iFixit Project Proposal
The project proposal outlines the plans for the iFixit project this quarter. The iFixit project consists of creating on-line documentation that will include a Device Page, a Troubleshooting Guide, and a Repair Guide for a device provided or one that you choose. To see sample projects, go to iFixit.com. Your project will provide 3 - 7 repair guides for hardware problems such as cracked screens, dead batteries, broken buttons, faulty logic boards, broken wheels, frozen needles, and so on.
IMPORTANT: If you choose your own device, it may not survive disassembly, so be sure to avoid selecting something you want to keep using. Also be sure to check that iFixit does not already have a guide for the device you are thinking of. Go to http://edu.ifixit.com > Standard Project > Getting Started > Project Proposal and follow iFixit’s directions for the proposal, adjusting as directed here:
Format: standard memo format (check MIT Guide p.137 (p 148 if you use the "find "window)), 1.5 pages maximum, use the formatting details listed and add iFixit’s requested heading (device, team tag, camera, group email addresses) under the memo heading, for example:
Date: September 28, 2016
To: iFixit and Matt Oliver
From: Orville Wright , Sally Ride, Juan Trippe, Charles Lindbergh, Yi So- yeon
Subject: Boeing Stratocruiser 377 Repair Guide Proposal
Device: Boeing Stratocruiser 377
Team tag: UCD-DOE- F09S1G1
Camera: Professor Oliver's 12-megapixel Panasonic Lumix (I have one camera available for sign-out)
Group email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. (These emails must be the emails on the iFixit account you create.)
Where appropriate, you may also use lists introduced by a sentence. Include the following sections with these bold headings in the body of the memo:
Introduction to [Name of Device] Repair (describe the device, state the purpose of the project, state the purpose of the proposal memo, and the expected URLs of your Device Page (format: www.ifixit.com/device/Device_Name) and your Troubleshooting Guide — (format: www.ifixit.com/wiki/Device_Name_Troubleshooting)
Current Repair Information (Describe the repair information currently available on the internet and explain how your guides will be better. If there are no current guides, list where you looked—either way, at least 5 websites must be listed)
Problems to Include in the Troubleshooting Guide (This section will require some research—include at least 5 problems). Use a bulleted list introduced by a sentence to outline the problems. Be sure to phrase the problems as problems.
List of Repair Guides (List 5 hardware problems. The guides must include actual disassembly steps, not just simple actions like plugging things in.) Use the word Replacement in most guide names. Ex: Aileron Replacement.
Lighting Kit Arrangements (Say which group member will borrow the lighting kit and tripod and who will be responsible for my camera if you use it. Indicate who will return the borrowed items to me).
Conclusion (Request permission to proceed with the project).
Email the proposal to iFixit (email@example.com). Your group number, the device name, and the words Project Proposal need to appear in the subject line of your email to iFixit and include a short message letting iFixit know what you are sending. Submit to me in Canvas on the date indicated in Canvas. Use pdf format for both copies. Use the naming conventions listed in the syllabus to save your documents.