Abstract: The key objective of our system design is to provide easy means for normal, handicapped and old age persons to control and operate home appliances. Since home automation is gaining popularity day by day in todayís world, we require a system which is affordable and simple to implement. Both these qualities are present in our project which has the capability to replace existing technologies. Practical voice recognition kit is utilized in order to store and recognize the userís voice. Moreover, this project also helps in efficient use of the electricity which is an important constraint in day to day life

Keywords: Atmega16, Voice Recognition, CodeVision AVR, USBasp, AVRdude, HM2007