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I'm still experimenting in the scope of the Cypress CY8CKIT-058 PSoC 5LP Prototyping Kit RoadTest. This time, I experimented with a 16x2 LCD display.   Character LCD  Simple 16x2 character LCDs provide an easy way of visualising textual and numerical data, such as sensor data.   Workspace  Rather than starting from scratch and having to figure out every aspect of controlling a character LCD, it's possible to load an example, try to understand the example, verify it works and ...
I've been experimenting more in the scope of the Cypress CY8CKIT-058 PSoC 5LP Prototyping Kit RoadTest. This time, I experimented with CapSense and created my own linear slider.   CapSense  There are two parts to the TopView: a PWM signal directly connected to the onboard LED on P2_1 a CapSense component   The CapSense component can be used for different types of capacitive touch buttons. In this particular case, I opted for the linear slider. The goal is to control the duty c ...
This is the first in a series of posts I plan to create as part of the Cypress CY8CKIT-058 PSoC 5LP Prototyping Kit RoadTest. I'll be documenting the things I tried and learned while using this kit, from a beginner's point of view.   Getting Started  The first thing to do, is to ensure the software required to use the kit is installed. There are two parts: PSoC Creator, the development environment for all things PSoC CY8CKIT-059 Kit files containing examples   There are two so ...
My first (active) year at element14 just passed!   Event though I registered in January 2013, it wasn't until I was selected for the Santa Catcher RoadTest Plus in December that year, that I started becoming a more active member of the community. I've mainly been focusing on the blogging part of things with projects for Road Tests or Design Challenges, with the occasional comments in discussions when I felt I could help out.   Projects  I worked on and blogged about many project ...
I purchased a ODROID-W a while back, and finally decided to fire it up. As the USB host port is optional, and the connector wasn't provided, I couldn't plug in my wifi dongle. Because of that, I decided to take the dongle apart and solder it to the board without the USB connector. The idea is that this would result in a low profile "onboard" wifi for this already little board (except for the USB host port which would normally be fitted vertically ).     I first soldered the tin ...