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Item Excellent Average Poor
Circuit - Visual
Circuit Layout
Placement, Colour, Wiring
Logical layout of circuit for easy debugging
Wires extremely neat and well colour coded
Wires don't go over input devices
Power and ground always use red and black, but not much other obvious colour coding
Some wires go over input devices
Messy wires
No consistent colour coding even for power and ground
OR
All wires red and black, so they don't identify power and ground uniquely.
Input devices are hard to operate
Good choice of input device(s)
Input device(s) clearly chosen to suit the chosen project Debugger board with clear labelling Debugger board with unclear or no labelling
Good choice of output device(s)
Output device(s) clearly chosen to suit the chosen project Debugger board with clear labelling Debugger board with unclear or no labelling
Circuit - Testing
Inputs clearly labeled
All inputs clearly labeled, consistent with all references on the poster Inputs labeled with some ambiguity
(e.g. unclear bit order, identification of 0/1)
No labeling of inputs
OR
labels not identical with poster
Outputs clearly labeled
All outputs clearly labeled, consistent with all references on the poster Outputs labeled with some ambiguity
(e.g. unclear bit order)
No labeling of individual outputs
OR
labels not identical with poster
Clear operating instructions
Intuitive and/or visual
Can be done by following truth table Process must be inferred from circuit description
Test successful
Easy to verify that circuit performs as specified Hard to verify whether circuit performs as specified Definite errors in circuit operation
Poster - Visual
Professional appearance
Visually appealing; good choice of colours, fonts, etc.
Straight lines, square corners
Text and graphics legible from arm's length
Meets basic requirements
Messy and/or illegible writing
Graphics hard to see or interpret
Clear, correct language
Text has purpose and flow Reasonable text with possibly a few minor grammar and/or spelling errors Multiple grammar and/or spelling mistakes
OR
little or no explanatory text
Design Process Illustrated
Truth tables, K-maps, circuit diagram, simulation, etc.
All parts of design process shown
Clear explanation of how the whole process fits together
All parts of design process shown, but with limited indication of how they fit together Some parts of design process not shown
Little or no explanation

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