A small introduction to myself:

Hi, I'm Victor Sluiter, and I've taken part in both the Energy Harvesting Solutions and the Wireless Power Solution RoadTest Challenges. Unfortunately I didn't have time to contribute much to this challenge, but I did want to give the readers of this blog some 'overview' of what is happening on this blog. So if you feel lost in who's doing what, you could try to revert to one of my posts. I'll try to update weekly!


My own experience with PSOC

In my professional life, I haven't used a lot of PSOC. I did come across it, they've been used in projects of colleagues, just never got around investigating them. Well, I guess I'm about to learn a lot about them! I also received hardware from Cypress, and already installed PSOC Creator to test a blinking LED thingy, which worked out of the box. As a Linux user, my only problem was that it only runs natively on Windows. For now, I can live with that

An overview of the blog posts:

The general view is:




This is what has been published until now. I'll ask those who are missing to update ASAP.


WhoWhatPosts This weekKeywords
Alex BehnazSleep sensorKickoffAnalog integration, low power
Abhijit BoseDAS Project; Digital Security Application, Smart Home Security

PSoC4 Smarter Life Challenge - DAS Project : First Post

PSoC4 Smarter Life Challenge - DAS Project : Update Week1

Monte ChanSmart Christmas Lights

A Very Compact Christmas Display - Part 001

A Very Compact Christmas Display - Part 002

A Very Compact Christmas Display - Part 003

A Very Compact Christmas Display - Part 004

LED lighting, exploring feautures
Wojchech GelmudaSmight - Smart home lighting

Smight - smart light system project

Smight - CFL or LED bulbs?

Connectivity, lighting, LED
Javier HernandezCar security / car tracking, cloud service

PSoC Challenge More than a geocaching for the car

First week almost over - More than a geocaching for the car update

Sensors, web connectivity
Cosmin IorgaBrainwave based controllerMy first blog as a Smarter Life Challenge finalistAnalog, user interface, exploration
Anthony KahlSmart Bicycle Light

Smarter Life Challenge: Smart Bicycle Light

Smarter Life Challenge: Smart Bicycle Light (update #1)

User experience, simplicity of use
Linas KarpaviciusSmart Reflow OvenPSoC Challange "Smart reflow oven"Control algorithm, PWM for SMPS
Jianyi LiuSteadyClip, Camera GimbalSteadyClip, An Economical Camera Gimbal - Part 01: IntroductionIMU, motor and motion control
Jim LynchSmart faucet / Smart lighting-
Mala MitraOven control based on analog PID-
Peter ShabinoPlant monitor (water, light)

Smarter life challenge kickoff post

Delivery and some links

Analog sensing
Paul SisnerosSmart Coffee Maker

Starting the Smarter Life Challenge - Research on the PSoC 4 and first design considerations

Smarter Life Challenge - Researching coffee and espresso machines

Automation, process control
Mani ThundiyilIntelligent and autonomous wheelchair-
Yuri ThkhonovSmart Diagnosic SystemPSoC 4 Tricopter (Smarter Life Challenge) part #1Control, diagnostics?
Steve TurnerUnCoStat, Smart Thermostat

The UnCoStat Build Log

UnCoStat - Adding Unnecessary Complexity to a Thermostat

User interface, connectivity,

temperature control

Some observations

It's nice to see that applications run from mostly analog,with a bit digital, to applications that run completely in the digital domain, where the PSOC is just the communication partner of a bigger system.

Most of the posts have been about the project plan, and how / why to choose external components. I'm looking forward to more posts about the programming and 'building blocks' of the PSOC.


Countdown till final design submission

I don't want to put any pressure on you but......you've got 74 days left until January 17th, when you will have to submit your final design!