Top 10 Raspberry Pi projects for Beginners in 2020

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners in 2020

Are you a beginner and looking for some good Raspberry Pi projects for a good foundation? Then you are at the right place! Here are the Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners in 2020

Projects in this list are selected very carefully by keeping in mind each and every aspect.  These projects will give you a complete idea of Raspberry pi hardware and software. You will learn how to use the Raspberry pi GPIO pins to control some outputs, how to build home automation projects, how to control different types of motors etc. These projects will give you a good idea of R-Pi’s never-ending applications.  Link to each project is given below the respective project’s summary.

Read these projects to unleash that creative engineer within you!

Top 10 Raspberry Pi projects for beginners in 2020:

 

10. Brushless DC Motor Control using ESC with R-Pi:

BLDC Motor controller using R-Pi
BLDC Motor controller using R-Pi

Link to the project video:

OBJECTIVE: To drive a Brushless DC Motor using an Electronic Speed Controller(ESC) with Raspberry Pi and measure the RPM of the motor.

This is a low-cost project as the BLDC motor is salvaged from an old Hard drive and the Electronic Speed Controller(ESC) used is cheap. To display the RPM or speed of the driven BLDC motor an I2C numeric LED display is used. To increase the speed of the motor, a BCD pull switch is used as a throttle.              

Components you need for this project are:

1) Raspberry pi Board

2)  BLDC motor

3) Connecting Wires

4) Electronic Speed Controller

5) TCRT5000 non-contact reflective optical sensor

6) Resistors 10k, 1.1k, 2k ohm

7) 12v Power supply

 

Link to the project site is given below:

R-Pi BLDC motor controller

 

 

 

9. Led web control using Raspberry Pi 

 

OBJECTIVE:  To build a simple web server and web page for controlling the state of LED connected at GPIO pin of a Raspberry pi.

The main aim of the project is to learn how to control the inputs and outputs of the raspberry pi through the web.

Components you need for this project are:

1) Raspberry Pi Board

2)  An Led

3) 100-ohm Resistor

 

Link to the project video is given below:

LED Web control using R-PI



 

 

8. Controlling RGB Leds using Raspberry Pi

Star Wars: Imperial March on Floppy Drives

Source: @CoreElectronics

OBJECTIVE:  To control the RGB LEDs or WS2812B / Neopixel Led strip using Raspberry pi.             

Components you need for this project are:

1) Raspberry Pi Board

2)  Logic Level converter

3) WS2812B / Neopixel Leds

4) Connecting Wires

5) DC Barrel Jack to 2-Pin Terminal Block Adapter

You can find complete details to know how to make this project on CoreElectronics.com. Link to that project is given below:                                  

RGB LEDs with Raspberry Pi

 

7. Servo Motor Control using Raspberry pi

Source: @Expalining Computers

OBJECTIVE: Understanding the basics of Servo motor and using a Raspberry pi to control the rotation of an SG90 servo motor.

This tutorial gives a nice idea of the working of a servo motor and how it differs from a normal DC Motor. The servo motor used here is SG90. And controlled in Python on a Raspberry Pi. This tutorial also gives a brief introduction to Pulse width Modulation(PWM).        

Components you need for this project are:

1)  SG90 servo Motors

2) Raspberry pi Board

3) Connecting Wires

Link to the project website is given below:

Raspberry pi Servo Motor control

 

 

6. Weather Station using Raspberry Pi using DHT22 Sensor

OBJECTIVE: Building a weather station using the DHT22 sensor and  5′ inch touch display

The touch screen displays the live update of the temperature and humidity of the surroundings in which DHT22 sensor is placed. The value of temperature and humidity are updated every two seconds on the screen. To use the Raspberry Pi for other purposes, you can touch on the screen and the application gets paused. 

Components you need for this project are:

1) Raspberry Pi Board

2) DHT22 Temperature and humidity sensor

3) Connecting Wires

4) 5′ inch touch display

Link to the project video is given below:

Weather Station using Raspberry Pi

 

5. Stepper Motor Control Using Raspberry Pi

OBJECTIVE: Understanding the basics of a stepper motor and using a DRV-8825 stepper motor driver with Raspberry pi to control the rotation of bipolar stepper motors.

This tutorial gives a nice idea of the working of a stepper motor and how it differs from a normal DC Motor. The stepper motor used here is NEMA 23 570 oz-in bi-polar stepper motor from a CNC router. To control the motor, stepper motor driver DRV-8825 is used in Python on a Raspberry Pi. 

Link to the project site is given below:

Stepper Motor using Raspberry Pi

 

 

 

4. Garage Door opener using Blynk app

OBJECTIVE: To Build a Garage door opener using Blynk mobile app with Raspberry Pi zero.

The Garage door is controlled through the Cell phone app(Blynk app). A relay module is used to control the garage motor. What’s cool about this project is: the Garage door can be operated by any part of the world.

This project was originally posted by next_project on Instructables

Link to the project site is given below:

Garage Door Opener using R-Pi

 

 

 

3. Home Automation Project using Raspberry Pi

Source: @ExplainingComputers

OBJECTIVE: To build a small home automation project using Raspberry pi. Three bulbs are controlled using a Relay module with Raspberry Pi. The project uses Python 3 on Raspberry pi for bulb sequencing and timer control.

Components you need for this project are:

1) Raspberry Pi Board

2) Mains relay HAT from Electronics-Salon

3) Connecting Wires

4) 3 Bulbs

                                                                                           

Link to the code and wiring diagram site is given below:

Small home automation project using R-Pi

 

 

2. Home Automation with Alexa 

Wireless arduino powered chess

Source: @Netmedias

OBJECTIVE:  To control multiple devices connected to Raspberry Pi 3 GPIOs with Voice command using Alexa.

A relay is connected at one of the GPIO pins of Raspberry pi. The relay is controlled using voice command through Alexa.

Link to the project video site is given below:

Home Automation with Alexa using R-Pi

 

 

1. Pocket PC using Raspberry Pi

Source: @TheWrench

OBJECTIVE: Building a small PC using a touchscreen display with Raspberry pi that could fit in your pocket!

This portable and easy to carry PC is made using a 3.5-inch touchscreen TFT display. And can be easily powered using a 5V power bank or mobile charger. A 16GB SD card is used to store the firmware for Raspberry pi.

Components you need for this project are:

1) Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

2) 3.5 Inch LCD Display

3) LD 16GB Micro SD Card

4) 5V power supply

Link to the project site is given below:

Small Pocket PC using Raspberry Pi

 

 

 

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