PSoC Pioneer Challenge
Congratulations to the winners, Chuck (left) and Chipper Alarm (right) for their winning projects. Click to read more about these projects.

Congratulations to the winners, Chuck (left) and Chipper Alarm (right) for their winning projects. Click to read more about these projects.


Welcome to the PSoC Pioneer Challenge presented by Cypress Semiconductor and Arrow Electronics. This contest is challenging makers to prototype for the Internet of Things using the PSoC 4 BLE Pioneer Kit from Cypress. This new kit contains CapSense and BLE support, along with over 100 programmable components available in their PSoC Creator IDE software.

Timeline

  • Applications accepted until Monday, April 6, 2015 (11:59pm PDT)
  • Public voting runs April 7, 2015 – April 15, 2015
  • From the top 5, a Grand Prize and Runner-Up will be selected.
  • Winners notified by April 23, 2015 and announced on makezine.com by April 24, 2015.

Prizes

One Grand Prize winner will receive $2,500 for travel to Maker Faire Bay Area, May 16 & 17, in San Mateo, CA.

One Runner-Up will receive one $100 gift certificate to Maker Shed, one $100 gift certificate to Arrow Electronics, and one $250 gift certificate to Cypress Semiconductor.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Projects entered into the Challenge will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Technical utilization
  • Demonstration of product capabilities
  • Design innovation and novelty

#PSoCMaker News

Don Wilcher will conduct online lectures on PSoC, BLE, and the IoT next week. Click here for details.

Don Wilcher will conduct online lectures on PSoC, BLE, and the IoT next week. Click here for details.

Cypress Discuss PSoC, Demo BLE Nerf Gun, Talk Fingernail-Sized Bluetooth Modules

Cypress Discuss PSoC, Demo BLE Nerf Gun, Talk Fingernail-Sized Bluetooth Modules

Take a tour of the new PSoC 4 BLE Pioneer development board.

Take a tour of the new PSoC 4 BLE Pioneer development board.

View PSoC 4 BLE technical documentation including datasheets, wearables catalog, and download the PSoC Creator IDE.

Join the PSoC Maker Community on G+ to see what other makers are up to with the PSoC 4 BLE Pioneer!