Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’re very sorry to have to inform you about the cancellation of our 10th Arduino-Jam. People that already entered will get an email and those who already payed, will be fully refunded. If you have any questions, you can always ask on twitter or send us an email on info (at) arduino-jam.org

Arduino JAM IX 2016

The 9th Arduino-Jam has ended. We brainstormed, teamed up and started jamming. In total people worked on 9 projects . These are the projects that survived the 48 hours, enjoy !

    • TEAM 1: Singing Sword (Jan)
      Jan made a sword that produces the sound of a real sword when it swings or clashes.


    • TEAM 2: Gym Interval Timer (Tom)
      Tom made a timer with led strips for a gym room.


    • TEAM 3: Adem (Breathe) (Dag & Jos)
      Dag and Jos worked on a project called “Adem”. It collects data on air pollution.


    • TEAM 4: Sound Wave Printer (Toon)
      Toon made a light printer that can show the waves produced by sound.


    • TEAM 5: Shadow Sound (Rob)
      Rob made an instrument that reacts to light(shadow).


    • TEAM 6: Pinball (Sven,Midas & Bert)
      Yves, Midas and Bert made a pinball machine out of cardboard, lego and Arduinos.


    • TEAM 7: Guitar Trainer (Federico & Huong)
      Federico and Huong continued there work on the Guitar Trainer, Federico once started on a previous JAM.


    • TEAM 8: Body Scanner (Jeffrey)
      Jeffrey continued his work on his selfmade body scanner, he started on a previous JAM.


    • TEAM 9: Zombie Game (Joeri, Fuopy, Davey and Justin)
      Joeri decided to make a game for Arduboy (an Arduino based game console) with the online help of Fuopy (who was in the USA), Davey (in Sweden, but joined the previous JAM) and Justin (who was in Canada).

Arduino Jam VIII 2015

The 8th Arduino-Jam has ended. We brainstormed, teamed up and started jamming. This time we had 6 projects. These are the teams and there projects that survived the 48 hours, enjoy !

  • TEAM 1: Floor Pong (Jan, Tom)
    Jan and Tom made a giant pong version where a laser dot is the ball, and players use sticks to “smash” the ball
  • TEAM 2: 24×8 LED-strip Display (Erik)
    Erik made a display out of a LED-strip and showed us a very known game. 8×24 individual addressable RGB LED’s in a nice casing.
  • TEAM 3: Body scanner slider (Toon, Jeffrey)
    Toon helped out Jeffrey with his Bodyscanner, where he needed an automated vertical slider
  • TEAM 4: 3-pod walker (Yvon, Ibe,  David)
    This team made a tripod walking robot, that needs to find a way to walk on 3 legs without falling over
  • TEAM 5: Blow my pong (Nick, Bram, Tom)
    The winning team made a linear pong version, where 2 fans have to “blow” a ball into the opposite direction

  • TEAM 6: Arduino Synth (Davey, Max, Joeri)
    Davey and Joeri worked on a synth – playroutine to play 4 channel music on an Arduino Leonardo

Arduino Jam VII 2015

The 7th Arduino-Jam has ended. We brainstormed, teamed up and started jamming. This time we even had 8 projects. These are the teams and there projects, enjoy !

  • TEAM 1: URBY (Jan)
    Jan continues laying his egg. Remember Furby, this should even be better. It has no fur and thus, making it a real Urby. This egg interacts with humans using light, movement and sound.
  • TEAM 2: BOMBAZA (Federico, Toon)
    How about a new style of “etch a sketch” with conductive materials !
  • TEAM 3: 50 SHADES OF GREY (Stephan, Chris)
    Line following robots is fun, but what if the line it follows has more into it? The line the robot follows is the score for a cool tune !
  • TEAM 4: FOOTIE (Tars, Duy)
    Why would we want to control a robot with our hands ? Let’s try it with our feet ! At the end it seemed a bit to far fetched, so they made a control wheel and a gaspedal.
  • TEAM 5: REACTIVE PLANTS (Jens, Piet)
    Lets make some plants communicate with each other
  • TEAM 6: USB ATARI (Joeri, Jeroen)
    Remember this old school Atari (Amiga) joysticks ? Let’s make them work on USB !
    25 meters of EL wire and nothing to drive it. LET’S MAKE IT! … The thing blew up. Now Tom knows why you can’t find drivers for 25m of EL wire. But Tom didn’t stop, he made a nice LOVE sign for his girlfriend.
  • TEAM 8: SERVO PONG (Erik)
    Pong … the most famous game ever. This time the ball is servo controlled light and the peddles are LEDs.



Arduino Jam VI 2014

Our 6th Arduino Jam @timelab has ended. In about 48 hours most teams went from idea to working prototype. The outcome was superb and it has been a real fun weekend !

