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= Introduction and Overview =
= Introduction and Overview =
In a rapidly progressing and innovation-focused world, there is constantly a push for revolutionary new ideas. As the future of engineering, you have been called upon by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in collaboration with NYU Tandon School of Engineering to propose and develop upon unique, intriguing ideas that will promote technological advancement and improve quality of life. The National Academy of Engineering wants to see how the new generation of engineers will address the Engineering Grand Challenges and technological problems the world faces. They want to reward innovative and exceptional designs and prototypes.
In a rapidly progressing and innovation-focused world, there is constantly a push for revolutionary new ideas. As the future of engineering, you have been called upon by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in collaboration with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering to propose and develop upon unique, intriguing ideas that will promote technological advancement and improve quality of life. The NAE wants to see how the new generation of engineers will address the Engineering Grand Challenges and technological problems the world faces. They want to reward innovative and exceptional designs and prototypes.


Your team is tasked with identifying a problem that needs to be solved, or address a proposed problem, and then moving forward to develop a solution. At the end of this semester, you will be expected to have a working prototype that you can showcase to your professors and teaching assistants. The product that shows the most creativity, promise, and innovative excellence will win an award. The goal of this endeavor is to address an engineering problem that you believe you can solve or begin to solve. You have the freedom to propose any idea you believe has merit be it a completely new technology or one that you aspire to adapt. If your proposal is selected, or if you are paired with a prompt, then you will be expected to move forward with your idea and have a concrete prototype by the end of the semester. You will be graded on the effort that is put into the project and in understanding the engineering design process, as well as your ability to explain what you learn from your engineering design endeavor.
Your team is tasked with identifying a problem that needs to be solved or addressing a prompt-based problem, and then moving forward to develop a proof of concept solution. At the end of the semester, you will be expected to have a working prototype that you can showcase to your professors and teaching assistants. The products that show the most creativity, promise, and innovative excellence will be awarded. The goal of this endeavor is to address an engineering problem that you believe you can solve or begin to solve. You have the freedom to propose any idea you believe to have merit, be it a completely new technology or one that you aspire to adapt. If your proposal is selected, then you will be expected to move forward with your idea and have a concrete prototype by the end of the semester. You will be graded on the effort that is put into the project and in understanding the engineering design process, as well as your ability to explain what you learn from your engineering design endeavor.


= Specifications =
= Specifications =
An application will be sent out for both free-choice RAD projects, where you come up with your own idea, and prompt-based RAD projects, where you choose a project from a list of prompts.


You will be utilizing the General Engineering Prototyping Lab and the NYU Tandon MakerSpace to design your project. The General Engineering Program will provide any applicable tools necessary to assist in prototyping and assembly. An upperclassman mentor from the General Engineering Program will be provided to you. This mentor will act as a guide for you throughout the duration of this project. They will do the majority of your grading, and stay in contact with you about what deliverables will be due and when. You have the freedom to propose an idea based in innovation and/or solving an engineering problem. Once your proposal has been selected by professors and other staff, you will work with your team to meet the goals that you, your mentor, and the professors have agreed upon. In order to complete your project to the best of your ability, you have a budget to order parts that you require. You purchase request that your mentor, and other faculty, will need to approve. You will need to submit all deliverables, meet Benchmarks, and complete Milestone presentations on time. Student prototypes will be judged by professors at the end of the semester, and the best teams will be awarded a prize.
<!--You will be utilizing the General Engineering Prototyping Lab and the NYU Tandon MakerSpace to design your project. The General Engineering Program will provide any applicable tools necessary to assist in prototyping and assembly.-->


Along with your mentor during open lab hours there will always be one RAD open lab TA on shift. The open lab TA will contact you when your orders have arrived, sign out your RAD kit (a kit with some basic electronic components), sign out additional electronic equipment, work through group conflicts, sit down with you and help you problem solve and come up with solutions, help connect you with other TAs for specific help and training, and help you through this project in any other way possible. Your mentor will be your main point on contact throughout this semester but the RAD open lab ta will be able to provide additional support during all open lab hours.  
An upperclassman mentor from the General Engineering Program will be provided to you. This mentor will act as a guide for you throughout the duration of this project. They will set the requirements for your project, and stay in contact with you about what deliverables will be due and when.
 
You have the freedom to propose an idea based on innovation and/or solving an engineering problem. Once your proposal has been selected by professors and other staff, you will work with your team to meet the goals that you, your mentor, and the professors have agreed upon. To understand the scope of your project, you have a theoretical budget of $100, which will be used to determine what and how many parts you should purchase in theory. You do not actually receive the funds, but rather should design a prototype to stay within this given budget.<!--To use this budget for parts for your project, you must submit purchase requests that your mentor, and other faculty, will need to approve.--> You will need to submit all deliverables, meet Benchmarks, and complete Milestone presentations on time. Student prototypes will be judged by professors at the end of the semester, and the best teams will be awarded a prize.
 
Along with your mentor, there will be additional Technical Open Lab (Tech OL) TAs on-shift during Open Lab hours. <!--Your Technical OL will contact you when your orders have arrived, sign-out your RAD kit (a kit with some basic electronic components), sign-out additional electronic equipment, and help you solve a problem, help connect you with other TAs for specific help and training, and help you through this project in any other way possible.--> The Tech OLs will help you solve a problem, help connect you with other TAs for specialized help and training, and help you through this project in any other way possible. Your mentor will be your main point of contact throughout the semester, but any Tech OL or Open Lab TA will be able to provide additional support during all Open Lab hours.
 
<!--The EG1003 Prototyping Lab (Protolab) is another resource available during most Open Lab hours. See the Open Lab schedule for exact times. The Technical OL TA will be available in Model Shop and can help you solder and design CAD models, and the Protolab TA will be available in Protolab can help design and approve 3D print designs.-->
Lastly, the Research & Development Committee of EG1003 has developed an Technical Online Library to provide you resources for help in web development, cybersecurity, game development, app development, programming languages, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LEGO robotics, and more. The online library can be found here:
 
*[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X-Sj3W7rKKYeUzUMY5eqmQMuMU6Gh1op5HMCAlGhO-I/edit?ts=5d76dbee#gid=682782030 Technical Online Library]
 
== Example Project Ideas ==
 
Check out the RAD projects students worked on in the recent years by watching the following video:
* [https://youtu.be/GmUpPuMvyNo RAD Video 1]
 
Access this Google document for more information on [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BBSNUqP8Km-ZWUfmNcJbAfgTkfYmRVzxyfj7WiHOYfc/edit?usp=sharing potential project ideas].
 
