Below you will find listed several different mini project ideas that you can utilize to learn more about microcontrollers. Not only do these provide fascinating ways to experiment with microcontrollers and to see for yourself how much they can do, they also provide tremendous opportunities for education. These controllers generally come as all-in-one kits, having everything you need to complete the project, the instructions for doing so and information that will give you some insight into the concepts and characteristics of microcontrollers that make these projects possible.
Some of these projects will require a somewhat developed knowledge of electronics and electronic processes, so be certain to consider this when you are picking up one of these projects to experiment with.
Remember that some mini project ideas are actually expandable into other ideas. For example, some of the products listed below are set up so that they can be easily added to other microcontroller-based products or projects. When you are shopping around for them, consider whether or not you would want to further develop the project you are working on into a more sophisticated piece of equipment and whether or not you want to look for a project that is expandable.