Our Sensing the World Challenge Brings out the Maker in Everyone

Posted on December 9, 2016 by Michiyuki Yoneda

We love the creative and innovative ideas that makers from around the world have submitted to Cypress and Hackster’s “Sensing the World” contest. This contest was designed to showcase cool projects that use Cypress’ PSoC Analog Coprocessor. The PSoC Analog Coprocessor makes it easy to design sensor-based embedded solutions and leaves makers with no boundaries on what they can create. From wearables, to cars, kitchens, and gardens, check out some the innovative projects that have been submitted so far:

Talking Balcony

Ilter Koksal’s talking balcony project showcases how to make your home balcony interactive. This setup would send you alerts if someone is on your balcony or if the doors are open/closed, an especially useful feature in homes with children and pets. The system could even be integrated with cameras or UV index sensors for additional functionality.  

Pet image

Jefferson Paredes developed a pet monitoring project to highlight how pet owners can connect a dog house to the internet to activate features such as remote temperature monitoring and light switches, and enable owners to check if their dog is inside its pet home.

occupancy detector

Jacek Pieczaba’s occupancy detector project was designed to help prevent accidents in which a child or pet is left unattended in a car in hot weather. This design shows how you can use sensors to automatically detect if someone is in a car—even when the car is turned off—and adjust the indoor temperature if necessary, while also sending an alert to the car owner’s smartphone.

bee hive

To help protect precious bee hives, Nachem Rosenberg shared his project idea for a bee hive remote monitor which could sense temperature and humidity and make automatic adjustments. The system could also use motion and proximity sensors to alert beekeepers of theft and tampering.

If you haven’t submitted your project yet, it’s not too late! We’re accepting submissions through Feb. 26, 2017 and look forward to seeing many more innovative projects. For more details on our contest and prizes, please visit: https://www.hackster.io/contests/cypress-sensing-the-world-contest. We look forward to seeing your creations!

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