IoT Projects | IoT Project Ideas for Engineers

IoT has been all the rage over the past couple of years. The extensive use of sensors and wireless connectivity among devices has increased to the trend. The increase brings in turn, easily available technology for hobbyists to explore. Connecting everything to everything seems like a good idea.

For e.g. how would you like to control your air conditioner from the comfort of your bed when you forget your remote in the other end of the room. We discuss similar IoT projects here.

Smart Wireless Water Meter With Web DB IoT Projects

In this project, we are going to make a smart water meter that measures our daily water usage. It also provides live data on our phone that is connected to a database, which can be accessed by the government.

This project is available at Smart Wireless Water Meter With Web DB IoT Projects (Hindi & English)

Build An IoT-Based Motion Detector Using Cayenne

Presented here is a motion-sensor-based security system using Cayenne and Arduino Uno. Cayenne is the simplest and easiest platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) systems. It allows you to connect regular boards like Raspberry Pi, Arduino and LoRa, and does not require much coding except some editing in readily-available codes. The code (sketch) is automatically generated by Cayenne and, hence, there is no additional code provided for this project.

This IoT project is available at: Build An IoT-Based Motion Detector Using Cayenne

GSM-based Cellular IoT Home Automation

What if you are out of your home (and/or in another country) and suddenly realise that you have forgotten to turn off the geyser, lights and other electrical appliances? This costly mistake can increase the electricity bill as well as put your and others lives in danger.

Fear not. We are going to make an IoT-based cellular device for home automation, which will help you in controlling your home appliances, no matter where you are.

This IoT project is available at: GSM-based Cellular IoT Home Automation

IoT-Based Smart Agriculture System

In this project, we are going to make an IoT-based smart farming system that can monitor soil moisture. Through this device, we will be able to automatically irrigate a piece of land and wirelessly spray fertilizers and pesticides using our phone while we are busy with other work.

This IoT project is available at: IoT-Based Smart Agriculture System

Design Own IoT Mesh Enabled Environment Monitoring Device

we are going to make a device that can effectively measure quality of air and pollutant level as well as noise pollution and send that data to the cloud. This device is also capable of creating a local mesh network either with Bluetooth/WiFi or by Device Cloud, which enables us to accurately monitor environmental pollution.

This IoT project is available at: Design Own IoT Mesh Enabled Environment Monitoring Device

Designing IoT Face Recognition AI Robot

In this project, we are going to learn how to design a smart AI robot. This robot recognize a person’s face, can recognize that person’s voice and thus receive various commands for welcoming guests or for security purposes. One can also preview live streaming with a camera through face recognition.

This IoT project is available at: Designing IoT Face Recognition AI Robot

Design Your Own Low-Cost IoT Robot

There are many types of robots, from simple toy cars to advanced industrial robots. The Wi-Fi-controlled IoT robot described here uses NodeMCU and Blynk app. It can be controlled wirelessly using any Wi-Fi enabled Android smartphone.

This IoT project is available at: Design Your Own Low-Cost IoT Robot

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Mesh Enabled IoT Smart Device For Athletes

This device can provide real-time data of the movements of players during trainings and games, like acceleration, angle and directions, as well as their health status. It could be useful for both players and sports audience as it can help in understanding the game better, enhancing the performance of the players and learning the skills.

This IoT project is available at: Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Mesh Enabled IoT Smart Device For Athletes

IoT-Enabled Air Pollution Meter With Digital Dashboard On Smartphone

Presented here is an IoT enabled air pollution meter to monitor air quality on your smartphone using Blynk application and Arduino board. Blynk is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to control Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the like over the Internet. In this project Blynk provides a digital dashboard on your smartphone that displays real-time air quality readings for the immediate surroundings.

