Embedded Systems

How to build an embedded systems project?


Hey there! If at all you are reading this article, then you must be a dedicated science student or a concerned electrical student in specific thinking about his/her final year project. So, here is a chance for you to get back to business and start learning new things. This article has got it all covered for you.

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As we know that this world is drastically changing with machines replacing men at work and as and when it is changing, new ground-breaking discoveries make way to new and useful devices which makes this world an easier and comfortable place to live on.

Some of the useful technological discoveries in the field of electronics and machines were that of a PLC (programmable logic controller) and other Arduino products that help in building single-board microcontroller and microcontroller kits that build digital devices.

One such important product that was born out of technology is Embedded systems, so keep reading further to know all about it and get an opportunity to learn it.

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What is meant by an Embedded System?

Having given a rough introduction about an embedded system, one might like to know what exactly is an embedded system?

An embedded system is a computer system with a combination of a computer processor, computer memory, input/output peripheral devices that perform the task assigned. These systems are generally found in large mechanical and electrical projects. These systems control physical operations in a large structure and hence has a very large application in the field of electrical run devices.

Almost 98% of all microprocessors manufactured are used in embedded systems. So now do you understand how important it is for you to know about embedded systems.

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What comes under Embedded Systems?

Having known what an embedded system is, it is obvious for anyone to be curious about its field of application. So, here are some of the devices which come under embedded systems:

  • Computers
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Digital electronic systems
  • Video game consoles
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Medical imaging
  • Bank lockers
  • And many other electrical and electronic devices come under an embedded system.

As every electronic device would be having, even an embedded system has hardware and software components.

Some of the hardware stuff includes:

Timers, memory devices, Central processing unit, output circuits, power supply kit, serial communication parts, etc.

Keep reading further to know about the software used and other stuff.

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What programming language is used for embedded systems?

Although there are a lot of languages that can be used for embedded systems, C programming language is most widely used in embedded systems. C++ and JAVA are other languages that find good use.

C, as we know is one of the oldest and most powerful languages to ever emerge and hence it is an easy choice when it comes to programming in embedded systems. Here are a few reasons why C is chosen over other languages:

  • It provides low-level access.
  • Low memory usage of a compiled C program is a major reason behind the acceptance of C as a best-embedded programming language.
  • Statistically typed language- offers a great speed compared to other languages.
  • Its loose data typing policy makes it even more suitable for programming.
  • The Widespread community provides vast support for embedded systems programming.
  • Simple to port the embedded programs from one device to another.

Although, apart from C, there are many other programming languages that can be used in different stages. Some of those include:

C++, JAVA, RUST, PYTHON, ADA, VERILOG, B#, LUA, VHDL, Embedded C++, etc.

Also, here are a few skills required for you to understand embedded systems better:

  1. Knowledge of programming languages like C and C++ at the very least.
  2. You need to be comfortable with assemble languages and have experience working with LabView.
  3. Need to have basic knowledge regarding the working of a microcontroller and microprocessor
  4. n-depth knowledge about Arduino and Raspberry pi

Scope of Embedded Systems

Well then, having learned all the programming languages and developing your skills, is everything worth it?  This might very well be a common question.

Chillax my friend! Fret not, because your hard work has paid off!

As the number of intelligent devices increase, the scope for this field gradually increases. It has fantastic career prospects due to its large-scale functionality. Some of the fields of applications are:

  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Program management
  • Embedded app developer
  • Simulation expert
  • Sales and marketing engineer

Companies like SAMSUNG, SONY, TCS, WIPRO, L&T, INTEL, ROBERT BOSCH are top embedded based companies in India.

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What are the Kits used for Embedded Project?

The best way to learn something is by doing it and so building a project based on embedded systems domain could be the right way to link up your theoretical knowledge with the practical concepts. For that, you need good kits for your project to run smoothly.

So, here are some of the kits used for building embedded systems projects:

  • Breadboard
  • LED’s
  • Arduino Uno
  • Raspberry pi
  • HC05 blue-tooth module
  • Different types of sensors like IR, water flow, etc.
  • USB to UART cable
  • ESP-8266 Wi-Fi Module
  • Resistors
  • Batteries

How to Build an Embedded Systems Project?

So here we come, to the final step, and the most exciting one.

Once you are done with learning different kinds of programming languages and acquiring different sets of skills, it all comes down to the part of the application, wherein you need to apply and build practically without which all the above is useless.

So, to do a project, be it as a 4th year’s final year project or a child prodigy in the field of science, you will need a solid platform to start off with.

One such platform is online, wherein you can sign up for any online course on building projects in a few top trusted websites.

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Following are the embedded system projects that will help and guide to develop an embedded project:

1. Voice Controlled Robot


Another robot project is based on Voice commands controlling the model. You'll also learn how to build an android app that recognizes your voice and can be used using Bluetooth connectivity.

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2. Automated Street Lighting


This embedded system project will help you build a model that will switch on / off lights whenever necessary, an efficient way to conserve energy. As soon as the light of the sun becomes dimmer the lights will be on and when the sun is out in the morning it will be off.

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3. Wi-Fi Controlled Robot


This is being used with the help of Wi-Fi, yet another robot-based project. In this project, you will learn the basic concept of Wi-Fi, and use your laptop to operate a robot.

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4. Maze Solver Robot


Building a module that can solve the most complicated task is a win-win. This embedded system project is based on that and the robot you build will be passing through the maze puzzle and find its way out through algorithms working on its system.

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5. Bluetooth Robotics


Another smartphone-based robot project, this too shall be controlled through the Bluetooth connectivity on the user’s phone. By pressing certain keys now, you can get your task done by the robot.

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6. Fire Fighting Robot


Now robots can be used even in dangerous places. This embedded system project will help building a robot that can be sent to places where there is a fire and the robot will try putting off the fire using a DC fan.

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Hope you got an idea about how to develop an embedded system project. If you want to know more information about projects, let us know in the comments our experts will get back to you shortly.

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How to build an embedded systems project?
Skyfi Labs Last Updated: 2020-02-02

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