Maker tool

Turn your living room into an escape room.

With the maker tool you can connect to a wealth of electronic parts. But that's just the beginning. With the power of the central controller behind you, you could make different creations all react to each other.

Making making easy.

Just add creativity

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Make your own smart devices. 

C‌onnect to a wealth of sensors and actuators.

Binary and analog input

Connect switches, potentiometers, motion sensors, gas sensors.. etc!

Binary and servo output

Make it move. Connect up to two servos and two relays.

M‌ake rules and automations

Make your devices respond to the situation in your smart home.

Build it

Approximate build time: it really depends on what you're making.

Connect any combination of sensors and actuators you need.

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Pulse Width Modulation: servos
You can connect a servo to pin 6. An additional servo can be connected to pin 7. The servo's yellow wire is the signal wire. 

Connect the red wire (positive) to any available VCC pin on the expansion board. Connect the brown wire (negative) to any available GND pin on the expansion board.

Only small servo's (such as the one pictured) can be powered from the Arduino directly. 
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Binary input: switches and on-off sensors.
Y‌ou can connect switches and binary sensors (such as this motion sensor).

Connect you device's VCC (positive) to any available VCC pin on the expansion board. Connect the GND (negative) to any available GND pin on the expansion board.

Connect the sensor's signal/data pin to signal pin 2 on the expansion board.. 


An second sensor can be connected, this time using pin 3 instead.
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Binary actuator - LED's or relays
You can remotely toggle the state of pins 4 and (additionally) 5. You could, for example, connect a relay and toggle it from the controller.

Connect you device's VCC (positive) to any available VCC pin on the expansion board. Connect the GND (negative) to any available GND pin on the expansion board.

Connect your actuator's signal/data/in pin to the signal pin 4 on the expansion board.

You can connect an additional actuator, this time using pin 5 instead.

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Analog input: potentiometers and various sensors
Pins A0 and additionally A1 are available for analog input. You can connect a wide range of simple sensors. In the controller interface their values will be displayed as a percentage. 
Connect you device's VCC (positive) to any available VCC pin on the expansion board. Connect the GND (negative) to any available GND pin on the expansion board.

Connect your device's signal/data pin to the A0 signal pin on the expansion board.

You can connect an additional analog sensor, this time using pin A1 instead.
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T‌ext display 
By attaching an OLED display your creation could display text or other values.
Connect the screen's SDA (data) pin to signal pin A4 on the expansion board. Connect the screen's SCK (clock) pin to signal pin A5 on the expansion board.

Connect the screen's VCC (positive) pin to any available VCC pin on the expansion board. Connect the screen's GND (negative) pin to any available GND pin on the expansion board.
Plug in the Arduino

Plug in the RF-Nano Arduino

Plug the RF-Nano into its socket. The USB connector should be on the outside of the main board.

Open the Candle Manager

Visit the controller, and click on the "Create Candle" link to open the Candle manager. Follow the step by step guide. It will help you upload the code to your new creation.

Add your new device

Visit the Candle controller and on the things page press the (+) icon. Your new creation should be available. Optionally, select which of its properties you'd like to have in the spotlight. Click on "save" to complete the proces.

Shopping list

You can buy all the parts yourself, for example on Aliexpress.com.
Servo
Aug 27, 2019

Moves between 0 and 180 degrees.

Potentiometer
Aug 27, 2019

Also known as a rotary knob. 

Relay
Aug 27, 2019

‌A basic relay that can toggle the power or a connection to another device. The central port is ground. Besides it you…

RF-Nano Arduino
Aug 10, 2018

The RF-Nano is an Arduino Nano with built-in wireless connectivity. It's the brain of all Candle devices.

Dupont wire
Aug 09, 2018

These wires allow you to easily connect the main board to sensors and actuators. They snugly fit over the pins. No soldering…

Expansion board
Aug 06, 2018

This expansion board makes it easy to connect everything by just plugging in wires.