Latest Arduino Based Project Ideas for Stuents in 2015

Arduino is a device which is used to build electronic projects. It consist of a pre-programmed microcontroller or integrated development environment, used to write the code and upload to the physical board. These devices are used to make communicating objects, taking i/p from a different kinds of sensors and controlling the motors, lights and various physical o/p’s. The Arduino doesn’t require a separate programmer in order to dump the new code on the board but, we can directly use a USB cable. Also, the IDE of the Arduino uses a simplified version of C++, making it simple to learn program. Finally, Arduino board gives a typical form factor that breaks out the functions of the micro-controller into a more reachable package. The applications of Arduino based projects are mainly involved in Arduino projects, that can interact with software running on your PC.

Latest Arduino Based Project Ideas
Latest Arduino Based Project Ideas

What is an Arduino Board?

Arduino Board
Arduino Board

Basically, an Arduino board uses the Harvard architecture because, program code and data have separate memory. The code of the board is stored in the program, whereas the data is stored in data memory. There are various types of Arduino boards, namely, ArduinoUno (R3), LilyPad Arduino, Redboard, Arduino Mega (R3) and Arduino Leonardo, these are used for various purposes. But most of the Arduino devices have common components like Power (USB / Barrel Jack), Pins (5V, 3.3V, GND, Analog, Digital, PWM, AREF), Reset Button, Power LED Indicator, TX RX LEDs, Main IC and Voltage Regulator. The advantages of Arduino are; Simple, Inexpensive, clear programming environment and extensible hardware.

Arduino Based Project Ideas 2015

The applications of the Arduino board are mainly involved in Arduino based projects that includes obstacle avoidance, industrial appliance control, electric appliance control, intensity controlling of street lights, home automation, underground cable fault detection, solar street light, etc. For better understanding of these applications here we are explaining with an appropriate diagram.

Arduino based LED Street Lights with Auto Intensity Control

The main aim of this project is to control the auto intensity of the street lights using an Arduino board. This project uses LED lights instead of HID lamps in the street lights. An Arduino board is used to control intensity of lights by developing PWM signals that make MOSFET to switch a set of light emitting diodes to get the desired operation.

Auto Intensity Controlling of  LED Street Lights Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com
Auto Intensity Controlling of LED Street Lights Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com

The lifetime of LEDs is more compared with HID lamps because, LEDs consume less power. The Arduino board comprises programmable commands that control the light intensity based on PWM signals produced. The light intensity is kept high during night time when the traffic on the roads decreases slowly and the light intensity also decreases increasingly until morning. At Last the light intensity shuts down completely in the morning at 6 A.M, and again restarts at 6 P.M. in the evening and this process is frequent.

Arduino based Home Automation

The main concept of this project is to design a home automation system using an Arduino board with any Android operating system based smart phone or tablet. As day by day technology is developing and houses are getting very smart. Presently, conventional switches are placed at different places of the house. But, operating of that switches to go near them is very difficult for the user. So, this project gives the best solution with smart phones.

Arduino based Home Automation Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com
Arduino based Home Automation Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com

At the receiver end a Bluetooth device is connected to the Arduino board, whereas at the transmitter end, a GUI application on cell phone sends ON/OFF commands to the receiver. By pressing the particular location on the GUI, the loads can be ON/OFF remotely. These loads can be controlled by an Arduino board via Thyristors and opto-isolators using triacs.

Arduino Operated Obstacle Avoidance Robot

The main goal of this project is to design a robotic vehicle which is used to avoid an obstacle. This project uses an ultrasonic sensor for the movement of the robot and Arduino is used for the desired operation. Whenever a robot detects an obstacle ahead of it, then immediately that sends the signals to the Arduino board. Depending upon the i/p signal received, the microcontroller sends the command to the robot to move in a different direction by properly activating the motors interfaced through a motor driver IC.

Arduino Operated Obstacle Avoidance Robot Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com
Arduino Operated Obstacle Avoidance Robot Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com

Arduino based Electrical Appliances Control using IR

The main goal of this project is to control electrical appliances using IR remote. This remote sends the coded infrared data received from the sensor and that is connected to the control unit. This project controls the electrical loads depending on the data received from the remote. This project controls the integrated household appliances to a control unit which can be operated by a remote. The RC5 coded data which are sent from the remote is received by an infrared receiver to an Arduino board.

Arduino based Electrical Appliances Control using IR Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com
Arduino based Electrical Appliances Control using IR Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com

The program to the Arduino board states the RC5 code to produce relevant o/p based on the i/p data to function a set of relays over a relay driver IC. The electrical loads are connected to the control unit through the relay contacts. This project can be used in the current domestic area for either controlling the loads through the TV remote.

Arduino based Solar Street Light

The main concept of this project is to design a solar street light using an Arduino board to control the street light intensity. In this project, PV panels are used to charge the batteries by altering the sunlight into electricity, and the charging of this battery can be controlled by using a charge controller circuit. Street light intensity is kept high in peak hours. When the vehicles on the roads decreases slowly in the midnights, then the light intensity can be decreased gradually till morning to conserve energy. Therefore, the street lights turn ON at the sunset and then switch OFF at the sunrise routinely.

Arduino based Solar Street Light Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com
Arduino based Solar Street Light Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com

Thus, this is all about Arduino based projects. We hope that you have got a better understanding of these projects. Furthermore,any queries regarding this concept, please give your feedback by commenting in the comment section below.

6 Comments

  1. MEET MODI says:

    hello, Mr Tarun Agrawal, I m really thankful for your project ideas.But can you give me some more Arduino based project ideas? I m in final year in Instrumentation and control Engineering,so I need some innovative Arduino based project ideas.
    Thank You.

    1. Hi Vikram,
      Can i know the title of your project?
      And also we can’t provide the circuit diagram and other documents without purchasing.

    1. Hi Vignesh, Thank you for your appreciation. Also, please check the user friendly website http://www.edgefxkits.com for project ideas on all the latest technologies. You can download project abstract and seminar presentation also from the website. Please check the website for complete details in the kit content section: http://www.edgefxkits.com/kitdetails/ and go through the FAQ: http://www.edgefxkits.com/contact-us/#faq. Further if you have any queries you can call us on the toll free no. 1800 108 7475 for clarifications/personal counseling. Niveditha (Mobile: +91 9959178000)

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