This Project Bulletin was created to spark innovation and promote impactful initiatives going on in PiB. 

These are project ideas that have great potential but no one lead.

Join today and pitch one of the projects below! 

Don't see a project you like? Pitch your own!

Active existing projects to join can be found on the projects page. Happy building!

If you have any questions, email us at pib@eng.ucsd.edu 

Math-Centric Engineering Project Series

Description: These are mini-projects that focus on demonstrating and showing how a particular math concept can translate to an engineering project. The goal here is to have a project series that helps students understand math better through a small engineering or physics-based project. These can be short or long depending on the math concept. The our engineering community really needs this so doing something like this really kicks off your involvement and extended impact. If you've ever wondered how PiB ended up being super impactful and influential in our community, it's all about taking up projects like these where there is a tremendous pressing need. Reinforce and extend your mathematical background and engineering skills today.

Examples: https://www.analyzemath.com/appliedmath.html

Need more info? Talk to Phuong (pib@eng.ucsd.edu) 


Description: The name says it all. It's a small form-factor low power quadcopter. Incorporates a lot of controls, aerodynamics, PCB design, integrated circuits, and embedded systems (if you make & document this project well, it CAN potentially go into ECE 196 as a self-contained project kit that teaches embedded programming and controls). Our quadcopter can be based on a CSE course that teaches students how to build a quadcopter (we love this class!): https://sites.google.com/a/eng.ucsd.edu/quadcopterclass/. We would like to make this quadcopter into a PiB Project on controls. 

Need more info? Talk to Phuong (pib@eng.ucsd.edu) 

SLAM Rover

Description: SLAM is an up-and-coming field for surveillance and on-site monitoring and mapping of surroundings. The goal is to build a small robot that can navigate an environment and report back its environment map. 


Need more info? Talk to Phuong (pib@eng.ucsd.edu) 

Introduction to Python Hardware

Description: In this project, students will develop an Intro to Arduino equivalent challenge series using Python hardware such as MicroPython, CircuitPython, or Raspberry Pi. The key focus is to use python to program hardware much like how we teach Arduino C to interface with the circuits and the Arduino board. 

Need more info? Talk to Phuong (pib@eng.ucsd.edu) 

Kinematic Robots

Description: Kinematic robotics is a control heavy field seeing a rapid growth due to companies such as Boston Dynamics and the rise of machine learning. It is not ready taught in courses and can be a powerful asset for applications of robotics. In this engineering projects, students design a kinematic robot that utilizes controls, self balancing, etc.


Need more info? Talk to Phuong (pib@eng.ucsd.edu) 

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