This project was created by the Cypress Partner: Arrow who is a global distributor as well as a strategic partner for creating development platforms based on Cypress technology.


Project Technology Focuses

  • CYW43907 Dual-Band 802.11n Wi-Fi Arm® Cortex®-R4 MCU
  • PSoC® 5LP Arm Cortex-M3 MCU
  • IBM Watson IoT Cloud
  • Gesture Control via CapSense® capacitive sensing


Project Requirements 


  • Quicksilver IoT Dev Kit (QUICKSILVER-EVL)
  • PSoC 5LP Prototyping Kit (CY8CKIT-059)
  • Valve, Faucet Head, Mount/Hinge Components (see tutorial below)



Project Description

This project showcases Arrow’s own IoT Development Kit: Quicksilver featuring Cypress Wi-Fi as well as utilizing PSoC 5 for control. The idea was to build a smart water dispenser that tracks the amount of water remaining in the container, daily water usage, and employee water consumption by day. At fixed time intervals, water level percentages are sent up a cloud-based IBM database with associated time stamps so that water levels can be tracked remotely, and water refills can be planned accordingly. Additionally, gesture control using CapSense was included for ease of use and controlled water pouring.


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