Design Contest ends in !

Update - April 30th, 2017

We have selected 50 winners, and the MAX32630FTHR boards have all been shipped out. If you won, you should be receiving it shortly. If you did not win, you can still purchase a MAX32630FTHR board and enter the project phase of the design contest. Regardless of it you won a free board or not, anyone submitting a working project can win one of the grand prizes!

Overview

AAC, Digi-Key and Maxim Integrated, are partnering to give away 50 MAX32630FTHR boards in our first ever design contest. All entrants have until April 14, 2017 to submit a design idea to be selected to receive 1 of 50 free boards. These 50 will then have until June 13, 2017 to submit a project documenting all aspects of the design. Judges from AAC, Digi-Key, and Maxim will pick the 3 ultimate winners of the design contest to be announced June 27, 2017.

Take a look at the information below, get your creative juices flowing, and don't forget to enter the contest.

About the Board

The MAX32630FTHR board is a rapid development platform designed to help engineers quickly implement battery optimized solutions with the MAX32630 ARM® Cortex®-M4F microcontroller. With 2MB flash and 512KB low leakage SRAM, the MAX32630 has plenty of memory and horsepower to enable highly intelligent sensor and actuator nodes. The board also includes the MAX14690 wearable PMIC to provide optimal power conversion and battery management.

The form factor is a small 0.9in by 2.0in dual row header footprint compatible with breadboards and off-the-shelf peripheral expansion boards. On-board peripherals include a dual-mode Bluetooth® module, micro SD card connector, 6-axis accelerometer/-gyro, RGB indicator LED, and pushbutton. This power-optimized flexible platform provides quick proof-of-concepts and early software development to accelerate time to market. Download the code for the MAX32630FTHR on ARMmbed here.

More information on this board is included in the data sheet

To Enter You Must:

  1. Login or Register with AAC to agree to the terms & conditions.
  2. Submit Your Project Idea. In 150-200 words, describe how you would use the MAX32630FTHR Board, and enter it into the comment box below. The 50 best ideas will each receive a MAX32630FTHR Board, free of cost, to make their project idea a reality!
  3. Design and Build Your Project. Using your MAX32630FTHR Board, develop your project, making sure you adhere to the project requirements. You must use the Scheme-It online schematic and diagramming tool.
  4. Submit Your Completed Project. After you have completed your project, post a short video to YouTube, demonstrating your project in action and explaining how it uses the MAX32630FTHR Board. Submit your video link and your project files through your AAC Blog. Make sure to add the tag #MakeWithMaxim to your post. Winners will be selected to win 1 of 3 Grand Prizes.
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Ideas

227 Ideas


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  • Greg Lemons 2017-02-07

    I would like to create a bicycle course/ride tracker with a companion web portal. The on-board gyro/accel would measure the quality of the ride while a gps tracker would chart/plot the path taken to the on-board sd card for upload to the community portal. (if they want to share)

  • sparkystud 2017-02-07

    indoor air quality monitoring and alerting

  • Christian Barran 2017-02-07

    In my second year at university we made a Health and monitoring system using a PIC18F46k80, to measure heart rate variability, pulse pressure, pulse rate and body temperature all using an infrared LED and receiver. This was also connected to other peripherals including a serial Flash ram, display, keypad to store results for future recording. Processing the data was slow and had a lot of measuring error as compared to other commercially available devices. Also due to the speed, a RTOS had to implemented which also came with issues. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmJ49o0z4Oc  I would like to remake the project and connect it to my android phone for live monitoring and storage. Also as much processing to be done on the MAxim. Basically wearable health monitoring system. But also in the future to link it with other nodes to make a body area network. Probably monitor glucose etc.

  • Aunullah 2017-02-07

    A single copter that takes in voice commands and can be used for domestic purposes or as home assistance.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hey, Aunullah. This idea sounds great! Can you give us a little more detail about your idea?

  • Chan Hao Jie 2017-02-07

    The board would be used to create a water quality monitoring system. The system will measure the water quality at a fixed interval, and then the GPS coordinate at that location, and then send the data to a server. User will be able to view the data through a webpage.

  • varoun11 2017-02-07

    I would like to create a smart interconnected laser tag system such that users can connect to other users dynamically. One user would setup and host while the other users connect to the host. Custom games can be created with a general framework for a game. This board will work great since it is 3.3v and would have easy compatibility with xbee for networking. Also the Bluetooth will allow for on the fly changing of settings by connecting to a smartphone. The 32bit micro processor would be good enough to run a small operating system to manage this system.

    Thank you.

  • mariusdima 2017-02-08

    I would like to use your board to create an automatic system that will control the steering based on some variables such as speed and other coordinates.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      HI mariusdima. Can you give us some more details about your project? Like some possible applications? Thanks!

  • boppana113 2017-02-08

    I am a senior biomedical engineering student at Purdue University and I am very invested in wearable medical devices. For my senior design project, we created a modified knee compression sleeve that uses a PCB with an ATMega328p microcontroller to interface with two motion tracking accelerometers to monitor the knee biomechanics in all three dimensions that was sent wirelessly through a redbear BLE mini module to our custom mobile application. Ultimately, it was designed to aid rehabilitation patients by providing a convenient method of monitoring their therapy with time. The MAX32630FTHR board looks like a nice alternative to the 8-bit ATmega328p system and red bear Bluetooth module and has an imbedded accelerometer and Bluetooth system inside of it which not only miniaturize our current system, but also make it more versatile and convenient for our medical partners.

    • boppana113 2017-02-28

      Update on the project. My team has been invited to enter the Design of Medical Devices conference in Minnesota this April and we will have the opportunity to present our project!

  • Mong0Lloyd 2017-02-08

    Grey-water system that senses water quality of home sink/shower/dishwasher drainage to transfer cleaner water to a watering system and water below a certain threshold into the sewage line.  With modern processor speeds, continuous sensing(turbidity, EC, Ph, TDS, et al) and low power fast control valves, even very small amounts of purer water can be diverted away from the sewage.  For example:  The computer would sense the dirty soapy water from the dish or laundry wash cycle and direct it to the sewer.  It would sense the change of water properties and divert the rinse cycle to water the lawn or landscaping.  The faster the system can react, the smaller the slug of usable drainage can be diverted.  The real experiment would be about making a determination of what added efficiency would be gained as the system is enabled to control shorter and shorter slugs of usable water.  The purity of the rainwater that shares the same reservoir could be fed back for determining the purity threshold.  It could be very extensible.

  • Because of the excellent mobile phone camera , I think it can create the selfie device or the mini studio device that can control the mobile phone or camera to stable the device. So that such your camera phone can make the best mini video by use bluetooth to signal to the phone

  • Jagrut Dave 2017-02-09

    I want to make a RFID based Electric Vehicle unlocking and starting system. In this system MAX32630 ARM® Cortex®-M4F microcontroller. Will be the Master controller and It will be on the whole time. If someone want to harm the vehicle or unlock it without specific RFID then controller will generate an alarm. Controller will constantly operate on EV battery and it will remain on the whole time.
    In future scope I would like to connect this hardware to the WiFi or GSM network to stream the real-time data to the cloud.

  • wcostrino 2017-02-09

    I work in a software company that is developing the IoT sell line and one of our customers are planning to monitor all their machines, around 250, countrywide, using IoT, but we are looking for a good board for interface with internet, software protocols and sending a lot of messages.

  • Tuppe 2017-02-09

    My idea is to use MAX32630FTHR to track skateboard movements and record tricks. The gyroscope will measure the angles and forces and MAX32630 will do the processing to capture tricks and data. Bluetooth module will be used to get the data using smartphone and SD card can store the data when not connected.
    The device will be obviously battery powered, so MAX14690 provides charging circuitry. RGB-led can be used to signal battery state. This awesome board is perfect for this project!

  • ajoyraman 2017-02-09

    High reliability of Aerospace equipment is achieved by design, manufacturing processes and environmental-stress-screening. Transportation and handling monitoring of these equipment in special containers requires sensing and recording of vibration, shock and other environmental variables with complete time histories. The data covering the entire shipping period is evaluated before certification for fitment and use. The MAX32630FTHR board with its micro SD card, 6-axis accelerometer/-gyro and low power mode is ideally suited for this application. The module would be battery operated and communicate to mobile phones/ PC through Bluetooth. Additional sensors for temperature, pressure, humidity and a GPS sensor would make this task complete. As a retired Aerospace engineer and electronics hobbyist I wish to submit this design idea which would exercise all the hardware modules and features of the board.

  • king88ronie 2017-02-09

    I would like to make a wrist or shoulder strapped health monitor with heartbeat/pulse sensor that will count beats per minute, Blood pressure sensor and Temperature sensor to monitor body temperature for Old people and Pregnant women. The monitor system will also include a GPS and GSM/GPRS module. If there is any deviation of health standards from normal like High BP, Increased heart rate, sudden rise in body temperature etc. Then Instrument will gather the alert data and GPS coordinates and send SMS of health data and GPS coordinates to the family doctor and nearest of kin immediately so that the patient may be attended as soon as possible.

    • TrilliumIoT 2017-02-25

      Interesting.  I had the same idea with a few different purposes for the data.

  • I want to create a car vibration monitor that will use your product to measure the car vibration using 3-axis accelerometer. By using your product I can generate or produce vibration data analysis on site and will send the data to a server for plotting and further data analysis.

    I already have basic implementation using Arduino but having problems with data harvesting due to limited capacity of the arduino microcontroller

  • cybermah 2017-02-10

    I would like to create a sensor that will measure the what happens to an object when an impact occurs to it.  The MAX32630FTHR Board looks like it would be ideal because of the built in accelerometer/gyro to measure the impact force and rotation, sd card to log data, push button to cycle through different modes and led for visual indication of mode. The power optimisation is a plus for battery operation. And best of all its all on board so no extra hardware is required.  Which is ideal because it leaves all the extra I/O for future expansion.  I could see that the on board Bluetooth would be useful for multiple of these sensors to communicate and sync up together or to allow a mobile device to read the data.

    Thank you.

  • barryjh 2017-02-10

    I’ve been working on a NOT (Network Of Things) framework that I call the Avatar Framework that allows scalable control systems to be built upon it. One of the parts of the Framework is a networked Remote Avatar Module. As long as a device conforms to the Avatar Protocol it can be discovered as a sensor and can distribute its data into the Avatar Framework, or it can become an actuator and receive Avatar commands from an Avatar Control application. I would use the MAX32630FTHR Board to implement an Avatar Sensor which distributes raw voltage, frequency or digital state information, along with its ID and other status so the data is autonomous and can be decoded by consuming Avatar applications. I’ll use my base Avatar Demo application written in Java running on a PC, Tablet or Mobile phone to discover and display the data coming from the Avatar Sensor that I’ll interface to one of my expansion Temperature, Humidity, Light and Motion boards.

  • Larry Dumonchelle 2017-02-10

    I would like to build a poket size unit that will work with a controller that I built to monitor contamination in a space environment chamber
    The operation person will be able to keep track of contamination wherever he or she my be also
    Maybe other data like temp , vacuum

  • pcgayan 2017-02-10

    Will use to create a drone/ quard copter which can be controlled via RC and bluetooth. 4 motors controlled via the board using PID logic. The quadcopter orientation : Pitch, Roll, and Yaw these angles determine by the remote command. Would like to create this with additional sonar sensors to avoid collisions. This drone would be a self leveling, self object avoiding one.

  • Winston786 2017-02-10

    I will use this board with 2 motion detector sensor across a bike both on left and right side this bike will b for physically disabled people who don’t have legs to balance the bike . The sensor will detect which side the bike is going and according to that there will b a self centre of gravity device made up of motor connected to this board will adjust itself that I won’t allow to fall the bike
    Also a extra moter will be behind of vehicle rotating and displaying logo of handicap people so that they can understand . This display will be consisting of many LEDs on a single rod
    And a program to make led on and off and wen all things will rotate it will b full visible image for understanding of person behind vehicle

  • skorav 2017-02-10

    With the board I would like to build the tiny connected to the Web device, that will operate as a reminder and a messenger. It will work in a pair with an Internet portal, which will allow people to add different kinds of schedules/one-time events and messages. The device will have an eInk display, some notification LEDs and touch sensors. The display will show the message, which is currently in effect and a QR code with the link to the webpage. The leds will blink/change color according to the event type and the touch sensors will allow to mark an event as read/snooze it/etc. Also the schedules/messages will have an ability to be shared with another people and then the events/messages will be displayed on their devices too.

  • techdcs 2017-02-11

    Parent Monitoring system at home to know about my parents well being when i am away from home at work or elsewhere

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi techdcs. Can you give us a little more detail about this idea? Like what type of other components will be included in the project? Thanks!

  • vali andrei 2017-02-11

    For my diploma project I am seeking in building a drone from scratch. Currently I am testing with Arduino Uno but my final design will be with something more powerfull and efficient as I want to implement some algorithms that require more computing power. Also power is an important aspect to take into consideration for my design so an efficient power source must be chosen. MAX32630FTR Board seems an optimal chioce as a flight controller. The drone will feature a raspberry pi 3 with camera for collision avoidance algorithms and aerial photography.

  • febriwidhawanto 2017-02-11

    Universal Smart Devices
    A comprehensive device that records all sensors data to sdcard. Then when the job of device finished, we can send back from built-in sdcard to my android app via bluetooth by socket object. Or with android device that support otg, we can send it via serial comm. All data displayed with OpenGL SurfaceView or just traditional View Object.
    Of course, we use a lipo battery for the best durability and the cashing body of device we can design it with 123d Design from AutoDesk then print it.
    I need a device that more powerfull than my Arduino Nano + ESP12E to make my device slimmer. The sensors are Voltage sensor, Dallas Sensor, MFRC522 or anything possible. The actuator is just led. The main job of this device just, read sensors - save to sdcard - upload to android app via bt or otg - displaying record data on android device via app that have nice display.
    Im sorry my bad in english, i am an Indonesian.

  • almanar 2017-02-11

    My idea is to design a wearable device for elder people , which can be used to detect if they fail down, or if they are not in there usual daily activity, detection will be done through 6D accelerometer and will be sent to mobile phone through bluetooth .which by turn can sent alerts by SMS or other means of communication

  • rdpzycho 2017-02-11

    With a powerful processor using this board on making steady physical platforms with the use of the built-in accelerometer would be a lot easier than designing or putting together individual parts. The idea is to create a basic platform that can be scalable from small to large payloads. The application can range from using the steady platform for people who suffer from tremors like designing utensils that will be stabilized by the board. The board size and its PMIC will also be ideal for the smaller size payloads. Larger payloads may include use for serving trays, cameras and video recorders, or even warehouse robots that may be going up and down ramps.

