Final Report due dates:
Thursday, 2010 Oct 28
Friday, 2010 Oct 29
A draft report must be submitted on week #4:
Thursday, 2010 Oct 07
Friday, 2010 Oct 08
The objective of the first project is to demonstrate a knowledge of simple digital logic systems. It also gives you the opportunity to exercise and demonstrate proper writing and project management skills.
Design and build an instrument/meter/gadget which will display numeric results on a 2-digit 7-segment LED display. The following topics are suggested and you may also select a topic of your own. Consult the lab demonstrators before embarking on any topic.
A project based on an event timer or stopwatch is considered too simple and will not be accepted.
Successful completion of a project requires planning. It is important that you begin at an early stage and map out a strategy. The purpose of the draft report is to force you to start with a plan and to provide you with the opportunity to obtain feedback and to take corrective action before it is too late in the design stage.
Ensure that you do the following.
In parallel with the above steps, get the documentation process started immediately. Start writing drafts of the following.
Remember that this is just a draft. You do not need to have all the results and conclusions.
The draft report and final report of a hardware design must contain the following:
Similarly, the draft report and final report of a software design must contain the following:
For additional assistance on writing reports, see REPORT WRITING.