DIY-Projects

Innovating the future with Infineon solutions

Our makers community is alive with an endless stream of application ideas. In a fun and exploratory way, our makers are developing functional solutions using our integrated prototyping concept together with our motor control, sensor, connectivity and power supply solutions.

And make no mistake: While our integrated developer tools make working on innovative do-it-yourself (DIY) projects easy, the results can be astonishing – and economically viable! After all, many successful start-up companies and Industry 4.0 ideas were born out of DIY-beginnings.

In this section, we want to highlight some standout DIY-projects across a broad range of industries including security, automotive, smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), and Industry 4.0/Robotics. For inspiration, these how-to examples of DIY projects from our makers feature full documentation and code examples to build your own.

Autonomous driving car

The future of autonomous driving arrives in this innovative RC-car based on the donkeycar project and equipped with a camera, a Raspberry Pi, a XMC1100 Boot Kit and the DC Motor Control Shield with BTN8982TA. With software developed in the Arduino IDE, the car is connected to a neuronal network that processes image, throttle and steering data to learn autonomous driving.

The best part: With all components widely available from Infineon and motor controls shared on our Github page you can build your own autonomous driving car now. Instructions on how to build a self-driving donkey car are available at the link below.

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Radar Speed Monitor

Interested in speed?

This speed monitor equipped with a Sense2GoL radar evaluation board and a XMC2Go microcontroller shows you the speed of a moving object in front of it.

 

 

 

The best part: As the sensor module uses a 24GHz radar it can be completely covered by the front panel.
This can also be used in smart homes for presense detection using an invisible sensor.

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Smart advent calendar

How about an advent calendar that opens the right door on the right day all by itself? See how our maker community built a smart advent calendar equipped with a XMC1100 Boot Kit, the 24V Protected Switch Shield with BTT6030-2EKA and BTT6020-1EKA and a self-made shield containing five BTS3035TF low side switches.

Based on the information from a real time clock (RTC), the XMC microcontroller activates a pair of low and high side switches to open one of the 24 calendar doors. It’s the perfect Holiday gift for makers and tinkerers – plus you can learn how to build one yourself in the story below.

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