ECE 480/482 Senior Design I (Spring 2014)
The capstone design class gives students the opportunity to demonstrate the
theory of electrical and computer engineering by solving an open-ended,
real-world, engineering problem. Students will learn how to select an optimized
solution based on constraints such as time, available tools, student capability,
economics, and customer requirements. Students in this class learn problem
solving methodologies and tools to assist making the design process efficient
in a team environment. The second semester course (ECE 481/483) focuses on
assessing design quality and effectiveness from a global perspective.
Jan 21 - Review course syllabus, logbook tips, and
Design Process information
Jan 30 - Enter client information into logbook, develop an individual
list, working as a team, consolidate into
Feb 4 - Attend the general session for Senior Design II (EP 122) to observe
Wiki presentations. Review the Wikipage material on the
Capstone Design beforehand: Wikipage Expectations, Wikipage Form, and
Item 8 under Workshop Sessions.
Feb 6 - Bring individual logbooks and the team portfolio to class. Review Using a
Logbook, Logbook Forms, Item 4 - Engineering Logbooks. Also review the
Porfolio Form and Item 8 - Team Portfolios. Be prepared to discuss as a group
what you have learned about charging Li-Po battery packs and sharing what
materials your team has assembled in the portfolio.
1 - Spreadsheet evaluation of ICs and evaluation boards for charging
and/or balancing with team recommendation on purchasing.
- Apr 8 - Completion of main sections of wiki page.
Jan 23 - Project Sponsor Presentation
Feb 18 - Snapshot Day Expectations
Mar 11 - Snapshot Day
Apr 22 - Expo Prep
May 2 - Expo
May 9 - All course deliverables
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