  • Suraj09 2017-02-11

    Interconnected Intelligent Sensor Network Nodes to detect and provide real-time field data, performance report for critical application in Metal Industries. Thus, avoiding any hazard and enhancing the overall security and safety of people operating within close proximity of any critical application. Stand alone sensor node system powered by solar energy to facilitate long term performance and energy independence and operability without any need for any external power source. The data would be transmitted wirelessly within the network using MAC filtering to avail accessibility to registered devices.

  • maxmavin 2017-02-11

    I would like to design a motion controller device using the board which will track the movement of finger ( where the board will be mounted) or hand in 3d space and perform various control for a robot, or work as a 3D mouse, or recreate movement of hand to a body which will be servo motor controlled. There are many applications on this 3D space movement. It can also connect to smartphone/PDA/PC using bluetooth and act as a 3D mouse. The on board microSD card will record the pitch, roll and yaw value if any application requires it. It will be aided by on board 6 axis gyro. The 3D mouse will have a large use in engineering design field like for solidworks, Ansys, Autodesk Inventor etc. As the board can connect to internet via external WIFI UART module, so real time movement can also be monitored via internet. So the user have the flexibility to monitor the data real time or to read the recorded data from on board micro SD card.

  • cwinton 2017-02-11

    Automated Display Control

  • osposto 2017-02-11

    It will be interesting to develop a complete indoor/outdoor climatic variables check system, using wifi or LoRa connected sensors, that can modify indoor conditions, connecting to HVAC equipments, light controllers, some curtains or sunblinds, heating equipment like boilers or gas burners, with a report generation about the status of the system, The system will control dangerous variables, as gas leaks, shortciruits, by shutting down each provision (by zone or full house), while emitting an alarm to the owner, landlord, or security company, by mail, cell phone, and outside sonic alarms. Of course this will include the use of batteries and chargers.

  • Ed.flynn 2017-02-11

    Development of low power consumption sensor acquisition and data collection nodes for remote monitoring. A system that would not be electrically contented to existing monitoring systems, but would provide independent performance monitoring.

  • Realbill 2017-02-11

    I would like to create a gas / deadly oxide sensor. It could be powered by either USB and or a small button battery). While there are numerous sensors already on the market and in design. The sensor I want to create will allow a shutoff switch at the end, it will connect directly at the ax plug then to the wall. So that in the situation there is deadly gas and or oxides sensed in the vacinity it will cut off the power immediately. This would be great for electric welders, chop saws, anything electric (but mainly with high electric voltages and fusions in mind). The sensor would at the end of a flexible high heat rated cable and will have the ability to connect to the desired sensored area. With a little more programming it would be possible to tie this into Bluetooth monitoring and possibly smartphone and or full automation capabilities. My idea is for the home, hobbies, welders. While ideas of this such are in large factories and manufacturing environments. This small scale would be portable and meant for the person that is mobile or deals with oxides, gases ( wrlders, electrical plasma, ...) possibilities are endless.

  • steveth 2017-02-11

    As a Software developer and Airline Transport Pilot, I have been working on an in-home training program trying to fit this package to the Samsung VR glasses which has become very difficult due to the processor speed and video updating. This product would help in refresh rate and video clarity. This software will be used for those that want to learn the flying techniques for VFR and IFR once completed. This package can be sold to FBO’s and private individuals to help in learning and keeping current as specified by the FAA.

  • Mohit Agarwal 1 2017-02-11

    Making a complete home automation with all the power management system which will be controlled over bluetooth and even can be able to provide a prem supply to the LEDs or fan which not only reduce the energy consumption but also make the home smart and autonomous controlled over bluetooth as well as wifi.As the controller is best suited for power conversion optimal results output can be hain from the controller with minimum number of extra power component

  • Anupam Datta 2017-02-11

    I would like to use it to create a sports coaching wearable. In different sports it is important to correct stances and ways of playing for a new player who is learning. So according to the sports new firmware will be loaded using OTA and this board will be attached to different parts of body. It will record and process data to send to cloud. The movement analysis will tell how accurate the movements was and it will suggest how it should be. So that way it can help learners to do better results in this process.

  • davegsc 2017-02-11

    I built a garden protection system based on an Arduino Mega, with Arduino Mini Pro’s and Nano’s in remote locations. The plan was to scan the garden continuously for deer, and set off lights, noisemakers, and zip-line scare tactics. It grew from the original design to also monitor four freezers and two gates and take appropriate responses, plus I now want to add 5-frame-per second motion capture and data logging.

    After Phase 1 went live, it became obvious that the Arduino was became a bottleneck, so I’ve been looking for a bigger, better, faster solution. The MAX32630FTHR seems like the answer, so here I am <GRIN!>

    I hope to win the contest - I’m setting my sights on 1st Prize, but would be happy with 2nd and 3rd prize - valuable stuff there - but I see there are some fine ideas from talented people in here. I’ll definitely have to bring my best game!

    Either way, thanks for this opportunity. Thank you all Things Circuit, Digi-Key and Maxim Integrated
    Dave Davies

  • Di987 2017-02-11

    I would use a UV sensor and the on-board accelerate and convert the dev-board into a BLE enabled IOT device which gives alert to your smartphone if you’re sitting too much in the sun. The project will consist of a Android app that parses the accelerometer and UV data and cross-references that with the GPS location of the phone. The UV and other sensor data will be also saved on the SD card. basically a do-it-yourself FITBIT. MAX14690 looks like a cool chip.

  • andy wong 2017-02-11

    I would use MAX32630FTHR Board in controlling the motion platform (for flight simulator) that I am working on. I would take advantage of the on board PMIC to control and the charging of the high capacity lithium ion batteries that drives the motors of the motion platform. The MAX32630FTHR on board 6-axis gyro would be a good candidate for the motion and position feedback in the design. The UART would make the communicate between the PC and the MAX32630FTHR a breeze. I am confident that the ARM processor has ample computing power to support the flight simulator instrument panels. The on board ADCs and digital IOs would make the human interface; control knobs very easy to implement. I can’ wait to get my hand on it.

  • clovisf 2017-02-11

    In oder to use all power from the ARM Cortex-M4 within the MAX32630FTHR, I would like to implement a modern pedometer and hiking data logger. As a road runner, hiker and engineering student myself I would love to road run and log data, so that I can analyze and take actions based on my current runnig skills and pace. My plan is to use the on-board 6-axis accelerometer and gyroscope to gather data from the steps I take and save it to an external SD card module; when I get home I could make a bluetooth connection (using MAX32630FTHR onboard bluetooth capabylities) to my cellphone or PC and upload my data to (e.g) a cloud server to after-the-fact analisys. In my opinion that would allow an excellet use case for this new Maxim chip.

  • arizonainnovations 2017-02-11

    I find myself wanting to try a design, It’s been waiting for just the right board. This design involves understanding the universal language between humans and animals.  There once was a universal language around the globe. This could be the opportunity to explore that concept.  This would be a great challenge but a doable one nonetheless. This design would have to utilize the MAX14690 wearable PMIC to provide optimal power conversion and battery management for portability. This design could utilize the MAX32630 ARM® Cortex®-M4F micro-controller. The fact that it has 0.9in by 2.0in dual row header footprint makes it look tempting to my design due to the additional memory and other additives the would be necessary to make this design a reality. The on-board dual-mode Bluetooth® module would be great for communication from animal head set to device to computer application recording the data as backup, micro SD card connector for the animal side would be good for storing the 6-axis accelerometer/ gyro information for response as well comparing data with said computer application as any verbal response to and or from the animal would be matched and also recorded RGB indicator LED, and push-button definitely would help this process.

  • AVD 2017-02-11

    I was in search for a controller board for my project: 3D map generation using an autonomous flying robot (quad-copter) and MAX32630FTHR is the best fit for the project. In this project, I am using a quad-copter which will navigate itself in a building or open space within given co-ordinates to create its 3D view/map. With MAX32630FTHR I only need two external peripherals (camera module and ultrasonic distance sensor) because all the other required peripherals (accelerometer, gyroscope, Bluetooth module, Micro SD Card Connector, Battery Connector and charger, Micro USB Connector) are built-in in this board.  Also, its ARM Cortex-M4F processor will help in real-time image processing for autonomous navigation and localization for image capturing and position fixing.

  • glen19 2017-02-12

    Intelligent sensor board for white good and other household appliances that allows to operate that devices at times when electricity supply is plentyfull and electrical energy thus cheap and operate with reduced power when electrical energy is scare. The UI is realized by an Android/iOS App that allows various levels of user entries. Simple for the conventional end user; more sophisticated and interfacing with home automation for the nerd.

  • UV100 2017-02-12

    Main Power / Battery operated Aquarium Controller
    The Aquarium Controller will measure water PH , ORP , Air flow, Temperature ,water level and send all data to smartphone application via BLE for real time monitoring and sound an alarm when one or more parameter fail ,on power fail the controller switch to work on battery and start a battery operated air pump to keep fish alive ,send alert messages to smartphone and sound an alarm
    The unit may also connect to the cloud via Wifi AP and the internet so the aquarium parameter can monitored from long distance

  • I would like to explore the posibilitie to make this part of a home automation system. Were I would like to control my heat pumps and electric heaters, also using DS18B20 to check temp and maybe a relay for the garage door.

  • Harish Paul 2017-02-12

    Towards keen interest in teaching Robotics to Kids.I would like to develop a low cost Robotic Kit “MAXBOT” using MAX32630FTHR board as an alternate to costlier Kits like LEGO Mind storm NXT & EV3.
    “MAXBOT” will feature interfaces to DC motor,  Servo , Stepper , light sensors, Ultrasonic sensor , Bluetooth connectivity and additional ports that can be used to interface servo’s/Digital/Analog sensors as per user requirement.
    Integrated Peripherals of MAX32630FTHR board like Dual-Mode Bluetooth Module will be used to provide wireless connectivity to “MAXBOT”.
    6-Axis Accelerometer/Gyro available as part of the MAX32630FTHR board will be leveraged to develop self balancing bots.
    For programming Environment ,a user friendly library will be developed,which makes exploring
    ‘MAXBOT” fun and easier,without digging deep into the hardware and software involved behind.
    Possible Robots than can be developed “MAXBOT” are Light searching Robot ,Line following Robot,Obstacle avoiding Robot ,Maze Solving Robot,Self balancing Robot and much more to the list as per user creativity.

  • elp09bm 2017-02-12

    We had a massive flood here in Kashmir. I want to develop a system for early warning

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi elp09bm. Can you elaborate on this idea a little more? Like what type of features it it may have? Thanks!

  • danilborchevkin 2017-02-12

    One of my friends suffers from asthma. He doesn’t sleep well if the air is no moist enough. Not so long ago he bought a humidifier but it doesn’t fully solve his problem - humidifier doesn’t have any automatic feature - humidity level maintenance, work without interraction with it, work duting needed time (during night).

    So I think I can help him by reworking of the humidifier and add into it MAX32630FTHR board for automating some features and creating BLE interface which enables configuring and control humidifier by a smartphone.

    For done it I planning:
    1. Embed MAX32630FTHR into humidifier
    2. Adding automatic features according to problem interview of my friend
    3. Create simple Andriod App for change settings and contol of work the humidifier

  • mrstew 2017-02-12

    I’ve worked on a couple of interactive toys - matching PIR sensors, microphones and touch sensors up with an audio player to make a storytelling owl. The MAX32630FTHR would let me add bluetooth support for a richer control system and the extra memory would allow for more customization of the stories.

  • mayankbhatia 2017-02-12

    I want to make a cooking timer that tells exactly how to make something and then uses a attached screen to give on the fly directions and set automatic timers.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      mayankbhatia, can you give us some more detail for your idea? Like the features that it will include? Thanks!

  • The forests in Indonesia were often exposed by fire and it has made a lot of damages to human, wildlife and also our economic and surrounding country, so our government announced a project to free our forest from wildfires. As a good citizen who has the ability to make electronic devices, I am going to contribute by making a device to observe the environment and climate using sensors and transmit the result wireless to our device and upload the results to our website and make predictions upon the risk. I am going to use sensors such as, wind speed, wind directions, sun radiation level, temperature and humidity for air and soil, and specially for soil for peatlands (gambut) forest, we will use metal tube rods and sink a temperature sensor inside the metal tube to determine the humidity and temperature at various levels underground (50cm, 1m, 2m, 3m).
    And lastly i will try to add thermal camera if possible.

  • deimosmuc 2017-02-13

    I would like to build an IOT device to detect if my washing machine has finished laundry or not (it stands in the basement of a multi-family house, not in my flat wink).
    This application would use the accelerometer/gyro as sensor. the PMIC to supply the device by battery and bluetooth as connection to mobile devices.

  • Mani Thundiyil 2017-02-13

    Smart Fitness stationary bike for exercise and power generation:

    My idea is to convert a standard physical exercise bike in to a smart fitness equipment that can monitor biomedical parameters of the exercising person like, heart rate, Blood Pressure, energy burned etc, and at the same time, the energy that is wasted as heat in the friction wheel of the conventional exercise bike will be converted to electricity that can power a TV or connected to the utility grid.
    A BLDC HUB motor replaces the friction wheel that when rotates produces electricity. The electrical energy output is used to charge a battery and that is in turn used to power a grid tie inverter.  Adjustment of pedalling resistance (load) can be automatically set as per requirement.
    Grid tie inverter will be designed using the resources available in the development board MAX32630FTHR. All sensors (ECG, Pulse oximeter, Body temperature sensor, Power and energy etc are monitored and data processing and logging will be done using the same development board. System monitoring and setting up are done using a smart phone interfaced to the development board using a BLE (Blue Tooth Low Energy) transceiver.

  • Supriyo123 2017-02-14

    A Portable Monitoring Solution

    I am thinking of a portable monitoring solution. Inside house, one can use it as a security system where it pairs up with spare phone (to keep cost low, I believe many users would like to make use of their old electronics). Spare phone provides peripheral for video and sound recording. All the signal processing happens inside ARM® Cortex®-M4F of MAX32630FTHR and the user is alerted of presence via Bluetooth® module. In absence of the user, data is stored in the Micro SD card for future reference.

    When one travels, it can be attached to the luggage and is paired with the user’s smartphone. It continuously shares accelerator and gyroscope data with the smartphone’s accelerator and gyroscope to understand when one is leaving the luggage behind or someone is trying to steal it away. In the dark places, LED indicator would make the luggage visible to user or this can also be used to indicate other system conditions. System would be running on low power as most of the processor functionality will be switched off by using MAX14690’s programmable power control feature and signal processing work would be left to the application installed in user’s smartphone.

