The final presentations will take place during finals week at a
mutually agreed time within our allotted slots determined by the
registrar. Because the class meets across 3 periods we will have some
choice of dates and times for these final presentations in which we
will try to accommodate any otherwise heavy exam schedules or other
constraints (but you must make these known when the time comes to
- Each team will have 20 minutes total, including the
presentation, circuit demonstration and fielding audience questions to
present the project (this includes any time you might have to take
getting your presentation onto the computer used and/or overcoming
Apple/PC incompatibilities. Get those issues resolved before we start
so you don't have to do it under the added pressure of an audience,
while chewing up your time).
- Each PowerPoint like presentation should begin with a
description of the general function or purpose of the circuit,
discussing the need or
motivation in terms of where it has, or might have, application. This
followed by a global schematic that divides the overall circuit into
functional blocks (i.e. a block diagram) of sub-circuits that are each
labeled with their specific function. Subsequent slides should
describe how each sub-circuit works using the language and
descriptions that relate as much as possible to what you learned in the
course. You can elaborate about issues that came-up during the build
and how you overcame, or worked around, them. Finally you can show the
block diagram again, explaining how the parts come together to give the
whole its intended function.
- Team members should share equally in giving the
presentation, trading off at convenient break points, each of you
demonstrating a thorough understanding of the circuit.
- The presentation should take no more than 15 minutes,
including 2-4 minutes for questions from the audience. Good
presentations are practiced. If you try to get up there and wing it,
this will show, and your grade will likely suffer for it.
- The remainder of your time will be spent demonstrating your
circuit in action, doing what it is meant to do. Since you will likely
need the workstation tools to do this plan on demonstrating the circuit
at your workbench with the audience gathered around. Failed circuits
will not score as well as functioning circuits so check and tweak your
circuit before the scheduled time for this.
- Written documentation (lab report) is not required for