Final Demo


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:

  1. Completion: The project has been entirely completed.
  2. Thoroughness: Care and attention to detail are evident in construction and layout.
  3. Performance: Performance is completely verified, and operation is reliable.
  4. 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.
  5. Complexity: A multiplier will be applied to your score reflecting the complexity of the project. This multiplier is between 0.5 and 1.

Submission and Deadlines

Sign-up for a demo time is handled through the PACE system. Again, remember to sign up for a peer review, as well.

Environmental Sensing for Firefighters

Andri Teneqexhi, Lauren White, Hyun Yi

Environmental Sensing for Firefighters

Featured Project

Hyun Yi, Lauren White, and Andri Teneqexhi earned the Instructor's Award in the Fall of 2013 for their work on the Environmental Sensing for Firefighters.

"Engineering is all about solving real life problems and using the solutions to improve the lives of others. ECE 445 allows you to actually delve deeper into what this really means by providing students the chance to undergo the engineering design process. This requires taking all of the theoretical knowledge, lab experiences, and ultimately, everything that you have ever learned in life, and applying it to your project. Though, there is structure to the course and deadlines in place to measure your team's progress, the actual design, implementation, and success of your project is all determined by you. Unlike any other course that I have taken, I've gained an appreciation for the utilization and benefits of external resources, unforeseen scheduling delays, delegating tasks, and most importantly, teamwork. I consider ECE 445 to be a crash course into real life engineering and a guide to become a successful engineer." -- Lauren White