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Home Mood Setter

By 11903912 10206304967317198 8105236369081913444 n Prem Bharath

With smart lights, thermostats and cameras proliferating the market, it would be nice to have a single device that can instantly set the mood of a room by adjusting the rooms lighting to be perfect, bringing the temperature to a comfy setting and power off all devices when no one is around.

With the CY8CKIT-048 PSoC and its built in sensors. It is the perfect companion for a hub that controls the other IoT devices of the smart home. Also the addition of a Vibration Sensor opens up the possibility of preventing fires in the kitchen (By shutting of smart ranges) 

We can have preconfigured scenes for homes such as "Movie Mode" - dim all the lights, close the blinds and set a comfy temperature (not too cold or hot); "Sleep Mode" - turn off all lights, set temperature lower than normal and watch for movement to turn on soft lights for those midnight bathroom breaks. The possibilities are endless and limited only by what the user wants.

Submitted on Oct 31, 2016 at 6:46 AM.
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I-String Inverters  

By Pp 16628 santosh eswaran

 

India's demographic and tropical condition suits solar energy harvesting. India has started investing on Solar power plants to reduce carbon foot print. As advancement String Inverters are The latest trend in Solar Power Plants, which eliminates the use of Battery banks. As of today SCADA is predominantly used in string inverters to have greater control and monitor the solar power plants which involve lots of hard wires to connect to inverters and PV cells. The major disadvantage of this method is the inability to find the fault level at the PV cells level.

We propose the I-string inverter in which the cascaded PV cells ( 15 PV cells- string ) constitutes single bank. If there is a cell break in any string, the location, number and nature of problem will be transmitted to string inverter through adhoc unlicensed RF communication. The string inverters in turn are connected via LoRaWAN/2G/3G/4G wireless network to the cloud and offer remote monitoring capability which in turn better data analysis with integration to Irradiance, heat, humidity, wind direction in predicting power generation performance.

In addition dust deposition problems,solar tracking problems are overcome by an automatic low powered scrubbing technique , and chemical transition based solar tracking by using hydraulic actuators  thereby increasing the efficiency and reducing man power.

  I-string inverter  name implies intelligent string inverter where there lots of analog signals to be sensed and controlled both in inverter session and in solar power production so need for CY8CKIT-048 PSoC are evident and inbuilt sensors and connectivity will be well utilized for above mentioned application . 

 

Sensor modules to be used

http://www.mouser.in/new/sensors/ti-opt3002-sensor/n-5gejZ24d0zu

http://www.mouser.in/new/sensors/current-sensors/industrial-current-sensors/n-7gqfx

 

http://www.mouser.in/new/sensors/motioadi-adxrs290-gyroscope/n-6g7q6Z335jnr

Submitted on Oct 31, 2016 at 6:44 AM.
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Smart lawn mower

By 2d8c48764fbae748cf88616d356d4285 Egor B.

Smart lawn mower requires a set of sensors for the effective autonomous work.

Temperature and humidity sensors can protect the lawn mower from damage. For example, if it starts to rain, the device should return to the base. If the ambient temperature goes beyond the range, which allows the device to operate or produce cut lawn, the mower should not get to work.

Ambient Light sensor at sunset should turn on a flashlight on a lawn mower so it will be visible in the dark.

In the event of an unexpected obstacle in the path of the mower motion and Proximity/Contact sensors will allow to warn, stop it and go round obstacles encountered. So the unit and a pet, for example, will be protected from damage.

Submitted on Oct 31, 2016 at 6:44 AM.
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Temperature control inside parked cars

By 472d72d5d339216c9b82f1d560ebc7d3 Subhashini

        The elevated temperatures attained inside parked cars pose several health risks for humans(frequently babies or children) and pets deliberately left or inadvertently trapped inside parked cars. This has attracted considerable media attention when a person or a pet has to be rescued from a locked vehicle or in those cases where fatalities have resulted.

        This problem can be solved by using CY8CKIT-048 PSoC®, the Analog Coprocessor Pioneer Kit from Cypress as it contains all the required sensors in a single kit , for instance temperature sensor and motion sensor in this case.

        The temperature inside the car is sensed using the temperature sensor and the difference in temperature is measured using RTD. The cabin temperature is considerably brought down to ambient temperature using a ventilation system,taking into account,the size,color and several other factors as soon as the user sends a message via WiFi as he/she is nearing the car. If a person or a pet is detected inside a parked car using a motion sensor and is left unattended for more than 10 minutes , a notification will be sent to the car's owner to check immediately in the car. This reduces such fatalities and ensures the safety of pets and humans inside parked cars besides bringing the temperature inside parked cars under control.

