Arduino IoT

Arduino IoT Shield Functions Explainer

Arduino makers …. you can connect your Arduino to MQTT brokers(servers) and launch your IoT with Arduino IoT Shield! It’s the 1Sheeld IoT shield that will do the job for you. It’s one of the most important but recent Arduino shields in 1Sheeld. Simply, it turns your Arduino into MQTT client where you can publish and …

Arduino Temperature Humidity System

IoT Arduino Temperature and Humidity System

Monitor my home environmental parameters remotely is one of the most desirable things I have ever wanted to make. It’s not about purchasing such a system that can get the job done for me. But, passion to create it myself. So, today, I am going to connect the popular DHT sensor to an online MQTT …

Arduino Door Lock

IoT Arduino Door Lock using 1Sheeld and Smartphone

  “Oh God! … It seems like I have forgotten the door lock open, again” … the normal saying whenever I am in hurry to go out! Have you encountered this problem before? It always confuses me since I may even think that I have left the door lock opened, and once I go back, …

IoT Fan Control

Arduino IoT Fan Control using 1Sheeld and Smartphone

Here I am with another IoT-based home automation project; Arduino IoT Fan Control. Every day, I get back from work tired and feeling hot. No air conditioner here and the fan takes much time to start cooling the room, sadly! So, I was thinking why not controlling the fan from outside my home with my …

Arduino Light Control

IoT Arduino Light Control using 1Sheeld and Smartphone

Have you ever forgotten to turn your home lights off when you got outside? Sadly, it happens to me all the time. And this causes confusion once I get my bills! Furthermore, here is one secret about me; I am a lazy man. I always want to control my room lamp from my sweet bed. …

Arduino Plant Watering System

Arduino Plant Watering System (Arduino Home Hacks #3)

Welcome to our home automation hacks series #3, for so many times I had problems with watering my plants while traveling abroad and I have always needed a way to control it remotely, then I decided to do it with one of the fanciest ways you may ever hear off, cause I’m gonna water my …

Arduino Accelerometer Projects

Top 7 Arduino Accelerometer Projects made using 1Sheeld

Adding motion as an input for your project is going to be so much fun! You can do this by using an Accelerometer Module that measures acceleration in three linear axes (X, Y, Z) and then you can translate it into actions. Today, our topic is all about Arduino Accelerometer projects. In fact, Arduino Accelerometer …

Log noise level on cloud using Arduino & 1Sheeld

Nowadays people started integrating stuff with the internet for their daily uses, and fortunately, it’s not hard to do so..! as there are a lot of hardware/software tools that ease the development of such applications. One of these tools is the 1Sheeld’s Internet shield, which allows your arduino board to connect to a mobile application …

Control home lights with your voice (Arduino Home Hacks #1)

It’s now the age were the word “Hack” is a relevant word we see and hear everywhere, and i don’t mean the software cyber hacks,I am talking about DIY hacks 😀 . We made this Home Automation Hacks series to help you add fun features to your home stuff by doing it yourself 😉 . …

Control a fan with smartphone gesture (Arduino Home Hacks #2)

Welcome to our home automation hacks series #2, today I am going to show you how to hack your home outlets with Arduino and a phone gesture 😉 .This time I used Accelerometer sensor shield from 1Sheeld application. And with a simple gesture it will open\close the outlet to trigger the fan on or off …

10 Kickstarter Projects for Makers that you need to back right now!

Kickstarter has always been supporting makers to bring their ideas to life, and full of rich maker-targeting projects. I have combined a list of 10 13 Kickstarter projects that are live right now, and totally worth backing!  Eslov by Arduino That’s right, Arduino itself is announced Eslov on Kickstarter, a modular IOT kit that lets you …

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Codebender:ESP hits Kickstarter: 5 reasons to back it now!

Codebender has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for codebender:esp, a newly IDE that supports ESP boards. What is Codebender?  If you don’t know about Codebender, it is a cloud based IDE for Arduino, where you code your Arduino boards without the need to download an IDE, so you can share and embed your code online like …

respeaker-kickstarter

Respeaker on Kickstarter: Early birds still available, only 6 hours to go!

