You can't spell Project in a Box without projects. The core of what we  do is engineering, project development, and written  communication. We have a breadth of projects that include engineering projects, outreach projects, research projects, as well as start up projects. There's literally a project for every type of engineer. Check out our collection and don't forget to join


Outreach projects are vetted and then used in our outreach programs.


Advanced projects designed for use in college courses or to provide an in-depth exploration of a particular topic or skillset. 


Open-ended  research and development projects that involve collaboration with industry and/or faculty.


Conduct preliminary market landscape analysis. Develop and refine your ideas. 

Prepare for UC San Diego competitions (e.g., Ignite, The Basement, I-Corps).

Courses that use PiB projects

Our Projects

Research Project | Not Recruiting

The OmniCarrier

In this project, students are building a self-balancing stair-climbing robot to help the disabled gain access to their basic needs. 

Kaleb Yates

Research Project | Not Recruiting

Portable Fundus

Build a portable fundus to enable point of care imaging of the retina and detect early diseases such as macula degeneration. This project utilizes embedded systems and optics to view and image the eye.

Buu Truong

Outreach Project | Not Recruiting

Intro to Java

This project teaches high school students about programming in Java through a video game that features an engaging story line. The game will be taught as part of a PiB workshop.

Christie Lincoln

Research Project | Not Recruiting

VR Arm Sleeve

Wearable and easy-to-attach inertial modules wirelessly connected to a smartphone with an interface allowing the user to record, analyze and share their motion statistics for purposes ranging from sports and entertainment to medicine and physical therapy.

Marcin Kieberinski

Engineering Project | Not Recruiting

Flower Classification App

This machine learning application detects and classifies flowers in your garden! Learn how to build an app, perform machine learning, and more!

Sophia Lau

Start Up | Not Recruiting


A gait corrective insole for Parkinson's Disease Patients that collects, collates and analyzes gait data for use by medical professionals as well as enables physical therapy with vibrational feedback and cueing.

Tanish Jain

Engineering Project | Not Recruiting

Intro to Python

Students learn how to program hardware in Python. A quick introduction to python programming, circuits, and electronics using CircuitPython platform. Website

Katie Hsieh

Start Up Project | Not Recruiting


CampusHub enables students to locate a variety campus resources that suit their specific needs. Resources may include tutors, student organizations, research opportunities, grants, competitions, collaborators, and much more!

Akshat Mittal, Alex Levine

Engineering Project | Not Recruiting


A machine learning project that trains your computer to play chess! Students build a software interface where users can play against the computer.

Anthony Yang

Engineering Project | Not Recruiting

Smart Heated Gloves

Utilizing sensors, controls, IoT, PCB design, and machine learning, this pair of electric heating gloves is designed to mitigate the day-to-day problems faced by individuals afflicted with Raynaud’s Syndrome. Devpost

Jonathan Guerrero

Research Project | Not Recruiting

Ambisonic Microphone

The goal of this project is to use the exciting open-source designs created by other Universities to make the most accessible Higher Order Ambisonic (HOA) microphone.

Gabriel Zalles

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