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Lab #9: Week of November 4: Resolving design details and prototyping

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Main Lab Objective

The goal this week is to make sure that things are on track during a very brief meeting, and then to spend time working on your prototype. Details details should be resolved now... the technical review is in two weeks!

Advanced preparation for Lab #9
Individual:
Your task force should prepare a short, well organized, status report on the tasks that you have been working on.

Officers:
Financial officers should prepare a budget status report for the team.

System integrators should prepare an agenda that includes a review of project status and a schedule update. Focus on having an effective, brief meeting so that a significant portion of the lab time can be spent working.

If AV equipment is needed, the system integrators should set this up prior to the start of lab.

What's due
Individual
Design notebooks are due this week.

Recommended Lab #9 Activities
Begin with the standard meeting startup.

Financial officers should give a short budget update to the team.

Briefly review the current status of the design with reports from different task forces. Review the updated project schedule.

Divide tasks and assign responsibility for design issues that need to be addressed and start working.

Lab instructors may want to meet with individual task forces to review progress and help with design issues. They will also quickly review your design notebooks.

Notes
On Monday of this week, at 7 PM, there is a costing tutorial that will be quite helpful in developing a cost estimate for your product. There will also be industrial design consutations on Thursday evening.