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Submitting the Problem Statement

The problem statement submission is due this Friday afternoon (5pm, 28 March).

This should be easy to do as you have already prepared the statement in your labs. You only need to copy and paste into Moodle.

To submit your problem statement, login to Moodle and on your home page (near the bottom) you should see a link to the workshop tool. Clicking on that will take you to a new page which has a submission link. This will allow you to enter the submission.

Everyone should submit the problem statement individually, although you will have worked on it as a group.

Above the workshop tool link on the first page, you will see another link that describes all the stages of the design process. You should consult this page to find out what yo are expected to do next for the Faculty assignments.

Week 4 Activities

Monday 2pm in OMB 149 will continue the introduction to NXC. Thursday 2 pm in OMB 149 is a lecture on Conceptual Design (the second phase of the design process) (Dym sections 5.1 and 5.2).

Your problem statement should be completed this week. It must be between 500 and 800 words long. The problem statement can be based in the Sumo tournament specification on this web site. Make sure you come back to this page to see how to submit it, once web site problems have been sorted out.

During the lab, you should start building an obstacle avoidance robot, like Hank in the lectures, and get your programming environment setup so that you can write your NXC code, download and run it on your robot.

And don't forget to write in your diary! Your tutor will check it every week. For now, store it on your own computer until the OpenLearning web site is up.

Week 3 Activities

Monday 2 pm you have a lecture in OMB149 on Problem Definition (the first phase of the design process).Slides(Dym Sections 3.1 and 3.5). By Friday you must submit your individual pre-work for Phase 1 of yourLearningPortfoliousingIndividualProjectSubmissionon the wiki.

Your team will have a tut and a lab from 3-5pm on Monday or Thursday. Go to the one listed for your team.

Thursday's lecture is in OMB149 and is an introduction to Lego and NXC.Lecture Slides.If you want to try out the examples in the lecture use the programs in theNXC tutorial.

And don't forget to write in your diary! Your tutor will check it every week. For now, keep yourdiary on your own computer until the OpenLearning website is up.

Team Formation

Everyone on the signup sheets is now in a team. A list of all the teams and their meeting times and rooms ishere.

Missing/Extra Lego

Make sure your team enters any missing parts on the PartsListNXT page (under your team page).

Note that the NXT kits come standard with just one light sensor. We' give you an extra one, but it's an RCX light sensor (a 2x4 blue brick).

Week 2 Activities

On Monday you have a review of the impromptu design exercise in Clancy.

On Thursday at 2pm in OMB149, we will form groups for the project. After the lecture you will meet your tutor and we will give you your robot kit. It is very important that you come to this lecture.Notes.


Claude Sammut 2014