Review the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for Engineering and the United Nations Education for Sustainable Development Goals reports to help you identify a global challenge that you are passionate about:
 
* National Academy of Engineering. (2008). Grand Challenges for Engineering. The National Academies Press. Updated 2017, Retrieved from http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/challenges/11574.aspx
* United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. (2017). Education for sustainable development goals: Learning objectives. UNESCO Publishing. Retrieved from https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000247444
 
Below are examples of final prototypes of past RAD projects. This is the expectation of a RAD project:
 
[[Image:RAD Example 1.png|400px|thumb|center|Figure 1: PepperPet]]
 
[[Image:RAD Example 2.png|400px|thumb|center|Figure 2: Paw Print]]
 
[[Image:RAD Example 3.png|400px|thumb|center|Figure 3: SiteSeer]]
 
== Drawings ==
 
You will be required to draw a CAD model of your device for Milestone presentations and Benchmark assessments. You can use any CAD software to do so. EG1003 uses and teaches Fusion 360 for labs and other SLDPs, and [https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators Fusion 360] is the recommended software for CAD. You can download Fusion 360 for free using your NYU email. Other CAD software such as SolidWorks, Inventor, and Rhino are permitted, however EG1003 does not provide resources in obtaining or learning those programs.
Using your chosen CAD software, create four drawings of the device: front, top, most detailed side, and isometric. Sensors and motors must be included in each drawing.
 
Each revision of the design must be documented and all changes must be presented during Milestone presentations.
 
[[Image:RAD_CAD_Drawing.png|400px|thumb|center||Figure 4: Example of CAD Drawing]]
 
== Diagrams ==
 
You will also be required to create a circuit diagram and a schematic diagram of your device for Milestones, presentations, and Benchmark assessments. A circuit diagram visualizes a lifelike representation of your circuit, concerning the physical layout of the wires and how they're connected to the components. (Figure 5). A schematic diagram shows the plans and functions of your circuit, but is not concerned with the physical layout of the wires (Figure 6).
 
[[Image:RAD_Circuit_Diagram.png|500px|thumb|center||Figure 5: Circuit Diagram Example]]
 
[[Image:RAD_Schematic_Diagram.png|500px|thumb|center||Figure 6: Schematic Diagram Example]]
 
EG1003 recommends the circuitry modeling softwares [https://www.tinkercad.com/|| Tinkercad] and [http://fritzing.org/|| Fritzing] to fulfill these deliverables. Tinkercad is a free browser-based circuitry software that is especially useful for constructing circuit diagrams with common electrical components. For projects with more complex electrical components, Fritzing is a free circuitry software with an encompassing library of electrical components that is useful for constructing circuit diagrams and schematic diagrams. For a guide on using both softwares, please refer to the [[Virtual Circuit Simulation Guide]].


The protolab is another recourse available during most of open lab hours, see the open lab schedule for exact times. The protolab TA can help you solder, design CAD models, and 3D print on EG 1003 printers.


= Example Project Ideas =
* Air quality tracking and alarm system
* Drone that can retrieve and deliver small objects
* Wearable device powered by renewable energy
* Gesture control of a computer screen
* Wearable blood sugar monitor
* Sensors to correct posture
<nowiki>*</nowiki>Creativity and innovation are always rewarded


{{SLDP: Microsoft Project}}
{{SLDP: Microsoft Project}}


= Purchasing =
== Cost Estimate ==
If EG 1003 does not have the materials you need to complete you project you will have a $100 budget to complete your project. This can be used towards items on Amazon (due to speed of delivery). This purchasing form can be found on the EG website, you MUST confirm all purchases with your mentor before submitting them. These purchases will then be approved by your mentor, the EG Research and Development committee, and the EG purchasing committee.  
A cost estimate must be generated that specifies the cost of all the materials and labor required for the construction of the proof of concept. Tabulate this cost information clearly in an Excel spreadsheet. Help in calculating the cost is available by reviewing [[How_to_plan_the_schedule_and_calculate_costs_for_a_project| How to plan the schedule and calculate costs for a project]]. You MUST choose parts for purchase from Amazon for ease of purchasing and faster delivery.<span style="color: red;">Any adjustments or changes over the semester in your cost estimate from the one implemented in your Design & Feasibility Report must be documented and shown to your mentor.</span>


In order to simplify this process purchases will be due on three specific dates at midnight. Then purchases will be submitted by the department later that week and your mentor will be notified when they are ordered. We cannot guarantee that purchases will arrive in a timely, for faster delivery make sure items are prime eligible. Think ahead and order on time.  
The cost estimate should include the following:
* Labor cost breakdown with hours and rates.
* Cost of all materials and components.
* Total cost must be shown in the bottom right corner.
There should be no decimal places in the cost estimate as this is purely an estimate. Be sure to round appropriately.


Purchase requests are due on the midnight of the following days, purchases will be completed the days following after mentors have approved them:
== Purchasing ==
02/25/19 (week 5)
03/11/19 (week 7)  
You will have a budget of $100 to complete your project.  Purchases can be made from materials that EG does not already have. You can find the list of materials available for all RAD groups here:
04/01/19 (week 9)
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cof5ZCWt_c6CYlQV6nC4v1weuLlSZg7_Lmt8rS2g_NY/edit Available Materials]
 
Purchases can only be made for items on Amazon. You can submit requests to purchase items through the Purchasing Form. After submitting the purchasing form, you must get your purchase approved by your mentor. The Purchasing Form can be found here:
* [https://forms.gle/A7PjtafobFPw78E49 RAD Purchasing Form]
 
In order to simplify this process, purchases must be approved by midnight. Purchases will be submitted by the department later that week. We cannot guarantee that purchases will arrive in a timely manner - make sure items are prime eligible for faster delivery and the item must ship in less than 7 days. Think ahead and order on time.
 
Purchase requests must be <b>submitted by 8:00 PM</b> of the following days in order for purchases to go through:
 
* October 1, 2021 (Week 4)
* October 8, 2021 (Week 5)  
* October 15, 2021 (Week 6)
* October 22, 2021 (Week 7)
* October 29, 2021 (Week 8)
* November 5, 2021 (Week 9)
 
There will be two additional special purchasing deadlines for recipients of the RAD Innovation Grant and groups with extenuating circumstances:
 
* November 12, 2021 (Week 10)
* November 19, 2021 (Week 11)
 
For any material or advanced print purchase through the MakerSpace, you must fill out the respective form. Once the form is filled out, your purchase must be approved. Material purchases must be approved by your mentor. Print purchases must be approved by a ProtoLab TA. After approval, then you are allowed to go to the MakerSpace to have your request fulfilled. Note: For any advanced prints, one member of the group must have completed prior training for the machine and must be present when completing the request at the MakerSpace.


