List of Home Automation Projects for Engineering Students 2015

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 equipment 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 further classified into three types: Power line Based Home Automation Wired or BUS Cable Home Automation Wireless Home Automation. This article discusses 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 smartphone.

Arduino based Home Automation Project Kit
Arduino based Home Automation Project Kit

The proposed system uses a Bluetooth module, which is interfaced with 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 an Android application that can be controlled remotely. This proposed system uses an Android OS based smartphone or tablet, upon a graphical user interface based touchscreen operation. To achieve this, the 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 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
Home Automation by Android Application based Remote Control Project Kit

Home Automation Using Digital Control

The main objective of this project is to design a home automation system that 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. Dialing can be done from the home phone or 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
Home Automation Using Digital Control Project Kit

Furthermore, this digital signal is processed to activate the switching mechanism via a 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 to RF technology.

RF based Home Automation System Project Kit
RF-based Home Automation System Project Kit

This project uses an RF remote that is interfaced with the microcontroller on the 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 the 8051 families. 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 a touchscreen-based control panel.  To achieve this, a touch panel is interfaced with 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 a GSM modem interfaced with 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
Touch Screen based Home Automation System Project Kit

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 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.