Easy arduino projects for beginners


“You don’t need anyone’s permission to create something great”

-Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder of Ardu

As rightly said by Sir Massimo, you don’t need anyone’s permission to create something great, then what do you need?

Just the will power because “where there is a will there is always a way”. Nothing has ever been able to surpass the human determination and desire to achieve anything. So, If you want to learn and do Ardunio projects but feel like you are stuck because you don’t know where to start with, then my dear friend this might be what you have been looking for.

Here, we are with a list of simple and easy Ardunio Projects that you can do even if you are a beginner, that will not only help you understand concepts but will also give a boost to your confidence level!

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So, it begins with a bit of basic information in case you don't have much idea!

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What is Arduino?

This is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use software and hardware. These come in the form of boards known as "Arduino Boards", which can read inputs-like sensor lights, LED signals, etc.

It is used for making electronics project, it contains both IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that runs your computer and physical programmable circuit board in creating and uploading codes.

Types of Arduino Board

  1. Red Board
  2. Arduino Mega(R3)
  3. Arduino Uno(R3)
  4. LilyPad Arduino


UNO Arduino is the most popular Ardunio it is powered by an Atmega328 processor operating at 16MHz including 32KB program memory. This has a very vast use in all over the world.

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What can be done with Arduino?

  1. Interactive Objects can be made with Ardunio Board.
  2. Arduino projects can be made to stand alone and also they can be connected to computers through a USB.

Why go for Arduino?

There are various reasons why Ardunio is widely used, some of them being:

  1. Vast online reach- Arduino is backed up a growing online community in which a huge number of source code is already available and one can also post and share his/her examples for the help and usage of others.
  2. Easy to use - Arduino as mentioned before can be easily connected to the computer via USB and can communicate using standard protocols.
  3. Flexible - One can enter a wide variety of analog and digital inputs.
  4. Open-source - The software and hardware are extremely accessible and very flexible to be extended.

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Is Arduino good for beginners?

Ardunio has the advantages as stated above it is easy to use and very flexible also less complicated as compared to Raspberry Pi, Hence, it is good for beginners who have never had their hands on any such projects.

So, the next doubt you might have would be. Where to start from?

Before learning anything at an advanced level a basic level understanding is extremely important. So, here are few easy Arduino projects for the beginners:

Easy Arduino projects for beginners

1. IoT using Arduino


This Arduino project will help you to learn how to build a simple project which will sense the temperature of a remote place and upload it to the cloud and you can view the temperature and humidity of that place from any place on the globe. You will learn how to connect and interface with the DHT11 sensor and Wi-Fi module to the Arduino and basic embedded C programming while developing this Arduino project.

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2. Sensor Guided Robotics


This Arduino based robotics project will guide you in building 3 different robots. They are line follower, Obstacle avoider and obstacle follower. You will build a robot and interface its sensors and motor driver to the Arduino UNO board. By this Arduino project, you will experience the building of a semi-autonomous robot.

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3. Smart Water Monitoring


In this Arduino project, you will build a setup which will help you in monitoring the flow of the water through the pipe. You will also learn the basics of the IoT and upload the sensor data to the cloud and also can view the data from anywhere on the globe. You will use the water flow sensor, Wi-Fi module and Arduino UNO for building this Smart water monitoring project.

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4. Automated Street Lighting


In this Arduino project, you will learn to build a real-time project which is used in the highways for automatically turning on the lights. You will use an LDR sensor, Arduino UNO to make this project. You will make the project that will automatically turn on itself in the absence of the sunlight and vice versa.

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5. Biometric Authentication


In this Arduino project, you will build a prototype of biometric authentication device which are used in the corporate office, factories etc. you will use a biometric sensor and Arduino UNO for developing this project.

Learn more about Biometric Authentication project

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6. Smart Traffic Management System


In this Arduino project, you will develop a prototype of a smart traffic management system which will turn on and off based on the density of the traffic in the road. This will be very much helpful in the metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad etc. You will use Arduino and IR sensor to develop this project.

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7. Automatic Solar Tracker


In this Arduino project, you will interface an LDR sensor and a solar panel with the Arduino UNO and you will make the solar panel to turn towards the location of the sun. It senses the light and rotates towards therefore increasing the efficiency of the electricity produced from the solar panel.

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8. Health Monitoring Glove


In this Arduino project, you will develop a system which will detect the pulse of the individual who is using it. For this, you will use an Arduino Lily pad which differs from the Arduino UNO board.

