Weekly Writing Assignment, Week 7

Watch and take notes on this week’s lecture before proceeding.

Write a memo to Prof. Ellis that presents a basic numbered, process list for your Instruction Manual.

Write as much as needed to show the process in your instruction manual.

However, this is a draft–you may add, subtract, and change as needed later.

Include notes about what images to include with each step as appropriate (think of WOVEN).

We will look at the other components of your Instruction Manual next week. 

Copy-and-paste your memo into a comment made to this post on our OpenLab Course Site.

12 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Assignment, Week 7”

  1. To: Prof. Jason Ellis
    From: Jared Williams
    Date: Oct 27, 2021
    Subject: Process list for Instruction Manual, Draft

    The purpose of this memo is to provide a draft go my process list for my instruction manual about building a computer.

    I. Think about the machine you are trying to make.
    II. Set a budget and make a list of parts you want/need
    III. Decide OS (windows/linux)
    IV. Acquire parts
    V. Download OS to removable drive from a working computer
    VI. Have a clean and clear workspace
    VII. Ground yourself
    VIII. Open case
    IX. Screw motherboard to the case
    X. Place CPU into socket
    XI. Attach CPU cooler bracket to the back of MoBO
    XII. Seat RAM sticks
    XIII. Connect Hard Drive (optional: attach M.2 or Sata SSD)
    XIV. Seat GPU
    XV. Install power supply (PS)
    XVI. Connect PS cables to MoBo and GPU.
    XVII. Connect all fan headers and RGB headers to MoBo.
    a. Optional: perform some cable management
    XVIII. Close case and plug to display and power socket.
    XIX. Perform POST.
    XX. Tweak BIOS settings
    XXI. Boot from removable drive and install OS to one of the drives installed in new machine.
    XXII. Go through first time setup process for OS and enjoy.

  2. To: Prof. Jason Ellis
    From: Rosario Garcia
    Date: Oct 27, 2021
    Subject: Draft about the computer manual
    1.0 Choosing specific s with requirements laptop or PC and it specs, software
    1.1 The purpose of the summary is to choose a topic about choosing specific with requirements computer or laptop/pc for the Instruction Manual. Expanded more about computer, software and installation.
    1.2 The audience is to people going buy specific laptop or pc for needs
    1.3 The area choosing specific laptop and its software
    1.4 Choosing a certain brand pc/laptop and software and programs
    1.5 The convention does the job and fit the user needs and requirements
    1.6 The motivated is continue understanding and learning that there may be some requirement doesn’t meet but can improve.
    1.7 Safe and Disclaimer always backup the data in hard drive or cd if the laptop/pc not functioning
    2.0 Research about the specific laptop/pc, also have budget in mind
    2.1 The laptop / pc specs fit with your needs
    2.2 Description of the Equipment’s Parts
    3.0 Budget, hard drive or cd, laptop/pc
    3.1 The for the laptop or computer usage for example some laptop built for gaming, coding, businesses, work, education, or simple task use like browsing the
    3.2 Check the items require in stock and the items to setup the laptop or pc ready to use
    3.3 laptop, usb ,cd, charger, if it pc setup then monitors, keyboard ,mouse, portable hard drive, desk
    4.0 Start up the laptop and follow the manual or building the pc by following the instruction
    4.1 Assemble the pc / install the installation that need for the laptop
    4.1.1 Startup the laptop charger it fully and turn it on / pc build the main hard drive or the bus of the monitor
    4.1.2 checking everything is running smoothly
    4.1.3 Everything is work properly and able setup the basic need the laptop or pc
    5.0 check it the software and program run well after the installation
    6.0 Check the manual and backup information laptop incase you run into issues
    7.0 Everything working well and all program run smoothly good to go

  3. TO: Prof. Ellis
    FROM: Alex Cheung
    DATE: Oct., 2021
    SUBJECT: Instruction Manual

    The purpose of this memo is to show the steps needed to install Ubuntu on a virtual machine. The targeted audience is for anyone in a tech related field. The only equipment needed is a computer/laptop. Here are the steps on how to install Ubuntu on a virtual machine:

