If you follow my YouTube channel, you will be aware that from now on I will be posting a new video every other week instead of every week. The reason for this change is that producing videos is very time-consuming. Even the simplest project video or tutorial requires at least 8-10 hours to shoot, to edit and to upload. If you add the time needed to build the project itself, you can easily spend 2-3 days in order to produce a simple project video. Since producing YouTube videos is not my full-time job, it is impossible to build more advanced projects if a simple project requires so much time. But I want to build more advanced projects now that we know the basics of the Arduino platform. I have some very cool projects in mind that I want to share with you.
DIY Art Deco Thermometer
I really love the Art Deco design style and vintage design in general. Now that I own a 3D printer and I learn how to design things, I can print my own Art Deco designs! That’s really exciting. So, in the comming weeks I am going to finish this Art Deco Thermometer. I designed the enclosure in Fusion 360 and I 3D printed it using Form Futura’s Easy Wood Birch filament. The design of the enclosure is based on a 1930s thermometer. I will add an analog voltmeter inside, some yellow leds, a light intensity sensor, and an DS18B20 temperature sensor along with an Arduino Nano. I am really looking forward to completing this project.
Old Radio to MP3 player
I own this 1940s Radio for over two years now. I bought it from Athens flea market in order to convert it into an MP3 player since it is not working. I am going to add this small mp3 player board, an Arduino, some LEDs, a potentiometer to control volume, and I am going to use some hall effect sensors and a magnet in order to make the dial to work! It is going to be a very cool project when ready!
DIY FM radio
I am also going to work with this FM Radio board the TEA5767. First, I want to build a simple project just to see how the board works. I am going to use it along with a display, but I am not sure which one to use yet. What display do you want to use with the FM radio board? Please post your comments below. After the first simple project is ready, I am going to design and 3D print an enclosure for this project as well and guess what, it is going to be retro.
I really can’t wait to see the above projects ready.