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TEJ4M - Final Project

Individually or in pairs define some type of project or piece of hardware that you would like to build.

Stage 1 -- Feb. 11
/10 Marks

Verbal Proposal
Form a group and briefly define a project that you would like to work on. Discuss hardware needs and group roles. Orally present your proposal to me for my approval. Hand in your group member's names with your topic.

Stage 2 -- Feb. 23
/25 Marks

Written Proposal
Write a detailed proposal that outlines the project that you are attempting to create. It should include a clear definition of what the hardware will do. You will also define each group member's role. Your proposal should be no less than five pages in length. It should include detailed drawing and diagrams to help explain the project. Also include a list of equipment and parts that you will need.

/5 Communication -- Spelling, grammar, clarity.
/10 Knowledge -- All relevant details are included.
/10 Thinking -- Problems are anticipated and addressed.

Stage 3 -- Mar. 28
/25 Marks

Your prototype should be a simple layout of your hardware. It should give the user or tester the basic idea of the how the hardware will work without all of the functionality working or the finished casing.

Stage 4 -- Week of Mar. 28
/20 Marks Presentation
/5 Marks Questions

Prototype Presentation
Groups will present their prototypes to the class for critique and suggestions. This presentation should be no shorter than twenty minutes. After the presentations has been completed the group should field questions and criticisms for roughly five to ten minutes.

Each individual in the class will be assigned a mark based on questions or comments that they direct towards the presenting group.

Presentations Schedule

Coming Soon!

Stage 5 -- Week of May 16
/25 Marks

Final Presentation
The final version of the hardware will be presented to the class. It is expected that the hardware will be fully functional for this presentation. Minor tweaks can be made based on the class's response before the 1.0 version is handed in.

Presentations Schedule

Coming soon!

Stage 7 -- May 27
/100 Marks

Final Submission
Congratulations! 1.0 versions of your hardware are to be handed in.
Hand in the following:

  1. Final version of you hardware (40 Marks)
  2. Printed manual on the functionality of the hardware. (25 Marks)
  3. Five page written report on the design process. (20 Marks)
  4. Annotated Bibliography. (15 Marks)
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WHMIS Training

You must pass a WHMIS test before you will be allowed to handle any chemicals for Printing Circuit boards.

  1. Read: WHMIS Education
  2. Take the Quiz
  3. You must show me a mark of at least 70% on the quiz.

10 Marks for successful completion of the quiz.

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Classroom Network Design

Networking Project:  TEJ3M

Computer networking is the engineering discipline concerned with communication between computer systems.  Part of this communication process involves the laying out of computer nodes and an appropriate transmission medium.  The goal of this project is to modify the computer network in our classroom.  We would like to have proper drop boxes, cabling and conduit for each of the computer work stations within his classroom.  We would also like to set up a server and  printer to the network.

Your task is to provide a layout, design, list of materials and cost for this project.  You will work in groups like different departments within a business.  Each group will be responsible for a part of this project.  The group will write-up a small proposal (at least 1 page) and then present this proposal to the other groups.  Within this proposal there should be at least 2, but not more than 3 options.  For example you may look at plastic conduit as one option, metal conduit as the other option.  The following groups/departments will be formed along with the corresponding responsibilities:

1.  Design/Layout Team  -  Design

- Decide on location of nodes, drop boxes, server, printer

- Determine how and where network will connect into existing school network

- Create a design plan drawn to scale with measurements

2.  Materials Team - Material List

- Design analysis

- Inventory of components that are currently on hand

- Create a materials list including all items that need to be purchased


3.  Material Source & Cost Team

- Research source and pricing for each of the items

- Compile a total cost for the project on a spread sheet.

4.  Project Schedule

- Produce a work schedule as to what has to be done when

- Schedule arrival of purchased components

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Understanding Electricity

Follow this web link and do activities 1-4. You should also be familiar with the terms discussed in the glossary.

You may have to install a Flash player.

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CPU Simulator Project

Go to the following web page:


At the bottom of the page you will see a button that says "Click here for lessons menu"... Click it.

Do lesson 1 through lesson 6.

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