These Instructables were created by students of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida in Spring 2015. Please, visit or for the accompanying student project videos as well as tutorial videos to get you started with Arduino projects like this. The Makecourse aims to introduce students to hands-on engineering design. During the semester students invent, design and make a 'mechatronic' device. The device is completely simulated in 3D CAD software and then implemented with an Arduino based control system. All course materials/videos are publicly available at If you have no experience at all with the Arduino and microcontrollers/electronics, visit