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

Overview, week 11



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


"My weekly view"

The contestants are almost there, this is the last day of the challenge! Of course everyone is more than welcome to show off further developments, but today is the official end of the challenge. It's been so great to see everyone developing their stuff, from getting used tot PSOC Creator to bug fixing to showing off what you've made... Really great stuff, and I appreciate all your effort! From my own experience, you need some time to get used to normal life again now . I hope you have done this challenge with great pleasure, and seen this as a good way to critically evaluate some hardware.

I also want to thank Cypress & element14,

as they've been very helpful to all the contestants. Gagan and colleagues: thanks for helping out the participants, and for providing the support to 'enable' the cool stuff we've seen in the past few months. It has really helped to get such a wide field of applications and projects. Christian: thanks for setting this up and putting up with my attitude


Below, you'll of course find the update of the blog posts of last week, but for those that didn't post this week but previously gave a good overview over their project I included their final overview.






This week in blog posts


WhoWhatPosts This weekKeywords, Summary
Alex BehnazSleep sensorFinal Project Status

This will be a LOW power project.

Final status (from previous weeks)

Abhijit BoseDAS Project; Digital Security Application, Smart Home SecurityPSoC4 Smarter Life Challeng - DAS Project : Updates on Stage3 and Roadblocks


Final status (from previous week)

Monte ChanSmart Christmas Lights

A Very Compact Christmas Display - Presentation Video

Very Compact PSoC Smarter Life Gizmos

LED lighting, exploring feautures of PSOC kit

Final summary with excellent video to show off the project

+bonus video

Wojchech GelmudaSmight - Smart home lighting


Connectivity, lighting, LED

no post this week

Javier HernandezCar security / car tracking, cloud serviceSmarter Life Challenge: GeoCar Final post

Sensors, web connectivity

Final summary

Cosmin IorgaBrainwave based controllerSmarter Life Challenge - Brainwaves based appliance controller - Final Summary

Detailed EMG measurements

Final summary

Anthony KahlSmart Bicycle Light

Smarter Life Challenge: Smart Bicycle Light (update #9 - project summary)

User experience, simplicity of use

Final summary, review of Pioneer Kit and own progress

Linas KarpaviciusSmart Reflow Oven

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The specified item was not found.

Control algorithm

Study for the GUI,and Final Summary with nice pictures & video

Anastasios KanakisSmart Running shoeBluetooth-Enabled Smart Shoe

One long post with all progress after each other!

includes pictures, video and source code!

Jianyi LiuSteadyClip, Camera GimbalSteadyClip, An Economical Cameral Gimbal – Part 14: Final Thoughts and What’s Left

IMU, motor and motion control

Final summary of how far Jianyi has come, and shows how to output 9 PWMS

Jim LynchSmart faucet / Smart lighting

User interface, Capacitive touch

No post this week

Mala MitraOven control based on analog PID

Post 11: Smarter Life Challenge: Oven Control with PSOC 4

Temperature Control

Difficulty in getting components, but still... Progress!

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.. from previous week

Mani ThundiyilIntelligent and autonomous wheelchairIntelligent Wheelchair:

Robotics, motor control, automation

Description of ultrasound object detection

Yuri TikhonovSmart Diagnosic System,Tricopter

PSoC 4 Tricopter (Smarter Life Challenge) part #12

Control, diagnostics.

Flying tricopter! (post from last week)

Steve TurnerUnCoStat, Smart Thermostat


User interface, connectivity,

No post this week

Douglas WongHenrietta Project, smart thermostat

Smarter Life Challenge - The Henrietta Project - Servo Motor Operation

Smarter Life Challenge - The Henrietta Project - Final Summary

Update on wiring the Henrietta prototype, adding bluetooth

Servo, and Final Summary