Best Images of Student Projects Mr. Meinzen -- Assignments & Schedule for Special Topics in Computing

Subject to Change - Tentative Dates for Assignments, Lectures, Handouts, Quizzes and Tests

Week

Due Date

Topic

Assignment

1
1 week from date assigned
Wed, 9Jan

Intro to Course

Project 1 - Five page technical paper

Project 1 - Five page technical paper

Project 1 & 7 - Bridge building contest with Lewis & Clark Comm. College

2 1 week from date assigned
Wed, 16Jan
Project 2 - Write a program in three different languages. Project 2 - Three programming languages
3
1 week
Fri, 25Jan
Project 3 - Write a web page in HTML. Project 3 - HTML
4
1 week , Mon 4Feb

Project 4 - Create a database. Project 4 - Database

5

1 week , Mon 11Feb


Project 5 - Create several spreadsheets. Project 5 - Spreadsheet
6
1 week , Tue 19Feb

Project 6 - Teaching through Presentation. May be an extension of Project 1 (5 page technical paper assignment). Project 6 - PowerPoint
7
 

President's Day

Project 6 presentations
 
8

1 week, Thur, 7Mar

 

Project 7 - Using the Bridge Construction Set software, design and simulate bridges in various scenarios.
or

Project 7 - Using West Point Bridge Constructor Program to design, build, and test bridges

Project 7- Bridge Building

9
1 week, Mon, 18Mar Project 7.5 Javascript & HTML Project 7.5 Javascript & HTML
10
variable (1 - 3 weeks)

Project 8 - Use POV-Ray software to describe & render a 3-dimensional image

1st Image of Project 8 Due: 3 days after assigned

Project 8 - POV-Ray graphics
11  

2nd Image of Project 8 Due: Friday, 5Apr

3rd Image of Project 8 Due: Monday 8Apr10 unless approved prior by Mr. M

 
12 variable (1 - 3 weeks) Project 9a - Create a LegoMindstorm robot
or
Project 9b - Design a software robot using RoboCode 2 weeks Change Order - more challenging

Project 9 - Robotics

(fixing robocode compiler)

13   Introduction to RoboCode from IBM  
14 variable (1 - 5 weeks)

Project 10 - Students may select a project with approval from the teacher to explore a technical topic of their own interest.

Alternatively, the student may continue with a prior project to investigate the chosen topic in more depth.

Default Project 10 (if student does not select a project)
15   Suggested Topics / Applications / Resources - Writeup for project to be approved by Thur, 22Apr  
16      
17      
18   Final Exams  

 

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