15 Python Projects: From Beginner To Full-Stack

Python Projects

The best way to learn python is by creating a project. These are 15 of the best python projects for beginner to intermediate Python programmers. These python projects will not only help you learn the fundamentals, but you’ll have a lot of fun creating these.

With each of these 15 python projects, there is a full video tutorial that walks you step-by-step from start to finish. These projects have been hand-selected and range from beginner to intermediate. If you’re relatively new to python, I’m certain you’ll find a project on this list that sparks your curiosity.

10 Beginner Python Projects

1. Simple Python Adventure Game Project

This is the best python project for beginners. I love adventure games and a good storyline which is exactly what this game has to offer. Unfortunately, I also love beautiful visuals which is something you won’t get from this game. If you prefer visuals and action to story and adventure, then I recommend checking out the Space Invaders project below on this list.

This Text-Based Adventure Game is the by far the most simple python project on this list. It’s very similar to the Java version of this project that I included in another article; 10 Java Projects For Beginners. However, this one is a bit more basic.

This game guides the player through the story, allowing the player to make decisions that ultimately lead to different outcomes in the game. These decision paths are contained within a function that is called with a simple series of if/elif/else statements. Many of these python projects are highly customizable, especially this project.

What kind of story will you create?

Difficulty: 2/10
Total Time: 46 minutes
Lines of Code: 375

2. Python Snake Game Project

No list of Python projects would be complete without a game of snake. Get it? Python? Snake? What kind of humor did you expect from a computer programmer? Anyway… Snake is a classic game and Engineer Man completes the project in under 5 minutes. That even includes the few seconds to debug a couple of errors at the end.

In this simple python project, you control a small snake that eats objects to grow in size. In this game, the snake eats pi (π). There’s no number score that tracks your progress. Rather, the score is simply measured by the length of your snake, as it represents how much pi the snake has eaten.

Difficulty: 3/10
Total Time: 5 minutes
Lines of Code: 58

3. Python Face Recognition Project

This is a fun intermediate python project. This Face Recognition project detects faces and places a box around it and identifies the face based on those in a given list. It works by analyzing a photo and comparing it to the faces in the list to determine if it’s a match or if it’s an unknown identity.

A few python modules are required to download in order to complete this project and have it run properly. You’ll also need a C++ compiler. That said, Tim walks you through this process and leaves nothing unexplained. By the end of the tutorial, you should have a fully functioning facial recognition application!

This is one of my favorite python projects on this list because as Tim puts it, you don’t need to be an expert in machine learning to be able to implement this. This project is a bit more difficult than the first two, but don’t let that stop you.

Side note: Tech with Tim is one of my favorite YouTube channels and this isn’t the only python project of his that landed on this list.

Difficulty: 5/10
Total Time: 10 minutes
Lines of Code: 89

4. Automate Spotify with Python Project

Adding songs to Spotify from YouTube has never been easier. This python project automates the process of adding your new songs from YouTube to your Spotify playlists. Bukola from The Come Up walks us step by step through this short but fun and useful project.

One of the things I love the most about this tutorial is how Bukola thinks about the scope of the project and then divides it into 5 separate problems. These would be the manual steps to add a song to Spotify from YouTube. After that, she took each manual step and automated them until each step had been programmed in.

There are several API’s necessary to complete this project but everything is covered thoroughly in the tutorial. And if you liked it, don’t forget to subscribe to her channel!

Difficulty: 5/10
Total Time: 10 minutes
Lines of Code: 149

5. Python Discord Bot Project

If you use Discord, then you know that it’s great for communicating with your group or community. It’s perfect for gaming, learning, and a lot of other things. You could even create a server of your own. However, in this python project delivered by Caelan at Kite, we’ll learn to program a discord bot.

Caelan has a step-by-step approach to completing this Discord bot where the projects are first divided into manageable pieces. Discord bots are capable of playing games, sending notifications, moderating conversations, and more. However, the bot built in this python project will remind those on the server to stay active by doing a few push-ups.

After following this tutorial, you should have a solid understanding of creating Discord bots.

Difficulty: 4/10
Total Time: 10 minutes
Lines of Code: 47

6. Amazon Price Tracker Project

Have you ever wanted to buy something but it’s just not within your budget? Then this Amazon Price Tracker project is exactly what you need in your life!

This python project tracks the price of an item on Amazon and emails you when the item has had a reduction in price. It does this by scraping the product information from the web page for the price of the item and comparing it to whatever price you choose (The price you’re willing to buy the item for).

If the price of the item falls below the value that you set, it sends you an email with the new price as well as the description of the item. Dev Ed does a great job of walking us through this simple python project, so be sure to like his video if you found it useful.

Difficulty: 5/10
Total Time: 18 minutes
Lines of Code: 56

7. Tic Tac Toe Game Project with Python

Tic Tac Toe is another simple python project that you can finish in a day, even if you’re still a beginner. If you live under a rock and you’re not familiar with Tic Tac Toe, allow me to explain. It’s a 1 vs. 1 game where each player wants to get three in a row in a 3×3 square either up and down, left and right, or diagonal.

