2015/2016 Project Ideas

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This is a community-driven list of project ideas for the 2015/2016 academic year; please feel free to add to it, or to bother whomever the project head would be!


Statuses are as follows:

Need Leader: The project has been suggested, but no one has volunteered to coordinate it.

Prep: A person has volunteered to coordinate the project, but needs to prepare or is busy with other things.

Ready: The project would begin if enough people were interested. Feel free to join!

In progress: The project has started. Feel free to join!

Fall 2015 Ideas

Below are ideas that were either suggested or done in the fall 2015 semester. If you are interested in continuing work on these projects in 2016, move it down to the Spring 2016 table

Project Name Project Leader Notes status
UFSCLC Graham Northup The United Federation of Student Communities for Libre Computing project (probably involving simple websites and hosting) In progress
Mesh Networking Rust Creating a mesh network for fun! Prep
FPGA (OpenRISC, RISC-V) Exploring implementing or using existing implementations of free, openly developed ISAs on an FPGA. Need Leader
PDP-11 hackery Alan Beadle Ready
ITL Chorus Graham Northup An entire chorus of singing computers! In Progress
Tux robot Kyle Pedersen, Phong Ho In Progress
Telepresence robot Need Leader
Cooking w/ Pi Kiki A workshop on Pi and possible Pi projects for 2015/2016 Prep
Playing w/ Pi Kiki Using a model 2 Raspberry Pi to create a multi-platform retro game emulator (NES/SNES/GAMEBOY)-(Famicom TBD) Prep
Multipurpose Lunchbox Pi Kiki Finishing and improving the MLP, with potential to design and build more In Progress
"State of the Industry" OS GPU Talk Baha A presentation on the support and relative performance of modern GPU's in the OS world. Prep

Spring 2016

Below are ideas that are going to be worked on in 2016

Project Name Project Leader Notes status
FRUX Alan Beadle A GNU/Linux-libre distribution based on the free-software parts of CRUX In Progress
Sol-lang Graham Northup The newest version of the Sol programming language In Progress
CPR: Cosi Projects for Robotics Mike Fulton A series of projects using the robots (2 Turtlebots and a Husky) the labs gained in December 2015 Prep
OpenCV Mike Fulton Prep
Robigalia Rust Implementing a secure capabilities-based Linux-compatible POSIX layer on top of seL4 to make it easy to deploy. In Progress
7HRL 3 Benjamin Lannon The 3rd edition of the 7 Hour Rogue-like: A game jam to create a rogue-like in only 7 hours. Planning on March for a date Prep
Machine Learning Mike Fulton A project where COSI learns about Machine/Deep Learning Prep