines to advanced robotics. Nevertheless, there are loads of Arduino projects which you can make. Check out the 10 best Arduino projects!
iPads, social networking, 3D printing, electric plug-in vehicles, artificial hearts – these inventions and innovations are a testament to man’s creativity and capability. But how about a twister fork that keeps pasta from annoyingly sliding off, a goldfish-shaped egg separator that sucks up the yolks and a spaghetti measuring tool that separates adult, small and family portions? Have we whetted your appetite for more DIY inventions and the people behind them?