Engineering 6806 Electrical & Computer Engineering Design Project

Instructors Dr. D. K. Peters Dr. S. O'Young
Office hour Th 12:00-2:00, or by appointment We 9:00 - 12:00
T.A. Xiang Fang (Scott) Brad Whittle
Lectures: Tu, Th 12:00-12:50, Fri. 1:00-1:50 EN2049
Teams | Objectives | Project | Organization & Deliverables | Kit | Schedule | Evaluation

Detailed Schedule

The following is the tentative schedule of lectures, meetings and other deliverables.

Date Deliverable Lecture/meeting Examples/Handouts
Th 09.08 Introduction management.ppt, barriers.ppt
Fr 09.09 Team Draft, no lecture (only captians attend).
Tu 09.13 PIC Microcontroller overview Motor_Control.ppt, T8_PIC_Seminar_For_ECE.ppt
PIC Lab, (See this errata for important revisions.)
Motor Control Lab (This was written for a previous version of the controller card that didn't have the integrated H-Bridge circuits. You will need to make some adjustments to the circuits and instructions.)
Th 09.15 Motor control
Fr 09.16 Controls
Tu 09.20 Incremental Design
Th 09.22 Controls (cont'd) Photo of controller card with labels.
Fr 09.23 Modularization Skeleton document (Revised 2005.10.07 what's new)
Tu 09.27 Computer Vision
Th 09.29 Computer Vision (cont'd)
Fr 09.30 Review meetings (1:00 - 5:00)
Fr 10.07 Demo 1
We 10.12 Documentation Rev. 1
Fr 10.21 Review meetings (1:00 - 5:00)
Th 10.27 Guest lectures: Machine Vision
Fr 10.28 Demo 2
We 11.02 Documentation Rev. 2
Mo 11.21 Final competition (results)
Fr 11.25 Final Documentation, Log books
Mo 11.28 peer review.


There is no textbook for this course.


Logbook (individual)6%
    Demo 18%
Documentation rev. 112%
Demo 28%
Documentation rev. 212%
Final Documentation32%

As you can see from above the documentation makes up 60% of your grade for each increment. This grade is broken down as 40% for design and 20% for the documentation itself.

Note that teammates will not necessarily receive the same grade for the project component. The team score for the project will be calculated as above, and each team member's score will be adjusted up or down based on:

  1. Peer evaluation -- At the end of the project, every member of each team will be asked to indicate what they think the percentage contribution of each of their team members (including themselves) was to the project.
  2. Reported effort -- The reported hours worked (as discussed elsewhere) will be taken into account in assessing team members relative contribution. Note, however, that effort is not the same as contribution.

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Last modified: Tue 2005.11.22 at 16:15 NST by Dennis Peters