Mock Presentation


Similar to the Design Doc Check and the Mock Demo, the Mock Presentation is an informal, mandatory event designed to better prepare you for your Final Presentation. In these sessions, you will present a few of your slides (about 10-15 minutes), and get feedback from the course staff as well as a few invited Department of Communication TAs. You will also be able to see a few of your peers' Mock Presentations, as there are up to 3 teams per time slot.

Requirements and Grading

The Mock Presentation is meant to be an opportunity for you to get feedback on a subset of your final presentation. It is recommended that you choose some aspect of your project, and present the design, results, and conclusions from that aspect. In order to get relevant feedback on your presentation skills, your Mock Presentation should also have an introduction and conclusion. You will receive feedback on your delivery, the format of your slides, and the organization of your presentation. Your slides should generally include:

  1. Title slide: Names, group #, title.
  2. Introduction slide: What is the project?
  3. Objective slide: What problem does this solve?
  4. Design Slides: A few slides on design, requirements and verification (should include block diagram, math, graphs, figures, tables).
  5. Conclusion: Wrap things up, future work.

Mock presentation is graded credit/no credit based on attendance and apparent effort; showing up completely unprepared will earn no credit.

Submission and Deadlines

Sign-up is handled through PACE. Time slots are 1 hour long, and multiple groups will share a time slot. This will give you an opportunity to give and receive feedback from your peers. You will be required to stay until all groups have presented and received feedback.

Laser Harp MIDI Controller with Musical Articulations

Yingxi Hai, Hanze Tu

Laser Harp MIDI Controller with Musical Articulations

Featured Project

Electronic music concerts usually need eye-catching visual aids to create a certain atmosphere. Laser musical instruments is a great way to do this. We have been thinking of this project for a while and it was ECE445 that made this laser harp come true. The novelty of this project is that the harp-like laser device mainly focuses on playing articulations with laser and sensors, as a true universal MIDI controller, to control timbres that are synthesized or sampled. Articulations include piano/forte, vibrato, tremolo, and portamento. With the help of Professors and TAs, we learned how to pick right the components, design PCB, soldering, and program microcontroller. Those skills are not only useful in this class but also really important to electrical engineers. Also, we learned how to use individual strengths, combined with effective teamwork, in the pursuit of meaningful goals.

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