Date 11/2

  • Topic: Capstone design project

Pre-class:

      • Watch the video “What is a Capstone Project?”
      • Why Capstone design project?

 In-class:

  • Arduino Project Research

  • Capstone Project.

    • Discuss below topics.
      • What is capstone project?
    • Team building
      • Grouping, Randomizing: Random Team Generator
      • Team Building Game, Aliens have landed
        • This team game needs a bit of your imagination
        • Scenario: aliens have finally landed on Earth near your home. They don’t speak English. So, each team must pick or draw three symbols or pictures to best describe your team.
        • Time: 10 minutes. Digitize the symbols by taking pictures or downloading images on your computer.
    • Capstone Project Brief
    • Download (DOCX, 21KB)

    • Report Format for Capstone Design
      • Cover Page: Title, Team members and number, Course Name, Date
      • Table of Contents
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Problem Formulation
      • Impact of the Project
      • Ideations
      • Design Strategy (Include options considered, ones selected, and alternatives for risk reduction)
      • Division of tasks among team members
      • Time line showing dependencies and major testable milestones
      • Cost (Show total cost and cost to project in separate columns if different, eg. because of borrowed or donated items)
      • Conclusion
      • Appendices (eg. catalog copies, spec sheets, etc.)
      • References
    • Your milestones
      • Problem Identification: Due Nov 15 (Fri)
      • Solution Exploration: Due Nov 22 (Fri)
      • Final Submission: Due Dec 7 (Mon)
      • Final Presentation: Dec 14 (Mon)
    • Define the problem
      • Brainstorming (Rules as Suggested by Osborn, 1953))
        • 1. Go for Quantity: Come up with as many ideas as possible.
        • 2. Avoid Criticism: Verbal and nonverbal criticisms should be suspended until the evaluation process begins (after brainstorming).
        • 3. Welcome Unusual Idea: The crazier the better; you never know where the train of thought might take you.
        • 4. Combine and Improve: The idea that “1+1=3” means that combinations of ideas can lead to new and better ones.
      •  Questions
        • What is the problem or need?
        • Who has the problem or need?
        • Why is it important to solve?
      • Mind Mapping
        • Mind mapping refers to a technique that designers and engineers use to express and generate ideas. All that mind mapping really is, however, is a way to get all of the ideas in your head down onto paper. There is no right or wrong way to mind map. It is simply a visual representation of the thoughts in your head, and it often looks like organized chaos.
    • Research techniques