What is a Final Report?
The final report is a summary of the entire design process, demonstration and testing, scientific and technical analysis, team management, and other important technical infomation about the design project.
Final Report Content is as follows:
- Well-organized into logical, separate report sections
- Uses a clear system of highlighted headings to identify sections
- Clear and concise
- Includes a Table of Contents which reference the sections
- Begins with a clear introductory section
- Thoroughly reviews the methods by which the product was developed
- Documents the results of the test trials
- Discusses and analyzes the product's performance, indicating strengths and weaknesses and comparing expected results to actual results
- Includes any conclusions or implications drawn from the work
- 3-view construction sketches of your vehicle, as well as an isometric drawing
- A scaled drawing which shows the layout of the foam core board components on the original rectangular sheet
- Must be titled and labeled (e.g. Figure 1: Orthographic Views)
- Must be referenced in the text and explained as needed
Why is the Final Report Important?
The Final Report is worth 40% of the project grade. It is important accurately document the entire design process as well as the analysis of the final project because it gives a clear understanding to the reader of the steps taken to reach a final product.