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Jon Moeller ROCKS!

 I found a Kickstarter proposal from a young man studying for his Masters at Texas A&M.  He has built an Arduino equivalent PSoC.  He calls it freesoc and it looks pretty cool.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18182218/freesoc-and-freesoc-mini

 I was impressed with his video and, in a nut shell; it explained why I am still hoofing around the world, after 12 years, pushing PSoC. I just sponsored him for $100 so I will get a couple of his freesoc.  I figure it is a fairly inexpensive investment.  I will try to get him on PSoC Today. 

Kickstart is a funding scheme that allows people to invest in someone else s idea.  Sort of collective micro funding.

So go look at his proposal and support him if you wish!

 

PSoC Rocks, Texas A&M Rocks, and so does Jon Moeller

 

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strauch1's picture

Mr. Van Ess,

Thank you for pointing out this Kickstarter proposal. Kickstarter is a great idea, and Jon appears to be a very motivated student in the PSoC genre. This builds on your earlier webasodes on the educational aspects of Cypress and PSoC. Very encouraging.

TDGM's picture

Hey Dave,
I just invested in freeSoC on KickStarter. Since I am not as smart as you, I only invested at the $65 level.
However, what a great way to put the power of PSoC in more hands.
Young Mr. Moeller’s Kickstarter presentation was VERY well done.
Has the Cypress CEO seen it? How about your University Alliance folks?
Do you see a way that freeSoC can support the Arduino modules that run with higher rails than 3.3v?
I was impressed that Jon & company put in a less noisy regulator onboard to make the PSoC precision analog more viable.
Do you know if the freeSoC grounding scheme keeps analog and digital grounds separated (to a point) for the same reason?
I can see where it might be seen as an infomercial but I would love to see a PSoCToday spot on freeSoC.
Regards
Tim Miner

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TDGM

I also wqs very impressed with young Mr Moeller's work. His work comes from a project sponsered by the Cypress University Alliance. I sent the llink to our CEO but I do not know if he has seen it. PSoC can run at 5V however I do not know what power supply Jon is using for his board. If 5V is not availbe on the freeSoC then a simple change of regulators would fix that.

I have contacted Jon and we are tryinh yo arrange hisvisit to San Jose for some webisodes of PSoC Today.

TDGM's picture

Hi Dave,
I just found this in my email box... It is a link to an embedded.com article featuring Jon Moeller and freeSoc.

http://www.embedded.com/electronics-blogs/cole-bin/4398050/Crowd-funding...

regards
Tim Miner

willemite's picture

now that is nice! I can stop wasting my time making a breakout board myself.

kmmankad's picture

While the freeSoC project is great,I've also made a few simple to use(and manufacture) breakout boards for the PSoC3.

EzPSoC3 - http://dangerousprototypes.com/forum/download/file.php?id=7140&mode=view

and the QuickPSoC3 - A home etchable single sided layout for the PSoC3 - https://github.com/kmmankad/QuickPSoC3

I have made an internet connected(yes,near complete network stack) datalogger based on the EzPSoC3 board too.Check that out here - http://www.cypress.com/?app=forum&id=2232&rID=64914

Theres also a third breakout board I'm working on,called the TinyPSoC3.Its a no frills breakout that measures around 3cmx3cm.Thats currently almost ready for manufacture.

All the above projects are open source! :) CC-BY-SA 3.0

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Kmmankad

Contact me a PSoC Today and we will talk about geting you on the show!

Dave

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