Learn more about Health Monitoring Glove project

9.Smart Irrigation System


In this Arduino project, you will develop a system which will automatically start the water pump of the moisture of the soil is below a pre-defined threshold and will stop the pump once it reaches the limit of the soil moisture. You will use a moisture sensor and DC pump to develop this project.

Learn more about Smart Irrigation system project

10. CNC Machine Using Arduino


From drilling, cutting to milling CNC machines have always played a major role in the manufacturing industries.

Through this Arduino project, you can learn the building of a 3 axis CNC machine from scratch with the tool made up of Ardunio Interface and G-codes.

This project can help you in understanding CNC calibration programming, stepper motors, Arduino boards, and G codes

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11. 3D Printer using Arduino


Printing is something everyone knows about and might have also done in schools for project work.

But, have you ever heard about printing out 3D data?

If you have not then let me tell you that 3D printing refers to the manufacturing process in which 3D solid objects are created.

3D Printing has got to go through a lot of improvements and transformation in the future, therefore having a good and clear understanding of this may leave you with lots of skills development training in the future.

By doing this Arduino project, you will learn -

  1. Arduino Programming
  2. RAMPS Board, SMPS & Motor Driver.
  3. Additive Manufacturing.

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12. Animatronic hand


You like it when things work according to you?

Then, I must tell you that the Animatronic hand is building a working model that can be tamed according to the way you act.

It can copy your facial gestures or hand movements and imitate them.


Then what you waiting for just ahead with creating one for yourself!

In this Animatronic hand using Arduino project, you will learn about:

  • Design, Fabrication and flex sensors
  • Working on servo motors-which acts as actuators.
  • Arduino Architecture and its programming

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13. Home Automation Using IoT


Automatically working homes are something we all fanaticize from the time we have seen cartoons that show pixie dust making the houses magical such that they work automatically.

And the best thing out here is we can now turn this dream into reality with the help of IoT by speech recognition, sound recognition, and soo much just by pairing up all the devices together.

In this Arduino project, you will create a device using, ESP8266 WiFi module, relay module, Arduino UNO, etc. to automate the home appliances.

By working on this Arduino project, you will learn the following:

  1. How is Bluetooth Communication and pairing of home devices through IoT done?
  2. What is Arduino Architecture and Programming?
  3. What are the basic IoT-Concepts and Applications?

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14. Buzz wire game with Arduino

Learning becomes even more fun when you apply it in a game.

So, is this Arduino project, in which you can create a buzz wire game with the help of Ardunio Programming.

This project is a combination of a carnival game with simple electronics and code. Also, this can be done even if your budget is low.

15. Arduino MIDI Controller

Musicians know how powerful are MIDI controllers.

And you too can create a DIY MIDI controller even if you have never made one.

What is MIDI?

MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, it is how musical instruments can communicate with each other. Every MIDI can support a maximum of 16 channels. This means that each cable can support 16 different devices that can communicate independently with each other.

There are mainly 2 types of MIDI messages that are Program Change and Control Change.

Things you will learn by doing this Arduino project:

  1. What is MIDI?
  2. Working with MIDI and Arduino
  3. Control your Arduino with python

If you have done training in python, then you can even apply the knowledge of python with Arduino.

Working with the most trending technologies will be super cool to work with, but the disappointing part is that you can't directly program an Ardunio with Python as the boards have no option for onboard interpretation of the languages the only thing that can be done is the direct control over USB using a python program.

Why do we use only Arduino?

Arduino is widely used for performing the projects and doing prototypes because of the following reasons:

  • It is Open Source
  • Easily Programmable
  • Cheap
  • Easily available
  • Multi-platform supported

Even the software of the Arduino IDE is open and allowing the students to widen their knowledge by performing the projects on it. They are also having a forum for Arduino where you can post your doubts and get answered by the experienced people.

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What is the use of doing these projects??

By performing these projects, you will learn new upcoming technologies and also you will learn the existing technologies practically. This will help you in remembering them easily and also gain a practical exposure to them which will help you definitely in the interviews. If you get certificated by performing these courses, then it is an added advantage for you in interviews and also in applying for the higher educations.

I think I have given enough information about the Arduino and the projects using the Arduino. Keenly interested people can use the above ideas and perform the projects and improve the practical knowledge present within them.

What you will learn from this Arduino project?

  1. Application of Python
  2. Working and controlling of USB using Python

These are some Arduino projects for beginners. Have a try and see the magic.

I hope you liked it.

If you have any other doubts or queries, let us know in the comment section.

Easy arduino projects for beginners
Skyfi Labs Last Updated: 2022-05-26

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