== Additional Funding ==
== Additional Funding ==
There are other ways to receive additional funding for your project in EG1003. One way includes applying to the [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZ_P84Xo2A6kVGEcpWs5pW91gUmrJiIFxpnVqC9MSZBPaI_g/viewform EG Innovation Grant Application]. This application will be reviewed at each of the three purchasing dates, but reviewed on a rolling basis. This grant is for projects that are able to create a working prototype with the initial budget, but be able to make an even better prototype with the additional funds. All purchases with the groups initial budget must be made before applying to this grant. The groups mentor must be notified of the groups want to apply for the grant. Students can also apply to the NYU Makerspace mini grant which is a monthly award given out by the Makerspace.


== Cost Estimate ==
There are other ways to receive additional funding for your RAD project in EG1003. One way includes applying to the EG1003 Innovation Grant. Your application will be reviewed by the last purchasing date. This grant is for projects that are able to create a working prototype with the initial budget, but are able to make an even better prototype with the additional funding. All purchases with the group's initial budget must be made before applying to this grant. The group's mentor must be notified if the group wants to apply for the grant. The application will open on October 29th and will close on Novemeber 5th.
A cost estimate must be generated that specifies the cost of all the materials and labor required for the construction of the design. Tabulate this cost information clearly in an Excel spreadsheet. Help in calculating the cost is available by reviewing [[How to plan the schedule and calculate costs for a project]]. You MUST choose parts from amazon.com for ease of purchasing and fast delivery.
 
'''Note: You need to provide a cost estimate with a list of parts in your Design and Feasibility Report. <span style="color: red;">Any adjustments or changes over the semester must be documented and shown to your mentor.</span> <!--, as <span style="color: red;">you have a maximum budget of $100.00</span>-->.'''
== Weekly Meetings ==
Your group must schedule and attend weekly meetings with your RAD mentor. Your group must choose a time slot together and abide by that time slot for the remainder of the semester. Your RAD mentor will set your Benchmarks and extra credit tasks. For additional technical help, go to Open Lab and a Tech OL or Open Lab TA will assist you with your project.
 
== Engineering Notebook ==
 
While working on your project, you are expected to keep a record of all work done, as well as future plans and goals. In order to complete a Benchmark assessment, show your Engineering Notebook to the Open Lab TA completing your assessment. For Milestone 2, Milestone 3, and Final Submission you must have it approved by an Open Lab TA <!--submit your notebook--> in a Word Document (DOC or DOCX) format. A guide to writing the notebook, as well as a basic overview of its expectations and frequency at which you should log in your notebook, can be found on the [[Keeping an Engineering Notebook]] page.
 
== Extra Credit ==
 
RAD Groups have multiple options for receiving extra credit:
* Extra credit tasks determined by your mentor based on your specific RAD project. Usually, your mentor will give you an additional 2-3 tasks to complete by Commissioning, which can be up to 15 points total.  
* Completing Benchmark A, Benchmark B, or Submission early, or completing your respective SLDP's 3D printing extra credit task as described in the [[Prototyping Guide]]. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for exact point values.


The cost estimate should include the following:
Creativity and innovation are always rewarded. Original designs will receive extra credit at the discretion of your Recitation professor.
* Labor cost breakdown with hours and rates
* Cost of all materials and components
* Total cost must be shown in the bottom right corner
<nowiki>*</nowiki>No decimal places in the cost estimates as this is purely an estimate. Be sure to round appropriately.


= Milestones, Benchmarks, and Deliverables =
= Milestones, Benchmarks, and Deliverables =
As you work on your project, you will be required to present periodic reports on your progress. We call these Milestones. All the items assigned in each Milestone are called deliverables. These deliverables often consist of a combination of written submissions, presentations, and demonstrations. Additionally, you will be required to meet certain benchmarks assigned by your mentor, and hand in reports/deliverables that add to the progress and comprehensiveness of your project.
As you work on your project, you will be required to present periodic reports on your progress. We call these Milestones. All the items assigned in each Milestone are called deliverables. These deliverables often consist of a combination of written submissions, presentations, and demonstrations. Additionally, you will be required to meet certain benchmarks assigned by your mentor, and hand in reports/deliverables that add to the progress and comprehensiveness of your project. <b>The [https://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php/Prototyping_Guide prototyping guide] page contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.</b>


== Design & Feasibility Report ==
'''<span style="color: red;"> Note: You are only allowed to get a benchmark and commission approval from a TA for your project at the end of Lab or during Open Lab times or during scheduled meetings with your RAD Mentor. <span>'''
The Design and Feasibility Report (DFR) is extremely important, as it lays the groundwork for your project. You will be outlining your project idea, inspiration, and goals. The items that are outlined in the cost estimate '''will be purchased''', so choose carefully.
== Preliminary Design Investigation ==
The Preliminary Design Investigation (PDI) is extremely important, as it lays the groundwork for your project. You will be outlining your project idea, inspiration, and goals.


The DFR must include:
The PDI must include:
*Cover Page
*Project Overview
*Project Overview
*Goals & Objectives
*Goals & Objectives
Line 61: Line 132:
*Cost Estimate
*Cost Estimate
*Project Schedule
*Project Schedule
*Cover Page
*Relevant Pictures
*Relevant Pictures
<!--**Budget of $100.00-->


The Design and Feasibility Report is due to your mentor by email at the designated due date provided to you ('''one week after SLDP groups are determined'''). A basic outline of what your DFR should look like can be found here: [[Media:Outline.pdf|DFR Outline]]. Do NOT forget to include the items listed above.
An example PDI template can be found [[Media:PDI Template (2).docx|here]]. <b>The PDI is due to your mentor by email by Benchmark A.</b> Do not forget to include the items listed above. Use this link to access the [https://docs.google.com/document/d/15YI7-2Ca17EkAtsqrFwR6ZgStSUpkO9tbKHWVtxQp9g/edit?usp=sharing PDI Rubric].


