We have talked about a few cool projects in the past that you can build with Arduino. Today we will touch on something futuristic - as a matter of fact, it’s from the movie “Back to the Future II”!
For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a classic Spielberg science fiction that you must watch.
If you have seen the movie, you probably remember Marty’s self-lacing shoes.
Here’s the clip from the movie, to jog your memory, or in case you haven’t seen it yet.
With Arduino, you can build a similar shoe yourself. It’s a cool little project that you can work on in a weekend and show off to your friends and family! Here’s a short video of how it can be done.
Most of the items you need to build this is available in the Starter Kit, which you can get for $1 plus shipping at
If you’re looking for more advanced stuff and more parts, as well as a CD Tutorial to help you with the projects, you can get the Advanced Kit, which is selling for $54.99 (you can also get a Free Sensor with it with the discount code FSATK at the time of checkout).
You will find details video on YouTube on how to build this self-lacing shoe. If you need more help in learning how to do to such projects in a step-by-step process with guidance, and learn more about building your own projects, you can take one of the online Arduino lessons at various places. At Techblueprint, there is an Arduino course currently on sale with 10% off the regular price, which you will probably find quite useful if you’re just starting out. As opposed to other video courses, this is taught live by an instructor, who can guide you and help answer your questions live.
If you happen to build something unique with your Arduino Kit, we’d love to hear from you. Please feel to drop us a note!