UW CSE Capstone Course Videos

Animation Capstone Overview, CSE460, Spring 2015 HTML5 MP4 YouTube
Fish Out of Water In this year long series of capstone courses, students design and create a short animated film using a diverse set of interdisciplinary skills. From the skills learned in each course, students learn about story development and technical testing. After the foundation and pre-production phases are completed, students move on to production, followed by polish and post. We try to accomplish in one academic year what would take two to three years in industry.
Sound Capstone, CSE481, Winter 2015 MP4 YouTube
Sound Capston Sound capstone students build projects by utilizing computer audio techniques for human interfacing, sound recording and playback, encoding and decoding, synchronization, sound synthesis, recognition, and analysis and resynthesis. Here are some of the projects students created.
Advanced Internet Systems, CSE 454, Winter 2015 MP4 YouTube
Advanced Internet Systems capston

Just as the Internet evolves quickly, each Advanced Internet Systems capstone is a bit different. This year the course covers crowdsourcing and social computing in addition to Internet search, focused on information extraction. The majority of the time is spent on small group projects that each team chooses.

Robotics Capstone, CSE481, Fall 2014 MP4 YouTube
Robotics Capstone Autumn 2014 projects This course will teach you the basics of robotics and give you implementation experience with a state-of-the-art mobile robot. We will touch on robot motion, navigation, perception, and planning through mini-lectures, labs and assignments, eventually integrating these components to create autonomous robotic functionalities. The goal of your project is to find an everyday object that has traditionally been stationary or human powered and make it mobile and autonomous.
Overview Montage UW CSE Capstone Courses 2013-14, June 2014 Mp4 Windows Media HTML5
Screen shot of capstones in 2013-14

The capstone design courses are the hallmark of computer science & engineering. The capstone design course gives you the freedom to explore your interests, collaborate with other students and use your education to solve real problems. With the capstone experience, you have the skills to thrive after graduation.

Animation Capstone, CSE 460, Winter 2014 Mp4 Windows Media HTML5
screen shot of animation creation In this capstone, the student applies the knowledge gained in the fall quarter to produce a short animated film. Topics include scene planning, digital cinematography, creature and hard surface modeling, animatics and basics of character animation, and rendering techniques.
Sound Capstone, CSE 481i, Winter 2014 Mp4 Windows Media HTML5
Screen shot of sound capstone This capstone will build projects utilizing computer audio techniques for human interfacing, sound recording and playback, encoding and decoding, synchronization, sound synthesis, recognition, and analysis/resynthesis. Students will work in teams to design, implement, and release a software project. Special items this quarter: we have two Oculus-VR development kits, and 15 Leap Motion controllers for use in building musical/audio/media interfaces.
Robotics Capstone, CSE 481C, Fall 2013 Mp4 Windows Media HTML5
Students working with robot in class

This course teaches the basics of robotics and gives students implementation experience with a state-of-the-art mobile manipulator. Participants learn to use libraries and tools within the most popular robot programming framework ROS (Robot Operating System). The course will touch on robot motion, manipulation, navigation and perception though lectures, labs and assignments, eventually integrating these components to create autonomous robotic functionalities. The project gives team-work experience with large scale software integration and gets participants thinking about opportunities for using robots to make people's lives easier.

Digital System Design Capstone, CSE477, Spring 2013 Mp4 Windows Media HTML5
computer hardware

Unlike traditional lecture-based CSE courses, students work in groups on a single project that parallels the experience of working for a real company or customer. Students will prototype a substantial project that mixes hardware, software, and communication components.

Games Capstone, CSE481D, Spring 2013 Mp4 Windows Media HTML5
screen shot from game created in Games Capstone, Spring 2013

Students work in substantial teams to design, implement, and release a software project involving multiple areas of the CSE curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the development process itself, rather than on the product. Teams are expected to develop a work plan, and to track and document their progress against it.

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