EE 476: Laboratory 7
For this exercise, we want you to pick a project, then design and build
it. During this period there will be no other assignments, so we expect you
to spend all of your time for this course on the project. You will be expected
to be in lab at the usual times and to show significant progress
each week of the
project. Each week in lab a one-page progress report will be due.
When choosing a project you will need to consider availability of hardware,
time available, and your programming skill.
You may want to look at several of the
links on the 476 home page for project ideas.
Depends on what you will build. You should talk often to your lab instructor.
You will be graded on several aspects of the project:
- Appropriate level of hardware/software complexity.
- A project which works according to specification (which you will write).
- Level of effort and organization shown in lab.
- A demonstration of the final project during the
last regular scheduled lab period of the semester.
- Completeness and understandability of the final report. The report
must be handed in when you do the project demo during your last regular
lab period. The report which you hand in must be printed directly from a web
page which you construct. The web page may be optionally submitted for
inclusion on the class web page.
Documentation must include:
- Introduction -- what you did and why.
- High level design -- rationale, math, logical structure.
- Program/hardware design -- program details, hardware details.
- Results of the design -- speeds, accuracy, usability, etc.
- What you would do different next time.
- Appendix with listing
- Appendix with schematics
A talk during the final exam period
- All students are expected to attend for the entire
- All presentations will be limited to 10 minutes.
- If you want to show visual material, print it in a font
big enough to be seen at a distance of 6 feet. There will be
no projectors available.
- Typically the talk will be an abstract of what you wrote
in your final report.