These Instructables were created by students of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida in Fall 2014.
Please, visit http://makecourse.com or http://makecourse.com 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 http://makecourse.com If you have no experience at all with the Arduino and microcontrollers/electronics, visit http://makecourse.com