Final Project Submissions for ESE111, Atoms, Bits, Circuits and Systems.

About ESE111 : ESE 111 at University of Pennsylvania (only offered in Fall) is an introduction to the principles underlying electrical and systems engineering.  Concepts used in designing circuits, processing signals, analyzing networks, and understanding complex systems will be discussed in lectures and illustrated in the laboratory.  This course provides some of the necessary foundations for students interested in more advanced courses in Electrical and Systems Engineering department.


You need to be enrolled in ESE111 at UPenn


-Video needs to be under 5 min.

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There will be 3 prizes for the best project and each team member will get a Pebble watch

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Important Dates

You will need to turn in the following items, which will be used to determine
your grade on the final project:
Abstract: Due Wednesday, Nov. 19. Please submit a single paragraph summarizing
your proposed final project on Canvas. This will be used by the
TA’s to provide feedback on your project and will not be graded.
Labs: Scheduled lab sessions Nov. 19, 24, Dec. 1-7. Note that there will not
be class Wednesday, Nov. 27, before Thanksgiving. The Detkin lab will
be open at additional times for your group to work on your project.
VideoIntro: Due Wednesday, Dec. 3, midnight. Each group will upload a short 2-minute
promotional video introducing their product and its use and application.
This video should incorporate what you learned about entrepeneurship
and how successful products fulfill market needs.
Demo: Monday, Dec. 8. Each group will be demonstrating their prototypes
for the TA’s as they walk around judging the different groups. There will
be food and drinks available for all the participants during this time.
Report: Due Saturday, Dec. 13. There will be no offical classes after the demos, but you should upload a final 5-minute video containing your introduction and demonstration, along with a detailed technical description about your project to Challengepost by this date. Please be sure to include any text, pictures, animations, and code in order to provide a good description of what you were able to accomplish.


Instructors and TAs

Instructors and TAs
U of Penn

Judging Criteria

  • Promotional Video
    Grade from 1-5 based on how the product was presented, description of potential market and overall quality.
  • Lab Demonstration
    Grade 1-5 based upon quality and efficacy of prototype implementation.
  • Final Video
    Grade from 1-5 based on video showing final demonstration and description.
  • Documentation
    Grade from 1-5 based on the written content and technical documentation on their project submission page.

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