== Milestone 1 ==
== Milestone 1 ==
Milestone 1 should act as a presentation of your Design and Feasibility Report. Without simply replicating your report in presentation format, take the key points to present in a concise and clear manner. The section formatting should be similar to that of the report. It is important that you outline your project goals and show that your project is realizable. This includes:
Milestone 1 should act as a presentation of your Preliminary Design Investigation Report. Without simply replicating your report in presentation format, take the key points to present in a concise and clear manner. The section formatting should be similar to that of the report. It is important that you outline your project goals and show that your project is realizable. This includes:
* Presentation:
* Project description (establish Benchmark A requirements)
** Project description (Establish Benchmark A, Benchmark B, Commissioning Requirements)
* Mission statement
** Mission statement
* Technical design description
** Technical design description
* Preliminary conceptual drawing
** Preliminary conceptual drawing
* Cost estimate
** Cost estimate
* Microsoft Project schedule
** MS Project schedule
** Click [https://nyu.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0018302&sys_kb_id=b996a7281b6210906441c8c11a4bcbce&spa=1 here] to access the guide on how to transfer a file
** Progress update: current state of the project
* Progress update (current state of the project)


'''''Look Ahead''': What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 2?''
<b>Look Ahead: What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 2?</b>


See [[Media:Eg_milestones.pptx|How To Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation. Because your project will differ in format from other SLDPs, please treat this How-To as a general guideline but not an exact template. Your personalized Milestone 1 requirements and presentation format will be given to you by your mentor.
See [[Media:HOW_TO_GIVE_A_MILESTONE_PRESENTATION_Fall_2020.pptx|How to Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation. Because your project will differ in format from other SLDPs, please treat this How-To as a general guideline but not an exact template. Your personalized Milestone 1 requirements and presentation format will be given to you by your mentor.


== Benchmark Assessment A ==
== Benchmark Assessment A ==
Benchmark assessments evaluate the progress of the project. '''Benchmark Assessment A is due at the end of Model Shop Session 1.''' There are penalties for not completing on time. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.
Benchmark assessments evaluate the progress of your project. '''Benchmark Assessment A is due at the end of Model Shop Session II.''' There are penalties for not completing this on time. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.


For your benchmarks, your mentor will outline specific goals that your project must achieve to satisfy the benchmark. These goals will vary depending on project and mentor, and will be determined based on the particular project's level of difficulty. Please be sure to submit your benchmark deliverables via the website.
For your Benchmarks, your mentor will outline specific goals that your project must achieve to satisfy the Benchmark. These goals will vary depending on the project and mentor and will be determined based on the particular project's level of difficulty. Please be sure to submit your Benchmark deliverables via the EG1003 website.
 
Part of your Benchmark is completing and turning in your PDI. When you showcase the rest of your Benchmark requirements to an Open Lab TA, every part of the PDI must be completed in order to Benchmark.


To pass, the design must complete all of the following:
To pass, the design must complete all of the following:
* Have an initial physical prototype
* Tasks assigned by your mentor
* RAD website submission
* Initial CAD model
** CAD drawings
* Preliminary Design Investigation
** Pictures of prototype
* Submit an .STL and a .gcode file of the team logo through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
** Flowchart of code
** The [[Prototyping Guide | Prototyping Guide]] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.
** Project schedule
** The protolab schedule is available on the [[Prototyping Guide | Prototyping Guide]]
** Cost estimate
* Updated Engineering Notebook


== Milestone 2 ==
== Milestone 2 ==


Milestone 2 will be a project progress update. Explain all changes and developments made thus far, particularly in regards to Benchmark A. Include whether or not you were able to complete your Benchmark A requirements, and if not, why. Also, highlight any changes you plan on making to your design or project, in general.
See [[Media:HOW_TO_GIVE_A_MILESTONE_PRESENTATION_Fall_2020.pptx|How to Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation, but remember that your format will differ slightly. The specifications for the presentation are stated below.


Must Include:
Milestone 2 will be a project progress update. You must explain all changes and developments made thus far, particularly in regards to Benchmark A. Include whether or not you were able to complete your Benchmark A requirements, and if not, explain why. Also, highlight any changes you plan on making to your design or project, in general. 


* Presentation:
Your Milestone 2 presentation must include:
** Project description
** Mission statement
*** What is your projects purpose?
** Technical design description
** CAD drawings: top, front, most detailed side, isometric
** Relevant pictures
** Flowchart of code functions
** Cost estimate (previous and current). What changes were made?
** MS Project schedule (previous and current). What changes were made?
** Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)


'''''Look Ahead''': What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 3?''
* Project description (establish Benchmark A/Benchmark B requirements and general project goal)
* Mission statement
** What is your project's purpose?
* Technical design description
* Current CAD drawings:  
** top
** front
** most detailed side
** isometric
* Circuit diagram
* Relevant pictures
* Flowchart of Code
* Cost estimate (previous and current). What changes were made?
* Microsoft Project schedule (previous and current). What changes were made?
** Click [https://nyu.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0018302&sys_kb_id=b996a7281b6210906441c8c11a4bcbce&spa=1 here] to access the guide on how to transfer a file
* Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)


See [[Media:Eg_milestones.pptx|How To Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation, but remember that your format will differ slightly.
<b>Look Ahead: What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 3?</b>


== Benchmark Assessment B ==
== Benchmark Assessment B ==
'''Benchmark Assessment B is due at the end of Model Shop Session 2.''' There are penalties for not completing on time. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.


Again, your Benchmark B requirements will be determined and outlined to you by your mentor. Please be sure to submit your benchmark deliverables via the website.
'''Benchmark Assessment B is due at the end of Model Shop Session III.''' There are penalties for not completing this on time. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.
 
Similar to Benchmark A, your Benchmark B requirements will be determined and outlined by your mentor. Please submit your Benchmark deliverables via the EG1003 website.


To pass, the design must complete all of the following:
To pass, the design must complete all of the following:
* Have an new iteration of the physical prototype
 
* RAD website submission
* Tasks assigned by your mentor
** CAD drawings
* Updated CAD Model
** Pictures of prototype
* Have an .STL and a .gcode file of the team logo approved through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
** Commented code
** The [[Prototyping Guide | Prototyping Guide]] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines
** Project schedule
** The protolab schedule is available on the [[Prototyping Guide | Prototyping Guide]]
** Cost estimate
* Updated Engineering Notebook


== Milestone 3 ==
== Milestone 3 ==


Milestone 3 is similar to the previous Milestone Presentation in that it will act as a project status update. At this stage, you should be close to having a substantial prototype. Make sure to elaborate on any testing that has occurred.
See [[Media:HOW_TO_GIVE_A_MILESTONE_PRESENTATION_Fall_2020.pptx|How to Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation, but remember that your format will differ slightly.


Must Include:
Milestone 3 will be the last project progress update. You must explain all changes and developments made thus far, particularly in regards to Benchmark B. Include whether or not you were able to complete your Benchmark B requirements, and if not, explain why. Also, highlight any changes you plan on making to your design or project, in general.


