The technical review is Monday evening!
Labs are optional this week, but teams meeting on Tuesday are advised to meet at their usual times. It is important that all teams meet to get plans in process before the holiday. If you want your instructors (or the course instructor)
to meet with you in an informal team meeting, please be sure to make
arrangements with them.
There is little time between thanksgiving and the final
public presentation on December 10, so it is critical to start thinking about next steps before the holiday. How is the prototype to be redesigned/rebuilt? What will the presentation set/context be? Professor Wallace will be meeting with members of each team on Tuesday or Wednesday discuss product design details and set design for the final presentation. Please contact him to setup a meeting time. He would be happy to review details your team's design with you at that time as well.
For the remainder of the term, you will need to have
part of your team focus on prototype improvements while others
work on your final presentation design, business model,
and brochures, etc. The scope of the presentation ranges from
the product and it's technical design to customer needs, benchmarking,
and a plan for how it could reach its potential market. The design
and execution of the presentation is an important component of the grade.
Advanced preparation for Lab #11
Review the second team review results. Decide if there are areas of improvement that should be discussed in the lab meeting, and what changes might lead to improvement. Think about what should be discussed in lab with the whole team, and what changes might be made in weaker areas.
officers should prepare a budget status report for the team.
System integrators should meet to form an agenda that includes a review of project
status and a plan for what needs to be done.
notebooks and timesheets are due this week. Please post these before you leave for the Thanksgiving holiday. Physical design notebooks will be reviewed in lab during the week following the holiday.
Recommended Lab #11 Activities
Make sure that someone is recording meeting minutes and
will post the information for your team.
System integrators should present the agenda and make changes based on input from the
officers should give a short budget update to the team.
Discuss the status of the prototype design and plan/prepare its redesign.
Discuss preliminary plans for preparing for the final presentations.