Project 1

CS 493/693 2011, Dr. Lawlor

Project Requirements

The idea for this first project is for you to write a complete end-to-end simulator of something you're interested in: similar to the homeworks, but in more depth, and on a topic of your choice. Everything should be turned in electronically via Blackboard (links to be provided from the main page).
  1. Describe what you want to build in-class on Tuesday, February 22nd.
  2. Give me rough draft code (working, but not complete) on Thursday, March 3rd.
  3. Present your progress in-class on Tuesday, March 8th.  Graduate students will have to write up and turn in lecture notes with links and descriptions of the prior academic papers in this area.
  4. Turn in a final draft after spring break on Thursday, March 24th.  This version should work completely, and look good--carefully prepared textures, a nice user interface, etc.

Possible Topics (or pick your own!)

Choose any one of these topics, or pick your own topic. Remember you've about a month to finish everything, so keep it simple! If these seem too big, feel free to simplify them in your "topic" paper.
Note that the above links are chosen purely on the basis of visual coolness; better links explaining the above techniques undoubtably exist!