* Presentation:
Your Milestone 3 presentation must include:
** Project description
* Project description (establish Benchmark A, Benchmark B, Commissioning requirements)
** Mission statement
* Mission statement
***Project purpose  
** What is your project's purpose?
** Technical design description
* Technical design description
** CAD drawings: top, front, most detailed side, isometric
* CAD drawings: top, front, most detailed side, isometric
** Relevant Pictures
* Circuit and Schematic diagrams
** Flowchart of code functions
* Relevant pictures
** Cost estimate (previous and current). What changes were made?
* Flowchart of Code
** MS Project schedule (previous and current). What changes were made?
* Cost estimate (previous and current)
** Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)
** What changes were made?
* Microsoft Project schedule (previous and current)
** What changes were made?
** Click [https://nyu.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0018302&sys_kb_id=b996a7281b6210906441c8c11a4bcbce&spa=1 here] to access the guide on how to transfer a file
* Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)


 
<b>Look ahead: What tasks are planned between now and the completion of the project?</b>
'''''Look Ahead''': What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 3?''
 
See [[Media:Eg_milestones.pptx|How To Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation, but remember that your format will differ slightly.


= Commissioning =
= Commissioning =
Refer to the syllabus for the commissioning deadline. There are penalties for not completing on time. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.
Refer to the syllabus for the Commissioning deadline. There are penalties for not completing this on time. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.


To pass, the following must be completed:
To Commission, the following must be completed:
* Fully functional prototype
*Fully-functional prototype
* Any additional deliverables designated to you by your mentor
*Any additional deliverables designated to you by your mentor
* RAD website submission
* Have an .STL file of the team logo printed through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
** CAD drawings
** The [[Prototyping Guide | Prototyping Guide]] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.
** Pictures of prototype
** The protolab schedule is available on the [[Prototyping Guide | Prototyping Guide]]
** Commented code
* Updated Engineering Notebook
** Project schedule
** Cost estimate


== Final Design Report ==
= Final Design Report =
The Final Design Report provides a comprehensive overview of your project process and developments from initial brainstorm to finished product. All project expectations and outcomes must be clearly detailed in the document. This report will also provide you with documentation experience useful for completing your Senior Design final report and other projects.
The Final Design Report (FDR) provides a comprehensive overview of your project process and developments from initial brainstorm to finished proof of concept. All project expectations and outcomes must be clearly detailed in the document. This report will also provide you with documentation experience useful for completing your Senior Design final report and other projects.  


The [[Media:EG_1003_RAD_Final_Report.docx|Final Design Report]] must include the following documentation:
The Final Design Report must include the following documentation:
* CAD drawings
* CAD drawings
* Pictures of prototype
<!--* Pictures of prototype-->
* Wiring diagrams
* Commented code
* Commented code
* Project schedule
* Project schedule
Line 193: Line 270:
** Benchmark B Requirements
** Benchmark B Requirements
** Final Submission Requirements
** Final Submission Requirements
** Human Resources and Training
** Human Resources and Training (e.g. TA expertise utilized, etc.)
* Results
* Results
** Benchmark A Results
** Benchmark A Results
** Benchmark B Results
** Benchmark B Results
Line 202: Line 279:
** Future Improvements
** Future Improvements


The Final Design Report is due online in replacement of your lab 11 report. '''The Final Design Report will be submitted in place of your Lab 11 report.'''
= Final Presentation =


= Final Presentation =
Final presentations for RAD teams are not like the Milestone presentations. Students will be doing a business pitch to showcase their work, their product, and their business. This pitch involves a 5 minute presentation to show who you are, your business, and pitching your project to theoretical investors. Focus on topics such as the project application, a target audience for this product, why it's different from other products on the market, and the product's market value.<!--This pitch should also include a 1-2 minute video to supplement the presentation showing off the prototype and business.--> The presentation should be colorful and coordinated. There should be equal amounts of graphics and text. You should focus on keeping your audience engaged and interested in your product as you go through the presentation. Feel free to be creative with the Final Presentation! The following must be addressed in the Final Presentation:
The final presentation will be a technical briefing similar to the milestones, but also serves as a sales presentation explaining why your company should be selected instead of other competitors. The following must be addressed in the final presentation:
* Problem statement
* Problem statement
* Solution overview
* Solution overview
* What is the purpose of your product?
** Who is it helping?
** What problem does it solve?
* Company description and qualifications
* Company description and qualifications
* Drawings
* CAD Drawings
* Flowchart of code functions
* Circuit and Schematic Diagrams
* Cost estimate
* Flowchart of Code
* Microsoft Project schedule
* Project description
* Future Goals
* Future goals
* Video demonstration of prototype in use
* Why should the company be awarded this contract?
* Why should the company be awarded this contract?
** Why is your product the best one on the market?
** What makes your project unique?


Some examples of RAD Final Presentations can be seen below. A video with demonstrations of the physical prototype must be included in the presentation. Exceptions will be made for fully remote RAD groups.
*[[Media:RAD Final Presentation - F2 RAD.pptx|ASL Glove]]


*Final presentations for RAD teams are not like the other milestone presentations. Students will be doing a project pitch to showcase their work, their prototype, and their business.
*[[Media:D1_ojo - D1 RAD.pptx|ojo]]
*This project pitch includes a 2-3 minute presentation to show who they are, their business, and pitching their project. Focus on things such as project application, who would want to buy this prototype, and why it's different from other projects on the market.
*This pitch also includes a 1-2 minute video which can supplement the presentation showing of the prototype and business.  


Feel free to be creative with the final presentation!
*[[Media:PepperPet Pitch Deck (PowerPoint) - D2 RAD.pptx|PepperPet]]


Some example RAD Final Presentations are below:
*[[Media:ERTH complete D3 RAD.pptx|ERTH]]


*[[File:Eguitar1003 - G3 RAD.pptx|EGuitar1003]]
*[[Media:Eguitar1003.pptx|EGuitar1003]]


*[[File:D1_ojo - D1 RAD.pptx|ojo]]
= Submission =


*[[File:PepperPet Pitch Deck (PowerPoint) - D2 RAD|PepperPet]]
All SLDPs must submit online. Please visit https://eg.poly.edu/finalSLDP.php for the link to the Project Submission form and each SLDP group's individualized login information. To submit, you must login to the EG1003 website using this special login information. Submitting with your NYU account or any other account will generate an error. You may resubmit at any time before the deadline. Please note that submission times are based on the most recent submission.


= Submission =
Please note the deliverables for this project are as follows. If any of the following items are omitted, you will be penalized. Be sure to click submit at the bottom of the form.  
All deliverables must be emailed to your mentor with all the necessary files by your section's deadline. Your mentor will provide you with a list of exactly what you need to submit. For Early Submission Extra Credit, '''ALL''' required deliverables must be received '''before''' the Early Submission deadline.  