    1.0 First, we need to install a virtual machine. We are going to be using VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/).
    1.1 Navigate to the download page.
    1.2 Download the VirtualBox version compatible with your system.
    1.3 After download is complete, run the install and follow the instructions.
    2.0 Second, we need to get our Ubuntu Desktop iso (https://ubuntu.com/).
    2.1 Navigate to the download page for Ubuntu Desktop. Download should start automatically.
    2.2 Keep iso in an easily accessible directory.
    3.0 Third, we are going to be setting up the virtual machine.
    3.1 Open VirtualBox.
    3.2 Click the “New” option to make a new virtual machine.
    3.3 Give the virtual machine a name, the directory you want it to be located, the OS type (Linux), and the OS version (Ubuntu). Click “Next”.
    3.4 Choose how much ram to allocate to the virtual machine. Click “Next”.
    3.5 Choose “Create a virtual hard disk now”. Click “Next”.
    3.6 Choose “VDI”. Click “Next”.
    3.7 Choose a storage option that is right for you. Click “Next”.
    3.8 Set the size limit for the virtual machine. Click “Next”.
    4.0 Fourth, we are now going to install the Ubuntu Desktop OS.
    4.1 Click on the just created virtual machine.
    4.2 Select the Ubuntu Desktop iso that we downloaded earlier.
    4.3 Follow the install instructions provided by the installer.

    Images will be provided for each step.

  4. To: Prof. Ellis
    From: Muztahid Sakif
    Date: Oct. 31, 2021
    Subject: Instruction Manual Draft

    1.0 In order to build a virtual network, you will first need to download Cisco packet tracer. Use the following link: https://www.netacad.com/courses/packet-tracer.
    1.1 The purpose of this memo is to write a basic instruction manual about how to build a virtual network on cisco packet tracer.
    1.2 The intended audience for this can be students who are studying cyber security or any other networking related fields
    1.3 In order to download cisco, you will first need to create an account. Once that’s done, you can download the software as it’s compatible with multiple operating systems.
    1.4 Once the packet tracer is installed, you will need devices such as a router, PC, and other end user devices. You can also place IoT devices such an AC, fan, fridge, and etc.
    1.5 Once you have all of the devices that you want for the network, you will connect them using a wire. You can use the straight- through cable to connect all the devices.
    1.6 You then will need to configure the devices so that they can communicate
    1.7 Make sure you assign IP addresses, as well as a default gateway address.
    2.0 You can manually assign addresses to end user devices
    2.1 For this assignment, I will be use pictures from cisco to show the audiences and walk them through the steps
    2.2 You also need to configure the ip address.
    3.0 Once all the devices are configured, you can then use a ping test to see if they communicate.
    3.1 Within the network, you can then assign security to all the devices
    3.2 You can also use multiple routers to set up multiple networks and establish communication between them.
    3.3 Do a ping test to see if these devices can communicate.

  5. To: Prof. Jason Ellis
    From: Olamide Yomi
    Date: 10/31/2021
    Subject: Instruction Manual

    The purpose of this memo is to get general basics about HTML CSS and JavaScript and use them to build a simple web application.

    1.0 Introduction to HTML and HTML editors/basic
    1.1 Installing of Visual Studio Code (https://code.visualstudio.com/download)
    1.2 Different Element and basic implementation of HTML
    1.3 HTML Class and ID
    1.4 HTML Form and Graphics
    2.0 Introduction to CSS
    2.1 CSS Syntax and selector
    2.2 Adding color, backgrounds and borders
    2.3 Using padding, height/width, and important CSS function functions.
    2.4 Advanced CSS coding.
    3.0 Introduction to JavaScript
    3.1 Implementation JavaScript to HTML
    3.2 JavaScript Variable
    3.3 JavaScript Functions
    3.4 JavaScript Let and Const
    4.0 Creating Facebook replica
    4.1 Using HTML
    4.2 Adding CSS from style and design
    4.3 Adding JavaScript for functioning
    5.0 Creating YouTube replica
    5.1 Using HTML
    5.2 Adding CSS from style and design
    5.3 Adding JavaScript for functioning

  6. TO: Prof. Ellis
    FROM: Michael Vanunu
    DATE: Oct 27, 2021
    SUBJECT: Instruction Manual for basic java programming

    1.0 Explaining the objectives
    1.1 Explaining the goals
    1.2 Picking a program
    1.3 Understanding how to use the program
    1.4 Understanding syntax
    2.0 Explaining basic commands
    2.1 Explaining lines of codes
    2.2 Preparing to write our first program
    3.0 Writing our first program
    3.1 Reviewing the program
    3.2 What we learnt from the program
    4.0 Explaining [TBD but a part of the language] Ex. Methods
    4.1 Explaining [TBD but a part of the language] Ex. Loops
    4.2 Explaining [TBD but a part of the language] Ex. Objects
    5.0 Using the explained 4.0 in action
    5.1 Using the explained 4.1 in action
    5.2 Using the explained 4.2 in action
    6.0 Making a program that relies on everything we learnt
    6.1 Reviewing the program
    7.0 Conclusion

    pictures [tbd]

