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5 Great Beginner Project Ideas

Updated: May 11, 2023

Starting off in electronics? Don't know where to begin? Videos and courses are great, but real experience has no match. You might burn a few LEDs, use the wrong resistors, but at the end, you'll learn more than what any video could teach you. To help you get started at that, here are some beginner project ideas that you might want to create yourself. Note how these are just project "ideas", you WILL have to go out there and try making them on your own. Don't be afraid to take help, ask people online or someone who already knows electronics. Learning is a process, so just have fun.

5 Great Beginner Project Ideas


Biometric Attendance System - Beginner Project Ideas


Have you ever seen those fingerprint scanners in schools and offices? The one where teachers and staff check their attendance. Apparently, those biometric attendance systems aren't that hard to set up. With the right Arduino Board (check out how to choose the right Arduino board in our previous articles) and an amazing circuit, you can create your own attendance system. Maybe attach an LCD too to display the name and a buzzer for the "beep".

Biometric Attendance System

Clap Switch


Just clap and your lights turn off before you sleep. How cool would that be? It isn't difficult to create your own clap switch, too. All you have to do is get yourself a semiconductor sound sensor and a few logic gates. You don't even need a microcontroller for this project! Never get up to close the lights now!

Clap Switch

Rain detector



Making a rain detector is simpler than you might think. All you ever need is a rain sensor, a bunch of LEDs, some resistors and capacitors. Moreover, you could also attach a microcontroller or an Arduino to upload the data online and find out if it's raining right from your smartphone. Get a circuit diagram from online and make your own rain sensor, so the next time it rains, you know you remember to get a cup of tea and sit outside.

Rain detector

Solar Phone Charger

We'll be honest, this is one of the more difficult projects on our list, but it's also one of the coolest. Charge your phone anywhere, anytime (the sun should be out, though). A solar charger requires you to be a little careful with the soldering iron, but it's nevertheless fun to make your own solar charger. So get yourself a solar panel, some usual other components, a USB Cable and charge your phone in the sun.

Solar Phone Charger

Digital Altitude Meter

For beginners and for non-coders, this project might seem a bit difficult, but hear me out. Download the code from online and grab yourself an altitude sensor. If you're going for a hike on a hill or travelling anywhere else, this is the perfect project. If you can do this project, you're officially not a beginner in electronics any more, so go ahead. Try to understand what the code means and try to understand what each component does, and we assure you that this will be your last "beginner" project.

Digital Altitude Meter
Moving on to the next level

Starting out on electronics is not the easiest task in the world, but with the right support and resources, it's one of the most valuable experience you'll have. Moving on to the next level from Beginner is a huge leap. It requires you to look at circuit components different. And it also brings you a new responsibility, the responsibility of spreading whatever you've learnt to further beginners. We hope these projects help you achieve that.


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