Nice contribution to the community.
The project you are talking about is the originally pre-programmed bootloader which is the normal way to program the prototyping kit. This bootloader is secured and cannot be overwritten exept with an external programmer as MiniProg2 or KitProg.
I do not recommend the use of the CY8CKIT-049-42xx as a PSoC starter.
Instead I suggest to use a CY8CKIT-044 Pioneer kit. The main reason is the debugging feature which the -049 board lacks. As a beginner it really helps setting breakpoints inspecting / setting variables or checking the call-stack. When a project is ready and tested on the -044 board it can be programmed into a -049 board and used as a cheap prototype.
Hello I’m fully aware of the fact that you will not have the debugger and that it is a great help, in my case I invested in PSoC 4 technology for DIY and bought a Pioneer, a MiniProg3 and 21 049-KIT’s. And in my case with the MiniProg3 I have the debugger for the 4 dollars board.
Currently I have 8 friends that will be trying PSoC 4 049-KIT and the majority come from Arduino, only one has bought a pioneer, the fact that there is a KIT at the 4 dollars price tag is one of the reasons that they are willing to try it, because it’s difficult to advise friends to change platform, even if there are many technical advantages.
João Nuno Carvalho