  7. To: Prof. Ellis
    From: Mamadou Sakho
    Date: October 27, 2021
    Subject: Manual instruction as list

    The purpose of this manual instruction is to give a description of how to make your own speaker.
    1) Design a PCB layout and transfer it into a blank PBC board (can be done with software or manually depending on how complicated the project is).
    2) Buy a PCB board
    3) Wires
    4) Resistors whose calculations will define their values.
    5) Capacitors, the values will be determined by your calculations.
    6) Voltage supply (12 V) power outlet.
    7) Led 2v/20mA to check if the circuit is functioning properly.
    8) IC Socket
    9) Electronic junction box
    10) 2 Male RCA Audio Aux
    11) Potentiometer to increase or lower the volume.
    12) Soldering Iron
    13) Banana Jack
    14) Switch

  8. To: Prof. Ellis
    From: Victor Li
    Date: Nov 2, 2021
    Subject: Instruction Manual Draft

    The purpose of this memo is to use Python to create a website.

    1.0 Click on Safari (Mac) or Google Chrome (Mac and Windows)

    1.1 Click Search Bar then type http://www.python.org

    1.2 Click Download tab and then proceed to download Python

    1.3 Click on the “Python Installer” tab on the laptop

    1.4 Click “Continue and then finish installing Python

    1.5 Open Python software on your laptop or desktop

    2.0 When you enter Python you can start typing your code for your website

    2.1 When you finish the code, exit the app and save the code

    3.0 Enjoy using your new created website on the internet.

  9. TO Prof. Jason Ellis
    FROM: Pape Diop
    DATE 11/03/2021
    SUBJECT: Instruction Manual Draft

    The purpose of this memo is to provide a few steps on how to find data using Python and the command line.

    1.0 Installing Python
    2.0 Installing Visual Studio Code Application
    2.1 Creating a folder for the project
    3.0 Installing Mango Database
    3.1 Moving Mongo folder to Developer folder
    3.2 Creating a Data folder
    4.0 Downloading the stock data file
    4.1 Storing a stock file in the database folder
    4.3 Running Mongo command to start the shell online.
    5.0 Creating a Python file in Visual Studio
    5.1 writing simple Python code to find any data in the stock data

  10. To: Prof. Ellis
    From: Gani Graceni
    Date: November 11, 2021
    Subject: Process list of instructions Manual

    The purpose of this draft is to show the process of the instructions manual on how to program a PIC microcontroller. Breaking down the data sheet for the PIC16 family microcontroller chips the following points will be crucial for the manual:

    1. Construct the Hardware ( Basic set up to light an LED or turn on a Fan or DC motor)
    2. Find and install the Software in your PC or MAC
    3. Create a new project file
    4. Build parameters in the software
    5. Configure the specific Microchip PIC16
    6. Configure the bits
    7. Configure the oscillator and watchdog timer
    8. Set up the Wait(milliseconds) timer
    9. Write and modify the code
    10. Select the programmer
    11. Configure the programmer
    12. Make the proper connection from programmer to the device ( PIC)
    13. Build the project
    14. Make and download from programmer to device
    15. Check is the program finished “Successful”
    16. Double check if the program checksum is equal to the device checksum

  11. To: Prof. Jason Ellis
    From: Edwin Baez
    Date: 11/05/2021
    Subject: Instruction Manual Draft

    The purpose of this memo is to show my draft on my list of processes to follow if one wants to build their own computer.

    Decide what kind of pc you want (Gaming/Workstation/Both)
    Set a budget for the parts you would like to purchase
    Intel or AMD?
    Selection of Parts
    Parts compatibility check
    Download OS of choice to removable usb drive
    Clear workspace area
    Preparing yourself (Ground)
    Case Setup
    Motherboard setup
    GPU installment
    Power Supply Installment
    SSD/HDD setup
    Cable Management
    Booting into PC for first time
    Installing OS
    Installing drivers
    Enjoy your new PC

  12. To: Prof. Jason Ellis
    From: Ducquon Hinds
    Date: December 14, 2021
    Subject: Other Sections for Instruction Manual

    The purpose of this memo is the show a list on how to crate a proper instructional or training manual.

    – How to create training manual
    – Steps to create employee training manual
    Step 1: Identify the objective of employee training manual
    Step 2: Collaborate to create employee training manual
    Step 3: Understand your audience
    Step 4: Set the milestone and deadlines
    Step 5: Analyze what should be included
    Step 6: Use the right tool
    Step 7: Get the feedback and improve
    Summing It

    pictures and more info to be added.

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