TOP 10 Arduino-Sensors with Projects for Beginners

Top 10 Arduino-Sensors for Beginners

So you are a beginner and want to work on different sensors but don’t know where to start? Here is the list of “TOP 10 Arduino-Sensors with Projects for Beginners” for you to get started.

 

In this post, we have listed the most popular and widely used sensors plus one or more project based on each sensor. Before you go through the post I want you to know that projects listed below are selected very carefully by keeping in mind each and every aspect.

 

NOTE: Please keep in mind that each Arduino-Sensor project listed below is selected mainly on the basis of creativity and application And not merely on the basis of complexity involved. So when you go through these projects, just try to grasp the idea behind these sensors application and write down how you can use them in your own project. Link to each project is given below the respective project’s summary.

Just try out these sensors to unleash that creative engineer within you!

 

Top 10 Arduino-Sensors:

 

10. Touch Sensor

touch sensor
touch sensor

 

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

About: Unlike pushbuttons, a touch sensor is activated due to physical contact. It is highly sensitive and can sense different touch modes i.e single tapping, long touch and swipe etc.

 

Project: Touch Dimmer circuit using Arduino

Touch dimmer switch circuit using arduino
Touch dimmer switch circuit using Arduino

 

Objective: In this project, the brightness of a small bulb is controlled using a touch sensor. Longer the touch time brighter the bulb glows. So brightness of the bulb is adjusted in accordance with the touch time.

Electronic Components you need for this project are:

1.Arduino Board x 1

2. Touch Sensor

3. 2N2222 NPN Transistor

4. 1 Kohm Resistor

5. Small Bulb

6. Power Supply

7. Breadboard for connections

5. Connecting Wires

Link to the project site is given below:

Touch dimmer circuit

 


9. Temperature Sensor LM35

LM35 Temperature Sensor
LM35 Temperature Sensor

 

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

About: LM35 is one of the popular temperature IC. It is used to measure surroundings temperature in the form of analog voltage.

 

Project: Temperature measurement using LM35

Arduino Thermometer using LM35
Arduino Thermometer using LM35

Objective: To measure and display the temperature of surroundings using LM35 temperature sensor on LCD display.

LM35 measures the temperature and sends this in the form of analog voltage to Arduino. This temperature value is then displayed on LCD display. 

Electronic Components you need for this project are:

1) 1 x Arduino UNO (can be any Arduino board)

1) 1 x 16×2 LCD

2) 1 x LM35 Temperature Sensor

3) 1 x Breadboard

4) 1 x USB Cable

5) 1 x 10k Potentiometer

6) 1 x 220-ohm resistor

7) 1 x 9V Battery and clip (optional, for more portability)

Link to the project site is given below:

Arduino Thermometer
8. Light Dependent Resistor(LDR)

LDR
LDR

 

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

About: LDR or Light Dependent Resistor changes its resistance according to the intensity of light that falls on it. The resistance value is inversely proportional to the intensity of light.

 

Project 1: Using LDR to control the ON/OFF status of a bulb.

Controlling Status of Bulb using LDR
Controlling Status of Bulb using LDR

 

OBJECTIVE: To control the state of a bulb using LDR and Relay with Arduino. 

As soon as the intensity of light decreases below a certain value, status of bulb changes from OFF to ON.   

Electronic Components you need for this project are:

1) Arduino Uno

2)  LDR

3) SPDT Relay

4) Connecting Wires

Link to the project site is given below:

LDR-Arduino

 

Project 2: Suntracker using 4 LDR with Arduino

Suntracker using LDR and Servo motor
Suntracker using LDR and Servo motor with Arduino

 

OBJECTIVE: To build an Arduino-Servo controlled mechanism that follows the sun as it moves in the horizon.

Solar Panels can be attached to the front so that maximum sunlight get absorbed by them at any instant. Since Arduino-Sunflower acts like a real Sunflower in presence of sunlight, it is called an electronic Sundancer! 

This project was posted by Elecrow on Instructables.com

Components you need for this project are:

1) Arduino Board  

2)  LDR(Light dependent resistors) X 4

3) Connecting Wires

4) Linear Potentiometer X 4

5) Base Shield For Arduino

6) Cardboard

7) Foamboard

8) Stick

9) Servo Motor

Link to the project site is given below:

Arduino Sunflower

 

 

7. Humidity plus Temperature Sensor Module

Humidity Sensor
Humidity Sensor

 

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

 

About: This sensor module measures the humidity and temperature of the surroundings.

Project: Humidity and Temperature measurement

humidity sensor with arduino
Temperature and humidity measurement using humidity sensor

 

OBJECTIVE: To measure the humidity and temperature of surrounding using Humidity sensor with Arduino and then print the value on LCD display.      

Electronic Components you need for this project are:

1) Arduino Uno

2)  DHT11 Humidity and Temperature sensor module

3) 16×2 LCD display

4) 10k Ohm potentiometer

5) 5kohm resistor

6) Power supply

7) Breadboard for connection

8) Connecting Wires

 

Link to the project site is given below:

Humidity Sensor Module

 

 

6. Moisture Sensor

Moisture Sensor
Moisture Sensor

 

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

About: Moisture sensor detects the level of moisture present in surroundings and hence commonly used in plant Irrigation type projects.