  • Kur@ 2017-02-15

    I want to create bicycle mini computer, which will allow users to see information about passed way, calories wasted, wireless charging phone, playing music (via Bluetooth), broadcast Bluetooth info (like Tile®) for it could be found if stolen, ext… It have to be built on very battery friendly controller, that’s why I want to use MAX32630FTHR Board as the mainboard.

  • Whatresistor 2017-02-15

    Wearables have always fascinated me. I would like to try my hand at making one. A smart glass or a smart helmet that can display data, equipped with numerous functions such as emergency calling, gps etc.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi Whatresistor. Can give us some more detail about your project idea? Like some other components that may be included? Thanks!

  • GJL 2017-02-15

    I would develop a portable/wearable Surface Electromyogram (sEMG):

    It could be use to monitor patients remotely, or to measure the impact of exercise on athletes to prevent injuries or modify the training regime.

    The characteristics of the development board make it ideal to implement wearable medical prototypes. I’d design an analog front end (AFE) for the EMG signal, and use the built-in 10 bit ADC. The Cortex M4 DSP capabilities makes it a great choice to process the digital signal and the MAX14690 can be used to manage and charge a battery via USB. I’d also store the data in the SD card, or transmit it via Bluetooth to a phone or a computer for analysis.

    After testing this idea it could be expanded in different ways, be it with an ECG AFE to give a more thorough analysis of an athlete’s conditiong or to control a prosthesis with the EMG signals.

  • giasone 2017-02-15

    The idea is a well designed tool stand on your desk, and with one finger you can choose Who, What, Where and Send your “message” in a couple of seconds. You have 3 selector, one for each W, and the button to execute the action. You can configure it troughth a mobile app or a web interface to assign symbols to contacts, actions and comunication channel and you are ready to comunicate

  • mayank rob 2017-02-20

    I would like to make a home automation and theft prevention circuit. I plan to implement in network form in a society, where every board will be connected to every other board wirelessly, So in case of theft detection the neighborhood and security can be alarmed.

  • mbsimon 2017-02-21

    I plan to build a health monitoring for elderly. The main task is activity monitor for the patient and if the patient faints, it will call the emergency service. This can be achieved using the onboard 6-Axis Accelerometer/Gyro to detect activity and Bluetooth to connect the smart watch. If the main task achieved, the system can be improved adding other sensors for measuring the body temperature, heart beat. The data can be either transferred via Bluetooth or stored in an SD card depends on the patient’s situation. This data can be analysed by a medical practitioner to find a sign of any illnesses.

  • jebrad042 2017-02-21

      My project idea is to use the MAX32630FTHR board with the mbed online compiler to create an open source VR data glove with tactile feedback.  The on-board accelerometer/gyros can be combined with a magnetometer (ext kalman filter/gradient descent algorithm) for state estimation and orientation.  SMD power FETs can be used to drive micro pancake pager motors at various pulsed frequencies for simulated object tactile feedback.  Conductive ink based flex sensors can be used in simple voltage divider circuits with the on-board ADC for sensing finger positions.  The glove will be powered by an on board single cell LiPo battery and the glove data will be transmitted via the on-board bluetooth module.  The overall cost of the glove in parts should be less then $200.  My greatest challenge will be to incorporate the glove data to a software generated hand in a virtual environment as a reusable code module/library.  The external circuitry is minimal due to the highly integrated nature of the on-baord peripherals of the MAX3260 board.

  • smanzer 2017-02-21

    I would use the MAX32630FTHR board to control the timing of an arc welder.  The board would monitor limit switches to see when the welding tips were in contact with the metal, then using a user selected timing, it would wait till the zero crossing point and then turn on an SSR to energize the weld.  Once the pre-selected time expired, the board would denergize the SSR.  The gyro accelerometer could be used to confirm the welder has not tipped over.

  • ratkobera 2017-02-21

    Controller for air compressor and Dew point sensor to control work of machine and send warnings over web and make chart about energy usage and probably preventive service

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi ratkobera. Can you give us some more detail about your project idea? Like some components or detail as to how it will work? Thanks!

  • Joshua Belcher 2017-02-21

    I would attach one or multiple boards to the body in various locations (e.g. arm, leg, chest). Using bluetooth connected to a smartphone or similar device, I would use the onboard IMU to capture position and rotation data, as well as acceleration during specific exercises and compare the capture data over time for repeatability, improvement, or other metrics. This could be used for running metrics as well as weight training or other fitness activities.
    This could be implemented by a personal trainer to help someone improve technique, or a fitness instructor to compare the movements of the class.  Specific movements could be “trained” and improvements could be programmed in for immediate feedback.
    I would gather the data and make it available in a web app or smartphone app.

    Additional pins could be used to attach peripherals such as heart rate monitor, microphone, buzzer and/or vibrator.

  • ferhat yılmaz 2017-02-22

    I will demonstrate the vehicle crash detection and reporting system using MAX32630FTHR and several sensors. I will use an accelerometer and a piezo electric crystal to detect the crash.After the detection , the system will send a message to an android smart mobile phone which is connected the bluetooth module.Then, mobile phone connects to an online service via an android app and after a crash is detected it launches a 45-second countdown on the phone which, if not canceled, then notifies your emergency contact with predefined informations and the location at which the crash was occurred.

  • Mike Richi 2017-02-22

    I want to create concept of IoT Robot with artificial intelligence which can be controlled by any man all over the world through the internet.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi Mike! This idea sounds fantastic! Can you give us some more detail as to how this will work with the board? Thanks!

  • Sjoerdb 2017-02-22

    I would like to build a solar system that rotates the solar panel towards the sun based on it’s gps position and combine it with gathering weather informartion and send it to a website using LiraWAN technology

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Sojerdb this sounds like a great idea. Can you give us some more detail as to how the board will be integrated into your project? Thanks!

      • Sjoerdb 2017-04-11

        The solar panel will be mounted on a rotatable surface with the possibility to tilt. A mems / xyz sensor determines the tilt of the solar panel and a compass sensor determines the heading. By using a GPS sensor you can determine the position and time of the system and with that you can focus the solar panel towars the sun by using two stepper motors (1 roration, 1 tilt). In parallel the system gathers temperature humidity, sunlight, etc by using multiple sensors and will use a LoraWAN radio to transmit all data to the backend where it can be visualized in an webbased dashboard. The board will be the main unit to receive GPS info, calculate ideal heading and tilt, recharge battery and/or deliver power to the mains. The board wil gather info of all connected sensors and send it through a LoraWAN component back to the network

  • elmood 2017-02-22

    Hand-held Music Sequencer and Synthesizer with Inertial Control

    With the small size and the power of an ARM Cortex M4, this module is just begging for some DSP work to do! I’d like to make a really tiny hand-held music synthesizer with a built-in sequencer. The gyro could be used to sense shaking / tilting to add expression to the sound, and a combination of GPIO and ADC inputs could be used for a small but fun user interface with a few pots and switches. The Bluetooth module could be used to sync up the tempo with other units, or to stream audio to/from a phone or other device.

    The built-in battery management solution would make it a true mobile device. Just charge it up with a USB power supply and the grab it and go! Either headphones or a built-in speaker connected to the PWM pins or a simple SPI DAC would be enough to make good sound. With the built-in UARTs it could even send MIDI to other instruments making it a fun pocket music machine!

  • Adrienf 2017-02-22

    Hello,
    This is perfect for an augmented reality : 
    - a driver glove with the card fixed on it
    - a computer with track mania
    - a Google board
    A great immersive experiment of the driving.
    The game on the computer send the video to the smartphone in the Google board and the glove replace any other controller. It is quite simple to make an app formatting the video flow for the Google board. All the question is will the glove be a nice way to play

  • Семен Савр 2017-02-22

    The Near-Infrared Spectrally Scanning Breast Tumors Scanner «Scan-S»Development of a new advanced screening methods and instruments for early breast cancer
    detection, which should be:
    • Corresponds to the FDA regulations
    • Safe
    • Affordable
    • Available even on-site
    • Handheld
    • Able to detect breast abnormalities non-invasive

  • avitron 2017-02-22

    Developing countries, like the one I live in, face acute shortage of water, electricity and other resources which are crucial for agriculture. The unavailability of cheap technology to monitor infestation and other health parameters further worsen the problem.  Hydroponics – the science of growing plants without soil, in a carefully monitored environment - aims at solving these problems. I intend to use the MAX32630FTHR to create a comprehensive solution towards building an inexpensive, Hydroponics-based Smart Farm.  Energy Monitoring (Wind and Solar), pH and Water Purity Management, Growth Reports (with the help of an attached camera ), Artificial Light Control, Dissolved Oxygen Level checking – can all be built around the MAX32630 platform and implemented as two units - the Data Collection Unit (DCU) and the Plant Unit (PU). The gyro/accelerometer adds the capability of error checking and calibrating the camera movement along the rails (DCU) as well as facilitates monitoring of accidental disturbances in plant trays as well as sudden changes in nutrient solution levels.  The memory card is perfect for storing environment data through the day in the PU and serves as an aggregating buffer in the DCU, allowing the data to be readily available for uploading to the Cloud.

  • abecerra 2017-02-22

    Create an enviroment for production of fruits and vegetables that are not from that geographic zones. Like mini green house with all the environment controlled.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi abecerra. This sounds like a great idea for the contest. Can you elaborate with some more detail on the project? Like how the board will be implemented and what other components will be used? Thanks!

  • TezlaCoil 2017-02-22

    I would make a portable alarm clock with a “Chord EGG” alarm, “challenges” for stopping the alarm, battery with long-life (due to the MAX32630’s low power consumption), and ability to set the alarm via Bluetooth (e.g. MQTT). Other “kitchen-sink” features might be added over time, to fill out the capabilities of the device.

    Inspiration: http://hackaday.com/2016/10/15/not-just-another-alarm-clock/

  • djdesigns 2017-02-22

    I would like to use the MAX32630FTHR board as the controller in a data acquisition and location system for an Estes Model Rocket.  I am thinking of implementing the following features:

    1. The onboard accelerometer can collect real-time motion information and log it to either a micro-SD card or XIP Flash.  Use the Bluetooth interface to offload data stored in this memory.  The accelerometer can also be used to detect when the rocket has landed.
    2. A fast acting thermister or other temperature monitoring device connected to I2C or an analog in to collect temperature.
    3. A light sensor for an additional rotation detection as well as an enable for a recovery beacon.
    4. An Adafruit GPS FeatherWing for location tracking if possible and for post-flight location.
    5. An Adafruit LoRa FeatherWing radio to transmit some telemetry during the flight and also as a post-landing beacon transmitting GPS information.
    6. PWM output to generate audio beacon after landing.
    7. GPIO output to flash HB LED as a visual beacon after landing (perhaps only if light levels are low enough).

  • fnusumeet 2017-02-22

    Continuous Heart rate EEG Monitor and health sensor, use this board with EEG Kit by Maxim to gather long haul eeg and transmit the data over bluetooth.

  • walersho 2017-02-22

    I would use the MAX32630FTHR Board to build a human trace recorder. I would use 6-axis accelerometer data write to SD card. Then trans the data to cell phone by by Bluetooth module. Use the data to calculate the man move in the in door.
    This system can help child/elder habit analysis, and wearable device utility rate.

  • engineerhan 2017-02-22

    Hi all, firstly thanks for this nice contest. To have even one of those 50 great boards would be a nice prize for me.
    In term of this context I have planned to redesign my elder wearable study since MAX32630FTHR Board’s great features. My idea is to develop wearable device for blind disabled people to help in daily life. I have called it as “Smart Rod”. When the disabled person weared it, it helps him to find his path. Also Smart Rod could have communication with a smart phone to get navigation data or inform blind person about the sets on the way etc. The key point here is device must be low power as much as possible. I already have working prototype that works with 2 1.5V batteries but not rechargeable. I think using MAX32630FTHR Board i can redesign it with less power consumption and more features such a bluetooth connection. I hope i will have chance to redesign it. I could also share some of files my old design. Don’t hesitate to ask me anything about project. Hope to hear good from you soon. Cheers..

  • halfmann 2017-02-22

    As an owner of a R/C model airplane I always wanted to get some data from the model acquiered during its flight.

    So my idea is to log flight data from that model airplane. The integrated 6-axis Accelerometer/Gyro, the large number of analogue ports and the possibility to store data on a Micro SD Card is ideal for this purpose. Due to the small size, the board fits very well inside the model. And finally, since my model uses a battery like all R/C equipment, the board seems to be ideal.

    Maybe it’s also possible to get the data out of the model wireless via the Bluetooth connection…

  • RJvanLierop 2017-02-23

    I will create an electric bicycle BMS (Battery Management System) which will charge a 2 to 13 cells in series. The cell voltages and total voltage will be measured. With a hall-sensor will I measure the total current drawn and any short-circuit will be cut.

    The Gyro will be used to measure acceleration of the electric bike. The data will be logged on the SD-card. Together with a Bluetooth application will this BMS relay information to mobile phones.

  • pengatom 2017-02-23

    I’m making 22+ DOF a humoanoid and I want to use the MAX32630FTHR Board as a sub controller in each foot. Analyzing data from several FSR sensors in addition to use the onboard gyro/accel detecting movement and status of the foot itself. The RGB led would be used for realtime status of the various sensors

  • VitorLima 2017-02-23

    There is a physiotherapy work line dedicated to help treatment of people with pelvic disturb, often caused by accidents and surgery. Specialists use analog equipments to measure the pressure patients are able to do using pelvic muscles. The device needs to read a pressure sensor, store data in memory log, communicate via wireless and USB as also charge a small battery. The MAX32630FTHR Board has basically it all, the SD card can store the patient exercises training at home to be analyzed by specialist later. The wireless communication will allow the specialist to record and read measures during the exam easily. The battery is also crucial as it must be very small and efficient.

  • VitorLima 2017-02-23

    There is a physiotherapy work line dedicated to help treatment of people with pelvic disturb, often caused by accidents and surgery. Specialists use analog equipments to measure the pressure patients are able to do using pelvic muscles. The device needs to read a pressure sensor, store data in memory log, communicate via wireless and USB as also charge a small battery. The MAX32630FTHR Board has basically it all, the SD card can store the patient exercises training at home to be analyzed by specialist later. The wireless communication will allow the specialist to record and read measures during the exam easily. The battery is also crucial as it must be very small and efficient.

  • DoctorC 2017-02-23

    My 13 y.o. son and I are designing a 3D printer scorpion robot. It will have 6 legs, 2 pincers and of course a tail with a laser instead of the stinger (my son request).
    We will implement inverse kinematics for a more natural movement and fill the robot with a camera, distance sensors, IMU and probably other sensors.
    I’m a programmer and I will use the robot to teach my son physics, algorithms and programming. We are going to use ROS or maybe build our own real time system if we may need something simpler and ad-hoc.

