Project 2

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).
     April 2011
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <- present topics
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 <- rough draft code due at midnight

May 2011
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 <- final presentation
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 <- final exam, and final code due at midnight
  1. "Topic": Describe what you want to build in-class on Tuesday, April 19th.
  2. "Rough": Give me rough draft code (working, but not complete or polished) on Thursday, April 28th.
  3. "Present": Present your progress in-class on Thursday, May 5th.  Graduate students will have to write up and turn in lecture notes with links and descriptions of the prior academic papers in their chosen area.
  4. "Final": Turn in your final code after the final exam on Tuesday, May 10th.  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 got about a month to finish everything, so keep it simple! If these seem too big, feel free to simplify them in your "topic" presentation.
Note that the above links are chosen purely on the basis of visual coolness; better links explaining the above techniques undoubtably exist!