A sampling of some of the really cool Arduino shields that you can order and use in your projects.
Pick up a Wave Shield: http://www.adafruit.com/products/94
Adding quality audio to an electronic project is surprisingly difficult. Here is a shield for Arduinos that solves this problem. It can play up to 22KHz, 12bit uncompressed audio files of any length. It’s low cost, available as an easy-to-make kit. It has an onboard DAC, filter and op-amp for high quality output. Audio files are read off of an SD/MMC card, which are available at nearly any store. Volume can be controlled with the onboard thumbwheel potentiometer.
This shield is a kit, and comes with all parts you need to build it.
Arduino, SD card, tools, speaker and headphones are not included. It [...]
How to control a lamp with and arduino resources for you:
Arduino were to get and learning code: http://www.arduino.cc/
Seed studio relay shield: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/relay-shield-v20-p-1376.html?cPath=132_134
example code: void setup()
digitalWrite(7,HIGH); delay(3000); digitalWrite(7,LOW); delay(3000);
1Sheeld is a mobile app and a board that turns your smartphone into an open platform for Arduino.
In this case you can trigger the smartphone to stream video via Skye app when a button is pressed on the Arduino board.
The idea basically is to make your smart phone act as an input/output to the Arduino, so you can use the touch screen of your smartphone as an LCD, or make the phone an Arduino controller starting with simple push buttons, keypad, or keyboard or voice recognition!
Or use it as an output from Arduino like logging data on it, or converting text to speech or use it as a music player.
So basically whatever your phone does, you can link it to [...]
Use an Arduino and Whitebox Labs Tentacle Shield to measure PH.
This video covers the Setup, Calibrate and Use with an Atlas EZ PH Stamp.
The Tentacle shield is a DIY shield that along with an Arduino measures PH, Dissolved Oxygen, Electric Conductivity (E.C. aka Salinity), Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP).
LINKS: Whitebox Labs: https://www.whiteboxes.ch/tentacle/
Buy the Tentacle Shield: http://atlas-scientific.com/product_pages/components/tentacle-shield.html
All of the other Documentation is available here: https://sites.google.com/site/recksdesignfabrication/arduino-projects/tentacle-sh source
Arduino UNO plant sensor. Measuring air temperature and humidity, light and soil moisture. Sensor data is displayed on a 16×2 LCD shield. source
Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at http://makezine.com/projects/data-dial-dashboard/
The Data Dial Dashboard brings back the fun of old-school analog dial gauges while updating them with internet connectivity. In this project we will use an Arduino, Ethernet shield, and 3 servos to create a system for tracking global earthquake activity. With a little hacking, it is easily adapted for any data you can scrape off the ‘net! source
Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at http://makezine.com/projects/pet-water-warden/
Use an Arduino, MakerShield, and ethernet shield to build an automatic water dispensing system to fill up your pet’s water bowl while you’re away. The sensors connected to the circuit know when the bowl is low – and filled – with water, and it can even tweet when the reservoir runs out! source
Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at http://makezine.com/projects/cellular-sensor-sentinel/
This versatile Arduino-based remote alarm system can notify your cell phone within seconds when one of the sensors is activated. Some examples include a PIR sensor to detect motion, a contact sensor, and even a capacitive sensor made from aluminum foil! Other applications could include detecting humidity, magnetic fields, or acceleration, among other applications. source