The focus of the lab this week is to organize and
prepare for the final
public presentation, which is on December 12.
An overview of the final presentation was provided in class before Thanksgiving, along with a 3 minute compendium from 2011 (mov).
Key areas to focus on are both the prototype and final presentation design. Please do not underestimate the importance
of preparing and practicing for the final presentation.
Advanced preparation for Lab #12
Prepare a short, well organized status report on the tasks you
have been working on.
officers should prepare a budget status report for the team.
should form an agenda, including a review of project
status and a plan for what needs to be done. Plan to spend a good portion of the lab working.
presentation includes both a team booth for the reception and
a formal presentation. 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
Your instructors will check your physical design
notebook during lab. There are no digital submissions this week.
Recommended Lab #12 Activities
Follow the standard lab startup.
should present the agenda and make changes based on input from the
officers should give a short budget update to the team.
If all of the team did not have a chance to discuss feedback
from the technical review before the holiday, take a few minutes
to bring everybody up to speed.
Review your team's work plan proposed by the system
Review the current status of the design with reports from
Divide tasks and assign responsibility for prototype and presentation
issues that need to be addressed and start working as soon as possible.
The course instructor will be scheduling 30 minute meeting for this Friday with each team. The goal will be to discuss/review your prototype design and also briefly review your presentation plans. You do not need to explicitly prepare materials for this review, but you will need to be able to show your final design.
Remember that there is a presentation
practice session the Friday
before the final