BeagleBoard/GSoC/2021 Proposal/Micropython for BeagleConnect Freedom
[Micropython for BeagleConnect Freedom]
Student: Szymon Duchniewicz
Mentors: Jason Kridner
Code: No code just yet
GSoC: GSoC entry
This project is currently just a proposal.
Please complete the requirements listed on the ideas page and fill out this template.
School: University College London
Country: United Kingdom/Poland
Primary language: Polish
Typical work hours: 8AM-5PM CET
Previous GSoC participation: I haven't participated before in GSoC but I am very intrigued by the idea of being able to work with an Open Source organization, as I always wanted to get involved with Open Source and this looks like a great place to start! Furthermore, I believe that through this project I could develop my current skill-set substantially both in software and hardware domains. As I have some previous experience in working with embedded systems such as Arduino and Rpi and programming them in Python, I thought that the idea of bringing Micropython to BeagleConnect Freedom is great and would fit my current capabilities quite well, while also posing an interesting challenge!
About your project
Project name: Micropython for BeagleConnect Freedom
The goal of this project is to enable Micropython for BeagleConnect Freedom along with basic GPIO, I2C, SPI, PWM, ADC drivers. A ported MicroPython would allow for easy out-of-the-box development and prototyping with BeagleConnect Freedom, Python being an easy to learn and use language. The drivers would be written in C as an extension and interface to MicroPython. The port itself along with additional extensions would be based on the official documentation by MicroPython for
- REDIRECT porting the language
Additionally after the MicroPython port and writing the basic drivers I could test them in practice using the supported MikroElectronika boards. In 10-20 sentences, what are you making, for whom, why and with what technologies (programming languages, etc.)? (We are looking for open source SOFTWARE submissions.)
Provide a development timeline with a milestone each of the 11 weeks and any pre-work. (A realistic timeline is critical to our selection process.)
|Mar 29||Applications open, Students register with GSoC, work on proposal with mentors|
|Apr 13||Proposal complete, Submitted to https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com|
|May 17||Proposal accepted or rejected|
|Jun 07||Pre-work complete, Coding officially begins!|
|Jun 17||Milestone #1, Introductory YouTube video|
|June 24||Milestone #2|
|June 30||Milestone #3|
|July 12 18:00 UTC||Milestone #4, Mentors and students can begin submitting Phase 1 evaluations|
|July 16 18:00 UTC||Phase 1 Evaluation deadline|
|July 23||Milestone #5|
|July 30||Milestone #6|
|Aug 06||Milestone #7|
|August 10||Milestone #8, Completion YouTube video|
|August 16 - 26 18:00 UTC||Final week: Students submit their final work product and their final mentor evaluation|
|August 23 - 30 18:00 UTC||Mentors submit final student evaluations|
Experience and approach
In 5-15 sentences, convince us you will be able to successfully complete your project in the timeline you have described.
What will you do if you get stuck on your project and your mentor isn’t around?
If successfully completed, what will its impact be on the BeagleBoard.org community? Include quotes from BeagleBoard.org community members who can be found on http://beagleboard.org/discuss and http://bbb.io/gsocchat.
Please complete the requirements listed on the ideas page. Provide link to pull request.
Is there anything else we should have asked you?