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ELG 4911 - Project II

Description

ELG 4911 - Project II
Lectures and tutorials on product design and development methodology, and the role of the professional engineer in this regard. Completion of work started in ELG4910. Deliverables include written documentation and presentations in class.

Instructor

Andy Adler ,
Email: adler@site.uottawa.ca ,
Office: CBY A-610 ,
Phone: 562-5800 x 6218

Office Hours

Office hours for Winter 2005 are not yet available

Times and Locations

Winter 2005     (Jan. 4 − Apr. 7)

 
Section  Activity  Time  Location 
 
ELG4911    LEC 1    Tuesday, 14:30 - 16:00    MNT 207   
ELG4911    LEC 2    Friday, 16:00 - 17:30    MNT 207   
ELG4911    LAB 1    Tuesday, 08:30 - 11:30    STE 2061   
ELG4911    LAB 2    Friday, 08:30 - 11:30    STE 2061   

Marks

Work  Value
 
Planning meeting    2%

Elevator pitch    3%

Milestone Presentations
−Milestone #1
−Milestone #2
−Milestone #3
   30%
−10%
−10%
−10%

Progress presentations
−presentation #1
−presentation #2
   10%
−5%
−5%

Final Project
−Presentation
−Demonstration
−Report
   55%
−20%
−15%
−20%

Project

List of projects

 
No.  Activity  Due Date 
 
1    Planning Meeting
Meet with the instructor and Alan Stewart to discuss your work last term and plans for this term. Go to STE 2061 to shedule a time during lab hours (8:30-11:30).
Meeting is 30 minutes; 15 min to discuss your work from ELG4910 and 15 min to discuss your plans for this term. Bring the following items to present:
−Your project from ELG4910
−Your report from ELG4910
−Any relevant circuit diagrams
   Jan 10,13,17   

2    Elevator pitch.
The elevator pitch is a 1 minute talk which describes your project and why it matters.
   Jan 17,20   

3    Milestone Presentations
−Milestone #1
−Milestone #2
−Milestone #3
At each milestone presentation, each group will present their progress since the previous milestone. The TA will spend 20 minutes with the group. You will not be given extra time if your project does not work properly.
−Explain (5 min - 3%): explain what you have done. Use print outs or circuit diagrams as appropriate
−Demonstrate (5 min - 4%): demonstrate the new capability of your project
−Answer (10 min - 3%): each project member must answer questions about your work
    
−Jan 31, Feb 3
−Feb 28, Mar 3
−Mar 21, Mar 24
  

4    Progress Presentations
−Presentation #1
−Presentation #2
Progress presentations (10 minutes talk/ 5 minutes questions) will describe to the class technical challenge that you are facing in your project. Answer these questions:
−What is the challenge?
−Why are you doing it?
−What approaches have you considered?
−Describe your progress so far?
−What unsolved questions are you facing?
Suggestions: 1) You are marked for whether you understand the engineering issues, not for how much you have done. Thus, you can be honest. 2) don't try to explain everything about your project in your time. Pick one or two interesting issues
Notes:
−This is a group presentation.
−You may use powerpoint or overheads. If you want to use powerpoint, be ready with a CD, USB key, or web address before class.
  
−Feb 7, 10, 14, 17
−Mar 7, 10, 14, 17
  

5    Final Project (Presentation + Demonstration)
− Each group has 25 minutes to present and demonstrate their project. Presentations will in STE 2060, and demonstrations will take place in the lab, STE 2061. You may demonstrate your project elsewhere if you like; however, you much make arrangements beforehand (send email to instructor).

Presentations marking scheme

  • Clarity of presentation (5 marks)
    -introduction / clear slides / well spoken
  • Technical content (5 marks)
    -explain your accomplishments and why it is a technical challenge
  • Individual Contributions (10 marks)
    -explain each group member's contributions

Demonstration marking scheme

  • Clarity of presentation (5 marks)
  • Technical content (5 marks)
  • Individual contributions (5 marks)
If your demo does not work on the presentation date, you can accept a 20% marks loss, and arrange another time to present.
   April 7, 9   

6    Final Project (Report) The final project report must explain what you did and how you did it. Be sure to emphasize the technical challenges that you enountered and how you successfully addressed them. You need to sell me on the value of your work. On the other hand, don't be excessive. Don't try to claim that it is really hard to do something I know is easy.
Suggested outline for project
  • Executive Summary / Abstract
  • Introduction and Overview
    - describe at a block diagram level how the system works
  • Detailed Design
    - detailed description of designs and your reasons for the design choices you made.
    - give design requirements as needed
    - provide code block diagrams, circuits, state diagrams, mathematical analysis as required
  • System evaluation / test results
    - How does your system perform?
    - Justify and differences from design
  • Tasks and Responsibilities
    - Who did what
  • Discussion and conclusions
    - what did you achieve, what did you learn
    - Future Development
  • Appendices
    - Code Listings, circuit diagrams, Detailed mathematical analyses as required.
   April 13.
(by 4:30pm
instructor's
office)
  