  • TEAM 1: Mario Kartuino (Midas, Hugo, Titu, Jérôme, Florentin)
    Did you ever play Mario Kart? This team started out with the idea of a real live Mario Kart game, but changed the rules into a real live puzzle Mario Kart game. Controlled with the motion of your hand, you can guide your robot through the puzzle track as fast as possible.
  • TEAM 2: Balloon colour game (Charles, Chris, Ludovic)
    This game really started out from scratch. The idea of balloons changing colours, evolved into a really fun game, where the player has to change the colours of the balloons all into the same colour, by tapping them. To make it even harder, the game starts turning around and randomly changes colours if your not fast enough. The team even added “Simon says” into the code, so now this is a multi-game.
  • TEAM 3: Sucker 2000 (Kurt, Gerd)
    Do you want to help you wife, cleaning the table? No … how about a robot doing the job for you? Have a look at this table-sized self-driving vacuum-cleaner. If you order now, it even comes with an extra set of replacement brooms ! 😉

  • TEAM 4: Urby the interactive egg (Jan)
    Jan continued laying his egg. Remember Furby, this should even be better. It has no fur and thus, making it a real Urby. This egg interacts with humans using light, movement and sound. But Jan got stuck and his egg didn’t hatch. to be continued !IMAG0117
  • TEAM 5: Interactive music (Pepe)
    Pepe had this idea of an interactive drum machine, where he would manipulate sound, volume and pitch, moving his hands opposed to each other. With his feed he would manipulate drum sounds an thus creating a new kind of electronic dance music. The project needs some more fine tuning, but Pepe gave us a nice demo.
  • TEAM 6: Guitar tutor (Federico)
    Federico wanted to build a Guitar tutor, that helps you practice playing the guitar with LEDs showing where to put your fingers. He learned a lot about LED matrix’s, but got stuck. To be continued
  • TEAM 7: POV stream (Toon, Erik)
    Toon and Erik continued there work on the POV disk, showing streaming video. Last Jam they managed to show colours, now they where able to show small pictures. Not yet the end stage, but maybe next time they’ll finish the job: stream video to their self made television.

Arduino JAM V 2014

Our 5th Arduino Jam @timelab has ended. In about 48 hours most teams went from idea to working prototype. The outcome was superb and it has been a real fun weekend!

  • TEAM 1: Pixel Fighter (Joeri)
    Joeri started creating a 2 player fighting game with music on the Arduino Uno without any extra IC’s, hoping he would be able to show something at the end, but managed to actually finish the game within 48 hours.
  • TEAM 2: POV stream (Erik, Toon, Yannick)
    Eric wanted to make a POV disk showing streaming video and teamed up with Toon and Yannick. All hardware is embedded into the disk. They where able to show colours and sending colour data wireless to the disk, but needed more time to actually show a picture, so they went for psychedelic colour effects.
  • TEAM 3: Pick & Place (Koen, Maarten)
    Koen brought his robot arm and wanted it to pick up stuff, recognize it and place it by colour. Together with Maarten, he had lot’s of trouble making the arm move, and ran out of time to complete the project, but did learn a lot.
  • TEAM 4: Cube Synth (Maarten, Valerio, Jeroen)
    Valerio was into music and wanted to do something with synthesizers and the Arduino. Together with Maarten and Jeroen, he started working en the Synth Cube, making different sounds and colours depending how you turn over the cube.
  • TEAM 5: Auto Cook (Ziping, Glenn)
    Ziping needed a machine to cook his diner, so together with Glenn he started working on one. This machine has a build-in display, showing different recipes. Once you make your choice, the machine will auto add herbs, put on the heat and turn it back off when finished. All you need to do is, stir from time to time.
  • TEAM 6: Urby the egg (Jan, Bert, Midas)
    Jan had to lay his egg, so he did and teamed up with Bert and Midas. Remember Furby, this is even better. It has no fur and thus, making it a real Urby. This egg reacts to human input using light, movement and sound.
  • TEAM 7: Photographia (Jolien, Tom)
    Jolien wanted to take stunning pictures, and figured out with Tom, how to use the Arduino to auto dim the lights, trigger the flash on sound or/and movement (braking line of sight) and even how to adjust the trigger point in time. She did take some very cool pictures. AND THEY WON !

Arduino Jam IV 2013

Our 4th Arduino Jam @timelab has ended. We’re happy to announce that all the teams finished there project just in time. In about 48 hours they all went from idea to working prototype. The outcome was superb AND all projects did work !

  • TEAM 1 : Write glow in the dark (Midas, Lukas)
    Writing with light on a surface covered with “glow in the dark” paint. This team made an automated laser light that can write any word, using servos an a green pen laser.


