EE Design Challenge, Fall 2010

September 10, 2010

We are pleased to announce the first annual Electrical Engineering Design Challenge. In this year's challenge you will combine old and new technology and explore a classic communication platform - the tin can telephone. Teams will design and build a transmitter and receiver that can efficiently send messages over a string.  At the end of the challenge teams will compete in the "Tin Can Triathlon", three events that will determine which system is the most low-power, high-throughput, and long-range.  Each team that enters should consist of 2-4 students and a faculty advisor. Components will be provided.  The winner of the triathlon will receive a prize, and all participating students have the option to receive one point of credit through the course ELEN E3999 (see the online bulletin). Complete specifications will be announced at a competition kickoff meeting now planned for Friday, Sept. 24 at 4PM in the EE Conference Room (EE Office, 13th floor Mudd).  More details can be found here.