PRODUCT VISION CONTINUED Create an interactive office manager Provides a means for individuals to schedule appointments without having to directly contact the office owner Mounts to the outside of any office
PRODUCT OWNER Argos Semitech CEO – Dr. Antonio Mondragon
TARGET AUDIENCE Any office setting Particularly professors at universities
GENERAL DESCRIPTION Individuals can make appointments with office owners through this Interactive Office Scheduler made by Argos Semitech Will also display the current status of office owner(available, away, out to lunch… etc.) Can be updated weekly
CONTRIBUTION AND DIFFERENTIATION Demo projects from Terasic was the starting point Modified SOPC and Verilog entities All C-code manipulating the display and handling touch-sense is custom using pre- existing Terasic and Altera basic libraries
RETROSPECTIVE – ORIGINAL GOALS Create an office schedule and editor application Equip with webcam to verify appointment Use an external monitor with the DE-2 and a LCD touch screen.
PLANNING SUMMARY Unfortunately a projects lifecycle never goes as planned Ran into a few road blocks that required change in our project plan With scheduling conflicts and the progress we made each week the Microsoft Project plan ended up becoming useless
PLANNING SUMMARY CONTINUED Followed an agile project management methodology Bi-weekly sprints that produced a working product at the end of each sprint This approach helped in overcoming roadblocks and gave us flexibility when working on tasks
ROADBLOCKS Unable to output a resolution high enough that didn’t look pixelated using DE2 w/ monitor Decided to switch to the Terasic TPAD which uses a DE-115 and came assembled with a touch screen Stability Issues Verilog Implementation Time
WHAT WE LEARNED Overall the project was an enjoyable experience for the both of us It was fun to manage ourselves and watch the project grow each week Communication is important
TO FUTURE ESD’ERS Start early Keep the goals in mind Remember what your trying to achieve and manage your time accordingly
IF WE HAD TO DO IT AGAIN….. Would have started with the TPAD off the bat Did a better job documenting the project as we worked on it, instead of assembling majority of the documentation at the end of the quarter
FUTURE WORK Integrate the webcam Connect to a web server for automatic updating Proximity sensing to save power SD-card implementation
SPECIAL THANKS Dr Antonio Mondragon All the faculty and staff that made our last 5 years memorable
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