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ME/EE Capstone Design (Spring 2014)  

A resource guide for ME 185/EE 187 Capstone Design.
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Research Process

This class guide will help your team do the necessary background research for your senior design project.

The research project can be broken up into several components:

  1. Problem Identifiation. How would you describe the project you are working on? What are its components? What knowledge do you need? What are the client expectations? What kind of information do you need to complete your project?
  2. Discovery. As part of the discovery phase, you need to search patents and the published literature to discover what already exists that is similar (or complementary) to your project. This step will help you refine and further define your project idea.
  3. Creation. Once you know what already exists (prior art), you can begin designing; part of this includes selecting materials and pricing and budgeting.
  4. Safety, Testing, and Regulations. Once you have your design, you need to think about the technical specifications and federal regulations that the product needs to meet in order to be produced and sold.

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