Project Suggestions for 2004
I'm principally interested in hardware oriented projects. The kit used in the ECAD+Arch Labs can be used to prototype a huge range of devices. We have a WinCE Port and Altera have a Linux port for the board.
I'd be interested in interfacing the ECAD+Arch Labs board to Lego to replace the Mindstorm controller. This could be an I/O processor coupled to the ARM on the Excalibur part. The ARM would require a library to allow easy configuration of systems. Extensions might be constraint based programming of Lego devices, simulation, etc.
Projects suggestions from other years may well still be good to try. See projects from 2003.