EF 230 Fall, 2009 Project
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This project will take the place of exam #3. Your assignment it to create a Matlab program that does something fun, neat, and/or useful. Part of the task is to come up with something that you can use Matlab for that interests you and that can be done in a reasonable amount of time.
Here are a few ideas. Please don't feel limited to these. Some may be rather challanging - defining and simplifying the chosen task is a critical part of the project.
- game (tic-tac-toe, connect four, or similar)
- image, sound or video manipulation
- A general solution to a typical engineering problem
- Project Proposal (10%) - Wed, Nov 11, midnight - Upload a one paragraph PDF, doc, or txt file describing what you want to do for your project. We will provide comments and approval via the link above.
- Project Status Report (30%) - Sun, Nov 22, midnight - A one page report plus file(s) showing code you've generated to this point. The report should include your project description from above and a short discussion of what you've done so far. You should be approximately half done with the project at this point.
- Final Project Report (30%) - Wed, Dec 2, midnight - A one page report that includes a description of your project, an overview of the final product, what problems you had, and what you've learned.
- Program File(s) (30%) - Wed, Dec 2, midnight - All files necessary to run your program.
Grading of the ProgramDue to the nature of this project, grading will be subjective and will be based upon the following general categories.
- Demonstration of basic programming skills
- Demonstration of ability to utilize the functionality available in Matlab
- Quality (Does it work? Correctly?)
- Documentation (in-line comments)
- Anything that you use from sources other than the Matlab software and help files should be referenced. The preferred reference is a comment in the code saying where and when you accessed the reference. Remember Google works both ways - if you can find it, we can find it as well. Violations of this basic rule will result in a 0 for the project.
- You are expected to spend approximately 10 hours outside of class over the next month on this project. Spending significantly more that that will not improve your grade.