My first encounter with Arduino was at a friend’s place who was using it for home automation. I really liked the idea of switching off the lights and Fan automatically when he leaves the room. Sound like some sci fi, right?
Later I researched a lot on Arduino and made some simple projects. My love for Arduino still continues. To that end, I have compiled a list of some awesome Arduino ideas for Beginners. I have also added the best Arduino projects of 2016 which can inspire the Nerd inside you!
1. Dancing LED Cube
This Arduino project is my favorite one. It looks overwhelming at once but is very easy to create. If you think 8*8*8 version is too big, try 4*4*4 one. You can add a timer or alarm to it to play it at specific times or just keep it running in your room for that disc like feel.
Link for Project Idea 8*8*8
Link for 4*4*4 Version
2. Motion Detector Alarm
This is nice little Project Idea which can detect motion and play the alarm. You can use this for anything related like switching on the lights or playing a song when you enter home.
Link for this project
3. Sun Tracking Solar Panel
Make a solar panel which can move according to the position of the sun.
Link for this project
4. Digital Clock with Alarm
You can make a full fledged alarm clock with multiple features. Try it here
5. GPS Tracker, track a vehicle or a person using this.
Using this project, you can track location of anything. Can be very helpful if you want to track your vehicles.
Link to this project idea here
Below are some best Arduino projects in encountered in 2016
1.Weather Display Watch
This is very nice little watch which looks very cool and can be done is in less budget.
2. RainBow Lamp
This project was also featured on Arduino’s Official website. This RGB lamp is very much inspired from Philips hue lamp. You can setup any color depending on your mood.
See it in action below
Project link here
3. Self Driving Tricycle
This Project was developed by University of Washington.
Project Link here
4. Open a Door Using Fingerprint scanner
Add your fingerprint authorization and use it to open a door of your room or garage or a Safe.
Try it here.
5. Motion sensor projects
Lastly the April Fool special Arduino project for pranks :)