The last few weeks (check schedule) will be devoted to a project of your own choosing.  There are very few guidelines for the project, it just need to be something that you can complete in just a couple of weeks -- but it is never too early to think about what you may want to do for the project.  It can take the form of something you build, either hardware or software.

I have made up a list of potential projects, but please don't feel like you have to choose from the list.  You  can do anything that is related to anything we covered in the course.  Let your imagination roam.

I encourage you to pick something that you feel will challenge you and stretch your abilities, rather than working on something that merely reinforces your strengths.  In the next two years you will need to develop a wide range of abilities, in a wide range of classes.  This project is your last opportunity to really take a chance to learn to do  something that you may not do particularly well, without having to worry about necessarily being successful.

You should pick a project that will take you about  8-12 hours to complete.  If you want to work in the shop, make sure you talk to Smitty before submitting a project proposal.  You may work with with whomever you'd like to work with, but I would like no more than 3 people to a group.

A 1 paragraph proposal is due Tuesday 11/15

On Tuesday 12/6 (which runs on a Thursday schedule to make up for Thanksgiving day) we meet for project presentations (a 5 to 10 minute oral presentation).  You will be required to put the write-up for your project on the web, with a link from your web page.     The write-up is due by 12/9. 

E5 Projects (Work in groups or individually)
You should pick a project that will take you about 8-12 hours to complete over about 3 weeks.

E5 Research Paper - Design a web-based research report on any topic related to engineering that interests you.  Some examples are given below, but feel free to choose your own.