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Topics for project, Explore trending Project Ideas in 2023


Hey guys, I am back with some of the coolest and innovative topics for your projects. These topics range from simpler ones to the ones suitable for the capstone projects. If you're looking for project ideas based on Arduino or any home automation projects using WI-FI modules, Bluetooth or BLE, the list below contains a wide range of topics handpicked for you!. I hope you will find a good headstart with these topics.

Whether you are an engineering student looking for mini projects/capstone projects or a hobbyist who loves to tinker around the electronic circuits and loves creating DIY projects, we have a list of handpicked project ideas and that too categorized around the senors, microcontrollers, and IoT, these topics are definitely give you a headstart in your journey to embedded systems, with these ideas, you might want to skip that boring store-bought electronics and build your own.

In a few days, you can expect me to come up with detailed descriptions of the projects along with their step-by-step tutorials, abstracts, required components, working principles, circuit diagrams/block diagrams and the bill of materials. I will keep updating this article and link all the projects to the same, so stay tuned and keep checking this article for updates.

Topics for projects using sensors

These topics will cover various sensors, such as infrared sensors, light detector sensors, motion detector sensors, ultrasonic sensors, etc. these topics are great options for your academic projects whether they may be a mini project or a capstone, these ideas are suitable for both.

  • Automatic lights by human detection This project utilizes motion detection sensors to automatically switch on the lights based on motion in the surrounding region. If any motion is detected, the lights will turn on.
  • Automatic light system depending on natural light (without controller) This project automates turning on the lights in the evening, when the sun sets, based on the intensity of available sunlight. The lights will turn on and off according to the sunlight intensity.
  • Accident avoiding and alerting system This project aims to create an accident-avoiding and alerting system for a car or any vehicle. This system will use ultrasonic sensors to detect the obstacles in front of the vehicles. These inputs will be used to alert the users and prevent potential accidents.
  • Automatic Fan system depending on external temperature (Without controller) This project automates the turning on and off the fan based on the surrounding weather conditions. The fan will have a provision to monitor the temperature in the area and automatically turn on if it exceeds a specified threshold.
  • Smart irrigation System

Topics for IoT-based projects using RFID/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

These project ideas based on IoT will cover the use of networks, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and RFID, These topics are great for an IoT project.

  • Smart Shopping trolley Everyone loves to visit shopping malls, it's cool but when it comes to billing all the charm gets vanished, the billing queues in shopping malls, and supermarkets are so boring and time-consuming process, ever wondered what if, the time required for these billing queues directly reduced to zero? This topic is inspired by the same idea, thus this innovative project idea aims to solve the issues of billing queues by considering the items put into trolleys in real-time. This trolley is an advanced version of existing trolleys, specifically designed for use in shopping malls and supermarkets. When the user puts items in the trolley, it will display the added items along with their prices.
  • Home automation system This smart home system allows appliances to be controlled via mobile phone or any internet-connected device. Users can turn appliances on and off remotely.
  • Smart college bell When a set timer has elapsed, the bell will ring, and after a few seconds, it will stop automatically. Users can schedule the bell.
  • Wireless Notice Board Using Dot matrix display This notice board features a dot matrix display that can be placed in colleges, shops, or any location to display content. The content can be updated wirelessly, and users can control the message displayed on the DMD.
  • Smart Entry Using RFID This system monitors the entry and exit of people, specifically in offices and colleges. The entry and exit will be recorded using RFID cards.
  • Smart attendance system Similar to the smart entry system, the attendance system also utilizes RFID to keep a record of students' attendance, their IN times and OUT times without any manual intervention.
  • Smart light control

Topics for projects using Arduino / microcontrollers

These project ideas cover use of microcontrollers such as Arduino, esp32, 8051, etc.

  • Smoke detector alarm system Build a smoke detector to protect your home from unexpected fire hazards, build a smoke detection alarm system using Arduino and a MQ135 gas sensor

Topics for project: Smoke detection alarm system
Smoke detector system

  • Smart Petrol Pump system
  • Water level indicator This project monitors the water level for household purposes. Once a specific level is reached, an alarm system can be triggered to notify the user about the water level.
  • Smart mobile charging station This project aims to create a mobile charger system
  • Solar-based charging station This project aims to create a mobile charging system based on solar power, there is no external electricity is used for this purpose, but the solar energy is harnessed to charge the mobile
  • DC power supply This project aims to create a power supply with adjustable output, the output can be varied from 3 volts to 30 volts, and the user can adjust the output voltage
  • Smart dustbin
  • RFID or Fingerprint based vehicle unlocking system
  • solar-powered power bank This project aims to create a power bank based on solar energy, there is no additional need for electricity to charge the power ban, but it will make use of the available sunlight to charge the power bank
  • DC to AC converter This project is to convert the DC current to AC
  • AC to DC converter This project is to convert the AC current to DC
  • Remote-controlled Fan (Using Mobile)
  • Automatic door opening system This systems aims to create a door opening system based on the user's biometrics
  • DC Battery Charger This project aims to create a battery charger for standard DC batteries of 12V, with the use of adjustable voltage regulators
  • Wireless display Using controller This project aims to create a wireless display to show notifications to users, the content can be updated wirelessly with the help of a mobile phone or any device connected to the Wi-Fi


Thanks for reading this Article! Here is a quick recap of some cool Project Ideas for Electronic Engineering Students.

Trending Project Ideas


During my college times, I struggled a lot to find the perfect topic for my academic projects. Although I was already interested in embedded systems, it took me time to decide. The decision needs to consider many factors, such as the brainstorming potential ideas, usefulness of the project, researching what has already been done, discussion with peers/project guides, complexity and scope of the project, and last but not least, the cost of the project, so to simplify this conclusion, I have come up with these project ideas, many of the ideas came from my personal experiences, where I thought, there is a space for improvement.

In this article, we have covered a wide range of topics for projects, such as IoT-based project, and projects consisting of sensors, and microcontrollers. deciding a project topic is a difficult task, and one needs to do some research, the list above provides many ideas that are useful for academic projects as well as hobby projects, these projects can also be presented at a hackathon event, and also for those who loves to create things on their own, the DIY people like me.

Thank you for your support and for staying tuned. I appreciate your interest in the article. In the upcoming days, I will be adding numerous project ideas along with comprehensive guides on how to build them. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced DIY enthusiast, there will be something for everyone.

I understand the importance of clear instructions and step-by-step guidance, so I will ensure that the guides are detailed and easy to follow. From basic home improvement projects to advanced electronic gadgets, I will cover a wide range of topics.

So make sure to bookmark this article and keep checking back for updates. I will be working hard to bring you new and exciting projects regularly. If you have any specific requests or ideas you'd like to see featured, please let me know in the contact section.

Once again, thank you for your continuous support. I look forward to providing you with valuable content. See you soon! Krypton.

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