This IoT project is available at: IoT-Enabled Air Pollution Meter With Digital Dashboard On Smartphone

Noise Detector with Automatic Recording System Using Arduino With The IoT

Talking loudly is an annoying habit in an office environment. Having a loud co-worker can distract us from our work and harm our productivity. To help solve this problem, we bring to you today a noise detector with automatic recording system. This device notifies users whenever it detects loud noise (when the sound crosses certain limits), as well as it automatically records the sound and saves this recorded sound in a file.

This IoT project is available at: Noise Detector with Automatic Recording System Using Arduino With The IOT

Wireless Biometric Lock Using Arduino With The IoT(Hindi & English)

This DIY project will help you to build a low-cost biometric lock. We all have a biometric fingerprint sensor in our smartphones. Today, we are going to use this sensor to make a prototype of biometric lock at just Rs 850.

This IoT project is available at: Wireless Biometric Lock Using Arduino With The IoT(Hindi & English)

Multi-Language Voice Control IOT Home Automation Using Google Assistant and Raspberry Pi(Hindi & Video)

In this DIY project, we are going to make an IoT home automation system that will allow you to control your home with voice commands given in your preferred language.

This IoT project is available at: Multi-Language Voice Control IOT Home Automation Using Google Assistant and Raspberry Pi(Hindi & Video)

Smart Arduino Touch Switch Board For Home Automation With IoT

The timer switch presented here can be used to start and stop the electric water heater from Blynk app in your smartphone. Using this, hot water will be ready when you wake up.

This IoT project is available at: Smart Arduino Touch Switch Board For Home Automation With IoT

Smart Home Security System With Automatic Phone Calling System Using Arduino With The IoT

When a thief enters a jewellery shop, the shop owner automatically gets a notification on his/her phone. Also, the device automatically calls the cops while the thief is busy stealing the valuables. This is possible with our smart device that we are going to make.

This IoT project is available at: Smart Home Security System With Automatic Phone Calling System Using Arduino With The IoT

IoT-Based PM2.5 and PM10 Air Quality Monitoring System

This is an ESP32 NodeMCU-based Air Quality monitoring system to check particulate matter (PM), humidity, temperature, altitude and pressure levels. Various environmental conditions of the place are tested and displayed on the TFT display as well as on ThingSpeak IoT (Internet of Things) platform.

This IoT project is available at: IoT-Based PM2.5 and PM10 Air Quality Monitoring System

ESP8266 based wireless web server

This ESP8266 based wireless web server project is built around an Arduino. Currently, ESP8266 is gaining popularity in the field of electronics because it is low-cost, reliable and easily available in the market. Most documents related to this module are in Mandarin (Chinese language) and information provided in the datasheet is not sufficient enough for using ESP8266 for an application.

This IoT project is available at: ESP8266 based wireless web server.

IoT Based Smart Camera

Presented here is a project that lets your Raspberry Pi (RPi) turn into an IoT based smart camera and then control and watch live video being captured by this camera on your smartphone from anywhere on the planet. You just need an Internet connection on your RPi and smartphone. This project explains the step-by-step procedure to build your own remote smart security camera.

This IoT project is available at: IoT based smart camera.

Air Pollution Meter

Presented here is an IoT enabled air pollution meter to monitor air quality on your smartphone using Blynk application and Arduino board. Blynk is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to control Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the like over the Internet. In this project, Blynk provides a digital dashboard on your smartphone that displays real-time air quality readings for the immediate surroundings.

This IoT project is available at: Air pollution meter

Home Automation

IoT is rapidly transforming the destiny of devices which are placed at a core with a specified task in our world. These devices can interact among themselves and with humans. The extensive use of sensors is just one of the distinctive factors. That being said, there are various techniques to implement gesture control for home appliances too.

Hand gestures are simple and easy to implement while using electronic components which are mentioned in this next IoT project.

This IoT project is available at: Home automation using hand gesture.

Windows 10 on Raspberry

Microsoft brings in added flavour to IoT using cloud connectivity and support. The devices connect to the windows 10 and communicate with each other in an instant. All you need to get started is a public release of Windows 10, windows 10 IoT core dashboard. Oh, and a Raspberry Pi 2.

