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The basic demonstration is where you show that you have physically implemented the main components of the robot design: the motors, the sensors, the beacon, the tagging device and the radio communication. Not only do these hardware devices need to be interfaced to your main processor, but they must be accompanied by the appropriate software control.
The demo is also an extention of the design review; you must have implemented the main components of your design and accounted for any changes since the design review. This is a very important aspect of the demo and is outlined under the "managerial" section below.
Note that the formal design review is worth 10% of your final grade.
Read the milestone-style short explanation here.
The Basic Demonstration:
The basic demo will consist of your three team members and the project course coordinator. The review will be informal - no slides or suits are required - and very technical. The entire demonstration will take place in the lab; you MUST be prepared to demonstrate the requirements outlined below, and answer detailed technical questions.
Note that for every component of the demo I will want to see code and hear an explanation of how the hardware and software interface. Please take care to make sure that you're presenting technically valid information.
If you have drawings or schematics to present, sketch them on a piece of paper and pass them around. If you design circuits or use drawings that are more complicated, print them out. There will be no portion of your mark associated with the presentation - as long as I can understand what you're talking about.
The following list of guidelines detail the required level of assembly
for the basic demo:
Your team will be expected to demonstrate the basics of movement, as
You must demonstrate each of the sensors you specified in the design review, as well as all the ones you added due to excessive feedback from myself. You are not required to interface the total number of sensors you plan to have, you don't have to integrate any additional processors, and it isn't a requirement that you implement ISRs.
It is important that you interface the sensors in the manner in which you presented for your design review. ie: If you propose to have all five tag-detect sensors connected to a PIC, then connected to the HandyBoard via one digital port, aim to do that! Connecting all five sensors to one HandyBoard port would be acceptable as well.
As a minimum, you must demonstrate:
You must demonstrate a fully-working beacon that complies with the
specifications from the Rules and Regulations page. The requirements of
the demo include:
You may use a hardware switch to select the modulation frequency; an optional extention (read: bonus marks) of this demonstration would be to select the modulation frequency from the handyboard.
I'll want to see circuit schematics for any hardware, and a software listing for any software required. Show me the details, baby!
You must demonstrate a fully-functional tagging implement that meets
the specifications on the Rules and Regulations page. The requirements of
the tagger demo include:
Again: show me the schematics and code.
You must demonstrate a fully-working radio communications link between
your two HandyBoards. This includes:
Once again, schematics and code are required.
The member of your group responsible for the management will also
cover the following:
I don't need schematics or code for the management portion of the dmeo.