  • njsusb 2017-02-23

    My project proposal is to develop a functional Near IR Spectroscopy (fNIRS) system that is portable, energy efficient, and possibly solar powered. The system will consist of the fNIRS interface which is an array of NIR emitters and receivers on a flex PCB, as well as power supply, which will consist of a Li-ion cell with a charger and possibly a solar cell. By measuring blood flow near the brain, NIRS is a durable, non-invasive method of measuring brain activity over extended periods of time. The fNIRS system should ideally be low power enough to last long durations (in excess of 2 hours) without recharging and can be used for biometrics and cognitive activity tracking in applications like performance sports, education studies, lie detection, and basic health monitoring. The Maxim dev board is a good option for this project because of its small form factor, low power, memory sizing, integrated accelerometer, and Bluetooth capabilities. The primary challenge of the project will be building and testing the fNIRS interface in a manner that is energy efficient and compact while still getting reasonable signal quality.

  • Marek F. 2017-02-23

    I would like to do my own implementation of U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) two-factor authentication standard with taking advantage of DS28E15 AES-256 capabilities for creating private keys with HMAC. MAX32630FTHR Board is much suitable for this project among others because of USB (HID class) and peripherals such as pushbutton and LED indicator which are crucial in this particular case. I would like also try to use Bluetooth (with low RSSI) instead of USB.

  • vr2gb 2017-02-23

    In our place, every primary school kids are wearing heavy school bag to study everyday. Many of them are suffering from different degree of spine problems. As parents are not always stay with those kids all day long, a little device which could help to generate a friendly reminder to the kids might help them to correct their spine posture when necessary. Such little device might also capture the daily posture information offline and transmit those information back to their parent’s phone when the kids meet their parents. Such posture information could help their parents or physician to determine the progress of the posture correction and plan for the next remediation.

  • raffaele55 2017-02-24

    We are a health care company and we are working on pupillometry so we will use the MAX32630FTHR to control the red, blu and white led stimulator, timing and BT connection on our new device.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      raffaele55 this sounds like a great application for the board. Can you elaborate a little more on what your project will do? Any detail is helpful. Thanks!

  • N^2 2017-02-24

    Canned Data Collector
    I am thinking of making a Data Collector, packed in a can. The one I am making is primarily for collecting data on pollution related. But this can be tinkered a little bit to make data collector for various other required topics like weather related data.
    The Data Collector will be inside a can so that the chips and components won’t be harmed.Since MAX32630FTHR board is a power-optimized, it is a pretty good choice for my idea. The data will be collected through various sensors to sense temperature, humidity, particle size etc. and sent to laptop through the Bluetooth module. I am thinking of using If the data is to be collected at places out of range of bluetooth, wifi module will be added. And if wifi module is out of question then writing the data to the micro SD card and collecting it later can be done.
    If the data is to be collected over a long period of time, a solar panel will be added to charge the rechargeable battery within the can.

  • tthden 2017-02-24

    I would use the board as a mobile device to control my home automation.
    It will become the main controller within the Zwave and RF networking environment. Also will be used to communicate with the wifi enabled cameras and become a mobile monitoring system.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      tthden this is a great idea for the board. Can you elaborate a little further in detail on the applications and building of your project? Thanks!

  • bhu1 2017-02-25

    A Child And Parent Set

    I am thinking of making a device, actually a pair of devices, one for a child(possibly a toddler) and one for either one of the parents. These devices are connected to each other through bluetooth module. In this way, the parent can keep track of their child at all times, and protect them from any and all accidents(by not allowing them to travel too far away from them).
    But this is just the primary function of the device. The wearable one on child’s body will contain the MAX32630FTHR board. With this (adding temperature sensor for sensing child’s body temperature), one can keep track of the health of their child. Adding some extra sensors will give alert signal if the baby is under unhealthy conditions/environments. I am thinking of using AVR for the parent’s device since it just receives data and all the work is done by Our Board here and the safety of the child comes before their parents. This is more useful in my country since their are cases of child kidnapping. So I am thinking of adding GPS interfacing in child’s board which will be on if the boards are not connected through bluetooth.

  • bslow 2017-02-25

    with this board - i would create a low cost, smart, low maintanance garden watering system
    - basically the board will monitor soil moisture level using its on-board adc
      - sensing soil moisture will be done using copper rod with fixed spacing, forming a variable resistor that depend on soil moisture somewhat
      - only when moisture level dropped to fixed threshold the water sprinkler will get activated
      - multiple ‘sensors’ can be used to target certain area of the garden
      - data can be logged onto sd card for analysis
     
    - this board and the dc-water valve will be powered up by recharge-able battery, using as small solar panel as possible, using on board PMIC for charging control

    - as a bonus, this board will be attached a motion sensor (analog output is fine with this board, has it has adc), as often stray cat will drop by to poop at my garden, when activated, it will activate the sprinkler upon motion detection
      - smart phone will be used to communicate to this board through on-board bluetooth module, activating this cat charger option smile

  • luis0visa 2017-02-25

    A table tennis training robot control, using the 6 axis for control position (of the ball canon), and the BLE to interface a smartphone to control the needed rutine, using a proper app. For example, move the position of the ball, create rutines over time, cancel or pause exercises
    Another related idea, could be a kind of table tennis referee/sensor, using shock sensors to detect the ball hit, and using BLE to show and control the game results. The shock sensors could be used to improve the first idea, using the sensors to improve the control of the robot (position and timing)

  • TrilliumIoT 2017-02-25

    A wearable device to monitor vital signs of a patient.  It’ll stream [near] real-time data to a remote monitoring system that will process the data and watch for any risky anomalies.  In case of a potentially dangerous situation, the device would inform the user, provide information with what to do (such as sit down and wait until help arrives).  The data can also be used by doctors to record and analyse vital signs to help diagnose symptims that are hard to reproduce in a lab, hospital, etc.

    Positioning systems can be used to dispatch EMTs to the user’s location, and relay health data about the patient, such as medical history, allergies, medications, etc.

    • TrilliumIoT 2017-02-25

      For users that volunteered/consented the use of collected data (no personal details), would provide a wealth of information to a cloud system that would be coupled with AI for data analysis that can be used to research medical conditions and symptoms.

      For example, people with alzimers data could reveal early diagnosis of someone who would eventually have alzimers and thus begin treatment early.

  • rberna 2017-02-27

    My application is for an impact sensor for road barriers with aluminum boom. The sensor with MAX32630FTHR should measure the impact with a body (car or human, for example) and command the inversion of the movement as soon as possible, avoiding the transfer of too much kinetic energy to the body (there will be mandatory norms in the near future). Current sensors involve encoders and/or motor current measurement. I suppose that this inertial sensor will give a much faster response. Also, one axe of the gyro could give additional information regarding the boom speed, while the other two axes of the accel could help in recognize abnormal effects, i.e. wind, on the boom.

  • spidermanpc 2017-02-27

    I Will use this board to create an stabilizer platform for food or packages that are fragile

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi spidermanpc. Can you elaborate on this? Possibly include the application specifics and some other things that would be a part of the project? Thanks!

  • momososo 2017-02-28

    My idea for using MAX32630FTHR is to build a clothesline monitor help people can relax don’t worry about his/her cloth on the clothesline.
    The system include
    1.Temperature sensor and Humidity sensor to check if clothes already dry.
    2.Ambient Light sensor and pressure sensor to alarm rain avoid get wet
    3.Accelerometer sensor to alarm when clothes drop.
    4.MAX32630FTHR to monitor system power state, connecting system and user with BLE.
    5.Motor that can pull clothesline under eaves.

  • salbageanu.andrei 2017-02-28

    I would like to implement a cyber-physical system that whould monitor the temperature and humidity from a room using sensors send it to a smartphone for information , and start a room fan and cool the room if the temperature is above 23 degrees celsius and stop it when the air in the room is equal to 23 degrees celsius and on the phone warn if temperature is grather that 23 degrees but when the temperature is 23 degrees or below write on phone temperature is OK

  • Arun Magesh 2017-03-01

    I am planning to integrate it inside my AR headset which I have built. So planning to build a light weight AR headset which can send important notification from the mobile phone.
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Glass-Open-Source-Augmented-Reality-Headse/

  • Supriyo123 2017-03-01

    A Map Maker

    I am thinking of a device which could enrich digital map (such as google map) by automatically collecting data from the user’s navigation. The device would be embedded in a cap or in clothes. It would constitute of a camera to collect image from the surrounding and GPS transceiver for location tracking. Other sensors onboard such as accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer would also be essential to correctly point out the location since user could be moving and changing direction continuously. Machine learning algorithm would identify the building type from the image, for example, whether it is a medical store or other type of establishment. User would have the choice to switch on the device whenever he/she wants to contribute. I believe the product would be very useful as places are renovated constantly and keeping google or other maps up to date burdensome. 

  • diamondjimkoehler 2017-03-01

    This board would make an excellent controller for a Proton Precession Magnetometer to be used in prospecting.  The large amount of RAM is a necessity as is a very low power consumption because the device will be battery operated.  PPM’s take a fair amount of energy to operate the sensor… 50 Joules per measurement is a nominal value so saving power in the instrumentation is important.  In most commercial PPM’s, the precession signal is clipped and then counted digitally.  My algorithm uses the analog precession signal via an ADC followed by some sophisticated DSP to give greater accuracy and much, much greater tolerance for interference from, for example, power lines.

  • alikhurram 2017-03-02

    Hi,
    I will use the giveaway microcontroller boards to build a roof top water reservoir controller. Due to water shortage in our country water from underground supply is pumped using an ac mains controlled water pump to a roof top water reservoir tank and used during day and night as required. This system will save time and energy resources.

    The system will consist of two units,
    1- The roof top unit:- This unit will check the level of water in the reservoir tank and send the data to the ground floor unit. The rooftop unit will be powered from a solar panel which will charge a small lead acid battery and also power the unit during day time and in the night it will run from the charged battery.

    2- The ground floor unit:- This unit will receive the data from the roof top unit using the wireless module and display the level of water using three leds for cost saving but another version can also use color LCD. A buzzer will be use for audio indication of level of water. On the basis of this indication the pump is started and closed as and when required.

  • Camilo Torres 2017-03-02

    I would like to create a system to control the velocity of a motor, using the adc included in the platform, and send that data to a raspberry pi through
    i2c or uart, and see the values on codesys. My native language is Spanish, I regret any error in the text, My native language is Spanish, and my level of English is intermediate, I regret any errors in the text.

  • bowenfeng 2017-03-03

    The small form factor of this board together with the rich on board peripherals make this board a perfect choice to create a VR/AR controller.  I’m looking to use this board together with Google Glass to enhance the interaction experience. I’m thinking of using it as the 3D gesture controller/navigator, so you can easily navigate through the content in front of your eyes like maps / SMS / contacts.  And possibly work with dedicate applications as AR controller to interact with the enhanced content showed in front of your eyes.

  • sranjan38 2017-03-03

    Sir, I am working on Light Fidelity(Li-Fi).In this project my main aim is to use Internet access through the LED bulbs. As we know the Wi-Fi we are using is based in radio wave which has many disadvantage as it can penetrate wall.But in LIFI I will be using Led bulbs as a transmitter and I will be getting it in my phone as receiver.The internet we are getting now a days is a 6Pin wired internet so I will convert it into 2 pin with the help of MAX32630FTHR board and then it will be transmitted though led .This project will not only enhance the speed of data transmitting at a time but also reduces the cost of Internet .

  • Tharindu Suraj 2017-03-04

    We are surrounded by huge buildings today. What if there’s a small crack or an over-inclined beam in your building. Earthquakes, Soil hardness, Tornados and many more things could be factors for internal cracks and the deviation of the structures or beams from the neutral position. It would risk hundreds of lives. “Sure Safe” is a portable device which can be mounted on a concrete beam, metal structure, slabs etc. This device measures the angle and analyses internal cracks where it’s mounted and send the data to the mobile app through Bluetooth.
    Inbuilt Bluetooth and Accelerometers of the MAX32630FTHR board is mainly used for this. To detect internal cracks, an ultrasonic sensor is connected to the board. The processing power and the memory capacity of this board help to digital signal processing which is needed to identify cracks from received ultrasonic. Further, all data can be saved in an SD card for further needs.

  • Meghana TJ 2017-03-06

    I would like to design a wearable,which will be useful for blinds. A wrist band like electronic device , which will display all the required information in braille . Since all the companies are manufacturing smart phones, it will be difficult for blind to understand the messages sent or to know who has called them.I would like to introduce a wearable , which can just fit into anybody’s hand , and the wearable will be connected to the phone through bluetooth. If there is a message , that will be displayed on the wearable in braille , and the user will be able to understand the message . Similarly when a phone rings , a person can come to know who has called them. I would like to add an additional feature : There will be a button on the wearable ,which when pressed, will send the GPS location of the user to emergency contacts , indicating that they are in some kind of danger.

  • andreideac 2017-03-06

    Pump-based sensors endoplasmic that you automatically enter the insulin in the body, is a concept for diabetes type 1 insulin dependent who need permanent insulin to live a normal life without worrying constantly that will keep your blood sugar high !

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      andreideac this is a great idea! Can you elaborate on this a little further? Include as much detail as you can. Thanks!

  • istihegyi 2017-03-07

    I would like to use this board to build a completely autonomous rooftop weather station. The PMIC battery charger functionality answers my thoughts about battery charging, and the controller itself is more than capable in handling the sensors I intend to use. I intend to build a station with an ultrasonic anemometer, a rain gauge, particle sensor, humidity sensor, temperature sensor, and any other types of sensor that might prove useful in getting information about weather. The data collected can then be used in weather forecasts, gardening decisions, but would also serve as a general weather information center for personal use.

  • Nandra Mihnea 2017-03-13

    I intend to use this board for my home security. I have a reserve key at one of my neighbors but we are human beings and I do not trust anyone 100%.
    This board will help me design a cyber-physical system which will inform me via e-mail when my door is opened every time I’m not around.

  • Batton 2017-03-14

    Rocket science for kids.
    Use small rocket like Estes EGGSCALIBER with MAX32630FTHR Board for capture data while flying.
    Using tiny additional board with barometer or humidity sensor, GPS receiver and a radio module for send live telemetry data.
    Kids will understanding limits of wheight, free space, life time.
    Build own rocket with optimal equipment on a board.
    Design FW of board with mission critical mode.
    Analyze captured data after flying. Determine start event, stop jet event, highest altitude and path.

  • Mortdeus 2017-03-15

    Hmm something music related for sure. Some ideas would be neat include building a automated drummer robot that I could program and jam with live on an acoustic set.

    Also I’m really interested in guitar wiring mods at the moment and it would be kind of cool to have a onboard circuit emulator or something along those lines that allows me to virtualize the sound controls and wiring scheme.

