PCB project ideas: 3 New project ideas of July 2021

A PCB is an acronym for Printed Circuit boards. These printed circuit boards are one of the most vital components of modern-day electronics. From computers to kids’ toys, a PCB covers a wide range of applications. In this article, we have selected three PCB project ideas for July 2021.
So, without delaying any further, let us start the countdown of our PCB project ideas with a Solar powered Wi-Fi Weather station.

Solar-powered Wi-Fi Weather station

PCB project ideas: A solar-powered Wi-Fi Weather Station
A solar-powered Wi-Fi Weather Station

You might be thinking, what’s the use of this? We’ve got smartphones that update the information on weather for us. Right? But we must ask, is the data that much accurate? Because this project here gives the weather update with much greater precision. It also measures the temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, UV index, and Lux level of your surroundings. So, simply it is an all-in-one weather station made using an ESP32. The main benefit of this project is that it is solar-powered. So, you don’t have to worry about plugging or changing the batteries every time.

Components Required

  • ESP32
  • Pressure Sensor BME280
  • Temperature sensor DS18B20
  • UV Index Sensor GY1145
  • Lux level sensor BH1750
  • Wind and Rain sensor
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Diode
  • Solar Panel
  • Battery
  • Slide switch

PCB details

As the project involves using multiple sensors, there are chances of a PCB malfunction. Well, thanks to the PCBs from PCBWay, that’s not the case here. The boards are perfect and within dimensions. The image below shows the software design of the Weather station.

Software design of the weather station
Software design of the weather station

The PCB holds all the components nicely, as visible in the image below. Look how neat the PCB looks.

PCB after connecting all other components
PCB after connecting all other components

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:
Solar-powered Wi-Fi weather station

RGB LED brightness controller

PCB project ideas: An LED brightness controller
An LED brightness controller

When it comes to giving our project an appalling look, we all think of using LEDs. Not only projects, but we also use them to decorate our houses. You might have seen some PCB project ideas that control the brightness of an LED. But to be honest, not all are that good. The most common problem that they have is the flickering of LED, which is visible when you capture it on a camera. Does that problem also bother you while shooting a video? If yes, then follow this project to make a much better brightness controller using a 555 timer that eliminates the flickering problem.

Components Required

  • Slide switch
  • Capacitors
  • Resistors
  • Transistors
  • Potentiometers
  • PCB board
  • Adapter

PCB details

The PCBs from PCBWay are durable and built with superb quality. They transmit signals efficiently with minimal losses. The copper traces, through holes, vias are all within accepted parameters. The image below shows the software design of the brightness controller.

Software design of the LED brightness controller
Software design of the LED brightness controller

And right here is the received PCB from PCBWay after assembling all the necessary components. The received PCB looks similar to the one designed in the software.

Received PCB after connecting all other components
Received PCB after connecting all other components

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:
LED brightness controller

Portable music player

PCB project ideas: A portable music player
A portable music player

Do you love music over anything? Does your maximum time pass with the headphones over your ears? Then, we must say this project is for you. This project is different from the above-discussed PCB project ideas, as this one is portable. It is a tiny music player that runs using a Raspberry pi pico. The OLED display gives you the current stats of the song while the rotary encoder controls the volume while the tactile switches control the audio playback (play, pause, previous track, upcoming track, etc.).

Components Required

  • Headphones
  • Headphone jack
  • Rotary encoders
  • Tactile switches
  • LEDs
  • OLED display

PCB details

The PCB works fine and transmits all signals perfectly. There are no latency issues, and the audio quality is superb. PCBWay manufactures high-quality PCB boards that are suitable for any of your project needs. The image below shows the software design of the music player.

Software design of the music player
Software design of the music player

And right here is the board from PCBWay after assembling all the components. Doesn’t it look amazing?

Received PCB after connecting all the components
Received PCB after connecting all the components

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:
Portable music player

So, in this article, we saw three new PCB project ideas using an ESP32, a 555 timer, and a Raspberry pi Pico. Using a PCB for your project reduces the complications of wires and breadboards. Hence it saves your precious time that you can utilize in doing something better. Well, selecting a good PCB provider also requires some research which also takes time. But, not anymore. Because PCBWay is the perfect PCB manufacturer that provides solutions to all our PCB needs. So, for your next PCB order, visit PCBWay.

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