This IoT project is available at: Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2.

Wireless Video Surveillance Robot

We have developed a robot which can be used for video surveillance & monitoring which can be controlled through a GUI interface. The control mechanism is provided with a video transmission facility. The video transmission is practically achieved through high-speed image transmission. Initially, the robot will be equipped with a camera which will capture the scenes and transfer the images to the server on which the user will be controlling and watching the live feed.

This IoT project is available at: Wireless video surveillance robot using Raspberry pi.

Smart Garage Door

Gone are the days when you had to kick open the garage door or use the bulky electronic key which falls out of battery power every now and then. If you would like to keep up with the trend, this project is for you. Designing this project would help you put away that annoying clicker that keeps getting lost. Using a smartphone’s built-in communication technology, this replaces the clicker with your smartphone.

This IoT project is available at: Garage door clicker.

Automated Blinds

Automation is getting the best of everything around and even blinders are not spaces. Hilariously enough, if you wish to start setting up automation at home using your own efforts, it would be great to start with blinders. With you can win laurels while they open and close at your will.

This next DIY is also being quoted as the cheapest DIY. What do you feel?

This IoT project is available at: Automated blinds.

Humidity And Temperature monitoring

Presented here is a humidity and temperature monitoring system using Arduino. In this project, humidity and temperature information from DHT-11 sensor is analysed graphically on ThingSpeak platform using Arduino MCU and ESP8266 Wi-Fi module.

This IoT project is available at: Humidity & temperature sensor

Baggage Tracker

When you say that only 1% of baggage is lost during air travel, it sounds like a very small number. However, when we move to absolute numbers, 1% from billions of travellers is still a huge number. The next bag that they lose might be yours.

This DIY builds a system that tracks your baggage even while it is in the air. Build it, keep it in your bag and you can track all the details from your phone.

This IoT project is available at: Baggage Tracking.

Sign To Speech Using the Internet of Things

Differently abled and mute people use gesture-based communication method to convey their thoughts and the most common medium are hand gestures. An innovation to help deaf and Mute people to communicate with others is a relevant solution, thanks to Internet Of things there is a way to get everybody and everything talking.

In this video find out how you can build your own sign to speech IoT project for enhancing this mode of communication.

This IoT project is available at: Sign To Speech Using Internet of Things

IoT Home with Hindi Voice Commands using Google Assistant & ESP32

In this project, we will be connecting and controlling our ES32 Wi-Fi based module from our mobile phone’s Google Assistant Application. The charisma here is that your google assistant will take voice commands in Hindi and perform actions on ESP32. It will then perform actions based on our voice commands.

This IoT project is available at: IoT Home with Hindi Voice Commands using Google Assistant & ESP32 with Video (Hindi & English)

IoT and Touch-Based Home Automation

We have seen various applications of IoT but what about adding the touch to it. In this project, we would be building a similar type of an IoT based Home Automation System.

This IoT project is available at: IoT and Touch-Based Home Automation with Video (Hindi & English)

Temperature logging system

This temperature logging system is built around PIC16F887 MCU, ESP8266 Wi-Fi module, logic-level shifter, LM35 temperature sensor, 3.3V regulator LM1117-3.3, 5V regulator 7805 and 16×2 LCD module. It enables you to collect, store, analyse, visualise and act on the data received from sensors or electronic circuits.

This IoT project is available at: Temperature logging system.

World’s smallest IoT project

In this project, we push the limits of how the IoT project can be shrunk in size without compromising it’s ability to work. There may be products which are way more smaller than. This is the simplest IoT project, IoT button with rechargeable battery having dimension of 4 x 2 x 1 cm.

This project is available at: World’s smallest IoT project.

These IoT projects were first published collectively on 5 November 2017 and was updated on 2 June 2020.