Please note the deliverables for this project are as follows. If any of the following items are omitted, you will be penalized. Any other deliverables required for your specific project will be outlined by your mentor. The following list are general items that are expected from all RAD groups:
The following list are general items that are expected from all RAD groups:
* Cover page
* Cover page
* Final Report
* Final presentation
* Final presentation
* Circuit Diagram
* Schematic Diagram
* Code Flowchart
* Commented code
* Commented code
* All the drawings of your design (initial through final)
* All CAD drawings of your design (initial through final)
* Video of prototype in use
* Video of the prototype in use
* Final MS Project Schedule
* Final Microsoft Project schedule
* Final cost estimate
* Final cost estimate
* Resume(s) (No fictitious resumes will be accepted)
* Resume(s) (no fictitious resumes will be accepted)
* Final Engineering Notebook
 
 
{{SLDP: Early Acceptance}}
 
{{SLDP: Late Delivery}}
 
= Frequently Asked Questions =
 
Q: What happens if we want to change our project idea?
 
A: Project changes are reviewed by your RAD mentor and Professor on a case-by-case basis. Please talk to your mentor if you would like to pivot your project.
 
<!--Q: When are purchase requests due?


A: 8:00 PM on these respective deadlines: 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27, and 4/3.-->


{{Semester-Long Design Project}}
{{Semester-Long Design Project}}

Latest revision as of 13:07, 30 November 2021

RFP*: Rapid Assembly and Design Challenge (RAD)

* RFP is an acronym for Request For Proposal. Internationally, RFPs are called ITTs, an acronym for Invitation To Tender. Governmental agencies use RFPs to solicit new business.

Introduction and Overview

In a rapidly progressing and innovation-focused world, there is constantly a push for revolutionary new ideas. As the future of engineering, you have been called upon by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in collaboration with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering to propose and develop upon unique, intriguing ideas that will promote technological advancement and improve quality of life. The NAE wants to see how the new generation of engineers will address the Engineering Grand Challenges and technological problems the world faces. They want to reward innovative and exceptional designs and prototypes.

Your team is tasked with identifying a problem that needs to be solved or addressing a prompt-based problem, and then moving forward to develop a proof of concept solution. At the end of the semester, you will be expected to have a working prototype that you can showcase to your professors and teaching assistants. The products that show the most creativity, promise, and innovative excellence will be awarded. The goal of this endeavor is to address an engineering problem that you believe you can solve or begin to solve. You have the freedom to propose any idea you believe to have merit, be it a completely new technology or one that you aspire to adapt. If your proposal is selected, then you will be expected to move forward with your idea and have a concrete prototype by the end of the semester. You will be graded on the effort that is put into the project and in understanding the engineering design process, as well as your ability to explain what you learn from your engineering design endeavor.

Specifications

An upperclassman mentor from the General Engineering Program will be provided to you. This mentor will act as a guide for you throughout the duration of this project. They will set the requirements for your project, and stay in contact with you about what deliverables will be due and when.

You have the freedom to propose an idea based on innovation and/or solving an engineering problem. Once your proposal has been selected by professors and other staff, you will work with your team to meet the goals that you, your mentor, and the professors have agreed upon. To understand the scope of your project, you have a theoretical budget of $100, which will be used to determine what and how many parts you should purchase in theory. You do not actually receive the funds, but rather should design a prototype to stay within this given budget. You will need to submit all deliverables, meet Benchmarks, and complete Milestone presentations on time. Student prototypes will be judged by professors at the end of the semester, and the best teams will be awarded a prize.

Along with your mentor, there will be additional Technical Open Lab (Tech OL) TAs on-shift during Open Lab hours. The Tech OLs will help you solve a problem, help connect you with other TAs for specialized help and training, and help you through this project in any other way possible. Your mentor will be your main point of contact throughout the semester, but any Tech OL or Open Lab TA will be able to provide additional support during all Open Lab hours.

Lastly, the Research & Development Committee of EG1003 has developed an Technical Online Library to provide you resources for help in web development, cybersecurity, game development, app development, programming languages, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LEGO robotics, and more. The online library can be found here:

Example Project Ideas

Check out the RAD projects students worked on in the recent years by watching the following video:

Access this Google document for more information on potential project ideas.

Review the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for Engineering and the United Nations Education for Sustainable Development Goals reports to help you identify a global challenge that you are passionate about:

Below are examples of final prototypes of past RAD projects. This is the expectation of a RAD project:

Figure 1: PepperPet
Figure 2: Paw Print
Figure 3: SiteSeer

Drawings

You will be required to draw a CAD model of your device for Milestone presentations and Benchmark assessments. You can use any CAD software to do so. EG1003 uses and teaches Fusion 360 for labs and other SLDPs, and Fusion 360 is the recommended software for CAD. You can download Fusion 360 for free using your NYU email. Other CAD software such as SolidWorks, Inventor, and Rhino are permitted, however EG1003 does not provide resources in obtaining or learning those programs. Using your chosen CAD software, create four drawings of the device: front, top, most detailed side, and isometric. Sensors and motors must be included in each drawing.

Each revision of the design must be documented and all changes must be presented during Milestone presentations.

Figure 4: Example of CAD Drawing

Diagrams

You will also be required to create a circuit diagram and a schematic diagram of your device for Milestones, presentations, and Benchmark assessments. A circuit diagram visualizes a lifelike representation of your circuit, concerning the physical layout of the wires and how they're connected to the components. (Figure 5). A schematic diagram shows the plans and functions of your circuit, but is not concerned with the physical layout of the wires (Figure 6).

Figure 5: Circuit Diagram Example
Figure 6: Schematic Diagram Example

EG1003 recommends the circuitry modeling softwares Tinkercad and Fritzing to fulfill these deliverables. Tinkercad is a free browser-based circuitry software that is especially useful for constructing circuit diagrams with common electrical components. For projects with more complex electrical components, Fritzing is a free circuitry software with an encompassing library of electrical components that is useful for constructing circuit diagrams and schematic diagrams. For a guide on using both softwares, please refer to the Virtual Circuit Simulation Guide.


Microsoft Project

You must create a schedule to manage your time in Microsoft Project. You can learn Microsoft Project by doing the MS Project Skill Builder. This schedule must include all tasks related to the project from the start of the project to Submission. Click here to access the guide on how to transfer a file. The Microsoft Project schedule should include the following:

  • Minimum of 20 tasks
  • Milestones should be clearly indicated on the project plan (duration of zero days)
  • Each task must include the person responsible for completing the task (resource names)
  • Use the "Copy Picture" function to include the project plan in the presentations. Do not take a screenshot
  • Gantt chart must be displayed alongside the tasks list (fit onto one slide)
  • Gantt chart must clearly show a progress line
  • Clearly state during the presentation whether the project is on-time, behind schedule, or ahead of schedule

For help in planning the project, review the manual page Planning Project Scheduling & Costs.