Course Outline

Date  Activity 
 
Jan 6   Course Outline  

Jan 10   Lecture: Electrical Safety  

Jan 13   Lecture: Elevator Pitches
  • Know yourself and your team
  • What do you want
  • Know your audience
  • What do they want
    Format:
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Your advantages
  • Competition
  • Financials
References
businessknowhow.com
collegegrad.com
Elevator Pitches [www.va.umd.edu]
Elevator Pitches [wikipedia.org]
My elevator pitch attempt: Report on Business TV: 5 Nov 2002
Report on Business TV - "1 minute pitch"
Engineering talk on this project
 

Jan 17   "elevator pitch" presentations
 
Jan 20   "elevator pitch" presentations
 

Jan 24   Guest Lecture: Dr. Tet Yeap, "Project Organization"  
Jan 27   Guest Lecture: Dr. Tet Yeap, "Project Organization"  

Jan 31   Lab: Milestone #1
Time 8:50 9:10 9:30 9:50 10:10 10:30 10:50 11:10
Group # 22 9 16 21 7 15 8 23

Class: No class today
 
Feb 3   Lab: Milestone #1
Time 8:50 9:10 9:30 9:50 10:10 10:30 10:50 11:10
Group # 6 4 3 13 12 10 5 11

Class: No class today
 

Feb 7   Presentation #1
Time 2:40 2:55 3:10 3:25
Group # 22 11 15 10
 
Feb 10   Presentation #1
Time 4:10 4:25 4:40 4:55
Group # 4 8 9 23
 
Feb 14   Presentation #1
Time 2:40 2:55 3:10 3:25
Group # 7 6 5 21
 
Feb 17   Presentation #1
Time 4:10 4:25 4:40 4:55
Group # 3 13 16 12
 

Feb 21, Feb 24   Study break (no classes)  

Feb 28   Lab: Milestone #2
Time 8:50 9:10 9:30 9:50 10:10 10:30 10:50 11:10
Group # 22 9 16 21 7 15 8 23

Class: No class today
 
Mar 3   Lab: Milestone #2
Time 8:50 9:10 9:30 9:50 10:10 10:30 10:50 11:10
Group # 6 4 3 13 12 10 5 11

Class: No class today
 

Mar 7   Presentation #2
Time 2:40 2:55 3:10 3:25
Group # 22 11 15 10
 
Mar 10   Presentation #2
Time 4:10 4:25 4:40 4:55
Group # 4 8 9 23
 
Mar 14   Presentation #2
Time 2:40 2:55 3:10 3:25
Group # 7 6 5 21
 
Mar 17   Presentation #2
Time 4:10 4:25 4:40 4:55
Group # 3 13 16 12
 

Mar 21   Lab: Milestone #3
Time 8:50 9:10 9:30 9:50 10:10 10:30 10:50 11:10
Group # 22 9 16 21 7 15 8 23

Class: No class today
 
Mar 24   Lab: Milestone #3
Time 8:50 9:10 9:30 9:50 10:10 10:30 10:50 11:10
Group # 6 4 3 13 12 10 5 11

Class: No class today
 

Mar 28   Class: No class today  
Mar 31   Class: No class today  

Apr 4   Class: No class today  
Apr 7   Lab: Project Demonstrations
Time 8:40 9:10 9:40 10:10 10:40 11:10
Group # 3 5 10 13 12 8

Class: No class today
Apr 9 (1pm-7pm)   Lab: Project Demonstrations

Time 13:10 13:40 14:10 14:40 15:10 15:40 16:10 16:40 17:10 17:40
Group # 11 6 23 22 9 15 21 4 7 16

Notes and General information

Questions about marks

If you have a question about a mark you have received, this is the proceedure (all other questions on marks will be ignored)
  • Schedule an appointment with the T.A. to see the work (if required).
  • Fill out and sign form (obtained from T.A., or download it here)
  • Submit to T.A.
  • You will receive a response within two weeks.

Warnings

  • Late work = 20% off for first week.
  • More than 1 week late = don't bother submitting without good excuse
  • Academic fraud will be taken very seriously. Cooperation between students for assignments and labs is expected and encouraged; however, copying of another student's work is not. You should not be leaving a discussion with copies of another student's work. Please refer to the University of Ottawa policies on this subject.

Last Updated: $Date: 2006-07-27 15:11:44 -0400 (Thu, 27 Jul 2006) $