Documenting your term project

Final Report for MTID

The purpose of the report is to explain to others what you did, why you did it, how you did it — clearly enough so that a moderately intelligent though sleep-deprived CMU student can replicate your work.

(posted on the class blog – (optionally also

project title.
one paragraph (50 word) summary description of the project. (what, why, for whom,..)
overall photographs, video of project (demonstrated)
detail photographs of specific parts or components, as needed.

additional text, 100 words or more as needed, to explain HOW the project works.
schematic design diagram of electronics
schematic physical design drawing
code outline (“system diagram” illustrating how the software works)
parts list (be specific – for example, which IR rangefinder (part number, supplier?)

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