Mouser PSoC 6-WiFi-BT L3: Using the CY8CKIT-028-TFT Shield

Designing low-power, cloud-connected IoT devices with PSoC® 6 MCU’s and WICED® Wi-Fi/Bluetooth

Summary

In this lesson we will start making the game.  The first thing that it will need is a display and we will use the CY8CKIT-028-TFT.  In order to talk to the display we will use a library built into WICED called ugui.  That library needs a driver configuration which we will copy of out the code example we provide.  Finally we will start building a thread called the “GameThread” which will actually make up the game.

  1. Download CE222494_PSoC6_WICED_WiFi
  2. Copy the L2CapSense into L3CapSenseTft
  3. Copy cy_tft_display.c/h into the project
  4. Make a file GameThread.h
  5. Make a file GameThread.c
  6. Rename L2CapSense.mk to be L3CapSenseTft.mk & Fix
  7. Update main.c
  8. Test

Download CE222494_PSoC6_WICED_WiFi

If you click on the CY8CKIT-062-WiFi-BT webpage you will find that there are a bunch of files which are associated with the development kit, including CY8CKIT-062-WiFi-BT PSoC® 6 WiFi-BT Pioneer Kit Code Examples.zip.

Download that folder, then copy the directory into your WICED Studio Apps/WStudio folder.

Once you do that it should look like this:

Copy L3CapSense into L3CapSenseTft

Now copy/paste the L2CapSense project into a new project called L3CapSenseTft

Copy cy_tft_display.c/h into the project

Open up the CE222494 code example directory and copy the two files cy_tft_display.c andcy_tft_display.c which are drivers for the ugui library and then paste them into your new project L3CapSenseTft.

Make a file GameThread.h

Create a new file called GamThread.h and a definition of the GameThread which will be used by the main.c to get the game thread going.

Make a file GameThread.c

Now create a file called GameThread.c it will have 5 functions.  Here is the whole file to make it simpler to copy and paste, but Ill explain each function one by one

The main game thread function is: void gameThread(wiced_thread_arg_t arg).  This function

  1. Initializes the TFT
  2. Initializes the UGUI library
  3. Clears the screen (by setting it all black)
  4. Sets the colors to draw white on black
  5. Displays the splash screen (which takes 2 seconds)
  6. Displays the start screen
  7. Waits until the end of time

The function displaySplashScreen simply sets the font, then draws 4 text strings, then waits for a few seconds… then moves on

The displayStartScreen put the “Ready Player 1 on the screen” and then tells the user to press the B0 to start the game.

The U8G_PutString function uses coordinates x and y to set the upper left of the text.  For formatting purposes it is easier for me to think about the middle of the string.  This function just calculates the upper left (x,y) given the middle center (x,y).  To do this you need to also know the (x,y) size of the font.

static void UG_PutStringCenter(uint32_t x, uint32_t y, uint32_t fontx, uint32_t fonty,char *string)

Rename L2CapSense.mk to be L3CapSenseTft.mk & Fix

To make this build we need to modify the makefile to know about the new thread as well as the tft driver.  In addition we need to tell the linker to link with the graphics library.

Update main.c

In main.c I will:

  1. Include the GameThread.h
  2. Add a variable to hold the gameThreadHandle
  3. Then start the gameThread

Test

Now it is ready to test.  So create a Make Target, then Build and Program.  Hopefully you are now Ready Player 1.