Where to start in my project (bubble sheet scanner)

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by mmm78, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. mmm78

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    I have a senior project and I don't know where to start, if any one can give me a hint what I should do first and how.

    this is what we have been asked to do:

    Design a commercial product, a bubble sheet scanner, for primarily teachers and people engaged in different types of testing
    The product is designed to be cheap on the order of $100 -$200
    It is designed to process 8.5 x11 bubble sheets
    Each sheet will have a capacity to handle a minimum of 80 answers with 5 choices
    Sheets will be manually placed into the scanner one at a time
    All sheet movement will done manually with no motors to keep the cost down
    The device should be able to process at least 5 sheets per minute
    The device should be programmed using master bubble sheets
    The device should be able to handle at least 5 sheets in a single test bundle
    The device should connect to a PC that collects all the information and has user friendly interface
    The program that processes the data should be well thought out and deal with multiple marks on a single answer
    The answer sheet will consist of bubbles marked with a No. 2 pencil
    The design of the answer sheet will be an important part of the project

  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    As this is a senior project, surely you must have some ideas of what is needed.

    There are also not enough details to make any sensible suggestions. What are your ideas about the project?
  3. TBayBoy


    May 25, 2011
    I thought these things are on their way out, are you re-inventing an obsolete technology?