Category: Blog Posts

Intermission #2: PSOC Creator and PSOC 6

In the previous post, I covered how to use the Modus Toolbox to discover what was included in the example project for the PSOC 6. Since Infineon appears to have made the decision to only support new development boards in Modus Toolbox, and move away from the Visual Development...

Intermission: CY8CPROTO-062S3-4343W

I received an email from Cypress offering me a development kit. They indicated they wanted to reward their helpful Community Users. I have answered a few questions for beginners in the PSOC community. I accepted, and in about 4 weeks the kit arrived. I have always liked the way...

3D Printing,PSOC, and Heat

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) is possible because what we call “plastic” melts, and re-melts. It can be re-melted many times, as long as you have not cooked it so much only carbon is left over. It flows from the extruder nozzle using a combination of gravity and back pressure...

Temperature, Again, with Project Zip Archive!

Update: I had neglected to include the project archive. It is downloadable here.   I created a new temperature back case to be 3d printed, and printed a new cover in white, with less “rough” settings for the printer. It came out quite nicely. I moved the temperature unit...

Real Time Operating System

The problem with RTOS’s is they always get complicated. At least that is how they are presented when put out there for everyone to use. To give you easier access to an RTOS, I have taken a different approach for the PSOC 5. FreeRTOS has been ported to the...

Found a Problem

The trap set up in the last post worked. The blue light was not flashing. I carefully loaded the code and “attached to running target.” The IDE showed where the code was frozen: The code is stuck in the CaptureISR. This interrupt service routine is used to time received...

A Problem With Temperature

I left the prototype running over several days and suddenly realized it was not working. The beeper on the A/C control panel had not sounded, and the room temperature was too high. I went over to the desk unit, touched the screen, and suddenly it started working. Hmm. Sleepiness...

Updated Temperature Board

I just receive the 2V1 carrier board from OSH Park today. Here is the blank board: Board Top On the Front of the board, most everything is labeled. The board and carrier is powered by the 5V usb connector (outlined in white on the right side of the photo)....

Fiberglass And Plastic

In an earlier post, Temperature Control Part 2 – PC Board, I provided the Eagle 7.7 files (both schematic and board files) for the PC Board. At that time I indicated I use OSH Park (they are not paying me for this plug). As an aside, note that today’s...

Testing The Project

If you are like some of the readers, you are very interested in the project as a complete whole. To that end, you can download the project from here. It an archived bundle, zipped up. Unzip it and load the project in PSOC Creator. If you are using VMWare...