RoadTest: Cypress PSoC4 Pioneer kit
Evaluation Type: Independent Products
Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True
What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?:
What were the biggest problems encountered?: As a beginner it's not very easy to start with the programming of the Psoc 4
This it my review for the Psoc 4 pioneer kit:
At first the Psoc 4 pioneer kit looks very good, i find it a beatiful design and it has a nice red color.
The demo that is on the Psoc 4, is a bit boring. It's a blinking LED that only shows that it's working. I would prefer a demo that is interactive, so you can play a bit with it.
It is quite nice that a few jumper wires and an USB-cable is included in the kit.
For the programming side of the Psoc 4 it was hard for me (a beginner) to get started.
The Psoc creator is a bit complicated, it's not very clear were you need to start.
After doing some research i found this webpage http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2013/06/26/psoc-4-pioneer-kit-community-project040--pioneerpnpsensors after trying for a while i managed to get the included code programmed on the Psoc;
Here a short video of that : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jLjuMcoj4s&feature=youtu.be
At last i find the Psoc 4 pioneer kit a great kit, but not for beginners. And if you are (just like me) a beginner you really need to do some research and some trial and error before you really can get the use out of the Psoc 4.
I will keep on trying and will try to build a robot with it.
If you haven't seen it yet there are a lot more projects for this Board on the 100 Projects in 100 days thread. I haven't looked through a lot of them I know the first couple or so are pretty basic but I'm sure they get more advanced as they go on.
Good luck with your robot!