Submitted on Oct 31, 2016 at 6:43 AM.
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DYH System

By 7eb603c61921985eb57db1dd62afe7e8 Stephen Potter

When taking a shower or bath, there is a build-up of steam in the air. The steam that builds up in the bathroom provides moisture needed to allow for mold growth. Being able to properly vent your bathroom to decrease humidity can help reduce the chances of mold from growing within it.

I propose the CY8CKIT-048 PSoC as a perfect board for developing the Drop Your Humidity (DYH) system to help reduce the humidity within our bathrooms. By using the sensors that are built right onto the board, It’s possible to know the proper amount of time to run the bathroom fan to lower the humidity to a safer level.

Key Capabilities

  • Monitor your bathroom’s temperature and humidity levels
  • Run the bathroom fan as needed
  • Monitor the lights and movement in the bathroom, to know if an occupant is present and run the fan accordingly
  • Turn the fan on when the humidity is too high and reduce the potential for moisture build up
  • Using the dust sensor, the system will know to turn on the fan to clear the air of dust or smoke

Basic Operation

Knowing the humidity and temperature of a room, the basic condensation point can be calculated. From here, running a fan to vent the bathroom will drop the relative humidity. Once the humidity has reached normal levels,  DYH will shut off the fan.

The light and motion sensor will allow one to know of the status of the bathroom (if someone is or isn’t using it) and run the fan accordingly. The steam will be allowed to build up to a certain threshold, when occupied, for the comfort of the occupant exiting the bath or shower. When the occupant has left, the fan will be turned on to reduce the humidity back down to acceptable levels.

Using the added SM-PWM-01C dust sensor from mouser.com, the system will be able to detect smoke and/or dust and turn the fan on to clear the air of those impurities.

Possible Expansions

  • With added Grove gas sensor, sold by mouser.com, the system may be able to detect methane in the air and turn the fan on to clear out the unpleasant air
  • Add capacitance touch gestures to allow the user to control the fan manually
Submitted on Oct 31, 2016 at 6:39 AM.
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Sense AR

By 271430 Peter Ma

Using CY8CKIT-048 PSoC to gather information around the environment while displaying them back in Argument Reality through iOS and Android devices.  This would hugely change the entire interface of how to sense the environment just like how Pokemon Go does.

Submitted on Oct 31, 2016 at 3:11 AM.
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Air4Kids

By A7576f1eb42fa6d9bfca0e1032292585 Natalia Mykhaylova

We are working to develop innovative devices that offer continuous indoor and outdoor air monitoring and air purification. We have developed new filters that are more effective at purifying the air from more contaminants and air curtain technology ensures effectiveness outdoors. The integrated sensors provide pollution analytics, adaptive filtration and maintenance alerts. Built-in algorithms distinguish pollution sources and inform the users about ways they can reduce local air pollution. The devices collect real time data on air pollution exposure and display the real-time insights and recommendations in an app. The devices form a network and we use the collected data to generate reports that allow medical professionals to identify the people at risk of developing respiratory conditions and improve treatment regimen. Our first product is an add-on for child cribs, strollers and car seats that improves the health of children with respiratory diseases (i.e. asthma, allergies, cystic fibrosis). We also have wearable materials and monitor and condition the air in our R&D pipeline.

We would like to use the CY8CKIT-048 PSoC®, the Analog Coprocessor Pioneer Kit from Cypress to implement our sensor data acquisition system. We have multiple sensors and complex data and would like to set up a data collection and analysis pipeline. We would also like to use the built-in temperature, light and motion sensors to optimize the operation of the device.

In short term, our technology will lead to 30% reduction in respiratory illness and 25% reduction in doctors’ visits. In long term our impact includes increased lifespan (3-5 years), improved quality of life, improved school performance as well as more disposable income for family (money savings on healthcare).  In addition to direct impact in health, the devices offer information on pollution levels and sources, encourage pollution source reduction (citizen-led & city-led) and ultimately improved population health.

Submitted on Oct 31, 2016 at 2:56 AM.
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Portable Low Cost Holter Heart Monitor device

By Cropped 2016 01 10 16.43.37 Manuel Alejandro Iglesias Abbatemarco

About the idea.

Three years ago I knew what a holter was. It happen that my wife has some symptoms related to cardiac rhythm,after visting doctor and doing a few simple tests without determining the cause the doctor ask for a holter device to be used for a couple of days.

