List of Home Automation Projects for Engineering Students 2015

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Nowadays automation systems have become widespread in several industries by playing a vital role in dominating many process-related operations. We live in the world of automation wherein most of the systems have become machine-driven, such as industrial automation, automation in homes and alternative business sectors. Home automation systems advancing towards mechanization processes whereby less human efforts are required by the machinery equipments to control numerous systems in homes. It involves automatic controlling of home appliances using completely different technologies and controllers over desktops, laptops good phones or tablets. Automation systems are classified into two types: industrial automation system and home automation systems. Automation systems are classified into two types such as industrial automation system and home automation systems. Home automation systems are are further classified into three types: Power line Based Home Automation Wired or BUS Cable Home Automation Wireless Home Automation. This article discusses about the home automation projects that use Android, DTMF, RF, Arduino and touch screen.

Home Automation Projects
Home Automation Projects

Home Automation Projects

Home automation projects are implemented by using various technologies: Arduino, DTMF, Android, touch screen, etc. The list of home automation projects is given below:

Arduino based Home Automation

The main intention of this project is to design a home automation system using an Arduino board with Bluetooth technology and to control it remotely by any Android operating system based smart phone.

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

The proposed system uses a Bluetooth module, which is interfaced to the Arduino board at the end of the receiver. At the transmitter end, a GUI (Graphical User Interface) application on the cell phone sends ON/OFF commands to the receiver. By touching the particular location on the GUI, the loads at the receiver end can be turned ON/OFF remotely via., this technology.The loads are operated by an Arduino board through Thyristors and Opto Isolators using TRIACS.

Home Automation by Android Application based Remote Control

The main goal of this project is to design a home automation system with Android application that can be controlled remotely. This proposed system uses an Android OS based smart phone or tablet, upon a graphical user interface based touchscreen operation. In order to achieve this,  Android application acts as a transmitter, which sends the ON/OFF commands to the receiver where loads are connected.
By touching a particular remote switch on the transmitter, the loads can be turned ON/OFF via wireless remote. This project uses a microcontroller of the 8051 families. The loads at the receiver end interface to the microcontroller using Opto-Isolators

Home Automation by Android Application based Remote Control Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com
Home Automation by Android Application based Remote Control Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com

Home Automation Using Digital Control

The main objective of this project is to design a home automation system which is capable of being controlled remotely by using a landline connection. The proposed system controls any home appliances through landline, if someone dials the chosen umber for an exact load. Dialling can be done from the home phone or from any other outside phone. This project is designed without engaging any programmable microcontroller. But, it is based on digital logic using TMF technology, which helps receive the commands from the land phone to develop digital output.

Home Automation using Digital Control Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com
Home Automation using Digital Control Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com

Furthermore, this digital signal is processed to activate switching mechanism via relay driver to turn ON/OFF the loads. It can be used to switch appliances from anywhere. This project gives a new direction to the development of home automation.

RF based Home Automation System

The main aim of this project is to design a home automation system with an RF controlled remote. This project provides a simpler solution with RF technology.

RF based Home Automation System Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com
RF based Home Automation System Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com

This project uses an RF remote that is interfaced to the microcontroller on transmitter side, which sends On/OFF commands to the receiver where the loads are connected. The loads are interfaced to the microcontroller using Opto-Isolators and TRIACS. In this system, the microcontroller used is from 8051 family. By operating a particular remote switch from the transmitter, the loads can be turned ON/OFF remotely through wireless technology.

Touch Screen based Home Automation System

The main intention of this project is to design a home automation system with touch screen based control panel.  In order to achieve this, a touch panel is interfaced to the microcontroller on the transmitter side which sends ON/OFF commands to the receiver where the loads are connected. By touching the particular portion on the touch screen panel, the loads can be turned ON/OFF remotely. Furthermore, this project can be developed by using GSM modem interfaced to the control unit. By using this modem, a user can control home appliances by sending an SMS.

Touch Screen based Home Automation System Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com
Touch Screen based Home Automation System Project Kit by Edgefxkits.com

Some More Home Automation Projects

A list of some more home automation projects is given below

The home automation projects mentioned above along with the description and a list of project ideas will be quite helpful for the students. Such latest home automation projects can be implemented by using different technologies like Android, DTMF, Arduino, Zigbee, Bluetooth, etc. We believe that our latest home automation projects will offer immense help to the III and IV year engineering students and make them  to select suitable electronics projects for their project work. Apart from these projects, students can also give their feedback by commenting in the comment section below.