Projects: Sensing Soil Moisture amount  

Soil Moisture measurement using Arduino
Soil Moisture measurement using Arduino

 

OBJECTIVE: To measure the soil moisture content and print it on Serial Monitor of Arduino IDE.                                                       

Electronic Components you need for this project are:            

1) Arduino Uno

2)  Moisture Sensor

3) Breadboard for connections

4) Connecting wires

Link to the project page is given below:

Arduino Soil Moisture Sensor

 

5. Water / Rain / Liquid Sensor Module

 Rain Sensor Module
Rain Sensor Module

 

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

 

About: Rain Sensor senses the droplets of water on its detector plate. 

 

PROJECT: Arduino Rain Water Alarm

 

OBJECTIVE:  To detect the water droplets by- Blinking LED and a buzzer.                                                                                             

Components you need for this project are:

1.Arduino Uno
2. Rain Sensor
3. Buzzer 
4. LED

Link to the project site is given below:

Liquid Sensor Module

 

 

 

4. Accelerometer Sensor

Accelerometer Sensor
Accelerometer Sensor

 

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

About: Accelerometer measures the acceleration in one to three axis and thus can be used to sense tilt movements.

 

PROJECT: Accelerometer-based gesture controlled Robot using Arduino. 

 

OBJECTIVE:  To build an accelerometer-based gesture controlled robot using Arduino. 

Components you need for this project are:

1. Arduino UNO
2. Accelerometer
3. DC Motors
4. HT12D
5. HT12E
6. L293d Motor Driver
7. RF Module
2. 9v Battery
3. Robot Chasis
4. Connecting Wires

Link to the project site is given below:

Hand Gesture Controlled Robot

 

3. IR Infrared Obstacle Avoidance Sensor Module

IR Sensor
IR Infrared Obstacle Avoidance Sensor Module

 

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

About: Rain Sensor senses the droplets of water on its detector plate. 

 

PROJECT 1: IR Sensor based Line Follower

Arduino Line Follower
Arduino Line Follower

 

OBJECTIVE:  To build a Line Follower Robot using two IR sensor with Arduino.                                                                                 

Components you need for this project are:

1. Arduino UNO
2. Motor Driver L293D
3. Geared DC Motors
4. IR Sensor Module x 2
5. Power Supply
6. Connecting Wires
                                                                                  

Link to the project site is given below:

IR Sensor based Line Follower

 

 

PROJECT 2: IR Sensor based Motion Sensing-Alarm

 

OBJECTIVE:  To build a motion sensing alarm with an Arduino and IR sensors.                                                                                   

Components you need for this project are:

1. Arduino Board
2. Buzzer
3. 470 Ohm Resistor
4. IR Sensor Module x 2
5. Power Supply
6. NPN transistor
7. Pushbutton
8. Connecting Wires
                                                                                  

Link to the project site is given below:

IR Sensor based Motion Sensor Alarm

 

 

 

2. Ultrasonic Sensor

HCSR04 Ultrasonic Sensor
HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

About: An Ultrasonic Sensor sends and receives the Sound Waves.  

 

PROJECT 1: Door Alarm using Ultrasonic Sensor

 

OBJECTIVE: To build a Door Alarm using Ultrasonic Sensor with Arduino                                                                                          

Components you need for this project are:

1. Arduino Board
2. Buzzer
3. HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor
4. Breadboard for connection
4. Connecting Wires 

Link to the video source is given below:

Arduino Door Alarm

 

 

PROJECT 2: Distance Measurement using Ultrasonic Sensor and Arduino.

 

OBJECTIVE: To build a Door Alarm using Ultrasonic Sensor with Arduino                                                                                          

Components you need for this project are:

1. Arduino Board
2. LCD Display
3. HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor
4. Breadboard for connection
4. Connecting Wires 

Link to the video source is given below:

Measuring Distance using HC-SR04 Sensor

 

 

PROJECT 3: Arduino Based Smart Blind Stick

Smart Blind Stick Using Arduino

 

OBJECTIVE: To make a circuit using Ultrasonic sensor and Arduino which indicates the object in front by producing a beep sound.

This circuit can act as a smart blind stick if fitted onto a stick. The frequency of beep sound increases as stick goes closer and closer to the obstacle. Also, Circuit has an LDR to sense light intensity and an RF remote to locate Stick remotely.

Ultrasonic Sensor is the heart of this Arduino based Alarm stick. It senses the distance of obstacle and sends this data to Arduino. Arduino further processes this data and thus determine the frequency with which buzzer produce sound.

Components you need for this project are:

1. Arduino Board

2. Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04

3. Buzzer and LED

4. Voltage Regulator L7805

5. LDR

6. 433 MHz transmitter and receiver

7. Perf Board

8. Push button

9. Battery(9 Volt)

Link to the project site is given below:

Smart Blind Stick

 

1.  HC-SR501 Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor Module

HC-SR501 Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor Module
HC-SR501 Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor Module

 

BUY LINK:

Amazon:  INDIA

Amazon:  USA

 

About: Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor or PIR Sensor senses the heat energy emitted by a human body in the form of Infrared Radiation.

 

PROJECT: Using a PIR sensor with Arduino to Control home appliances.

 

OBJECTIVE:  To interface a PIR Sensor with Arduino and then control(ON/OFF) home appliances                                                     

Components you need for this project are:

1. Arduino Board

2. HC-SR501

3. 2 Channel Relay Module

4. A.C Appliance

Link to the project Site is given below:

PIR Sensor-Arduino

 

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