Teaching Engineering curriculum with hands-on activities is essential and can be implemented in innovative ways. The students at various universities are attending online classes since the pandemic started, however their learning will be incomplete without experience on performing hands-on activities and projects. The students of first year engineering program at JK Lakshmipat University are studying a course on Fundamentals of Automation Engineering. In this course students will develop projects for automation and necessary skills are developed for this. The university has sent the students the hardware boards and sensors to perform activities and develop projects safely using low power components. The MSP430 microcontroller boards have been sponsored by Texas Instruments India Ltd and the skill development is endorsed by All India Council for Technical Education, Government of India.