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:
THE PSOC4 CHALLENGE HAS STARTED!!
This is what has been published until now. I'll ask those who are missing to update ASAP.
|Who||What||Posts This week||Keywords|
|Alex Behnaz||Sleep sensor||Kickoff||Analog integration, low power|
|Abhijit Bose||DAS Project; Digital Security Application, Smart Home Security||Connectivity|
|Monte Chan||Smart Christmas Lights||LED lighting, exploring feautures|
|Wojchech Gelmuda||Smight - Smart home lighting||Connectivity, lighting, LED|
|Javier Hernandez||Car security / car tracking, cloud service||Sensors, web connectivity|
|Cosmin Iorga||Brainwave based controller||My first blog as a Smarter Life Challenge finalist||Analog, user interface, exploration|
|Anthony Kahl||Smart Bicycle Light||User experience, simplicity of use|
|Linas Karpavicius||Smart Reflow Oven||PSoC Challange "Smart reflow oven"||Control algorithm, PWM for SMPS|
|Jianyi Liu||SteadyClip, Camera Gimbal||SteadyClip, An Economical Camera Gimbal - Part 01: Introduction||IMU, motor and motion control|
|Jim Lynch||Smart faucet / Smart lighting||-|
|Mala Mitra||Oven control based on analog PID||-|
|Peter Shabino||Plant monitor (water, light)||Analog sensing|
|Paul Sisneros||Smart Coffee Maker||Automation, process control|
|Mani Thundiyil||Intelligent and autonomous wheelchair||-|
|Yuri Thkhonov||Smart Diagnosic System||PSoC 4 Tricopter (Smarter Life Challenge) part #1||Control, diagnostics?|
|Steve Turner||UnCoStat, Smart Thermostat|
User interface, connectivity,
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!