ELEC424/COMP424: Mobile & Embedded Systems

Lin Zhong, lzhong AT rice.edu; Office: DH3046
Office hours: TR 4:00-5:00pm, or by appointment
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Teaching Assistants

Abeer Javed and Jie Liao


TR 10:50am-12:05pm; MEL 254

  • Assignment:10%
  • Participation: 10%
  • Labs: 40%
  • In class quiz: 20%
  • Competition: 20%

*The lab vehicle (crazyflie) could get damaged. Motor/blade/battery damage that can be repaired with replacement is free (We do have spare parts). Electrical or mechanical damage to the board that is repaired by the responsible team is also free. A team lose 3% (out of the 70% for lab and projeect) for each board replacement needed.

Grading will not be based on a forced distribution. All receiving 100 or more will be graded as A+; 95 to 99 A; 90 to 94 A-; 85 to 89 B+; 80 to 84 B; 75 to 79 B-; 70 to 74 C+; 65 to 69 C; 60 to 64 C-; 55 to 59 D+; 50 to 54 D; 45 to 49 D-; <45 F.

Major Changes from Fall 2013

  • Final compeition will replace both final competition and final project
  • Each team will have two students
  • There will be more labs
  • We will use 10DOF crazyflie (with altimeter and compass), instead of 6DOF ones

ADA Syllabus Statement

Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities will need to also contact Disability Support Services in the Allen Center.

Any student with a disability requiring accommodations in this course is encouraged to contact me after class or during office hours. Additionally, students will need to contact Disability Support Services in the Allen Center.

If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs. Additionally, you will need to register with the Disability Support Services Office in the Allen Center