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    I am happy to announce today's Winners of the Connected Cloud Challenge with Cypress

     

    After 20+ weeks of designing,Researching, Prototyping, Coding and Testing, 142 Blog Posts, 17 Videos, our Connected Cloud Challenge  has come to a close.

    Our challengers were tasked to use the PSoC 6 and Amazon AWS IoT Platform to connect their world!

    The judges have rounded up their thoughts on the projects and selected their favorites.


    Prizes

    Grand Prize

    Runner Up

    Finisher Prize

     

    Grand Prize

    Lulzbot Mini 2 Desktop 3D Printer*

    Valued at $1480

    &

    A brand new, next-generation PSoC® 6 MCU Dev Kit (to be announced). Be one of the first to try it out!

     

    Runner up

    HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System*

    Valued at $1050

    &

    A brand new, next-generation PSoC® 6 MCU Dev Kit (to be announced). Be one of the first to try it out!

     

    Finisher Prize

    For anyone who completes 10 Blogs and a project with the featured product.

    MultiComp Pro Multimeter Set*

    Valued at $60

     

    Winners of the Connected Cloud Challenge with Cypress and AWS

     

    Grand Prize

    Super Smart Home by - balearicdynamics
    Top Member, Enrico, won us over with his Super Smart Home Autimation project, using the PSoC6 as the main hub to his AWS IoT Smart home. Using cross platform MQTT and AWS for the main infrastructure, creating his own 3D printed cases and remote ESP8266 nodes as well as UI for the PSoC6. The large amount of cross platform inter connectivity helped the judeges select this project as the overall winner.


    Read All Enricos Blogs Here


    Runner Up

    Intelligent Mailbox by -saicheong
    Sai comes in second with their Smart Mailbox. This remote mailbox seems fairly simple on first glance but the complexity within really blew the mind of the judges.
    Firstly the project would light up and inform you when a letter arrives, this passes the data over AWS to a telegram service, email or SMS, Fairly simple but well done.

    We had a 2 week extension at the end of this challenge and some challengers who were finished and downed tools, Sai decided to use the remaining time at the end of the challenge to Train a Neural Network with sounds of dogs playing and barking. Training this mailbox to know if a dog is barking aggressively and then to warn the mail carriers of this.

     

    Read All of Sai's Blogs Here

     

     

    Honorable Mentions

    These projects won't be winning the top spot prizes but we loved their projects so much we wanted to publicize their amazing work.

     

    sami9974

    Samyak created a Billboard Rental System. Allowing users to buy advertisement space on a website, AWS would handle the data and the advertisements would be displayed on location for the time period paid for.

    Read Samyaks Blogs Here

     

    wanfp97
    Wan Created a Smart Pet Watering and Feeding System, including Amazon FreeRTOS and using the Cypress PSoC 6's touch sense to stop the bowl from over filling

    Read Wans Blogs Here

     

    jeromedominic
    Jerome created an Amazon Alexa Integrated pill dispenser with remote authorization and voice control using MQTT, AWS and the Cypress PSoC6 as the main controller.



    Read Jerome's Blogs Here

     

     

    I want to thank Cypress and Amazon for their amazing support during this challenge as they have worked very closely with the community to produce some amazing projects using the PSoC 6.

    Have you enjoyed reading about the PSoC 6 and the products in this challenge, feel free to get your own here:

     

    The Kit Options (Choose One)The Specs

    PSoC® 6 WiFi-BT Pioneer Kit

    (CY8CKIT-062-WIFI-BT) from Cypress

     

    Buy Pioneer KitBuy Pioneer Kit

    • The ultra-low-power PSoC® 62 MCU that integrates an Arm® Cortex®-M4 and Cortex-M0+ onto a single chip and provides up to 1 MB of Flash and 288 KB of SRAM
    • The Murata 1DX Module hosting the Cypress CYW4343W 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi + Dual-Mode Bluetooth combo chipset radio
    • TFT display shield board that provides users with a 2.4” TFT display, a light sensor, a 6-axis motion sensor, and a digital microphone
    • PSoC 5LP MCU for program/debug
    • Cypress' CapSense® capacitive touch sensing enabled buttons and sliders
    • Cypress Excelon™-Ultra 4Mbit 108-MHz QSPI nonvolatile F-RAM in an 8-SOIC package
    • An EZ-PD™ CCG3 Type-C power delivery system is also on board and is pre-configured to be able to deliver power from a Type-C port to an on-board header while at the same time charging a 3.7 V lithium-ion polymer battery

    PSoC® 6 WiFi-BT Prototyping Kit

    (CY8CPROTO-062-4343W) from Cypress

     

    Buy Prototyping KitBuy Prototyping Kit

    • The ultra-low-power PSoC® 62 MCU that integrates an Arm® Cortex®-M4 and Cortex-M0+ onto a single chip and provides up to 2 MB of Flash and 1 MB of SRAM
    • The Murata 1DX Module hosting the Cypress CYW4343W 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi + Dual-Mode Bluetooth combo chipset radio
    • PSoC 5LP MCU for program/debug
    • Cypress' CapSense® capacitive touch sensing enabled buttons and sliders
    • Cypress 512 Mb Quad-SPI NOR Flash device
    • MicroSD card slot
    • PDM microphone and thermistor
    • Digilent Pmod™ interface