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Practical for Students of the ETH Zurich at the departement ITET


In 2004, Patrick Boenzli? and Benjamin Grauer started to create Orxonox. In the autumn semester of 2005, they decided to offer Orxonox as a PPS at the ETH. The goal was to teach the students about open source development and to deepen their knowledge of programming and modeling and, last but not least, to create a cool game.

Since that time a lot has changed: The two fathers of Orxonox finished their studies and so former students of the PPS took over and continued the PPS. Every semester, the growing group of developers meet and organize a new PPS. There they try to learn from earlier mistakes and to build on gained experience. Because in the end, all we want is our students being happy with their work and experience in our PPS.


If you're a student at the ETH Zürich at the departement ITET and you're in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester, you can participate in our PPS. The Project is intended for students interested in game development or programming and modeling in general. Feel free to look around on our page to find something you're interested in.

3rd Semester

Facts about our PPS for the 3rd semester:

  • You get 6 PPS-points
  • The PPS takes place on Monday, 13:15 until 16:00
  • The PPS starts at the 1st of March 2010
  • Rooms: ETF C 109, ETZ E81 (teaching, courses, tutorials) and ETL E11 (coding sessions). You will be informed about room changes via email.
  • Requirements: You should at least be able to work on a computer. Most things will be taught by us, but we're not unhappy if you already know stuff about open source development tools.
    • Coding: Knowledge from the first year of the electrical engineering studies is sufficient
    • Design: Basic knowledge of image editing or 3D modeling
  • Also: This is not a useless PPS, where you learn nothing and just get over with. Everything you do in the PPS will be used in Orxonox and helps to make it better. In addition you learn a lot about how to work with others and participate in a project.

For more information feel free to contact the PPS leaders:


3rd Semester
Date Room Topic Slides
1 mar ETF C109 Introduction and Tools (wiki, forum and svn) Introduction, Blender
8 mar ETZ E81 Framework and coding tutorial? Framework, Handout
15 mar ETZ E81 Chose the projects, start planning
22 mar ETL E11
29 mar ETL E11
5 apr - Searching easter eggs
12 apr ETL E11
19 apr - Sechseläuten
26 apr ETL E11
3 may ETL E11
10 may ETL E11
17 may ETL E11
24 may ETL E11
31 may ETL E11

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