  • TEAM 2 : We are “Vandalous” (Yannick, Koen, Ziping)
    Willing to take over the world, without being noticed, this team designed an automated graffiti CNC machine, able to create graffiti from a bitmap. As thieves in the night, they would hang their machine to a building, coming back in the morning to admire the auto-painted graffiti.


  • TEAM 3 : Fountain in a box (Jolien, Jantje, Henri)
    With this project the contestants build a mini Las Vegas fountain with moving water beams and light effects, all interacting on the surrounding sounds, Using (obviously) water, servos, LED-lights and water valves.


  • TEAM 4 : Bread spread (Joeri, David, Bart)
    What would become of the world, if we didn’t have any games. Inspired by the game “Simon Says”, Bread spread is a game where the player has to repeat the sequence of bread spreads shown on a screen, by hitting big wooden buttons in the correct order.


  • TEAM 5 : Word clock (Tom, Rogier)
    A clock not as we know it. It’s digital, but doesn’t show numbers. It shows you time with words, using LED-strips and a well made box with laser-cut letters.


  • TEAM 6 : RGB Light Rig (Jeroen, Thijs)
    We are all used to Photoshop effects and after effects, but with this Light Rig, this team wanted to build a “pre-effects” installation, adding light effects before one takes his picture, changing the mood of a picture with real light.


  • TEAM 7 : Moto Midimicidiale (Toon, Valerio )
    We all start dancing to music, don’t we. How about reversing the process. Why not start dancing and let the music flow out of the moves you make, converting dance into music, using various sensors like : Wii nunchuck, ldr, potentiometers to capture the movement and gestures and convert them into midi signals.


    • TEAM 8 : Position from sound waves(Erik)
      Inspired by sound waves and positioning, Eric decided to make an installation that uses piezo elements for position sounds produced by ticking on a surface. A LED strips shows you, with real cool light effects, the linear position of the place where the sound was produced.


Thanks for our Sponsor who made this Jam possible:

Arduino Jam III 2013

Our Third Arduino Jam @timelab started on the 15th February till the 17th with 17 jammers working on 6 projects. This time we started blank. Every one was free to give ideas, work on a project they already started, make new ones, or make existing ones better. The outcome was marvelous. 6 projects, all using the Arduino.


  • TEAM 1: Whack A Noodle (Floris, Jeffrey, Joeri)
    Who didn’t play whack a mole? Why not playing this on a wall? Randomly projecting in a 5 by 5 grid those moles on a wall. But watch out not to whack the wrong ones.
  • TEAM 2: 4 on A Glow (Jeroen, Thijs, Tom)
    Yet another game, “four in a row” with a twist, literally a strange twist. You play for “4 on a glow” on an RGB matrix. Nothing special yet, but you can turn the game over to 1 side, twisting the play field, changing your changes for winning the game or loosing it.
  • TEAM 3: Romanzo Digitale (Yannick, Wim, Erik)
    Robots, they’re every where, but do they have any poetry? Romanzo Digitale Robots do, they move, they dance, they make ART. Yes ART making Robots, how about that.
  • TEAM 4: Wake Me Play (Rogier, Maarten, Toon)
    Having troubles getting out of bed? This alarm clock might be your solution. When the Wake-Me-Play alarm clock starts making terrible noise, you can’t just turn it off or snooze it. You have to etch-a-sketch style follow a line on the wall, to make your nightmare stop.
  • TEAM 5: Zappelin (Yvon, Charles, Midas)
    How about controlling a real zeppelin with your own home IR device
  • TEAM 6: Automutulating Deathray (Lieven, Yannick)
    1. Building a death ray 2. Aim at yourself 3. Be warm and cosy. This project is a solar tracker device that uses the sun rays for heating a room or place.

Thanks for our Sponsor who made this Jam possible:

Arduino Jam I 2012

Arduino Jam was an 48 hour event held at the timelab in Ghent, Belgium.
18 jammers started friday the 3th of february with a brainstorm session and 2 themes: “Light and Games”. The only restriction they had is that the projects needed to be powered by Arduino.
7 projects emerged from their brains.
They teamed up and started on their projects to make their ideas come true.

Here is an overview of the projects:

– #1: Xtreme Buzzwire-4-2  article on hackaday
– Reversed geo cache with only direction no distance.
– Nipkow pong & RGBCMY resolution test & 16 million color nipkowduino
– Kinect face follower
– Duck n jump Tv out game
– Bleeber – A physical layer between data and action
– Capgemini sound to light modulator

Thanks for our Sponsor who made this Jam possible:
arduino jam main sponsor Capgemini
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