    Hmmm. I’d also would really like to make a photoelectric pickup that works really well. IDK I’d figure out something to do with it. smile

     

     

  • amitchaurasia 2017-03-17

    I would like to make a device which is used to improve agriculture system. In my system it will monitor the whether, Humidity in soil, Different minerals presents in soil and according to that we will develop an application which give the suggestion of which type of crops can be cultivated in that field.
    Advantages of the device:
    1. Increase the fertility.
    2. It will monitor the whether.
    3. It will helps to damage to the corps by maintaining the soil moisture.

  • Kyle Prince 2017-03-18

    I plan on creating an American Sign Language interpreter that converts hand signs to a digital voice synthesizer that can aid mute individuals in communication with people who do not know American Sign Language as well as bridge the gap in communication with deaf and blind individuals. The project would consist of gloves mounted with sensors that would record data associated with one’s hand position which would then be processed by the MAX32630FTHR Board and then transmitted via Bluetooth to a companion smartphone application. In the smartphone application, the data received from the wearer’s sign will be crossed reference with a local database containing all available recognizable signs. When a match is made, the application will utilize a digital voice synthesizer to call the corresponding verbal phrase associated with the sign and play it through the phone’s speaker.

  • I would like to use it as the power supply for sensors, both temperature, and light conditions, to me and my fellow student’s spring semester project. Maybe also use it to implement the logic behind the automated sun collector. We already have the prototype to the sun collector.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi Glenn. This sounds great. Can you give us some more detail as to how the board would tie into your prototype? Thanks!

  • GabrielNeves 2017-03-19

    As in many developing countries, here in Brazil we have serious problems with overcrowded hospitals. Developing tools that allow patients to be treated at home is fundamental to solve this problem. In many cases home care improves the recovery time and the patient wellness. With this idea in mind, I propose to develop a device to acquire the heart electrical activity (electrocardiograph). My project will combine the MAX32630FTHR dev board with the amazing MAX30003 analog front-end IC. This hardware will transfer the ECG data to an smartphone then can be shared with your doctor or stored for future needs. The device will be battery-powered so energy saving is crucial. The MAX30003 IC has heart rate (HR) detection internally, which eliminates the need to run HR algorithm on the microcontroller (uC). With this feature the uC can be set to stay in sleep mode, reducing power consumption. I hope my project could help to solve the overcrowd problem in hospitals.

  • karthick123 2017-03-20

    Gaming and Health care wearable strap:

    Video gaming is more attractive to kids by playing with a wearable device by connecting the master system wireless via Bluetooth due to their one-to-one pairing. On-board Gyro, Accelerometer enable to control the gaming to left, right, forward, reverse direction by replacing arrow button and joystick. Jumping, tilting, skating motion can also control with this sensors. I had designed video gaming program it can be played with any Bluetooth device with in-built Gyro and Accelerometer. Apart from this Health care wearable devices are becoming common now-a-days with on-board heart rate/pulse sensor, Accelerometer for walking distance, temperature sensor for skin temperature, magnetometer for stretch exercise, oximeter for oxygen level the data can be viewed or stored for future.
    MAX3260FTR has the maximum features to design a common device for kids gaming and health care wearable device. The on-board RGB LED can be used to indicate different color for different mode of operation, push button can change the mode for gaming or health care. This will be a good opportunity if given to design a common device with MAX3260FTR due to its on-board battery connectivity, Bluetooth protocol and embed drag and drop programing features. On my personal experience with wearable devices programing, this will be easy to program and implement.

  • ram1234 2017-03-21

    REMOTE CONTROL IOT WEARABLE BAND: Kids have fun playing with toys, in every home their are kids an age 3-10 years. They used to play with toy cars using remote control for fun and entertainment. This remote controllers have joystick, on/off switch,  direction arrows to control the toy. In stead of this control a new way of controlling a toy can be done using Gyro, magnetometer and Accelerometer replacing joystick and direction arrow buttons. MAX32630FTHR is a smart IoT wearable device has on-board Gyro, Accelerometer, RGB LED, push button, Bluetooth and battery connectivity.  Additional sensor like magnetometer make the device as a wearable remote controller for toys using Bluetooth for pairing unique device. This pairing make the kids to control their own in a group activity without any misleading in a competition. In my opinion this wearable device can be done with MAX32630FTHR.

  • victorfm 2017-03-21

    I would like to build a IoT quality-of-life-meter using multiple inputs such as air quality analyzer, temperature, air humidity and more. It would be a portable device capable to provide the user with analytical and statistical data about it surroundings. Moreover, it would gather data around the world and feed a server to show real time information about global quality of life.

  • My house is heated using electric baseboard heaters and the thermostats are the old mechanical type. I want to upgrade them so they can just be connected via BT and controlled using my phone rather than on the wall. I should be able to monitor all the thermostats in the house at any given time and be able to program custom schedules to change throughout the day in order to save energy. Using the SD card, the device could also store temperature curves throughout the day which could then be used to make efficient algorithms for each room depending on when the sun is shining, temperature outside etc… If I wanted to take it a stop further, I could add some sensors (either motion, audio, etc…) to detect when someone is in the room, and make additional adjustments. If there is more than one person in the house, it might also know who is in which room (by identifying their phone) and adjust the temperature to their specific preferences. So many possibilities!

  • Toscanaccio 2017-03-23

    I own an electric guitar and when I’m not at home with my amplifier I can’t play my guitar with some distortion effects.
    >> My idea is to build a digital guitar amp for headphone use, controlled by a smart phone. It will be little lipo battery powered device.
    Features:
    o You plug your guitar and your headphones (or a speaker) and connect your phone to the device
    o The smart phone will provides a gui for interaction:

  • Ali Ozdagli 2017-03-26

    I want to use MAX32630 to capture acceleration from highway/railroad bridges. This unit provides on-board accelerometers and highpower cpu to enable me to record the daa and convert it to displacement data.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi Ali. Can you elaborate on what else would be used in your project? And how the board is going to be applied? Thanks!

  • trio 2017-03-27

    We are B.Tech 3rd year EEE students of Mahindra Ecole Centrale, India. We are interested in developing wearable devices. The aim of our project is to determine whether a person met with an accident by constantly monitoring his vitals. When the measured values enter the predefined danger zones, they trigger an alarm. Then the system collects the necessary data and sends it along with the location of the accident site to the nearest hospital and other emergency centers.
    For optimization of power we plan to use the on board Accelerometer. When the person is stationary, the accelerometer sends an interrupt that triggers the sensors. From the sensors we measure Heart Rate and its Correlation with Blood Pressure, and SpO2. We plan to send the data collected from these sensors to MAX32630FTHR’s ARM processor. Once the data is processed it is compared with the individual’s ideal health parameters, that are pre programmed into the on board memory (SD card), to determine if there is any cause for alarm. A signal is immediately sent via the on board Bluetooth module to his mobile which then sounds the buzzer. If he doesn’t respond to the blaring sound within 5 minutes an SOS is sent to the nearest hospital along with his location (detected by mobile’s GPS). This removes the chances of false alarm.

    Parshi Srinidhi
    Polimetla Hima Sai
    Ramidi Sindhu

  • simlastik 2017-03-27

    My father-in-law possesses 2 tractors (both of them very old from 70’s and lacking almost any electronics) which he uses to pull wood from forest and mostly on steep slopes. This board devboard contains specifically 6-axis accelerometer/-gyro which could be very useful for the idea I have on my mind. I would use it for measuring the angle how much the tractor is tilted on the slope and give him warnings when it’s tilted way too much. Kind of automotive safety application…

  • sampathsatti 2017-03-28

    Keiser is a manufacturer of indoor bikes, having sold more than 300,000 of them for home, hotel and gym use. Unlike treadmills, which are automated to have a variety of programmed inclinations and speeds, the resistance on indoor bikes is still manually adjusted by the user with a level on the handlebar. Having the capability to retrofit existing bikes with a system that automated them would be useful.

    I would like to propose a closed loop system (featuring RPM, Pulse Rate and Resistance) that enables cyclists to input a desired elevation profile on their phone and work out along that virtual path. RPM would be obtained using reed switches and ceramic magnets, pulse rate would be obtained using Galvanic Skin response sensors and the Resistance can be modifying by actuating the lever using a servo motor. The user interface would be entirely on the smartphone of the user.

    The MAX32630FTHR’s battery life management will enable extended battery life so that users will not need to change it often. The SD card slot can be use to store famous/local terrain and elevation data so users can start biking without making their own terrain tracks. The dual mode bluetooth enables low energy transmission of sensor data and lets the phone be used as user interface instead of having a custom display.

  • DoctorC 2017-03-28

    Use the Power and drive your robots like a Jedi.
    I would like to build a wearable remote control to drive my robots with hand gestures.  The board will make use of the gyro and accelerometers to translate arm/hand movement in commands sent to the robot via bluetooth.

  • schkienle 2017-03-29

    I am interested in developing a satellite tag for tracking seal and sea lions when they are not on land.  The tags will be deployed by trained researchers and will record global position, acceleration and orientation in the water, temperature, and dive depth.  For added complexity, the tags should be able to run on battery for 6 months while the animal is at sea.  The tag will be recovered by researchers when the animal returns to land.

    The MAX32630FTHR Board seems like an ideal platform for this project because it already incorporates an accelerometer, gyroscope, and Micro SD card - eliminating the need for custom PCBs or added breakout boards.  The optimized battery management is essential for long deployments and the Feather based pin-out and form factor will allow for straight forward connection of the GPS board, pressure sensor, and temperature sensor.  Data will be stored on the MicroSD card and the Bluetooth capability will allow data to be downloaded without compromising water-tight housing.

  • forrestlaw 2017-03-30

    I would like to use it design some devices which will work together to send some data to our base station. There will be some smaller devices with some sensors to study the environment and then send the data to the main device which will then transmit the data to the base station.The thing is that we will have only a single chance of implementing the devices hence the battery life would be the thing to be prioritized.

  • RRB 2017-03-30

    Portable Color Match Tool (CMT).  Moving the RGB LEDs and co-locating a Panasonic AMS104Y in an opaque bell shaped plastic shroud, which is placed against a surface.  Each of the LEDs is driven low to high brightness. While recording the reflected light intensity.  Experiment to see if I can match color number systems.  See if this can be used to help paint color matching with the paint store color chips.  Sense the CMT will have motion sensing and BT interfacing the data generated can be correlated with orientation.  The interface with be with a BT connected device (phone, or tablet).

  • g.karthick 2017-03-30

    SESMIC DETECTOR: We are evident to many situation due to lack of proper alerting system during the natural disaster their was a loss of property and human. In earthquake prone area it is necessary to locate real-time alerting system to avoid human and property loss. Seismic waves are recorded by a seismometer, hydrophone (in water), or accelerometer to identify the earthquakes. Using MAX32630FTHR on-board Accelerometer, Gyro with additional digital magnetometer and temperature sensors can design real-time IoT seismometer. Accelerometer, magnetometer, Gyro are used to identify direction of waves propagation and intensity of sesmic waves. Temperature sensor is for soil temperature and this device should be placed underground at about 5 - 7 ft depth to monitor sesmic waves and soil temperature. RGB LED can be used to indicate the alert by red, green color when the recording exceeds threshold limit. MAX32360FTHR is a suitable to detect earthquake because it can connect remotely with its on-board Bluetooth, battery connectivity (It doesn’t require additional power supply when solar cell is connected), data can be recorded in ST card and on cable problem. This device can be preserved underground, to measure and monitor sesmic waves. Sesmic detector can be useful device and it is inexpensive with MAX32360FTHR.

  • shakil10vr 2017-03-31

    My idea could be named as Autonomous Irrigation System using MAX32630FTHR and Raspberry pi. The idea is about irrigating crops in the field, where water is needed. I will be using 2 types of microcontroller. MAX32630FTHR will get the data from field using sensor. If water is needed, MAX32630 will open the gate valve, it will prompt Raspberry Pi to turn on the water supply. The whole system will be wireless and Raspberry Pi will also check the weather, water supply backup and also overwatch the MAX32630, if they’re doing their job perfectly. The system will be powered by Solar panels.

  • Venkata Vivek Thota 2017-04-01

    My Idea for this contest is implementing a Smart Cook which takes of the implementation of Internet Of Things.Smart Cook is a sensor based platform where it calculate’s the amount of food items available in kitchen to cook. So we link this to the android device or Windows or IOS. The main intention is to when you enter a food item for specified persons in your home it calculates the ingredients present to cook. For this we take sensors to detect the weight of green grams,chillies, litchies,groundnuts….etc. Now the user gets to know whether he can or not. We also place a Gas-O-Meter to detect the amount of gas we are using and it stores everything in the SDCARD and later we transfer it to the device and do Data Analytics to estimate the usage of gas and also it helps to save the gas. Now when we want to cook on weekends the monitor attached to MAX32630FTHR Microcontroller Board will give the recipes based on your interest. It will alert you when the ingredients in your closet are minimum and it will give you the price comparison of that ingredients.By using the REAL TIME CLOCK we can give the board a particular time to start to save power and also when you enter the house it automatically connects and ask’s you for the recipe to cook and number of persons. THE MAIN GOAL IS TO REDUCE THE WASTAGE OF FOOD AND SAVE GAS (By using this the gas we get on 30 days can be extended to 45 days).A companion application called Statistics and monitoring will give you analysis of everything in hand.

  • Jhpark555 2017-04-02

    I would like to make a audio iot system to make free people living in North Korea. That system can be controlled by internet and it will work like a google audio cast. It’s my dream since I immigrated America.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi Jhpark555. This sounds great! Can you give us some more detail as to how the board would be implemented into your project and what other components would be used? Thanks!

  • Abhisheke 2017-04-02

    I am working on a self balancing two wheeled robot that is able to avoid obstacle and is able to follow a specific colour or darkness using arduino. But as the sensors that I am planning to use increases,  the reliability of the microcontroller decreases as I’m left with low memory and low computational power of arduino. With the computational power and onboard accelerometer as well as wireless conectivity of MAX32630FTHR board, it would enable me to include more sensors and control the robot wirelessly.

  • Edumcg 2017-04-02

    I would like to create new fitness wearable. It would be designed for people who do not want or can’t attend a gym. It would correct their body positions (gathered with various sensors) and it would also include an app interface for a short workout.

  • jure94 2017-04-03

    The board would be used to develop a wireless, battery powered multi channel EEG system. The EEG will be modular, so you can have as many channels as you need.
    MAX32630FTHR would be the “brains”, controlling wireless battery charging, data logging and wireless communication and communication with analog add-on board.

