ECE434 Project - Cornhole Board

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Team members: Sam Hedrick, Tristen Foisy

Grading Template

I'm using the following template to grade. Each slot is 10 points. 0 = Missing, 5=OK, 10=Wow!

10 Executive Summary
10 Packaging
10 Installation Instructions 
10 User Instructions
10 Highlights
10 Theory of Operation
10 Work Breakdown
10 Future Work/Conclusions
10 Demo/Poster
00 Not Late

Score:  100/100

Executive Summary

This page will be updated more frequently when we have a better idea of our project.

Our project will feature an XY table that is used to move magnetic pieces to simulate a board game. It does so by energizing or turning off an electromagnet, allowing the table to move pieces to the specified position on the board.

Currently, we have nothing produced, so we don’t yet know what does and doesn’t work.

The implementation of this project is difficult, but we believe we will be able to do it. By using the beagle and an external power source, we get control of the stepper motor’s positions and the power to drive them, respectively.

Picture that summarizes the project.


If you have hardware, consider Small Build, Big Execuition for ideas on the final packaging.

Installation Instructions

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  • Include your github path as a link like this to the read-only git site:
  • Be sure your is includes an up-to-date and clear description of your project so that someone who comes across you git repository can quickly learn what you did and how they can reproduce it.
  • Include a Makefile for your code if using C.
  • Include any additional packages installed via apt. Include and files.
  • Include kernel mods.
  • If there is extra hardware needed, include links to where it can be obtained.

User Instructions

Once everything is installed, how do you use the program? Give details here, so if you have a long user manual, link to it here.

Consider making it autostart for full credit.


Here is where you brag about what your project can do.

Include a YouTube demo the audio description.

Theory of Operation

Give a high level overview of the structure of your software. Are you using GStreamer? Show a diagram of the pipeline. Are you running multiple tasks? Show what they do and how they interact.

Work Breakdown

List the major tasks in your project and who did what.

Also list here what doesn't work yet and when you think it will be finished and who is finishing it.

Future Work

Suggest addition things that could be done with this project.


Give some concluding thoughts about the project. Suggest some future additions that could make it even more interesting.

thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder