Remember the small pink piggy bank you had as a kid? The one where you would save all your change? These days, it’s a miracle if we have change on us at all, as most of us would rather use credit cards, tap and pay, or crypto wallets. Even so, if you’re in the market for a decidedly “maker” way to store your change, this piggy bank is a great option. And in keeping with it’s ceramic swine predecessors, it’s a great way to get kids excited about saving money!
The Arduino Nano based electronic piggy bank comes as a pre-soldered DIY kit for beginners. Each kit includes, one Arduino Nano, one Servo motor, one Servo motor handle, all the necessary components, and a 3D printed case. What makes it unique is the fact that the battery isn’t “on” until it detects a coin in the slot.
Overall, this neat little Arduino Nano based piggy bank makes for a great DIY Beginner project or even a project for younger engineering enthusiasts. It’s a simple kit and one fancy piggy bank to boot!