Low level open source projects, for begginners?

jurc192 wrote 12/08/2017 at 20:44 0 points

I'm thinking what to do for my bachelor thesis. I would like to do somekind of low level programming (MCUs, system, drivers etc.). And I would like to contribute to some real-world open source project.
Are there any open source projects, that could use somekind of low level programming stuff (but at the same time, not NASA-science-fiction-difficult)? Only thing I can think of is OpenWRT or something with smartphones (ROMs, hacks...how could I re-use or re-purpose old smartphones for example?)...