Voice control seems to be the next big thing, we have voice controlled alarms, voice controlled lights, and even voice controlled televisions. Now imagine being able to do this to all your devices, to command your devices and have them reply back to you. That’s what Respeaker promises, according to their Kickstarter campaign that has met almost 500% of their …

Want to sell your Arduino project?

Have you built a home automation system or a wearable device using Arduino, and wanted to sell 10, 20 or a 100 units to your friends? When building a product after a prototype, you have to go through PCB design, pass through production, testing and certification. If you buy ready modules, they are expensive, and their …

Arduino Accelerometer Projects

Top 7 Arduino Accelerometer Projects made using 1Sheeld

Adding motion as an input for your project is going to be so much fun! You can do this by using an Accelerometer Module that measures acceleration in three linear axes (X, Y, Z) and then you can translate it into actions. Today, our topic is all about Arduino Accelerometer projects. In fact, Arduino Accelerometer …

Arduino voice control

Top 5 Arduino Voice Control Modules

Ever wanted to make an Arduino voice control project? Recently I watched this video of a Harry Potter magic wand that you can command to turn on lights and order food! Disclaimer: I’m not a Harry Potter fan, not a fan of Star Trek or Star Wars either! Total Game of Thrones nerd though, check …

Top 5 Data logger Modules for Arduino

Top 5 Data Logger Modules for Arduino

Want to store your Arduino project’s data, measurement’s or sensor readings for future analysis?  Then you are in the right place, cause today I’m gonna list here the best 5 Arduino Data logger Modules. Data logger gives you the ability to track your system statistically and check how it worked over certain intervals. You can also use …

Arduino Synthesizer

Top 5 Arduino Synthesizer Shields

Hey Guys, ever wanted your Arduino to speak and tell you how hot it is or maybe even read your emails? Well, if you’re interested in making your Arduino speak or you just want to add fun to your project, then this list is for you. Today I got you some of the best Arduino …

NFC Module for Arduino

Top 3 NFC modules for Arduino

We can see how much RFID applications are being used in our daily life like in the elevators, many facilities entrances or even in some supermarkets but have you ever thought of how it works? RFID stands for “Radio Frequency ID” so it’s uniquely identifying items through radio frequency and it composed out of three main …

Arduino GPS logger

Top 5 Arduino GPS logger shields

You know when you download Google Earth and, out of the thousands of streets you can go to from the comfort of your chair, you choose to check out your home. Now you could do that automatically, just connect your GPS shield to your Arduino and, point it to the sky. Your home coordinates will …

Accelerometer Module

Which Arduino accelerometer module to use in your arduino project?

While most applications require tangible interactivity, an accelerometer module may come in handy alongside your Arduino! Such an accelerator module contains a sensor that measures acceleration as a physical parameter. Accelerometers measure acceleration in one to three linear axes (x, y, z). Also, it is measured in units of meters per second squared (m/s²), or …

Arduino Joystick

Top 5 Arduino Joystick Shields

In addition to playing games, joysticks have several usages in hardware projects. This includes controlling actuators and output devices, such as motors and speakers, or controlling pixels on a screen. In this article, I will introduce you to the best 5 Arduino joystick shields. Arduino joystick shields usually have at least one analog joystick with …

robot arm

Arduino: 5 Robot Arm Kits You Can Buy For beginners!

  Controlling a robot arm with Arduino is always fun, robotics projects in general always attract beginners to get introduced to basic electronics and learn about the world of automation. A few days ago, a friend asked me this: “What is the best Arduino robot arm kit out there?”, so I did a quick research …

GPS shield

1Sheeld GPS Shield Vs. SparkFun GPS Shield

Making a tracking system is something that most of us wanted to have in our projects, and with all that modern technology offering us, it can be made very simply with our beloved board “Arduino” and a GPS shield. Today I will make a detailed comparison between our 1Sheeld GPS shield and the SparkFun GPS …

1Sheeld Music Player Vs. SparkFun MP3 Player Shield

Today I will make a detailed comparison between our Music Player Shield in 1Sheeld, and SparkFun Mp3 Player Shield. I will cover the getting started points for each one, till you can play and pause music using both of them, and I’ve summarized the points of comparison between both shields in the table below: P.O.C  …

