Introduction: Ardruino's Home

Arduino's Home is an Interactive building that you can use in multiple situations. Is it almost christmas and you want a selfmade home to use in your christmas town? Use Arduino's Home to make santa's village that much more ingaging. Do you play tabletop roleplaying games? Use Ardruino's Home to spice up your game and impress your players.

The steps to build Ardruino's Home

  • Required tools and parts.
  • LDR, LED and Servo motor.
  • The code.
  • Soldering.
  • Making your home.
  • Putting it all together.

I made Ardruino's Home for a School project called ITTT on the HKU so here is some information for my teachers.
Name: Jorg Pronk
Class: G&I1B
Student number: 3030026

Step 1: Step 1: Required Tools and Parts

Required tools

  • Hot wire cutter and/or boxcutter
  • steel wire brush
  • paint (color of your own preference)
  • hot glue
  • white glue
  • solder kit
  • tin
  • wire
  • Arduino starter set

Required parts

  • LDR
  • Multiple yellow or orange LED's
  • Servo motor
  • Wire
  • Ardruino uno
  • XPS foam

Step 2: Step 2: LDR, LED's and Servo Motor

Try this step in your breadboard first before soldering.

Assembling your Arduino's Home starts with your breadboard. Just follow the schema in the picture above and use the code in the following step for testing.

Step 3: Step 3: the Code

Use the code from the file below and copy it into the Ardruino app. Upload it to your ardruino uno and test if the LDR, LED's and the servo motor are working. You can change the values in the code to make your servo open or close in different angels and make you LED's go on in different ranges of light.

Step 4: Step 4: Soldering

When soldering there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • You want your LED's to be flexible, so attach them to long wires. That way you can put them anywhere in your home.
  • Your LDR has to be inserted somewhere it can receive light, attach wires to it so you can attach it to the top of the roof or outsite a window.
  • Your button for your door has to be inserted neer the door. solder it on a different copper plate so it can also be flexible in position.

How you should solder your Ardruino Home and wich connection you should make can be seen in the schema in the pictures above.

Step 5: Step 5: Making Your Home

Making your home uses a multitude of different techniques. I learned these techniques from a multitude of different youtubers.

The techniques required to build a simple miniature home can be found in the embedded video above.

The most important thing is to have fun with it. I advice you not to copy my house or the house in the video. Make something you think looks cool. You will have more fun that way.

Step 6: Step 6: Putting It All Together

After you have checked your code, soldered your wires and made your home, it now time to put it all together.

There are a few points to keep in mind while assembling your home.

  • The button has to be accesable near the door
  • your servo motor and your door must not be blocked by wires
  • the light of your LED's must not be blocked by wires (I failed to realise this)

I used hot glue to attach my parts to the inside of my home. I attached the LED's with tape so I could move them around if I wanted to in the future.