Cost Estimate

A cost estimate must be generated that specifies the cost of all the materials and labor required for the construction of the proof of concept. Tabulate this cost information clearly in an Excel spreadsheet. Help in calculating the cost is available by reviewing How to plan the schedule and calculate costs for a project. You MUST choose parts for purchase from Amazon for ease of purchasing and faster delivery.Any adjustments or changes over the semester in your cost estimate from the one implemented in your Design & Feasibility Report must be documented and shown to your mentor.

The cost estimate should include the following:

  • Labor cost breakdown with hours and rates.
  • Cost of all materials and components.
  • Total cost must be shown in the bottom right corner.

There should be no decimal places in the cost estimate as this is purely an estimate. Be sure to round appropriately.

Purchasing

You will have a budget of $100 to complete your project. Purchases can be made from materials that EG does not already have. You can find the list of materials available for all RAD groups here:

Purchases can only be made for items on Amazon. You can submit requests to purchase items through the Purchasing Form. After submitting the purchasing form, you must get your purchase approved by your mentor. The Purchasing Form can be found here:

In order to simplify this process, purchases must be approved by midnight. Purchases will be submitted by the department later that week. We cannot guarantee that purchases will arrive in a timely manner - make sure items are prime eligible for faster delivery and the item must ship in less than 7 days. Think ahead and order on time.

Purchase requests must be submitted by 8:00 PM of the following days in order for purchases to go through:

  • October 1, 2021 (Week 4)
  • October 8, 2021 (Week 5)
  • October 15, 2021 (Week 6)
  • October 22, 2021 (Week 7)
  • October 29, 2021 (Week 8)
  • November 5, 2021 (Week 9)

There will be two additional special purchasing deadlines for recipients of the RAD Innovation Grant and groups with extenuating circumstances:

  • November 12, 2021 (Week 10)
  • November 19, 2021 (Week 11)

For any material or advanced print purchase through the MakerSpace, you must fill out the respective form. Once the form is filled out, your purchase must be approved. Material purchases must be approved by your mentor. Print purchases must be approved by a ProtoLab TA. After approval, then you are allowed to go to the MakerSpace to have your request fulfilled. Note: For any advanced prints, one member of the group must have completed prior training for the machine and must be present when completing the request at the MakerSpace.

Additional Funding

There are other ways to receive additional funding for your RAD project in EG1003. One way includes applying to the EG1003 Innovation Grant. Your application will be reviewed by the last purchasing date. This grant is for projects that are able to create a working prototype with the initial budget, but are able to make an even better prototype with the additional funding. All purchases with the group's initial budget must be made before applying to this grant. The group's mentor must be notified if the group wants to apply for the grant. The application will open on October 29th and will close on Novemeber 5th.

Weekly Meetings

Your group must schedule and attend weekly meetings with your RAD mentor. Your group must choose a time slot together and abide by that time slot for the remainder of the semester. Your RAD mentor will set your Benchmarks and extra credit tasks. For additional technical help, go to Open Lab and a Tech OL or Open Lab TA will assist you with your project.

Engineering Notebook

While working on your project, you are expected to keep a record of all work done, as well as future plans and goals. In order to complete a Benchmark assessment, show your Engineering Notebook to the Open Lab TA completing your assessment. For Milestone 2, Milestone 3, and Final Submission you must have it approved by an Open Lab TA in a Word Document (DOC or DOCX) format. A guide to writing the notebook, as well as a basic overview of its expectations and frequency at which you should log in your notebook, can be found on the Keeping an Engineering Notebook page.

Extra Credit

RAD Groups have multiple options for receiving extra credit:

  • Extra credit tasks determined by your mentor based on your specific RAD project. Usually, your mentor will give you an additional 2-3 tasks to complete by Commissioning, which can be up to 15 points total.
  • Completing Benchmark A, Benchmark B, or Submission early, or completing your respective SLDP's 3D printing extra credit task as described in the Prototyping Guide. Refer to the EG1003 Grading Policy for exact point values.

Creativity and innovation are always rewarded. Original designs will receive extra credit at the discretion of your Recitation professor.

Milestones, Benchmarks, and Deliverables

As you work on your project, you will be required to present periodic reports on your progress. We call these Milestones. All the items assigned in each Milestone are called deliverables. These deliverables often consist of a combination of written submissions, presentations, and demonstrations. Additionally, you will be required to meet certain benchmarks assigned by your mentor, and hand in reports/deliverables that add to the progress and comprehensiveness of your project. The prototyping guide page contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.

Note: You are only allowed to get a benchmark and commission approval from a TA for your project at the end of Lab or during Open Lab times or during scheduled meetings with your RAD Mentor.

Preliminary Design Investigation

The Preliminary Design Investigation (PDI) is extremely important, as it lays the groundwork for your project. You will be outlining your project idea, inspiration, and goals.

The PDI must include:

  • Cover Page
  • Project Overview
  • Goals & Objectives
  • Design & Approach
  • Cost Estimate
  • Project Schedule
  • Relevant Pictures

An example PDI template can be found here. The PDI is due to your mentor by email by Benchmark A. Do not forget to include the items listed above. Use this link to access the PDI Rubric.

Milestone 1

Milestone 1 should act as a presentation of your Preliminary Design Investigation Report. Without simply replicating your report in presentation format, take the key points to present in a concise and clear manner. The section formatting should be similar to that of the report. It is important that you outline your project goals and show that your project is realizable. This includes:

  • Project description (establish Benchmark A requirements)
  • Mission statement
  • Technical design description
  • Preliminary conceptual drawing
  • Cost estimate
  • Microsoft Project schedule
    • Click here to access the guide on how to transfer a file
  • Progress update (current state of the project)

Look Ahead: What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 2?

See How to Give a Milestone Presentation for the format of a Milestone presentation. Because your project will differ in format from other SLDPs, please treat this How-To as a general guideline but not an exact template. Your personalized Milestone 1 requirements and presentation format will be given to you by your mentor.

Benchmark Assessment A

Benchmark assessments evaluate the progress of your project. Benchmark Assessment A is due at the end of Model Shop Session II. There are penalties for not completing this on time. Refer to the EG1003 Grading Policy for more information.

For your Benchmarks, your mentor will outline specific goals that your project must achieve to satisfy the Benchmark. These goals will vary depending on the project and mentor and will be determined based on the particular project's level of difficulty. Please be sure to submit your Benchmark deliverables via the EG1003 website.

Part of your Benchmark is completing and turning in your PDI. When you showcase the rest of your Benchmark requirements to an Open Lab TA, every part of the PDI must be completed in order to Benchmark.

