Hello all,


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:

Smarter Life Challenge Competitors (thanks Joseph Man!)

Review of first design week!

Overview - week 2 of PSOC Design Challenge

Overview, Week 3 and a bit

Overview, week 4 and a bit

Overview, week 5

Overview, week 6

Overview, week 7

Overview, week 8 and a bit

Overview, week 10



Go to http://www.element14.com/community/polls/1692 for the poll!


"My weekly view"

It's been very quiet on the blog this week! Little posts have been completed, so either people have gotten very tired over the course of this challenge, or we're still in for a grande finale before the 16th! But... Those who have posted have shown quite some stuff! ajkahl showed a functioning prototype of his bike light, Kilohercas had quite some engineering trouble, but got his PSOC working together with his STM32F4 to control an AmoLED + touchscreen. dougw has shown his Henrietta project, with remote PC and mobile App! yuritikhonov got his tricopter going, and put up a nice video. PaulMakesThings got his barista arm working, but unfortunately broke it before getting all its functions on video; luckily he got enough to show off some robotics. And of course malamitra and COMPACT provided content of projects still in development!




This week in blog posts


WhoWhatPosts This weekKeywords, Summary
Alex BehnazSleep sensor


This will be a LOW power project.

no post this week

Abhijit BoseDAS Project; Digital Security Application, Smart Home Security


no post this week

Monte ChanSmart Christmas Lights

A Very Compact Christmas Display - Part 046

A Very Compact Christmas Display - Part 047

LED lighting, exploring feautures of PSOC kit

LED ring test, own matrix panel test

Wojchech GelmudaSmight - Smart home lighting


Connectivity, lighting, LED

no post this week

Javier HernandezCar security / car tracking, cloud service


Sensors, web connectivity

no post this week

Cosmin IorgaBrainwave based controller


Detailed EMG measurements

no post this week

Anthony KahlSmart Bicycle Light

Smarter Life Challenge: Smart Bicycle Light (update #8)

User experience, simplicity of use

Demonstration of user interface and LEDs

Linas KarpaviciusSmart Reflow Oven

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The specified item was not found.

The specified item was not found.

Control algorithm

Nice view of the controller PCB, even though it had some mistakes at first.. It's all engineering!

video of controller PCB in action

Anastasios KanakisSmart Running shoeno post this week
Jianyi LiuSteadyClip, Camera Gimbal


IMU, motor and motion control

no post this week

Jim LynchSmart faucet / Smart lighting

User interface, Capacitive touch

No post this week

Mala MitraOven control based on analog PID

Post 9: Smarter Life Challenge: Oven Control with PSOC 4

Post 10: Smarter Life Challenge: Oven Control with PSOC 4

Temperature Control

More PID control, doing both the hardware and software

Peter ShabinoPlant monitor (water, light)


Analog sensing, plant water control

No post this week

Paul SisnerosSmart Coffee Maker

Smarter Life Challenge - Robo-Barista Elbow in Motion

Automation, process control

Video of the elbow construction - before collapse..

Mani ThundiyilIntelligent and autonomous wheelchair


Robotics, motor control, automation

No post this week

Yuri TikhonovSmart Diagnosic System,Tricopter

PSoC 4 Tricopter (Smarter Life Challenge) part #12

Control, diagnostics.

Flying tricopter!

Steve TurnerUnCoStat, Smart Thermostat


User interface, connectivity,

No post this week

Douglas WongHenrietta Project, smart thermostat

Smarter Life Challenge - The Henrietta Project - PC App

Smarter Life Challenge - The Henrietta Project - android app

Update on wiring the Henrietta prototype, adding bluetooth

Showing how to use PWM to dim LCD backlight, "smart" voice control



Good luck everyone! You've got 5 days left until the end of the challenge: 17th of Jan