Thank you for this generous offer to pitch in! I know things have been kind of quiet with regards to progress reports. I hope to write up a current report after meeting with Luke to get the details. We talked about doing that in a week or so.
So far, I haven't heard Luke mention any need to do any major framework refactoring, so it should be a safe bet to proceed with the projects that fill a need or curiosity, like the one's you describe.
I'm eager to work on these types of ideas but am finishing up some school work for the next four months. After that, I'll be more available to collaborate and share in these fun ideas you have, as well as any priorities Luke identifies for us. I'll follow up soon.