In addition to Blog posts linked to from Action Items, blog posts linked to from this document will be incorporated into your final blog post grade.
Do not forget summary paragraph.
Non-Technical Blog Posts will be deleted
Source Materials – As specified in the Project Summary Blog your final post must include or link to these zipped files. When unzipped they must be in their native file formats (Solidworks Drawings, Fritzing Diagrams, Eagle CAD files, Arduino Code, etc.)
For my signature are due no later than Friday, May 5th by 2:00 pm (end of class).
Review of Verification and Validation Plans and Reports
I recommend returning parts on loan, except those integrated into the project, today – avoid the crunch.
Get projects mission ready.
Verification and Validation Reports
Updated and Printed Verification and Validation Checklists and associated Test Reports are Due at the time of the Demonstration
Updated Checklist broken out by Division and Type (Will, Shall, Should). Unless otherwise directed (approved), verification will be at the system level.
Request waivers on tests you are not planning on conducting. It never hurts to ask.
Provide link to PDR System Level Requirements Do not include unlinked requirements. In other words, a system level requirement which is not linked to a project requirement. Again, unless approved, subsystem verification is not factored into your grade.
Include a “Change Control Page” at the beginning of the Test Report. See SMD Pick and Place for excellent example.
Checklist may include percent complete versus a simple Yes or No.
Common mistakes: quantitative (no sharp edges), missing requirements (flight time, safety).
Points deducted for use of glue gun and other adhesives like epoxy, twisted non-soldered wires, poor workmanship, tape, zip ties, etc.
Non-mission Critical Parts
During the final week of class (not during final’s week) teams will return parts on loan or purchased with University funds and not required in support of the demonstration. Please bring paper versions of all relevant emails and receipts to expedite the process.
Promotional Video on the Engineering Method
The objective of the video is to provide a fun and positive overview of the engineering method and project. The video may be used for promoting the electrical engineering department to the college and outside world (e.g. as a recruiting tool).
Reference Video: You can view previous videos here.
Video: Please do not use copyrighted material (e.g. clips from movies)
End Credits: Second to last clip should thank our sponsors (for example: 4PCB and Arxterra) including by name and corporate logo. The final clip must always show CSULB Emblem and give credit to the COE/EE department.
Blog Posts should have a descriptive title, show a square teaser photo plus a short introductory paragraph with Read More à tag.
Post should indicate semester
Title should describe content
Teaser photo must be square
Verify short summary paragraph is on project home page. (prosthetic arm/hand)
If missing “Read More” tag you probably have the complete blog post on the project page.
Code must include helpful comments and should be single spaced done in Courier font
Too much space between paragraphs
Image Size and Number
Images should be under 200 Kbytes. See “How to Blog Post – 101”. And only upload once (Arxterra/public_html/www.arxterra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01 – 04). All of these files are over 400K. Interesting that the biggest files are also uploaded multiple times – which should tell you something!