Assembly Language: Class Project 2

CS 301 Project, Dr. Lawlor

From the syllabus:

PROJ: Two sizable class projects--big programs written in, or relating to assembly, with a short in-class presentation.

Each project is 10% of your course grade, so it should have some pretty good stuff!
  Conversely, the total end-to-end time for the project is only a few weeks, so keep it manageable!

Project Deliverables

   November 2012
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 <- topic email

December 2012
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 <- working draft; in-class presentations
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 <- final exam & final code
By Monday, November 26 I'd like you to send me a brief topic email describing what you want to do, and how you want to do it.

By Monday, December 3 I'd like some rough draft code, which should work and do most of what you want, but not necessarily do everything you want to do, or be fully polished or tuned.

The presentation is a very short, 3-minute presentation in class on Friday, December 7.   Your presentation should clearly describe WHO you are, WHAT you did, HOW you did it, and WHY you chose to do it that way.  Bring a laptop to project your code, demo, slides, and/or figures, or email me your presentation materials the day before if you'd like to present from my laptop.

The final code should be fully debugged, polished, tuned, commented, and include at least a short README explaining what it does, how fast it runs (and how you measured this), where it runs (e.g., Win32 using Code::Blocks), and what its results mean.  You'll be graded on a combination of:
Style and clean code count!  Due by midnight the day of the final exam, Friday, December 14.

Typical grade breakdown: project grade = 30% rough draft + 20% presentation + 50% final code

Example Project Topics

Pick one!  Anything assembly-related, or related to any of the many things we've discussed in class, are fair game.  Remember you will need to tell me how fast it runs, so leave time for a performance analysis!