I'm catching up in time, which means that some of you might not have had time to post this week. All in all, since the start of the challenge we've already seen more than 100 blog posts in this group on the PSOC4, and that's really good!
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.
"My weekly view"
The amount of blog posts is declining a bit; I guess you're all really crunching your brains now to get to better solutions and don't have time to share your inner thoughts with us, (sometimes quiet) readers of the blog! I'm repeating myself to say that it's really cool to see what you're doing with the PSOCs. I'll probably repeat more often Cosmin, Abjihit and Yuri showed some great applications in the 'Creator' interface, where custom blocks and Cypress-provided blocks help simplifying the interface between microcontroller and fysical world. Both on a hardware and on a software level! Also, Montes' WS2812 decoder is very nice work, I have a weak spot for reading protocols with very little resources (and yes, you may call me a geek....)!
Good luck to all contestants!
This week in blog posts
|Who||What||Posts This week||Keywords, Summary|
|Alex Behnaz||Sleep sensor|
This will be a LOW power project.
Communication protocol revisited
|Abhijit Bose||DAS Project; Digital Security Application, Smart Home Security|
LCD screen issue fixed using UDB features
|Monte Chan||Smart Christmas Lights|
LED lighting, exploring feautures of PSOC kit
Driving motors with help of the Arduino Motor Shield, writing and reading the WS-2812 protocol
|Wojchech Gelmuda||Smight - Smart home lighting|
Connectivity, lighting, LED
No post this week
|Javier Hernandez||Car security / car tracking, cloud service|
Sensors, web connectivity
Getting GPS working, and a working prototype!
|Cosmin Iorga||Brainwave based controller|
Detailed EMG measurements
Getting very far with the implementation of a protocol. Nice usage of PSOC features!
|Anthony Kahl||Smart Bicycle Light|
User experience, simplicity of use
System engineering; choosing the right device for the right purpose!
|Linas Karpavicius||Smart Reflow Oven||The specified item was not found.|
No reflow oven for Linas this week; he's tracking his car using a GPS board!
|Jianyi Liu||SteadyClip, Camera Gimbal|
IMU, motor and motion control
This week: issue with Win8.1 fixed, and a thorough post on power design
|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
no post this week
|Paul Sisneros||Smart Coffee Maker|
Automation, process control
3d prints of coffee cup gripper
|Mani Thundiyil||Intelligent and autonomous wheelchair|
No post this week
|Yuri Thkhonov||Smart Diagnosic System|
Background and start of implementation of Tricopter control
|Steve Turner||UnCoStat, Smart Thermostat|
User interface, connectivity,
Nothing this week
Good luck everyone! You've got 46 days left until the end of the challenge: 17th of January