2023 DFRobot Community Editor's Choice: Top 10 Trending Projects
Reflecting on 2023, we've gathered amazing contributions from our community. We've selected ten impressive trending projects that captivated us. A heartfelt thank you to all users who shared their ideas this year. Let's dive into creativity together!
1. Smart Home with Beetle ESP32 C3 and Wear OS
This project involves leveraging a Samsung Galaxy Watch running on Wear OS to control home appliances through SmartThings app. Using DFRobot Beetle ESP32 C3 boards with Sinric Pro, the user transforms their smartwatch into a convenient home automation device without requiring coding skills.
Learn More: Smart Home with Beetle ESP32 C3 and Wear OS
Build Yours: Beetle ESP32 - C3 (RISC-V Core Development Board)
2. PET POT
Author: Mukesh Sankhla
Meet Pet Pot – a smart planter with emotions! Using advanced sensors from DFRobot, it expresses feelings through emojis based on environmental conditions. Real-time data stored in a MySQL database, accessible via the user-friendly UNIHIKER. It's not just a plant, but a fun, interactive home companion!
Learn More: PET POT
3. Mini Cyclone Game on WS2812 LED Ring and Arduino Nano
This project is a variation of the Cyclone arcade game, challenging players to halt an LED's rotation at a specific point on a circle. Featuring an LCD display for current round and highscore, the game offers different speeds in each round. With distinct sounds for each game segment, this simple device promises an engaging and entertaining experience.
Build Yours: I2C 16x2(1602) LCD Display Module for Arduino
4. AI-assisted Air Quality Monitor w/ IoT Surveillance
Author: Kutluhan Aktar
This project predicts and logs air pollution using a trained neural network. A custom PHP web app displays real-time results with surveillance footage, storing data in MySQL. Compact and robust, the design includes a 3D-printable camera holder in a metallic case for outdoor use.
Build Yours: - LattePanda 3 Delta 864
5. Unihiker chattering teeth optimistic news reader with ChatGPT
This project pays homage to the iconic TR-808 drum machine. Using a Unihiker board, Python coding, and 3D modeling, a basic reincarnation of this legendary beat-making icon has been brought to life, celebrating its enduring influence.
Learn More: Unihiker TR-808 Drum Machine
Build Yours: - UNIHIKER - IoT Python Single Board Computer with Touchscreen
6. How to Make a Human Seeking Nerf Auto-Turret Robot
Using a DF Robot Tank Devastator as the base and integrating a HuskyLens for object detection, this project is perfect for robotics enthusiasts. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned maker, our step-by-step guide ensures a fun weekend build.
Build Yours: - Gravity: Huskylens
7. Talking Wood / Pellet Stove High Temperature Sensor
Build a talking extreme heat temperature sensor using Arduino! With accuracy up to 1300˚F, this project addresses wood stove safety. Say goodbye to unreliable spring sensors – the solution employs DFRobot's precise temperature sensor and Fermion Voice Recorder Module for personalized warnings.
Build Yours: - DFRobot Beetle Board
8. Real life Grand Theft Auto 5 flying Bike(Oppressor MK2)
Author: Delhi Technology Club
Explore a real-life Grand Theft Auto 5 Oppressor MK2 in this impressive project! This dedicated techie brought the game to life, creating an astonishing replica. For GTA 5 fans, this is a must-see – witness the realistic details and marvel at the craftsmanship of this authentic Oppressor MK2 inspired by the game.
Build Yours: - Arduino Uno Rev 3
9. Ultrasonic Air Drums
This project features air drums using URM09 ultrasonic sensors and a FireBeetle ESP32 board. Acting as a Bluetooth MIDI Controller, it connects to computers or MIDI-enabled synthesizers. Play without physical contact and dive into the rhythm!
Learn More: Ultrasonic Air Drums
Build Yours: - FireBeetle ESP32 IoT Microcontroller
10. Unlock the Power of Automation with Node-RED and LattePanda
Automate LattePanda 3 Delta with Node-RED! This project transforms manual controls into advanced automation using URM09 ultrasonic sensors. Connect to computers or MIDI-enabled synthesizers via Bluetooth MIDI Controller. Ideal for tech enthusiasts seeking innovative DIY solutions.
Build Yours: LattePanda 3 Delta 864
All winners will receive a $50 DFRobot Store no-threshold coupon and a chance for free shipping!
* Please note: $50 DFRobot Store no-threshold coupon will be issued directly to your store account. Our coupons are expected to be effective after 23 Feb, 2024 (There will be a delay in the issuance of our coupons due to Chinese New Year).
There will be more events for the community to see in 2024 and we hope you will share your projects and give us your valuable feedback!