  • senthils2k17 2017-04-03

    Passenger Information System:
                                        This can be used in public information system in Bus or Train. Get the Coordinates from the GPS system and corresponding location get the the google map via wireless network and display the location in Train in each coach.The Final Location is Displayed in the Dot Matrix LED Display Board using RS485 Network or Wireless like WiFi.

  • Deepak290 2017-04-04

    We are going to prepare a rescue robot for the child fallen into the open borewells..
    In India more than 150 borewell accidents are happen, out of that only two survived…

    So, the our prepared robot will directly enter into the open borewell ,and pick the child and come out…
    Your chip may be used as master brain of our robot..
    As this include accelerometer sensor it may help in our robot movement..

  • Holomos 2017-04-04

    A multi power option weather/induction recharging/signal-echo/mesh-net deployable drone base.

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi Holomos. Can you elaborate on this a little further? Like how the board will be implemented? Thanks!

  • smatthew 2017-04-04

    I’m a middle school science teacher, and I need ways for my students to gather data inexpensively. I would use the MAX32630FTHR to build a battery powered logging sensor hub that connects via bluetooth to student’s personal devices, or to our school chromebooks. The built-in Accelerometer & Gyro will be of great use to the physics teachers, and I would add on temperature and light level, while providing ports to allow other sensors such as humidity, pH, and conductivity to be added.

  • yass96 2017-04-04

    I’ve consulted with my class to start making a mini Satellite. and wthe low budgets that we have . I hope you help us

    • All About Circuits 2017-04-05

      Hi yass96. This idea sounds awesome. Can you elaborate on how you would be using the board in this? And what other components will be used in the project? Thanks!

  • HandHeld Medical Emerency Instrument:
              This Handheld Medical Emergency Unit used in remote places or Ambulance in emergency situvation.The Controller is Max32360 which Acuire Signal From BT Enabled ECG(MAX3003 or TI ADS1292R) and SPO2(MAX30100 or TI AFE4490) from the Patients and reformated data then transmitted BLE to Samrt Phones or Remote Server.The Docyors view the patients contions in remote places and anylysis his condition.

  • Maxen 2017-04-05

    Alpine sports are both exiting and fun! What is not fun in combining them with a water damaged cell phone, or a battery frozen to bits whenever you need to check the phone to locate your buddies in the slopes. 
    We would like to integrate the board, together with a small screen, into a pair of ski-googles. Interfacing the device to the user’s phone would allow the user to monitor calls, text and distance from friends. We are talking gps and apps here! 
    All this integrated into the ski-googles, utilizing the low-power MAX32630 board, Bluetooth magic and any smartphone. 
    This would allow user to keep track of the time, who is calling or texting, and how far away they friends are, removing the need to stop, pick up the phone and dropping it as someone crashes into you for stopping in the middle of the slope!
    With the low power, high performance and small form factor that MAX32630 offers, a better day in the slopes is only an EVM away from reality!  

  • robikormokar 2017-04-05

    I would like to build a personal radar system using this board. The radar system is nothing but a device which could be mounted in a private car or other vehicles. This device will have a graphical lcd display which will show any neighbouring vehicles on road. This same device will also be mounted in the other vehicles. This device will send the gps positions of the vehicles in a server and this server data can also be accessed by other devices. As a result, all the vehicle drivers on road will be acquainted about the positions and speeds of the other vehicles. If any vehicle will be coming with very high speed, this device will give alert to the driver to avoid accident. I think if this device can be built and also can be implemented, road accidents can be reduced significantly.

  • vu2iti 2017-04-05

    I would like to use this board for the control unit of E- smart Auto rickshaw taxi,  that is powered by a BLDC motor, Solar panel, battery and a smart phone controlled secure metering/ billing system. The entire charging control, drive control, regenerative braking, passenger security, vehicle tracking etc are the features of this design.

  • dimpap5555 2017-04-05

    I would make a smart and energy self efficient house. In other worlds I will make a wooden house, I will install a battery, Solar Panels, Air Turbines and a little diffrent system of energy conservation, a compressing air system. I would also automate the tents, central heating/cooling and the watering. In order to make watering more efficient i will use the water proper for plants gathered by the house (Grey Water). The on board bluetooth enables me also to make an android application monitor for wireless monitorings. Finally i could also make a secondary system of conserving energy by storing water in tanks using waves from the sea.

  • RSAkidinUSA 2017-04-05

    My project design idea is to create configurable LED “wall” using a varying number of 8x8 squares of RGB LEDs. Using a method known as Charlieplexing a number of decoders and tri-state buffers, these LEDs will be controlled with minimal I/O ports.
    Each 8x8 segment of the wall will be controlled by a MAX32630FTHR board, and up to 4 segments can be controlled by the same board. To control its segments the FTHR board will use 8+N I/O pins for N segments being controlled.
    The FTHR board will have the option to be managed via Bluetooth, SPI or UART from another device such a Raspberry Pi or Android phone.
    In addition, when no managing device is connected the FTHR board will display varying reactive light shows, dependent on the readings coming from the on board accelerometer.
    These devices could be great to use as projects to teach others about multiplexing, and electronics, as well as the Bluetooth, SPI, and UART protocols.

  • Mr. Nobody 2017-04-05

    For Deaf, Deafening, or recreational use:
    A device that may reenable a person’s ability to hear again via “rewiring brain” through “brain plasticity” using microphones inserted in the ear and some form of an interface on some selection of skin with a one-dimensional array of small points that interact with the skin through either electricity, pressure, heat, or other methods thought of. This may work as a less expensive solution compared to expensive surgery and a complete solution for those who may never afford the medical assistance and surgeries. using the processing power of the MAX32630FTHR Board and other inputs, it can split the sound into a spectrum of frequencies and apply that to the one-dimensional array on the skin, and be further customized through Bluetooth via a smart device, allowing to adjust the intensity, the time selection for each frame, and accuracy.

  • Practical 2017-04-07

    I am looking to develop a head, helmet or glasses mounted real time supervisor, with applications in welding inspection game play and education.

  • gbsheble 2017-04-08

    I would create a pest detector to roam attics, ceilings, walls, and crawl spaces looking for pests from bugs to rodents.  Such places are hard and unsafe for a human to investigate.  Walls near foundations are especially hard given the many holes for electrical and plumbing services.  This devices would video and chemically sense pests.  Then the device would spray to eradicate them.

  • gbsheble 2017-04-08

    I would design and implement a distributed control system for model railroading that is affordable and evolutionary in design for all gauge sizes.  Motor control, sound, moving figures, lights, and track control would be included.  Present systems are proprietary and incompatible.  Communication path would be decided by user, even power line carrier could be used.

  • akshayvs 2017-04-08

    this idea arrived when i say people digging roads to put optic fiber lines in my country,idea is to great a machine which can pursue through underground with keeping a small space for pipe to be entered to it. machine must have a toothed starting so that it can drill through the under ground, a inbuilt battery , Bluetooth or WiFi module for controlling task. since map must be precise i think this micro controller is enough .if found hard rock it must be returned back. so it must know its old location. as i have to keep a certain location since i have to return it back so that path for the optical fiber pipe can be more accurate .instrument must cylinderical must shape i think i can do my project with it

  • ayyappa_swamy 2017-04-08

    With the idea of developing devices to improve the agriculture and its research, I have designed a mini drone which flies at low heights to capture of data from a medium sized farm land. This drone would fly around the farm land autonomously based on the pre-loaded map/route data and occasionally gets down/hovers at some places to collect the sensors’ data and store it in SD card. On return, the data is unloaded to the host system via Bluetooth module. MAX32630FTHR board is used to issue navigation commands to the drone’s controller, based on the map, via GPIO/I2C/UART. It also samples the sensors’ data using on board ADC modules at the marked places on the map. A camera module OV7670 is interfaced via I2C to capture the images of the plants at those places. The accelerometer/gyro data is used to stabilize the drone movement while capturing the sensors’ data and the images. The battery is monitored using on board PMIC to plan further flight or to return. I would use my experience of working with an RTOS on CortexM4F, in evaluating the board for this design. Here are rough sketches of my design: https://goo.gl/Ncnoyc

  • Sakthivvs 2017-04-09

    Let it be home or outside, women started to feel insecure, domestic violence or stalkers, making sure our women is safe is hard so I’ve planned to make a safety pendant for women. It will log GPS data into a SD card, Abnormal IMU measurement, Screams or a button press will trigger GPS data to be transmitter to the mobile device via bluetooth which in turn sends data to selected contacts and your nearby local police. The PMIC will also be used for battery management.

  • Joji John Varghese 2017-04-10

    Project Introduction
    Sending a satellite into space is pretty difficult, not to mention expensive, so instead of sending a bunch of satellites into space to tinker with, why not design a single, highly versatile satellite.
    One rationale for miniaturizing satellites is to reduce the cost: heavier satellites require larger rockets with greater thrust that also has greater cost to finance. In contrast, smaller and lighter satellites require smaller and cheaper launch vehicles and can sometimes be launched in multiples. They can also be launched ‘piggyback’, using excess capacity on larger launch vehicles. Miniaturized satellites allow for cheaper designs as well as ease of mass production, although few satellites of any size other than ‘communications constellations’, where dozens of satellites are used to cover the globe, have been mass-produced in practice.
    Another major reason for developing small satellites is the opportunity to enable missions that a larger satellite could not accomplish, such as:
    ● Constellations for low data rate communications
    ● Using formations to gather data from multiple points
    ● In-orbit inspection of larger satellites
    ● University-related research
    So we are presenting a Nano satellite PEACH-SAT designed using MAX32630FTHR board.
    Project Abstract
    PEACH-SAT is a satellite designed in 1U CubeSat form-factor so that existing deployment mechanisms can be used to inject satellite to space. Given below is the detailed block level description each sub systems of PEACH-SAT project.
    1. Satellite Subsystems
    • 1.1 Power Subsystem
    • 1.2 Guidance & Attitude control Subsystem
    • 1.3 Onboard Computer Subsystem
    • 1.4 Telemetry & Telecommand Subsystem
    • 1.5 Sensors, Payload & RF Beacon Subsystem
    Project Conclusion
    PEACH-SAT makes it possible for everyone to do his or her own space exploration. Space exploration is no longer reserved for the NASA and the billion dollar companies.
    It is now possible for everyone to be on what has been said to be the final frontier. This is actually the perfect time to take part in this revolution and for everyone to contribute to the space technology and exploration.
    PEACH-SAT offers the chance for everyday people to control a satellite for different purposes such as exploration, entertainment and experiments. It takes advantage of the existing technologies and platforms so that more and more people can participate in the space technology. With more and more people participating, the space industry is likely to go on through countless innovations.

  • Joji John Varghese 2017-04-10

    Project Introduction
    Sending a satellite into space is pretty difficult, not to mention expensive, so instead of sending a bunch of satellites into space to tinker with, why not design a single, highly versatile satellite.
    One rationale for miniaturizing satellites is to reduce the cost: heavier satellites require larger rockets with greater thrust that also has greater cost to finance. In contrast, smaller and lighter satellites require smaller and cheaper launch vehicles and can sometimes be launched in multiples. They can also be launched ‘piggyback’, using excess capacity on larger launch vehicles. Miniaturized satellites allow for cheaper designs as well as ease of mass production, although few satellites of any size other than ‘communications constellations’, where dozens of satellites are used to cover the globe, have been mass-produced in practice.
    Another major reason for developing small satellites is the opportunity to enable missions that a larger satellite could not accomplish, such as:
    ● Constellations for low data rate communications
    ● Using formations to gather data from multiple points
    ● In-orbit inspection of larger satellites
    ● University-related research
    So we are presenting a Nano satellite PEACH-SAT designed using MAX32630FTHR board.
    Project Abstract
    PEACH-SAT is a satellite designed in 1U CubeSat form-factor so that existing deployment mechanisms can be used to inject satellite to space. Given below is the detailed block level description each sub systems of PEACH-SAT project.
    1. Satellite Subsystems
    • 1.1 Power Subsystem
    • 1.2 Guidance & Attitude control Subsystem
    • 1.3 Onboard Computer Subsystem
    • 1.4 Telemetry & Telecommand Subsystem
    • 1.5 Sensors, Payload & RF Beacon Subsystem

    2. Ground Subsystem
    Ground subsystem consists of antennas and receiver subsystem. The telemetry and telecommand section consists of XBEE PRO S2B module paired with the one on the PEACH-SAT. GUI (graphical User Interface) for Telecommand uploading and telemetry viewing is implemented in python using PyQT toolkit running on Raspberry Pi based SBC (Single Board Computer). For listening to the beacon Transmission from PEACH-SAT, an SDR (Software Defined radio) is configured around RTL-SDR 2832U Dongle. For the beacon transmitter signal Reception, a Quad Loop Antenna is connected to the SDR antenna input via an SMA connector. In the Raspberry Pi, Ethernet/Wi-Fi Link can be made used for the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) Implementation so that antenna can be left in field for optimal signal reception and the Ground Control Center can be at any convenient place.
    Project Conclusion
    PEACH-SAT makes it possible for everyone to do his or her own space exploration. Space exploration is no longer reserved for the NASA and the billion dollar companies.
    It is now possible for everyone to be on what has been said to be the final frontier. This is actually the perfect time to take part in this revolution and for everyone to contribute to the space technology and exploration.
    PEACH-SAT offers the chance for everyday people to control a satellite for different purposes such as exploration, entertainment and experiments. It takes advantage of the existing technologies and platforms so that more and more people can participate in the space technology. With more and more people participating, the space industry is likely to go on through countless innovations.

     

  • Ashish_8284 2017-04-10

    Hi, I am working as automation engineer at coal handling port having 10+ k.m. of conveyor & many more equipment. I want to develop safety devices which prevents accident & incident in coal handling equipment which are installed at very remote location & less manpower are taking care of those system.

  • Ashish_8284 2017-04-10

    Hi there,
    I want to develop drinking water quality controller for domestic RO system which not only monitor water quality but control it using PID function.

  • LPT2 2017-04-10

    Using this MAX32630FTHR board to make an intelligent mini CNC control panel.  Without wired!  With color TFT display. Add a lot of advanced settings.

  • jrecord 2017-04-10

    I’d like to build an on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) scanner for reading diagnostic trouble codes from cars. The OBD-II scanner could be a handheld device powered by a li-ion battery or it could be permanently installed in the car. If installed in the car, the 6-axis accelerometer/gyro could be used to detect collisions and send a signal to emergency responders. The Bluetooth module could enable communication with a smartphone for reading codes. A GPS expansion card would enable a user to determine the car’s location, for example where the car was parked in a busy lot. This device would empower cars owners by providing them full diagnostic information instead of a simple check engine light. It will provide better insight into their car’s problems and will allow the car owner to avoid untrustworthy mechanics. The MAX32630FTHR Pegasus board is an ideal fit for this application because of its easy debugging interface, excellent I/O, and plentiful opportunities for external expansion.

  • christian vieira 2017-04-10

    My main project consist of a low cost electronic gadget to be used for monitoring manholes against explosions. In Brazil, some explosions has occurred in last few years due the precarious maintenance. The smart gadget could be continuous monitoring some electric devices under the chambers like huge electric transformes, power electric switches and even power electric cables. One gas sensor in the gadget will inform too the concentration of explosive gases, sending periodically data to the central processing, informing all information collected.

  • kennethdd2 2017-04-10

    Code Blue Monitor all (5-7) members of code Blue Medical team, audio and video along with team medical vitals and visuals of any equipment issues for review after crisis situations. Also gyro will allow speed at which staff responds. Gives multiple views of emergency treatment for babies and legal back up for hospital along with how nurses and doctors handle stress of first 5 minutes of neo-natal crisis.  First five minutes of Code Blue treatment is related to success.

  • Sghazagh 2017-04-10

    #MakeWithMaxim give me one for my idea about MQTT communications for boats in sailing club.

  • azeouita 2017-04-10

    the Board can be used as a small controller board interfacing other sensors. in my case I would like to read temperature from very accurate temperature sensor and store data when needed using SPI in one hand and read data from a strain gauge sensor and with the orientation data ( heading, roll and pitch ) we can predict the orientation of the stress in a given Pipe

  • koziymf 2017-04-10

    1. To reduce the chance of collision while driving in a foggy weather conditions, build a simple notification system based on doppler radar module, mcu and short range wireless to interface with a smart phone app. If the car is approaching smth at a high speed, alarm is engaged and the driver is warned.
    2. Gravestone electronic etcher. Sharp diamond head leaves white dots on a black granite. Controlling head xy position with 2 stepper motors and hiting force with coil and core, halftone images can be created… Can be used in cemetery survices. Of course, all that needs electronics to control smile

  • sachinsinghal83 2017-04-11

    I would like to build a patient monitoring system for bed ridden patients. In emerging market we have less no of nursing staff on number of patients, then it becomes difficult to closely monitor the patient. In case of bed ridden patients its difficult to communicate their discomfort and problem. With this solution build on MAX32630 will help in early detection of their discomfort and help in treatment of patient. This system will monitor the movement of patient using 6axis accelerometer on board and based on an algorithm will decide whether patient want an immediate attention, in case an attention is required then a message/alarm will be triggered using Bluetooth. A temperature sensor will be used monitor the patient temperature. Data of patient movement history and temperature will be saved in SD card and will be analyzed by an algorithm based on patient parameters and will be available to surgeon for further treatment (for ex. what is the behaviors after medicine given at 2PM, was there a change in movement after medicine change). LED will indicate the current state of patient i.e. discomfort level of patient. Button will be provided to patient in case he has any emergency to call nursing staff. Other patient monitoring sensor can be added as MAX32630 has capability to add multiple sensors. This way MAX32360 board will be the best suited stand alone board will be sufficient to handle this project.

  • psciitk 2017-04-11

    I would like to design a train collision warning/ avoidance system using MAX32630FTHR Board. The system will monitor the proximity of other train/ obstruction on both the ends using IR and RF techniques which may work in all weather conditions. Speeds of the train with device and approaching train will be monitored when the spacing between the two will be less than a specified distance for safe movement. The warning will be generated and engineers may take appropriate action. If the spacing will be close enough to be dangerous, the brakes will be applied automatically. The human interface for warning and braking will be in the form of text display, color LED indicators and audio beeps/ message.  The device will record data and can send to a central server through different communication options provided on the Board.

  • Ashish_8284 2017-04-11

    I m working at coal handling port having 10+ KM length of conveyors & material handling equipment. I would like to develop wify enable safety devices to improve equipment and human safety.  This device monitor air, noice, temperature & flame, data logging also provide additional features. Based on all sensor data controller broadcast system status to main server. Slave device for emergency triggering can added.

  • ozgurovic 2017-04-11

    I would like to combine it with a smartphone for Augmented Reality Application. I would attach it to the back of the hand with its leds visible to the phone. The user should use the smartphone as a virtual reality device attached it to his head with a cheap cartoon and lenses and the camera should be seeing the hand and the device’s leds. The user would see a basketball and a basket target in the phone. By measuring the accelerometer, gyro and leds and the hand images, I would predict the trajectory of the ball and it would result in a basket or not. It can also be used for other skills in basketball: passing, guarding a shoot, etc. So the game will be simple: only shooting, passing, guarding and blocking will be the options. But, it will improve the game of a player and you will have fun. You can have different difficulty levels. The main part will be the visibility of the leds of the card and the accuracy of the sensors on the card. The connection will be provided via bluetooth. Feedback to the user can be provided via small vibration motors to indicate the opposing players block, touch. But this would be an option as it will increase the price.

  • altugsomay 2017-04-11

    I designed a sign language glove as my final design project, it consist of flex sensors, a MCU unit, a 9 axis IMU, a wearable speaker and a battery. This glove simply understands your hand gestures and vocalize the meaning in sign language. With this glove I realized that I can easily take 1500 inputs from just one hand as the glove can understand if a finger is open-close-semiopen and with the 6 axis hand motion detection(3^5*6). Even though I won the Best Senior Award with my project I want to improve it to be a powerful wireless controller.
    That is why I want to recreate my glove again to have a easy to use and low cost Bluetooth controller that can be connected to any digital platform. Max32630FTHR Board is perfect for this projects as it has his own accelerometer, Bluetooth module and a PMIC which is one of the most important part of a wearable project. 
    In the link below you can see the first version of my glove to have an opinion about it. With the Max32630FTHR the glove will be more smaller and easy to use on hand.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBVTN57HZbQ&t=1s
    http://signlanguageglove.weebly.com/

  • sidpokhrel 2017-04-11

    I am from Nepal where the earthquake on April 2015 took the lives of nearly 9,000 people. I had this idea regarding that earthquake and had almost forgotten about it. But now i think i can make it work using the MAX32630FTHR. All i want to make is a rescue band, but it will also be able to provide other features playing music,IOT type of things and connecting it with other smart devices and many more to be added .I would like to use the MAX32630FTHR to make a wearable (R-band) that will provide the refreshment needed by being able to play audio,music from the on board sd card or but connecting to nearby storage device. It will also be able to keep track of the heartbeat,pulse and other health related data and compare them with the standard data when connected to the internet and also it detects when we are in need of immediate help ( Pulse and heart rate very high or very low ) and informs the nearby person ( by producing sound ) or may be some other devices for rescue operation.It keeps scanning the specified servers for the occurrence of any natural disaster in the area it’s wearer is present and if i detects any disaster then it automatically goes into RESCUE MODE and does the contacting,posting,transmission the it will be programmed to do. It can be of help in various natural disaster stricken area as the device will be able to transmit the location ( exact coordinates ) of the person who may be buried under debris. The band will be able to provide all the info of the person on the 27 and 49 Mhz band that contains walkie talkie,cordless phones, baby monitors, and similar device, it will provide the coordinates, and also if it is still able to connect to the internet then it provides the required data to the various rescue portals. Nothing is more important than the life of any person and saving a life would be greater than any good i will ever do in my lifetime.

  • AMolnar 2017-04-11

    Today, there are many dangerous profession in our lives. The most dangerous is the rescue workers, firefighters, steelworkers, military and so on. The uniform of firefighters has been chosen as a sample. I offer modern electronic controls of vital functions of the human body integrated in clothing (in under and above local area of uniform). The essence of this proposal is that sensors of various types are mounted into the clothing which fix important indicators of internal and external surroundings, such as temperature, humidity, duration of stay, sensors of chemically hazardous substances, and so on. 6-axis accelerometer/gyro sensor of MAX32630FTHR Board will be used to track the firefighter’s movement inside the building (GPS signal lost), and the data from all sensors will be stored on micro SD card (black-box function). All data are also available through Bluetooth connected SmartPhone.  In case of danger (high temperature, explosion, fall from a height, a strong decrease or increase in heart rate, a decrease in oxygen level in the blood, smoke, etc.), the system issues a warning to the user, and transmits warning information to a remote monitoring station, together with user coordinates.

  • Wolfe41 2017-04-11

    King Solomon’s Treasure Box.
        A locked box that present the holder with clues, riddles and commands that need to be deciphered and carried out. Once all tasks have been completed the box will unlock itself. Clues will be given to the user via an LCD screen, LED indicator and audio prompts.
        Sensors will be used to determine when riddles are deciphered correctly. A GPS receiver will be used to identify location, speed and heading based clues. The 6 axis IMU will be used to decipher motion/vibration based clues (flip the box clockwise 3 times, tap 2 times on the top of the box ect…). A real time clock will be added for time based events. Proximity sensors, hall sensors, lights sensors etc.. could be added for more elaborate tasks. The box will unlock itself using a standard RC servo. For elaborate treasure boxes other servos could be added to animate or move features on the box.
        Power management will be extremely important as it will be assumed some users may take an extended period of time to solve all the riddles that will eventually lead to the box opening. GPS clues alone could send them around the world. Unused sensors will need to be shut down and the processor will need to go into low power mode to stretch battery life. Even with efficient power usage, the battery may need to be recharged as well so a USB connection and possibly a solar panel or other energy harvesting device will be added to allow the battery to be charged back up when necessary.
        It is imagined that this could become a construction set for others to create custom puzzles for friends and family. As such creating and downloading puzzles would need to be simple to implement. The controller will use a custom scripting language allowing puzzles to be created with a text editor using simple commands. If time permits a GUI will be created to allow the puzzles to be created with a graphical interface (think SIMULINK, Lab View ect..). Puzzles will be downloaded to the box via bluetooth, USB or SD card.
        The MAX32630FTHR board is a perfect fit for such a project requiring just a few external components to complete the treasure box.

  • vijayenthiran 2017-04-12

    I am from India and there are about 118.65 million motorcycles in India (according to stats by 2015). None of the motorcycles is equipped with a proper navigation system and the user has to depend upon the mobile phones for navigation. Most of the time, the user uses the mobile phone in one hand while driving to see the routes which is dangerous. Another way is to use the headphone to rely on google text to speech commands but the method is not reliable. I wanted to create a bike navigation device which works on battery and can be easily attached to the bike’s speedometer. The system takes advantage of the MAX32630FTHR board’s BLE capabilities to communicate with the smartphone app to fetch the navigation direction. The directions are displayed in a LED matrix connected to the board. Also, two vibrator motors are attached to the left and right handlebars to give haptic feedback of the directions. For example, if the upcoming direction is left, the left motor will vibrate, so that the user will come to know that the upcoming turn is left. To take advantage of the board’s accelerometer, the road quality is captured from the accelerometer data and it is sent to a central server (likely mqtt server) along with the gps location from the smartphone. If more user uses the device, the road quality can be crowdsourced, so that the user can check the quality of the route before beginning the trip. The government can the data to monitor the load quality without spending extra bucks.

  • njsusb 2017-04-12

    Already submitted an idea for fNIRS but I’m going to throw out a second simpler project proposal that can be more reasonably accomplished and is what I would actually build if I get the board.

    The new proposal is to make a portable thermal camera using the gridEYE thermal sensor and an 8x8 RGB LED array. The maxim board will handle power management of a LiPo, and interfacing with both the image sensor and the LED display. There will be a single button that can capture fixed images in order to display numerical readings of max/min temperatures. A color scale will be implemented to transmit the sensor readings to the typical rainbow images you get on thermal cameras. Circuitry will be needed for battery management and LED driving, and the development board for the gridEYE could be used, though the extend of complexity can be controlled by the amount of time and resources available.

  • divbansal 2017-04-12

    Since, I have to travel long distance to reach office and using Metro while standing for a long duration is a problem.
    The idea is if this board along with other modules could be embedded into the shoe which massages the foot when at rest, show the person their weight, how many calories the person has burned (better than the wrist watches), accurate show of how many steps he has taken, could be used for the ATHLETE TRAINING, since it contains bluetooth, gyro sensor already with low PMIC - ideal for that situation.

  • John Hryb 2017-04-12

    I’m interested in creating a “Property Protector” with this development kit.
    This device along with a battery and some additional components will guard your property.
    To sense that your property is being tampered with, the on-board gyro and Accelerometer will be monitored.
    An audible alarm will sound when triggered. The way that the system knows that you (or others) are
    granted access is though a blue-tooth enabled phone using BTLE’s proximity profile (or something similar).
    You simply need your phone in your pocket to disarm. I’m unsure of the learning modes at this time for the trigger and blue-tooth, it will most likely be done by using the pushbutton. This project should work great for use on bicycles (anti-theft), cellar hatch (intruder), dangerous tools (kid guard), etc..
    Thanks!

  • jasonfama 2017-04-13

    It’s been relatively hot this summer and am trying to find ways to cool the house. However without objective data I could not tell if one method is efficient over another and if scaling a solution bigger makes it better. So my plan is to use the MAX32630FTHR as a data logger by attaching some temp sensors to it via I2C and saving the data onto SDRAM. I would then try to download data via Bluetooth so I can easily see a graph on a mobile device and also be able to retrieve the data for later inspection on a PC. I also plan to use some of the GPIO pins to control a fans speed as some solutions I am looking into are based on evaporative cooling and I would like to find a sweet spot to be able to save on energy costs when running the fans. Hopefully also be able to implement some type of speed control for the fans via bluetooth from a mobile device. At the moment am using a clay pot and a sponge as porous materials but would like to look into other readily available household materials for comparison. Eggshells are next on the list.

  • Neolker 2017-04-13

    Hello, I would like to build smart variometer for aviation, it will help me to find thermals on paraglider, then I can fly higher and farther. It is nice to have a bunch of sensors on board, that I can use e.g. BMI160, BLE module, micro SD card and charger of battery as well. I just have to add some barometer for altitude, piezo speaker for sound indication of climbrate and send data over BLE to my app on my smartphone. I always have this idea in my head, so your MAX32630FTHR mbed enabled board can help me to make my dream real! smile

  • Gomak67 2017-04-13

    I am developing a Home Information Processing And Messaging Display Unit. The idea is to have a domestic unobtrusive information messaging board that wouldn’t look out of place in the home. The unit woud be connected to various sensors, the internet and possibly bluetooth to sync data. A dot matrix sequencially displays information but connected to motion sensors to put the unit to sleep to conserve power when no one is about. Storing a database of calander dates and messages to display wich could be updated/entered directly via infrared or via the web or bluetooth syncing. The display will check the internet several times a day to download local weather / news headlines etc and display details and pictorial info along side clock and local temerature readings, etc. Various modes of display are switched via infrared or automaticaly. I have started work on various parts of the unit and power consumption is becomming a concern as I originally intended the unit to be battery operated as in ‘a domestic clock’. The MAX32630 with its power conscious design and built in peripherals, memory storage and horsepower could be the answer in making this project idea a reality!

  • Vishuts6 2017-04-13

    I will create a miniature humanoid robot. This board seems like a great base for the robotic system. It will have a total of 11 servo motors. Extra peripherals and controlling system would be via this board. The main focus would be to first imitate human style. Later, I am planning to make robot do some dance moves. In addition, it could be controlled by an android app or voice control commands. I have worked on tri - ped robots and this would indeed be a great addition to collection. Due to small size of the board, it will be possible to keep the robot size as small as possible.

  • TLS 2017-04-13

    Development of a new advanced screening methods and instruments for early breast cancer
    detection, which should be:
    • Corresponds to the FDA regulations
    • Safe
    • Affordable
    • Available even on-site
    • Handheld
    • Able to detect breast abnormalities non-invasive
    I present the Handheld Near-infrared Scanner for Breast Cancer Diagnosis - SCAN-S.

  • Andrey Kosinskiy 2017-04-13

    I want to use this board to make bicycle alarm security system. The main elements of the device are: MAX32630FTHR board, GSM module and GPS module. GPS module will be used for coordinate location. GSM module will be used for connection to remote server via mobile internet (GPRS, 3G etc) or to send SMS notifications on phone. Connection with the Smartphone app will be handled via Bluetooth. Device is powered by LI-Po or Li-ion cell. Device could be designed very small and could be hidden in frame hollow structures. Device could be made as part of electric bike computer system or regular bicycle computer that measures speed, distance etc.

  • plhill12 2017-04-13

    I would use the MAX32630FTHR Board to be the controller for a levitating, rotating LED display. A rotating LED display is generally a half circle of LEDS that are spun on a motor as a high speed. The LEDs turn on and off at different times, and create the illusion of a sphere, or floating pictures/words. Instead of having the display on a motor shaft, I would put magnets on it and on a platform to levitate it. The LED screen would be small, about the size of a ping pong ball. Instead of a half circle, it would be two circles perpendicular to each other to keep it balanced, outfitted with magnets and LEDS. I would then use the MAX32630FTHR Board as a controller to create rotating electromagnetic poles along the outside of the platform that would cause the LED screen to spin. Without having the screen attached and spinning at a high velocity, it would essentially be invisible when the LEDS were activating and would give the appearance of a hologram. What better way to enter a competition to win glasses that simulate holograms than creating a real world hologram?

  • vanbergeijk 2017-04-13

    Mount the MAX32630FTHR in a boy scouts of america outlaw pinewood derby car (http://www.pinewoodderby.org/about) and create a smartphone app that visualizes the performance of the car over the racetrack. This will be a fun STEM type of project for the boy scouts to measure the performance of their pinewood derby cars using the gyro and accelerometer for data collection and the bluetooth module for communication with a smartphone or tablet to visualize the recordings.

  • fredelec 2017-04-13

    A hand made Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer 3 axis for smartphone, i saw in the web a lot of this devices, but the cost is high for my budget, thats the reason to do it by myself. On MAX32630FTHR board we have 3 axis gyro+acc allowing the device to accurately determine the pitch and roll of the platform. The platform is then connected to motors for control the position. Through bluetooth and whit a little flat joystick we can control the motors, we can implement a camera photo/video mode switch, video button for rec/stop and a button for zoom controls. All data is processed in the microcontroler; more features can be added like tracking object while recording, a selfie position whit continuosly face tracking.

  • Mr. Nobody 2017-04-13

    For electrical engineers and hobbyists like me:
    A powerful, small, smart phone enabled ESR, LCR, frequency meter, Q meter, ohmeter, Ammeter, oscilloscope multimeter everything in one! A smart phone would, however, be required for displaying stats and controlling options.  Would use many options that could easily be updated via application and server, for allowing it to process more and more with what it has. A “sample and hold” could even be inquired for even finer tuning of a “binary query“ using transistors with resistors of binary values(ie. 2, 4, 8 ohm… and could be used in combinations and quickly adjustable digital potentiometer for comparator), that may only need one fet comparator if it doesn’t get too hot and is rated for high enough frequencies. The depth of adjustable accuracy would depend on the number of resistors. Would to super fun project to build a lot of things from scratch, and entirely understand.

  • aaljarrah 2017-04-13

    When it comes to optimizing emergency care in the medical field, one of the most critical aspects of quality care is the response time—more specifically, the time in which the patient will wait before being receiving diagnosis and treatment. When emergency centers start to approach maximum capacity, the wait time and patient prioritization becomes an even more critical factor in emergency care. There are some further improvements that can be implemented when it comes to prioritizing patients and providing them with preliminary examinations before receiving treatment. If there was a way to gather basic/critical information about the patient before they’re admitted into an emergency room, it would ultimately reduce the overall wait time of other future patients. If there was a device that could assess the severity of a patient’s condition, such as take the patient’s temperature, heart rate and blood pressure, it would be able to determine the priority in which the patient receive emergency care. The proper prioritization of patients will be crucial to emergency centers in need of allocating response time. Additionally, the device could ask other questions about the patient’s symptoms, or request for other first aid procedures such as ice packs or cleaning wounds. In addition, if the patient is in pain or symptoms worsen, they may use the device to alert triage personnel. I think this device idea would be a useful tool for any emergency center.

  • Tyler McCollum 2017-04-13

    Cardiac and circulatory disorders are today’s greatest health challenge, and I believe the MAX32630FTHR can play a role in tackling this problem. For this design contest, I hope to address the issue that many current cardiac patients, as well as those predisposed to cardiovascular issues, would benefit greatly from continuous, wearable ECG measurements.

    ECGs provide invaluable cardiac information and by using a system with the MAX32630FTHR at its core, we can turn this measurement into actionable information. The integrated Bluetooth capability of the MAX32630FTHR allows the recorded data to be wirelessly transmitted to a patient’s smartphone, allowing real-time visualization of their heart health with metrics such as their heart rate. This capability can be further leveraged in a meaningful way by combining it with cardiac event detection software so that in the case of such an incident, the patient’s phone can be used to reach out to a caretaker or emergency services to get help.

    The key benefit of using the MAX32630 is its battery efficiency. In a use such as this, plugging the device in to charge after just a few hours of use defeats the purpose of the device and could potentially risk putting patients in life-threatening situations.

  • Rapplejab 2017-04-13

    My idea would be to create a stylus that would be able to write or draw on any surface by using the gyroscope and accelerometer. The pen can become completely wireless with an adafruit powerboost which would allow for the board to be either connected to a power source (which would allow for simultaneous charging) via Usb or connected to a battery for complete wireless usage. The Bluetooth would provide connectivity to a computer.  Writing without a surface would also be possible and would allow for writing or drawing on a virtual 3 axis platform. With the multiple GPIOs it would even be possible to add buttons to adjust different settings to give the stylus a more personal customized feel. The buttons would also allow for panning and magnification. A second board could also be implemented to allow for more accessibility such as rotation of drawing or panning or selecting from a “pallet” to create different effects. I believe this could make work on programs such as solid works a lot easier and more interactive when incorporated with a Microsoft hololens

  • hygeanne 2017-04-13

    I live in Michigan, home to what is arguably the single most important ecological resource in the United States, the Great Lakes. Taking advantage of our prime location, a large portion of the biology research completed at my university typically revolves around water quality and the maintenance of healthy aquatic ecosystems, and is conducted in ponds nearby campus. Currently though, all water quality surveys at the university are run through weekly manually administered samples. Although this sort of strategy has provided sufficient data for a number of notable papers, a real-time measurement system would bring the studies to an entirely new level. Therefore, I propose a real-time water quality measurement system measuring pH, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen (the trifecta of parameters driving all water quality studies). The applications of collecting this data and being able to access it in real time would not only be useful for ecological/environmental research, but could also be useful for monitoring adequate living conditions for aquatic pets, home pool systems, or even third world countries with limited access to clean drinking water.

  • Tarun Khajuria 2017-04-13

    In a project that we are working, we are developing a gear to be worn on the mouth. This gear shall record the head(mouth) orientation as well as tell how fast the user is blowing out air out of the mouth.
    We plan to use this gear to interface with games as well as other iterations on various devices. Blowing air may provide a good hands free experience to use VR devices. We came to this idea while while designing a game for stress management (as blowing air helps regulate stress in short term), as of now we are testing this as a generic machine human interface.

    This micro-controller board has an inbuilt accelerometer/gyro can be used for getting the motion and orientation information form the input device. The inbuilt bluetooth functionality can be a good communication interface to whatever media device that we are connecting. The computing functionality with cortex m4 is optimal for processing the data for orientation and blow. Hence the board shall be perfect for us build our prototype input device.

  • Vishal Sengar 2017-04-13

    During physiotherapy there are certain postures that an instructor has to monitor all the time whether the subject is doing the exercise right or wrong. Many of these exercises require arms and legs just to be at a perfect angle from the torso and each other.
    So the plan is to create an app with companion devices that can interface to the mobile app. The app instructs about various exercises and the companion devices check your current posture and suggest for improvements to get into correct positions.

    The companion device tags can be made using MAX32630FTHR which itself enables orientation and movements estimation using the accelerometer and gyroscope. The connectivity shall be taken care of by the inbuilt bluetooth functionality.

  • SohanFernando 2017-04-14

    I’m unfit, have poor exercise! Even walking for exercise, tires me too easily: partly due to my bad walking style/“gait”.
    Obvious solution: ask a physical trainer! But as a challenge I’m considering monitoring the gait by a MAX32630FTHR attached to leg (mid-calf?). Accelerometer ALONE is insufficient; but the 6-DOF Accelerometer+Gyro will help much. I’ve used MPU6050’s built-in Sensor Fusion for tracking displacement+velocity of a trajectory; but I’m still unclear if MAX32630FTHR also natively does Sensor Fusion or if I’ll programmatically do that (have only rudimentary knowledge of using Kalman filter/etc. for this).
    I suspect impact of foot hitting ground is also useful to track.
    Save all this to SD card for later monitoring (and/or via Bluetooth to mobile App in pocket).
    Modifiable for other activities/exercises/sports.
    Problems anticipated:
    * learning curve of MAX32630FTHR (and of Sensor Fusion).
    * better if monitoring 2-3 points on leg: then two MAX32630FTHR’s communicating via Bluetooth? Or for prototype: just attach external 6-DOF IMU(s) via I2C/SPI, e.g., MPU6050-breakout. (1.mid-calf; 2.kneecap; 3.Ankle/heel).
    * initial prototype: infeasible to monitor both legs.
    * practical issues: sweat-proof housing etc!
    * time for writing offline code that examines/plots the trajectories (Octave/Matlab?) and must research about comparing it to “correct” gaits.

  • Ravi Teja 2 2017-04-14

    The idea is to create a Automatic braking system on hilly/steep/flyovers areas. when ascending/descending a slope drivers usually face difficulty in switching legs from brake and accelerator. To counter this problem we came up with a solution. We will use this board in a system which applies the brakes for the driver giving him ample time to switch legs. This prevents the car from heading backwards unnecessarily.  Accidents can be avoided in congested traffic and dangerous hilly roads. A caution can be given to driver when he drives near to another cars and also switches ON indicator lights automatically.

  • lady_mimi 2017-04-14

    Hi, I now that there is a lot of devices for fitness tracking but no one offers a low cost and efficient product. I would like to construct a wereable lowcost personal trainer, allowing people to fitness track, counting, manage and control de exercises, the algorithm implemented in MAX32630FTHR Board need to understand with the help of gyroscope and accelerometer when an exercises is doing in the incorrect way, and say me whit a sound, also can connect a smartphone through bluetooth and send me a real time feedback and training of the exercise, save data on the micro sdcard for a next control on pc, colors led indicator working togheter pushbutton for do many diferents tasks, can be also bring a medical aplications for a predictive health care, and finally it can be expandable whit the add of more sensors for differents medical and fitness task.

  • madhus1025 2017-04-14

    I have recently completed the course “Real time Bluetooth Networks - Shape the world”(https://www.edx.org/course/real-time-bluetooth-networks-shape-world-utaustinx-ut-rtbn-12-01x-0). And the final project is Personal Fitness Device. I have implemented it on TM4C12 launchpad interfacing with CC2650 bluetooth module and accelerometer. I would like to enhance its features and add a battery to shape it into a product. As the current implementation is very bulky,  MAX32630 would be a perfect suit for this application. I shall be able to evaluate the bluetooth networking, accelerometer/gyro combination and PMIC for battery monitoring and improve the performance. I shall publish the comparitive results of both implementations.

  • nweller 2017-04-14

    In our distracted world, the transition from diapers to underwear can be a challenge for both parents and children.  It’s time for potty training!  In order to help parents better monitor their children in this phase, it would be helpful to more closely observe behaviors leading up to an “evacuation event” as well as know immediately when such has happened.  Therefore, the proposal for the circuit design would be a module that monitors a child’s behavior, particularly movement, before they urinate or defecate and also notify a caregiver immediately when such an action has occurred, for the purposes of cleaning them up as well as training in the use of appropriate facilities for that behavior.  Notification can be audible or to a connected device via a Bluetooth connection.  The device could be adapted, as it learns a child’s patterns, to assist with training both during the day and through the night.  The MAX32630 FTHR Board is a great design platform for this development idea.  This would be a great assistance to parents and children, making this growing-up transition phase just a little bit smoother.

  • nweller 2017-04-14

    Wouldn’t it be great to have a window covering that opened and closed depending on whether the sun is shining or not?  My idea of a circuit and system that needs to be developed is just this.  It would detect light, and when it begins to get more light outside the window, the device opens the window shade. When the device detects that it is getting dark, it would close the window shades.  Indoor temperature can be monitored and compared against a desired room temperature, allowing shades to be closed to keep out the sun on hot days.  Using a Bluetooth link to another personal device, the shades can be overridden in order to be opened and closed manually.  The MAX32630 FTHR Board is a nice, low-power design platform for this idea and can be used to measure sensors and control the shades.  This could be a useful home automation product with expandable capability as other features were invented.

  • nweller 2017-04-14

    When I was a boy, my dad would say, “Son, go open the damper so we can get a fire going in the fireplace!”  Later in the day, he would once again say, “Son, we need the damper closed, so the heat doesn’t just go up the chimney to the outside.”  I think it would be a great idea to invent a device that detects when there is smoke in the chimney and opens the damper, and then again, when there is no longer smoke, indicating that the fire is out, it will close it. The device would have to monitor the temperature profile of the smoke while the fire was burning to know when the damper should be closed again.  This would also be nice to close the damper when no one is available to close it, say if no one is home, or all are sleeping.  Boys, and dads, all over the world would be very thankful for such an invention!

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