Project suggestions

Media box

Front end graphical interface for non Linux users (no menus)

Plays – All video formats
Plays – All audio formats
Plays – ISO files
Plays – PDF files and other text files
Areas to learn from

Creating an interface that doesn’t look like a Linux/windows desktop, just pictures/icons

Learning how to get files to work by using the CLI/scripting

Work out additional modes of control via things like touch screen,remote control, mobile phone (via Bluetooth etc)

Emulator box

Front end graphical interface for non Linux users (no menus)

Plays – arcade games
Plays – pre – 8 bit computer software
Plays – home 8, 16 bits computers software
Plays – 8, 16, 32 bit games console software
Areas to learn from

Creating an interface that doesn’t look like a Linux/windows desktop, just pictures

Learning how to get files to work by using the CLI/scripting.

Creating input devices, arcade sticks (maybe converting USB pads into them), arcade track balls, dual arcade sticks.

Creating interfaces to connect old computer/console peripherals to work with the emulation box…hard drives, floppy drives etc.

Server

Areas to learn from

Setting up firewalls
Setting up file encryptions
Strong password systems
Software / data monitoring on the server
Linux on hacked hardware

Areas to learn from

Take something like an original Xbox and hacking it so it runs Linux.
Getting USB connections on it (would probably involve soldering etc)
Change to larger hard drive
Make it a media / emulator box
Monitoring station

Multi-camera observation suite
Temperature monitoring and cooling/heating system
green house
Smart house
Areas to learn from

Usage and file/data storage
Scheduling system
Achieving storage
Setting up
Creating interfaces to external peripherals
Programming an Arduino board

Robots or external devices programmed/controlling though Linux
Wine anyone?

Is anyone interested in playing with Wine? I’d certainly like to try it.
Colin

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