The Final Demonstration is the single most important measure of the success of your project. The evaluation is focused on issues of completion, testing, and reliable operation. You will demo your entire project to a team of one professor, your TA, and several peer reviewers. Other guests (e.g., alumni, high school students, donors) may, at times, also be present.
Requirements and Grading
Students must be able to demonstrate the full functionality of their project and any requirement in their Requirements and Verification table to the instructor. Credit will not be given for features which cannot be demonstrated. For tests that are lengthy or require equipment not available at the demo, students should have their lab notebooks ready to show testing data. For any portion of the project which does not function as specified, students should have hypotheses (and supporting evidence) of what is causing the problem.
The design team should be ready to justify design decisions and discuss any technical aspect of the project or its performance (not just one's own responsibilities). Quantitative results are expected wherever applicable. See the Demo Grading Rubric for specific details, but in general, show the following:
- Completion: The project has been entirely completed.
- Thoroughness: Care and attention to detail are evident in construction and layout.
- Performance: Performance is completely verified, and operation is reliable.
- Understanding: Everyone on the project team must must be able to demonstrate understanding of his/her technical work and show that all members have contributed significantly.
- Complexity: A multiplier will be applied to your score reflecting the complexity of the project. This multiplier is between 0.5 and 1.