Joystick Shield

1Sheeld Gamepad Shield Vs. SparkFun Joystick Shield

Most of us used to play video games using joystick either on PlayStation or PC. When I started tinkering with Arduino, when I built a robot or a vehicle, I also wanted to control it with a similar joystick, so I got the Sparkfun joystick shield. Today I will make a detailed comparison between our …

1Sheeld voice recognition shield vs Easy VR3 Shield

1Sheeld Voice Recognition Shield Vs. EasyVR 3 Voice Recognition Shield

Ever wanted to control things only with voice commands, like controlling your room lights or a robot kit? Then you are in the right place!  I’m going to make a detailed comparison between our Voice Recognition Shield and the famous EasyVR3 Voice Recognition Shield. I will cover the getting started points for each one till you …

Data Logger shield

1Sheeld Data Logger Shield Vs. SparkFun SD card Shield

Too many times in the past I wanted to save my sensors’ readings in a file for future analysis, and I didn’t find an easy way till the data logger shields came up. One of the most reliable shields in the market is the Sparkfun data logger shield, and today I will make a detailed …

1Sheeld vs 1Sheeld+: A Technical Comparison

Ever since we launched 1Sheeld, people have been constantly asking us for an iOS version that would enable hobbyists and enthusiasts to turn all their wacky ideas to reality whether using Android or iOS, and we’ve been promising people that we would release something. One thing about us is that we always keep our promise. …

How to post on Twitter from your Arduino (Comparison between using Ethernet Shield, Spark Core and 1Sheeld)

Hi geeks!, Last week I tried to watch my plants by measuring the soil moisture level then send tweets using Arduino. I searched the Internet and finally I found 3 ways that I can use to build my project. Today I will share these methods with you in this blog. First, Using Arduino UNO with …

Arduino IoT

Arduino IoT Shield Functions Explainer

Arduino makers …. you can connect your Arduino to MQTT brokers(servers) and launch your IoT with Arduino IoT Shield! It’s the 1Sheeld IoT shield that will do the job for you. It’s one of the most important but recent Arduino shields in 1Sheeld. Simply, it turns your Arduino into MQTT client where you can publish and …

Arduino Temperature Humidity System

IoT Arduino Temperature and Humidity System

Monitor my home environmental parameters remotely is one of the most desirable things I have ever wanted to make. It’s not about purchasing such a system that can get the job done for me. But, passion to create it myself. So, today, I am going to connect the popular DHT sensor to an online MQTT …

Arduino Door Lock

IoT Arduino Door Lock using 1Sheeld and Smartphone

  “Oh God! … It seems like I have forgotten the door lock open, again” … the normal saying whenever I am in hurry to go out! Have you encountered this problem before? It always confuses me since I may even think that I have left the door lock opened, and once I go back, …

IoT Fan Control

Arduino IoT Fan Control using 1Sheeld and Smartphone

Here I am with another IoT-based home automation project; Arduino IoT Fan Control. Every day, I get back from work tired and feeling hot. No air conditioner here and the fan takes much time to start cooling the room, sadly! So, I was thinking why not controlling the fan from outside my home with my …

Arduino Light Control

IoT Arduino Light Control using 1Sheeld and Smartphone

Have you ever forgotten to turn your home lights off when you got outside? Sadly, it happens to me all the time. And this causes confusion once I get my bills! Furthermore, here is one secret about me; I am a lazy man. I always want to control my room lamp from my sweet bed. …

mqtt-protocol

MQTT Protocol – How it Works

MQTT is one of the most commonly used protocols in IoT projects. It stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport. In addition, it is designed as a lightweight messaging protocol that uses publish/subscribe operations to exchange data between clients and the server. Furthermore, its small size, low power usage, minimized data packets and ease of implementation …

IoT

IoT: Understanding the Concepts

Actually, that’s not a phrase from the Terminator movies, it’s just the reality of nowadays! Statistics show that the number of connected devices in 2018 are 23+ billion. This is almost 3 times the population density of the Earth, which is 7.6 billion at the time of writing this blog. Furthermore, this number is increasing …