All the steps to build this are laid out and solved one by one and every part of the process is explained very well. No GUI is used which makes this program a bit more simple than say, the Space Invaders game that’s also on this list. However, this project is certainly more advanced than the previous games on this list.

Qazi is the creator of Clever Programmer and he introduces the project and his friend Aaron, who does the tutorial. Be sure to subscribe to their channel if you liked this. They have loads of tutorials and other similar python projects.

Difficulty: 4/10
Total Time: 1 hour
Lines of Code: 203

8. Hangman Game Project with Python

While there is some complexity to creating hangman, this is still a relatively game to make. After all, Caelan from Kite walks us through it in under 10 minutes. Hangman is like Wheel of Fortune, where the player tries to guess the phrase or in this case, the word, by guessing individual letters.

Even though this is one of the easier projects, I highly recommend giving it a shot. When you’re first getting starting learning programming, it’s important to understand logic and data manipulation and this simple project does just that.

Also, these tutorials from Kite are so smooth, they’re hard not to love.

Difficulty: 3/10
Total Time: 10 minutes
Lines of Code: 136

9. Python Space Invaders Project

Space Invaders is an old-school arcade game and this tutorial shows how to recreate it from start to finish. This python project utilizes Pygame and runs on a GUI, making it the most complex game on this list. However, it’s well worth completing.

Space Invaders is a simple game where the player has to defend from enemy space ships. The player has to destroy these ships before they make it down screen, all while avoiding enemy attacks. While this isn’t an enterprise-level game it’s very nostalgic and I find the graphics to be visually appealing.

Tech With Tim is one of my favorite tech YouTube channels. His tutorials are fantastic and this one no exception. There are some downloads that are required for the graphics, but Tim has free downloads for everything. And don’t forget to subscribe if you enjoyed this python project!

Difficulty: 6/10
Total Time: 2 hours
Lines of Code: 262

10. Web Scraper & Voice Assistant Project with Python

This is another web scraper python project, similar to the Amazon Price Tracker project. However, in this project, instead of scraping product information, we’re scraping the latest Covid-19 data. This project doesn’t end there, though.

Tim takes this project a step further by incorporating a voice control that lets the user ask for specific data verbally. The program then responds audibly with the information that was requested.

This is one of those Python projects that you can take a step further and really make your own. It’s also something that could really impress your friends and maybe even an employer (at the intern level). And again, if you enjoyed this, don’t forget to subscribe to Tech With Tim.

Difficulty: 6/10
Total Time: 1 hour
Lines of Code: 149

5 Full-Stack Python Projects With Source Code

If you want to take your Python skills to the next level then you’ve come to the right place! After you have a good understanding of python by completing the 10 simple python projects above, try something more challenging by creating a full-stack web application using Python and Django, a popular python web framework. These projects would be a great addition to your resume or developer portfolio.

1. Python Full-Stack Grocery Store Project

This is a great tutorial series by codebasics that walks you through a complete full-stack grocery store management application. The project uses Python for the back end, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for the front end, and MySQL for the database.

The video below is the first part of the series of 6 videos, each describing a different part of the development process. The first video is an overview of the project and outlines each of the build parts.

Difficulty: 6/10
Source Code: GitHub

2. Python Full-Stack Music Player Project

Tim from Tech With Tim does a great job of teaching us how to make a full-stack community music player application using Python on the back end and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on the front end. It also incorporates a third-party API from Spotify into the application.

This is the first video in a series, so be sure to check out Tim’s channel for all of the tutorials. The project source code can be found on his channel or right below. Enjoy!

Difficulty: 7/10
Source Code: GitHub

3. Python Full-Stack Blog Web Application Project

If you’ve ever wanted to create a blog from scratch, read on. Corey Schafer‘s tutorial series utilizes Python’s Django framework for back-end development. This video is part of a series so make sure you visit Corey’s channel to watch all of the parts.

This is among the more difficult projects on this list but each part of the project is explained thoroughly. Not to mention, if you make any mistakes you can always refer to the project source code below.

Difficulty: 7/10
Source Code: GitHub

4. Python Full-Stack Social Media Project

If you’ve ever wanted to build a social network then this is the Python project for you. CodingEntrepreneurs walks you step by step through this full-stack web app built using Python Django and React JavaScript. The entire tutorial is on a single video and if you view it on his channel, he has timestamps in the video description.

There’s no source code for this one, so pay close attention!

Difficulty: 8/10
Source Code: None

5. Python Full-Stack E-Commerce Project

Thank you, Dennis Ivy. This is probably my favorite Python project on this list. I’ve always wanted to make an eCommerce website and sell my own products directly to my customers. Now I can! This series walks you step-by-step through building a full-stack eCommerce project using Python and Django.

This is one of the hardest projects on this list so thankfully Dennis has provided the source code.

Difficulty: 8/10
Source Code: GitHub

Tim Statler

Tim Statler is a Computer Science student at Governors State University and the creator of Comp Sci Central. He lives in Crete, IL with his wife, Stefanie, and their cats, Beyoncé and Monte. When he's not studying or writing for Comp Sci Central, he's probably just hanging out or making some delicious food.

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