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Final year project ideas please?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Matthew Elliott, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. i do a couse called computer and digital product technology and i am
    about to start my final year. my course is not a pure electronic
    enginnering course so im not upto that standard?

    i can do a project type project instead of a dissertation, this is
    what i wish to do but i am lost on what to do it on

    my course is pritty widley based so i can pritty much do it on
    anything as long as its digital

    any ideas, there must be lots of information availble on the internet.

    basically im looking for something fun thats not too hard but decent
    enough to get me a good grade

    any help much appreciated?
     
  2. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

     
  3. You could do a "Basic Stamp" (http://www.parallax.com/) project with ease!
     
  4. You got to final year while still illiterate?
     
  5. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    On the bright side, I'm sure he thinks he's an excellent driver...
     
  6. I'd stick to 'lower case' projects, as there's where your talent
    lies.
     
  7. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    I definitely think that one of those "project type projects" is the
    way to go. They're the best kind.

    John
     

  8. This would be a good question to ask your TA or professor. Asking them that
    question will help you establish a relationship with them. That will be
    very important both in terms of successfully completing the project, and in
    terms of having someone to give you a job recommendation.

    And Matthew, "when in Rome do as the Romans." Engineers are paid in part
    for their ability to communicate their ideas clearly, so they tend to write
    more formally than people in chat rooms do; you'll get better answers from
    them if you use their language.
     
  9. Take a course in English grammar and composition.

    I'm not kidding. If you can't produce correct written English, most of the
    career path is closed to you. You can get an entry-level job that doesn't
    require writing, but you can't get promoted.
     
  10. Andrey

    Andrey Guest

    True and very unfortunate. The whole world is victim of British/American
    tediousness.

    Andrey
     
  11. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Just as they are victims of British/American technology. Why don't
    they just swear off both?

    John
     
  12. Roger Gt

    Roger Gt Guest

    "John Larkin" <>
    wrote in message
    : On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 18:05:07 -0700, "Andrey"
    <>
    : wrote:
    : >> Take a course in English grammar and composition.
    : >> I'm not kidding. If you can't produce correct written
    English, most of
    : >> the career path is closed to you.
    : >
    : >True and very unfortunate. The whole world is victim of
    British/American
    : >tediousness.
    :
    : Just as they are victims of British/American technology. Why
    don't
    : they just swear off both? John

    Without a leader they would be lost? :)>)
     
  13. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    OTOH a career in management would seem to a viable option.


    Graham ;-)
     
  14. keith

    keith Guest

    Nonsense! It's all about trying to make yourself understood. OTOH, some
    people are lazy and assume it's the reader's obligation to understand.
    You figure out which side you're on.
     
  15. I presumed he wanted a career in England! Naturally, in other countries he
    should master the local language, whatever it is. And I often find myself
    wishing I could read Japanese.
     
  16. Well said!

    The rules of punctuation, capitalization, etc., are not made up by English
    teachers and snobs to torture us. They exist in order to make it easier to
    read.

    And it's very important to cross the bridge and decide that you want to make
    life easier for the reader, rather than for yourself (the writer). I think
    that is actually a basic step in character development.
     
  17. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    Inability to express yourself accurately and succinctly is a deficit. Ppl don't
    like reading reams of poorly worded, misspelt unpunctuated rambling. It will
    adversely affect your ability to communicate effectively which is paramount.

    Example of dry tech-speak. No sentence > 12 words in this case.


    Graham
     
  18. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    These days, Chinese would be handy too ! I gather than Cantonese is likely to
    be a better bet over Mandarin for techs.


    Graham
     
  19. How do you figure that?

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  20. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    Cantonese is more widely spoken in the South - indeed around Canton - and HK too
    - where much of the industry is located.

    There's little modernisation in the North of China.

    Having said that - I've been in a meeting where English, Cantonese and Mandarin
    were all being spoken.


    Graham
     
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