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===Strengths===
 
===Strengths===
*Gantt chart well organized and structured.
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* Gantt chart is well organized and structured (see comment below regarding re-uploading the PNG file).
*Budget is good. Includes shipping, items provided by school, and links.
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* Budget is well written. Includes shipping, items provided by school, and links.
*Demo is clear.
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* There is a clear and interactive demo, based on showcasing the results and testing the differences between both speakers.
  
 
===Weaknesses===
 
===Weaknesses===
*Challenges have some personal challenges.
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There are several technical issues that are not addressed in the proposal.
*Gantt Chart included as a small image that must be clicked on.
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First, neither of the speakers in the budget include an amplifier, which is a necessary device to drive current into the speaker.
*Objectives need to be more clearly defined.
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It is not enough to connect the wires of the speaker to the aux cable, that will probably fry the phone.
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Second, although there is a clear intuition regarding the differences  between both speakers, it is unclear why two speakers are needed, particularly considering that they are both almost the same size (2" and 2.25").
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Third, if the goal is to have the case-based speaker be portable, then 9V batteries and a 2" speaker are hardly the right choices for that task.
  
===Other Comments===
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This proposal needs to be rewritten to determine what is the main goal of this project.
*I think they mixed up the overview and objectives sections.
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If that goal is to have a portable speaker, then focus on that.
*They will create a speaker as a phone case, and a larger speaker that a phone will plug into and play music. Both projects can be taken on as individual projects with many iterations to get it perfect. I fear that they will create two rudimentary speakers since they will be stretched to create two completely different products. I would suggest choosing a single model and make it perfect. For example, if they choose to go with the phone case, build it once, and then make it smaller, more robust, sleeker, or louder on future iterations.
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If the goal is to have two speakers, then there should be a good reasoning (other than trying to learn how to use a 3D printer) for that decision.
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As it stands now, this is not one but two separate projects, and that '''must''' be corrected.
  
-Will Luer
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Other comments:
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* You overwrote a previous-year Gantt chart. I changed the name of the file, please re-upload your chart to avoid further name conflicts.
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* Even before deleting your previous Gantt chart, the link had the wrong format. Please take a look at other groups' proposals to figure out how to properly link to your chart.
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* Overview and objectives sections are almost identical. Objectives must be clear, concrete, items that can be formally evaluated.
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[[User:Hgonzale|Humberto]] 16:04, 7 February 2017 (CST)

Latest revision as of 10:37, 1 May 2017

Proposal Review

Strengths

  • Gantt chart is well organized and structured (see comment below regarding re-uploading the PNG file).
  • Budget is well written. Includes shipping, items provided by school, and links.
  • There is a clear and interactive demo, based on showcasing the results and testing the differences between both speakers.

Weaknesses

There are several technical issues that are not addressed in the proposal. First, neither of the speakers in the budget include an amplifier, which is a necessary device to drive current into the speaker. It is not enough to connect the wires of the speaker to the aux cable, that will probably fry the phone. Second, although there is a clear intuition regarding the differences between both speakers, it is unclear why two speakers are needed, particularly considering that they are both almost the same size (2" and 2.25"). Third, if the goal is to have the case-based speaker be portable, then 9V batteries and a 2" speaker are hardly the right choices for that task.

This proposal needs to be rewritten to determine what is the main goal of this project. If that goal is to have a portable speaker, then focus on that. If the goal is to have two speakers, then there should be a good reasoning (other than trying to learn how to use a 3D printer) for that decision. As it stands now, this is not one but two separate projects, and that must be corrected.

Other comments:

  • You overwrote a previous-year Gantt chart. I changed the name of the file, please re-upload your chart to avoid further name conflicts.
  • Even before deleting your previous Gantt chart, the link had the wrong format. Please take a look at other groups' proposals to figure out how to properly link to your chart.
  • Overview and objectives sections are almost identical. Objectives must be clear, concrete, items that can be formally evaluated.

Humberto 16:04, 7 February 2017 (CST)