The Critical Design Review (CDR) sessions will be held over the Veterans Day holiday weekend. As before, the purpose of a design review is to present your design so far for critique and get feedback and suggetions from others. We will be doing the CDR as a meeting with me where you will discuss your design and be prepared to explain details and reasoning behind decisions.
The CDR is held later in the design process, after most of the implementation details have been finalized, before the final implementation and testing phases begin. Most (but maybe not all) important design decisions have been made. The purpose of the CDR is to review the entire design, and to see if there are things you might have forgotten or not considered before the design goes into full fabrication.
So, you are not expected to have a complete working design at this point, but are expected to have completed the major steps of the design, and made the detailed decisions and begun fabrication. We will NOT be using ppt for this review.
This will be a TECHNICAL discussion, so "feathers" are not needed. You should bring/have available (preferably in electronic form), and someone on the team should be be ready to discuss, the following:
Also, bring whatever hardware you have to the CDR.
IN ADDITION, each team should prepare a ONE PAGE agenda for the meeting including the major topics you want to discuss. Remember, you will have 45 minutes to 1 hour to show/discuss/ask/answer questions about your project. Please email me a pdf file with your agenda by Monday, 6 Nov.. Also, please deliver the Design Notebook from ONE member of the team (your best shot) to me (or drop it off in Holmes 250) by the same day, Monday, 6 Nov. I will return your notebook at your review.
I can be available for one hour blocks on both Friday, 10 Nov and Saturday 11 Nov. beginning on the hour from 10 am to 3 pm.
Team leads should consult with your members and email me your first, second and third choice for day and time for your team's CDR meeting. I will schedule meetings on a first come basis and let you know your time when scheduled. Please email me your choices by the end of the day on Friday, 3 Nov.
The meetings will be in my Holmes 250 office. If there are any teams who cannot make any of those times, we will try to work out something later.