This update is a bit late, but due to a "locked knee" (can't fully stretch my leg anymore) I had some other concerns to deal with!
Update on the complete challenge
Here are some posts to get you started if you jumped into this challenge, and didn't get the full context:
A word about deadlines
This is a challenge; probably the greatest challenge will be to get your projects finished in time! The community of element14 will also choose a winner, by public voting. That voting opens at December 16th, so it would be nice to have a nice post about your project by that time, just to get a good total view of what you've done. The voting, and the challenge, remains open until the 17th of January.
Guys (unfortunately no girls taking part), you're doing great! I've seen a lot of hardcore engineering passing by this week, some people freaking out in the software department (RTOS), others in hardware (encoders, relays, ..) and several really good examples of what the PSOC hardware can do. Montes examples are very clear, and Anthony Kahls' light project shows that the PSOC can really be great to offload software / timing by creating your own communication peripheral in the chip!
Of course, others have met the limitations of engineering: Cosmin found out that you can't put 2 opamps and 2 comparators in a PSOC4, and Monte found out that his display is in some way incompatible with the LCD building block.
Overall, this is getting very interesting..... Only a few weeks to go before voting opens, and still a month and a half before it closes. Keep your engines rolling!
This week in blog posts
|Who||What||Posts This week||Keywords, Summary|
|Alex Behnaz||Sleep sensor|
This will be a LOW power project.
This week: FRAM test, and some PC interfacing.
|Abhijit Bose||DAS Project; Digital Security Application, Smart Home Security|
More examples updated (energy efficienct communication!), and wrote a nice post about how he selected the right pins / peripherals for an SPI port
|Monte Chan||Smart Christmas Lights|
LED lighting, exploring feautures of PSOC kit
Element14's member of the month found a weird issue while interfacing an LCD display, got light measurements using the Timer component, showed how to use the PSOC component to alternatively drive and read LED current. Also showed how to use current DACs to get an XY display!
|Wojchech Gelmuda||Smight - Smart home lighting|
Connectivity, lighting, LED
Using phase angle dimming on 230V; timer and pin interrupt
|Javier Hernandez||Car security / car tracking, cloud service|
Sensors, web connectivity
This week a cool demo of an Android application controlling the LED on the PSOC board.
Also: running both PSOCs in parallel!
|Cosmin Iorga||Brainwave based controller|
Detailed EMG measurements
Issues with resource availability in PSOC4, and a video of eye-controlled LEDs!
|Anthony Kahl||Smart Bicycle Light|
User experience, simplicity of use
Very nice demo of how PSOC can create a custom protocol peripheral!
|Linas Karpavicius||Smart Reflow Oven||The specified item was not found.|
This week: PCB design to control heater
|Jianyi Liu||SteadyClip, Camera Gimbal|
IMU, motor and motion control
This week: Example of Realtime software for PSOC
|Jim Lynch||Smart faucet / Smart lighting||No post this week|
|Mala Mitra||Oven control based on analog PID|
No post this week
|Peter Shabino||Plant monitor (water, light)|
Analog sensing, plant water control
Peter made a nice PCB for his moisture sensing, and made us part of his explorations in PSOC Creator
|Paul Sisneros||Smart Coffee Maker|
Automation, process control
This week: design choices for coffee making; how to control a robotic arm?
|Mani Thundiyil||Intelligent and autonomous wheelchair|
No post this week
|Yuri Thkhonov||Smart Diagnosic System|
This week: EEPROM Emulation & Code
|Steve Turner||UnCoStat, Smart Thermostat|
User interface, connectivity,
Nothing this week
Good luck everyone! You've got 52 days left until the end of the challenge: 17th of January