July 19, 2013

DIY Arduino-based reusable wireless ignition system

 Sometimes there are things that need to be turned on or activated - that you need to keep a distance away from. Such as fireworks, model rockets and so on. Generally you can just run a length of wire between yourself and the item, however it's easier in the long run to have a wireless system instead. This was articulated by Instructables user "nodcah" who has made a wireless Arduino-based system that relies on 433 MHz wireless links to control a remote glow plug as an igniter. Doing so isn't difficult, and the use of the "flighter pilot" hooded switch adds a level of style, for example:

That's idea for fireworks ignition, impressing your friends with a remote-controlled barbeque starter or modification for use to remotely activate almost anything with some flair. The instructions and more can be found here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're interested in using wireless data links with your Arduino project, we have two convenient receiver shields - both 315 MHz and 433 Mhz. Combined with the Getting Started guide you'll be up and going in no time. For more information check out the product page.

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