First, participants of the Winter Design Competition will demo their projects! It's easy to participate if you weren't planning to already (more information here: http://csuieeedesign.blogspot.com/2013/12/ieee-winter-design-competition.html). Participants will show off their projects and be judged by IEEE student officers using the official ODC rubric that will be used in the final competition in March. First prize is a Raspberry Pi and second prize is a $20 gift credit to Sparkfun!
Following the competition, the workshop will be all about project design - how to come up with ideas, planning, prototyping, and completing effective, functional working projects for fun and for the competition in March! The presentation will be followed with a final demo project that will move through the entire process of project development. Even if you don't have an Open Design Arduino Kit this is a highly valuable workshop for anyone involved in the competition or interested in making projects in your free time.
We will have free pizza so come see some great small projects, learn all about project design, and start getting ready for the Open Design Competition in March!