This is 1st blog, I have received the kits on mid of October. Its bit surprise to see the deadline for 1st blog by Oct 17th.
Anyway i started my blogs with unboxing the kit.
The unboxing video of the kit is here.
My plan to use the gesture control music player. The sensors features are great matching with music player controls.
The sensors has below gesture controls :
Play/Pause: Air Click
Next: Swipe Right
Previous: Swipe Left
Fast Forward: Rotating Clock
Rewind: Rotation Anti Clock
Volume Up: Swipe Up
Volume Down: Swipe Down
My music player has controls - Play /Pause , Next and Volume Up/Down, fast forward,
These 5 controls Iam going to control with gesture.
The overview of music player block is shown below,
The MAX32620 UART output is processed by the another MCU. This MCU act as co-processor and its interfaced with DF MP3 Player to control the music playback.
OLED display is going to be integrated with MCU to show music player status.
Based on the gesture outputs the MCU controls the playback of music.
Getting Start with Gesture Sensor GUI
To start with this kit, Getting Start Guide for MAX25405EVKIT document can be download. Also the software from maxim (https://www.maximintegrated.com/en/design/software-description.html/swpart=SFW0015510B) needs
to be downloaded to run the GUI demo.And I installed the 1.2.5 version in my windows machine. The software connects to the board (USB COM) over UART at 115200 baud-rate. There are 3 tabs Heat Map, Gesture and Proximity.
Lets start with the Gesture one.
Connecting the USB cable between board and PC and Powering the interface board with 3.3V from the adapter. Opening the GUI application and
click the RUN button on gesture tab. Now the actions are captured and showed on GUI Gesture window.
The gesture control working video is here.
In the next blog (blog2) , the UART output is processed by MCU to show the control on OLED Display.