So, rather than describe what the project is here (there's a wiki for that! - not that we've posted anything there yet), we're going to jump right in with our first progress update. We are now in the process of trying to get free dev boards from Cypress and investigating hardware for this project, as well as beginning to design breakout boards for the TQFP 100 PSoC 5LP s. Getting these hardware portions of the project started early will let us jump into actually starting the embedded code within a week or two, and start the x86 frontend within a month. The PSoC and related hardware will form the data collection system, which will connect a variety of off the shelf and custom sensors with an embedded linux system, which will process the realtime data and display/log it in a meaningful manner. We are also beginning to investigate options for the embedded linux system - we are essentially looking for an industrialized version of a Beagle Bone Black. The durability of this system will be key, as it will likely be exposed to oils and solvents, vibrations from the car, and other harsh conditions that a consumer grade system would not hold up to. We are hoping to make a decision and order this linux computer within the next 2-3 weeks, which will allow us to get started with the computer side of things as soon as the data collection prototype is working (even if it is just spitting out dummy test data at first).