Need Ideas

I am new to the world of embedded systems and RTOS.
I want to learn abt it . I am an electronics engg. doing my masters and have
currently taken a course on Real time computer sys. Do you think installing
the student version of QNX and playing around with it is a good idea. Does
anyone have ideas for a small project that a newbie like me can do. I have
worked as a software engg and coded 20k lines of C code in large projects.
Please suggest a line of action. Which invloves h/w s/w. Ure advice shall be
Thanks a lot :slight_smile: