Robotics, garage doors, computers and more. Have more fun working at home with these DIY projects!
April 14, 2020 4:18 pm UTC
Part of our ethos at SparkFun is making things, fixing things and getting creative with DIY electronics projects. As part of our efforts to support working, learning and creating from home, we thought we would compile some of the most popular projects from our tutorial library. Maybe these will inspire you to start your next project...or maybe you'll just have fun reading through them.
IoT Weight Logging Scale
This tutorial will show you how to make a scale that logs your weight to a custom website on the Internet. The principles can be extrapolated to any type of data.
WiFi Controlled Robot
This tutorial will show you how to make a robot that streams a webcam to a custom website that can be remotely controlled.
Build a Qwiic Jukebox that is Toddler Approved!
Follow this tutorial to build your own custom jukebox. Note, this is designed simple and tough for use primarily with toddlers. It's also a great introduction to SparkFun's Qwiic products!
GPS Geo-Mapping at the Push of a Button
Let's ramp up our GPS tracking skills with KML files and Google Earth. We'll make a tracker that logs location and allows us to visualize our steps with Google Earth.
ESP32 Relay Web Server
The goal of this project is to have a website hosted on an ESP32 that controls any relay controlled device connected to a local network and keeps a dynamically updated state of those devices.
This tutorial will show you how to build a magnetic levitation circuit using common parts.
Secure DIY Garage Door Opener
Did you know that most garage doors are at risk of a roll jam attack? Here we make a DIY garage door remote-control system that is much more secure than most commercial-ready products using the latest in ECC cryptography.
Do you have a favorite DIY project tutorial? Share it in the comments below.
I clicked on the picture in the 4/17 newsletter (Raspberry Pis...) Just to complain. The guy holding the soldering iron and looking at the board really should be wearing safety glasses. Little spatters of solder can hurt.