November 27, 2013

Creating Arduino-powered Steampunk gauges

To add some interesting atmosphere to his kitchen wall, Instructables user Murphys_Lawyer took an antique steam pressure gauge and spent some time on adding electronics including an Arduino-controlled servo to turn it into a whimsical display that controls the gauge needle but also some lights on the face. Although the end product is quite random, the design story is an interesting description of working with the old and new, and of course you can learn some more about Arduino and servo control. The final result looks great and is demonstrated in the following video:

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