She carry it for a little more than 24 hours to later return it and wait for results. The short about results, she has a normal but little in size heart that sometimes makes some rhythm faster than normal without being that bad.

Anyway, after researching a little bit about the Holter I notice those devices are expensive, most of the time people need to have insurance coverage to get access to one.

The project.

I thought as this is a PSoc for Analog, then I can try to extract all the juice from it to build a portable Holter.

The idea is to record the heart rhythm for a period of 24 hours or more and then be able to download data to a PC in order to analyze it.

A first approach will be to download it using USB port.

Other interfaces of PSoc will be useful as Front End for portable device like touch sensors.

 

 

Submitted on Oct 31, 2016 at 2:36 AM.
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Front Door Monitor and Weather Station

By F7b9549a9d3000f009281f7079047aed Mark Foley

This front door monitor will not only tell you you the outside temperature and humidity but it will sense when it is daylight and a person is at the door.  Beside usinga local connection to a computer located in the home, Azure can be used to provide the data to authorized remote users.

 

Submitted on Oct 31, 2016 at 2:27 AM.
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BikeSense

By Iwdf0rusu0vdnxaitjm1 Elijah Scheele

As more and more people commute via bicycle, cities are having to deal with increased traffic in bike lanes and routes. The traffic from bicycles isn't measured right now, and bicyclists frequently have to wait long periods of time at automated lights (or worse, cross an intersection against a light). BikeSense solves this by making bike lanes smarter.

By using the inductance/proximity sensor present on the CY8CKIT-048 PSoC Analog Coprocessor, we'll create a tuned proximity sensor that can detect the presence of a bicycle as it stops or passes over the sensor. This data will then be logged to a IoT service so that traffic planners and designers can create safe and accurate streets for bicyclists.

Submitted on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:29 PM.
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SpazeBox, a Cypress Space & Planet Exploration System

By I9x8r75 Amine Mansouri

ABOUT THE IDEA

Nowadays, space & planet exploration is a very high budget operation that requires time and work to achieve it.

The main objective of this idea is to lower the price of space exploration, and also provide an easy way to build a system able to achieve these goals, so I thought why not to use  CY8CKIT-048 PSoC® Analog Coprocessor Pioneer Kit as the main processor?

I choose  CY8CKIT-048 PSoC® Analog Coprocessor Pioneer Kit because of it's high capability and functionality with sensors and data processing.

With CY8CKIT-048 I would create a capable system named "SpazeBox", a simple box that would be launched into space with four basic sensors:

  1. Humidity Sensor
  2. Temperature Sensor
  3. Ambient Light Sensor
  4. Motion Sensor for parachute landing

SpazeBox would use Motion Sensor to deploy the paracute before landing to the planet in which the exploration would be done.

Once SpazeBox is on the specified planet, CY8CKIT-048 would start collecting data from the sensors, and the data would be stored in a hard drive, and sent to ground station through telemetry, and finally analyzed.

SpazeBox can also form a network of multiple SpazeBox units that can share data between them and finally send it to ground station or a space station.

 

ABOUT THE HARDWARE 

SpazeBox would be made with the following hardware:

  1. A Solar Panel(for providing energy to the system)
  2. A 10.000mAh battery
  3. Telemetry system(for sending data to ground sation)
  4. Hard Drive(for recording sensor data, in case telemetry does not work)
  5. Parachute(for avoiding hard landings)
  6. CY8CKIT-048 PSoC® Analog Coprocessor Pioneer Kit

With these hardware, we can make a full operative space & planet exploration system that would be a great solution for small budget space operations.

 

Submitted on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:01 PM.
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BabyB-O-O-M

By B9f0b95f6f799d856bd0acfdad0f3d43 Yury Kuzniatsou

With the birth of the baby parents have a lot of worries - during feed, change nappies, or diapers, to create a comfortable environment for the baby, etc.
Most of these problems can be successfully solved by the device BabyB-O-O-M.
Putting your baby to bed with BabyB-O-O-M, you can not worry about it tight sleep. When moving the baby's parents will be notified.
The humidity sensor helps to control the humidity of the ambient air and to include when you need a humidifier. Also the humidity sensor can track dry diaper.
The temperature sensor helps to control the temperature in the baby room.
contact sensor will send a notification if a child leaves the confines of his room.
The light sensor and motion will include a night light when the baby wakes up at night.

Submitted on Oct 30, 2016 at 9:02 PM.
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