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Android keyboard emulation on my hardware     This is quite good learning process. I mean, it is simple, but at the same time it is quite complex. Like i can't use coma more than one time, and if i delete it, i can use it again. Simple, but need additional code to make it work. Also cursor jumping, if i push cursor to front, first i have to shift numbers to left, and only when i can write new number, also have to make sure that number size is less than 4 digits, if i try to shift 3 ...
2 days work on exterior and today i can say, it turns out better than i expected . Now only UI programming is left, RTC, PID,PWM are working and i can do reflow soldering even today, but i need to make clean UI. Still don't know how can this project be completely ignored by in this contest, but where is other contest on STM32F429 that needs to explore DMA2D peripheral and what is exactly what i need for my user interface, alpha blending for 2 temperature graphics, also transparency for on scree ...
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Cypress and element14 are pleased to announce the PSoC 4 Smarter Life Design Challenge winners! A big congratulations to all of the seventeen (17) finalists who took part in the PSoC 4 Smarter Life design challenge and made excellent progress along the way! When we launched this contest a few months ago, we challenged the community to take the PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit and make something that’s creative, practical, and Smart. The high-quality engineering community here at element14 has res ...
Thanks a lot Linas, for your interest. I have got my internet recharge an hour back and writing a reply. I have attached a zipped file of the project here. I wanted to check the project by programming the kit. But I kept the kit in my college. On Monday I'll check it. If this is a wrong file I'll let you know. The program takes a step profile given in the array tempdiff, applies PID scales tempdiff in the range 0 to FE. tempdiff=0 is scaled to 7F. In i2c debugger / the bridge control panel this ...
Now, I am writing the final update though I really do not want to write it at this stage. But somehow I have to do it by tonight. My internet service pack will be over by 12 midnight and I have to recharge. I may not have the facility tomorrow. Objective of the project: To control the oven parameters e.g. temperature, pressure with PID type of control. Selection of the parameter depends upon the availability of the sensor and ease of actuation. PID will be tried both in software and hardware. ...
First and foremost, many congratulations to all our finalists; their progress on their projects has been thrilling, inspiring and also enjoyable. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and the Smarter Life challenge has concluded.  Cypress' team of engineers are presently assessing the projects; they will decide who has won the Grand Prize and the second place prize on Friday, January 24.  We will also announce the People's Choice winner. In the meantime, thanks again to all who p ...
Subject: PID is working!!     I am very happy to tell you that PID is working. But lots of loose contacts. I put the discrete components on bread-board. I could not get the right kind of bread-board wire. What I have got is multi-strand wire not at all useable on the bread-board. Now, I am soldering the components on a general purpose PCB. ...
After fighting with the SD card code for two weeks (when they say it only works with <2GB they mean the card type on the partition size. Only had a 4GB card so formatted it to a 1Gb partition and still did not work. Turns out the way the guts of the SD card work changes over 2GB) I finally have a setup that takes readings every 15 minutes and logs them to a SD card. Also added a small chunk of code to cycle the RGB led to the next of 7 colors on every reading as a status indicator. Right now ...
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   VOTING CLOSES TODAY! Go to http:// ...
A Star is Born! I've made and a PSoC 4 Controller PCB and Star LED board and both work very well. The plan is to have lots of stars and light up the galaxy.   Although a PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit can be used for ISP and debugging, I have used a MiniProg3. The operating procedures are identical.   Hard to see on the photo but there are two LEDs on the Controller PCB. One is a standard Red LED (unlit in the photo) and a WS2812B RGB LED. The connectors are inserted from the other side of t ...
Firstly I just want to thank those that have contributed to and been involved with the organisation of this competition, there has been some really interesting content posted over the last few months.   As far as my project goes I'm pretty happy with where it has ended up, I have a solid hardware design and a bunch of clean code to progress the whole thing from. In my final post for the comp I want to give and overview and summary of where things are at, and hint at where they might go in ...
Oh my, this is the final post of the challenge. This has been a great experience and I have learn a lot from all this. Now lets break it down.   On the project proposal I wrote all the functionality without knowing much about the PSoC4 product or the Pioneer Kit. Based on basic specs it seems possible to I set a big goal. Mostly I do this as a hobby however all I learn here I use for my regular job. So in my hobby side I dream and aim Big. On the main proposal I included a lot of peripheral ...