To pass, the design must complete all of the following:

  • Tasks assigned by your mentor
  • Initial CAD model
  • Preliminary Design Investigation
  • Submit an .STL and a .gcode file of the team logo through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
  • Updated Engineering Notebook

Milestone 2

See How to Give a Milestone Presentation for the format of a Milestone presentation, but remember that your format will differ slightly. The specifications for the presentation are stated below.

Milestone 2 will be a project progress update. You must explain all changes and developments made thus far, particularly in regards to Benchmark A. Include whether or not you were able to complete your Benchmark A requirements, and if not, explain why. Also, highlight any changes you plan on making to your design or project, in general.

Your Milestone 2 presentation must include:

  • Project description (establish Benchmark A/Benchmark B requirements and general project goal)
  • Mission statement
    • What is your project's purpose?
  • Technical design description
  • Current CAD drawings:
    • top
    • front
    • most detailed side
    • isometric
  • Circuit diagram
  • Relevant pictures
  • Flowchart of Code
  • Cost estimate (previous and current). What changes were made?
  • Microsoft Project schedule (previous and current). What changes were made?
    • Click here to access the guide on how to transfer a file
  • Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)

Look Ahead: What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 3?

Benchmark Assessment B

Benchmark Assessment B is due at the end of Model Shop Session III. There are penalties for not completing this on time. Refer to the EG1003 Grading Policy for more information.

Similar to Benchmark A, your Benchmark B requirements will be determined and outlined by your mentor. Please submit your Benchmark deliverables via the EG1003 website.

To pass, the design must complete all of the following:

  • Tasks assigned by your mentor
  • Updated CAD Model
  • Have an .STL and a .gcode file of the team logo approved through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
  • Updated Engineering Notebook

Milestone 3

See How to Give a Milestone Presentation for the format of a Milestone presentation, but remember that your format will differ slightly.

Milestone 3 will be the last project progress update. You must explain all changes and developments made thus far, particularly in regards to Benchmark B. Include whether or not you were able to complete your Benchmark B requirements, and if not, explain why. Also, highlight any changes you plan on making to your design or project, in general.

Your Milestone 3 presentation must include:

  • Project description (establish Benchmark A, Benchmark B, Commissioning requirements)
  • Mission statement
    • What is your project's purpose?
  • Technical design description
  • CAD drawings: top, front, most detailed side, isometric
  • Circuit and Schematic diagrams
  • Relevant pictures
  • Flowchart of Code
  • Cost estimate (previous and current)
    • What changes were made?
  • Microsoft Project schedule (previous and current)
    • What changes were made?
    • Click here to access the guide on how to transfer a file
  • Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)

Look ahead: What tasks are planned between now and the completion of the project?

Commissioning

Refer to the syllabus for the Commissioning deadline. There are penalties for not completing this on time. Refer to the EG1003 Grading Policy for more information.

To Commission, the following must be completed:

  • Fully-functional prototype
  • Any additional deliverables designated to you by your mentor
  • Have an .STL file of the team logo printed through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
  • Updated Engineering Notebook

Final Design Report

The Final Design Report (FDR) provides a comprehensive overview of your project process and developments from initial brainstorm to finished proof of concept. All project expectations and outcomes must be clearly detailed in the document. This report will also provide you with documentation experience useful for completing your Senior Design final report and other projects.

The Final Design Report must include the following documentation:

  • CAD drawings
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Commented code
  • Project schedule
  • Cost estimate

Use this Final Design Report template with the following outline:

  • Introduction
    • Purpose of Project
    • Background
  • Requirements
    • Physical Components
    • Software Components
  • Procedures
    • Physical Construction
    • Software Setup
    • Software Troubleshooting
  • Milestone and Final Product Requirements
    • Benchmark A Requirements
    • Benchmark B Requirements
    • Final Submission Requirements
    • Human Resources and Training (e.g. TA expertise utilized, etc.)
  • Results
    • Benchmark A Results
    • Benchmark B Results
    • Difficulties Experienced
  • Conclusion
    • Results of Project
    • Future Improvements

Final Presentation

Final presentations for RAD teams are not like the Milestone presentations. Students will be doing a business pitch to showcase their work, their product, and their business. This pitch involves a 5 minute presentation to show who you are, your business, and pitching your project to theoretical investors. Focus on topics such as the project application, a target audience for this product, why it's different from other products on the market, and the product's market value. The presentation should be colorful and coordinated. There should be equal amounts of graphics and text. You should focus on keeping your audience engaged and interested in your product as you go through the presentation. Feel free to be creative with the Final Presentation! The following must be addressed in the Final Presentation:

  • Problem statement
  • Solution overview
  • What is the purpose of your product?
    • Who is it helping?
    • What problem does it solve?
  • Company description and qualifications
  • CAD Drawings
  • Circuit and Schematic Diagrams
  • Flowchart of Code
  • Project description
  • Future goals
  • Why should the company be awarded this contract?
    • Why is your product the best one on the market?
    • What makes your project unique?

Some examples of RAD Final Presentations can be seen below. A video with demonstrations of the physical prototype must be included in the presentation. Exceptions will be made for fully remote RAD groups.

Submission

All SLDPs must submit online. Please visit https://eg.poly.edu/finalSLDP.php for the link to the Project Submission form and each SLDP group's individualized login information. To submit, you must login to the EG1003 website using this special login information. Submitting with your NYU account or any other account will generate an error. You may resubmit at any time before the deadline. Please note that submission times are based on the most recent submission.

Please note the deliverables for this project are as follows. If any of the following items are omitted, you will be penalized. Be sure to click submit at the bottom of the form.

The following list are general items that are expected from all RAD groups:

  • Cover page
  • Final presentation
  • Circuit Diagram
  • Schematic Diagram
  • Code Flowchart
  • Commented code
  • All CAD drawings of your design (initial through final)
  • Video of the prototype in use
  • Final Microsoft Project schedule
  • Final cost estimate
  • Resume(s) (no fictitious resumes will be accepted)
  • Final Engineering Notebook


Early Submission

If you submit your project one academic week early, you are eligible for a bonus that will be added to your final semester-long project grade. You must submit all deliverables one academic week before the submission deadline (see syllabus for exact date). The deliverables received early are the ones you will use in your presentation. No adjustments to the submitted deliverables will be accepted.

Late Submission

Late Submission is not allowed. If you do not Commission or Partial Commission by the deadline set forth in the syllabus, you will not be allowed to submit and will receive a zero for the project grade. In order to receive Partial Commissioning, two TAs must analyze the project and determine its level of completeness in terms of Commissioning requirements. Please refer to the EG1003 Grading Policy for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens if we want to change our project idea?

A: Project changes are reviewed by your RAD mentor and Professor on a case-by-case basis. Please talk to your mentor if you would like to pivot your project.