What is Project: Definition and 1000 Discussions

A project (or program) is any undertaking, carried out individually or collaboratively and possibly involving research or design, that is carefully planned (usually by a project team, but sometimes by a project manager or by a project planner) to achieve a particular aim.An alternative view sees a project managerially as a sequence of events: a "set of interrelated tasks to be executed over a fixed period and within certain cost and other limitations".A project may be a temporary (rather than permanent) social system (work system), possibly staffed by teams (within or across organizations) to accomplish particular tasks under time constraints.A project may form a part of wider programme management
or function as an ad hoc system.Note that open-source software "projects" or artists' musical "projects" (for example) may lack defined team-membership, precise planning and/or time-limited durations.

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  1. L

    Measuring Acceleration on a Bike using Phyphox

    TL;DR Summary: how can I calculate the acceleration of a bike whilst using phyphox? Calling all physics lovers who are willing to lend a hand, Hello, I’m busy doing a physics project on the friction force on different surfaces, like asphalt, grass, etc. I need to measure the data using an app...
  2. Y

    Ideas for a project in computational chemistry?

    Hi all, I'm having a course on computational chemistry, as part of a bachelor curriculum. We have a project that is due to 4 weeks and I'm failing to find an interesting idea for this project that has to be done using Python. It can be anything, as long as it involves chemistry and coding...
  3. H

    Misc. Attach plates (my design) to the stator core of the machine

    I am working on an electrical engineering project. However, I have come across a specific mechanical engineering problem. I have attached an image to describe what I want to do. I have primarily a stator core (made out of electrical steel laminated sheets) named part number "1". I have a...
  4. Ranveer

    Engineering Homemade DC electric motor not working

    Summary : i have tried changing the batteries and wire,but still nothing. The wire is insulated and the coating is removed at the ends of the battery and the point where the wire touches the commutator. I have not counted the number of coils. This is required for a school project. If someone has...
  5. Eclair_de_XII

    Job Skills I know that this is about the hundredth topic I've made about this, but...

    t I'm feeling lost. Currently, I'm trying to learn how to do web-development stuff in Python, so that I can have a project to show-off to prospective employers. I'm also aware that I may be deluding myself into thinking that one project is all it takes to get noticed. Moreover, I just lack...
  6. F

    Programs What is an appropriate way of asking a professor for a project?

    I am an undergraduate Physics student who will just be going to his second year right now. Currently, my summer break is going on and I am interning under the guidance of an Astrophysics professor at a reputed (graduate-level) institute in my country, and I am working on an interesting project...
  7. jkengineer

    High School Project - Mini Airhockey Table with Robotic Arm

    [Mentor Note -- This thread start is outside of the normal scope of PF, but we are allowing it because it's a pretty well-done project for the level of the student] :smile: Hi all, I would like to share my high school engineering project - A Mini Airhockey table with Robotic Defender...
  8. omerel

    Higgs boson re-discovery from a CERN dataset (for a project)

    Hi everyone! I'm working on a seminar project on elementary particles, and I'm supposed to introduce the LHC and rediscover the Higgs boson from a dataset I got from CERN open source. I don't understand how am I supposed to discover the gap (in the invariant mass diagram) around the Higgs boson...
  9. Parziter

    Solar System Forces -- Simulating the planetary orbits for my project

    TL;DR Summary: Solar sytem forces on Unity Hello ! For my last year in my school, I've got a project to do, and I wanted to recreate the Solar system with forces on Unity. My forces are Velocity and Acceleration (I'm using the Frenet's formulas). I'm sorry I'm not a physicist and that's why...
  10. Z

    Need help with a research project for firefighting

    Good evening everyone! I'm currently working on building conclusions to support changes to operational tactics at building fires. I'll list what I have figured out so far and then what I'm still searching for. -Air expands and pressure increases within a room or structure during a fire; is...
  11. DaveC426913

    Electrical Perpetual Countdown Clock Project

    I want to (try to) build a "Countdown to Launch Day" clock for my sailing club. Ideally, it should require no maintenance (meaning, once I'm gone, it will keep working). Even as my right brain was thinking how cool it will be, my left brain started counting the ways it would be problematic...
  12. M

    Misc. Looking for help calculating heat transfer for PEX ground loop project

    Looking to build a suitable closed loop water (probably glycol mix) circulation system to prevent livestock water troughs from freezing. I assume that I need to calculate how much heat loss is predicted from the water tank in ambient air (varies, but assume worst case), then what length of heat...
  13. harrison1216

    Powering My AC Mains Project with a Push-Button Timer

    Hello! I am trying to create a special kind of switch for a project I am working on and I am pretty stumped. Basically, I need to power a 110v fan and light for around 10 seconds with the push of a button, and then have them all turn off and be ready for another button push. My brain immediately...
  14. AhmedAB

    I am trying to design an axial turbine for my project

    TL;DR Summary: I have a problem designing an axial turbine, there is a lot I don't understand hey, how are you all doing, I am a chemical engineering student working on designing a geothermal power plant, weirdly I have been told that I must design an n-pentane turbine for our Plant, it's so...
  15. D

    Physics project confusion (effects of length on a pendulum)

    We are seeking to design a project where we use a simple pendulum and a motion sensor (that will give us velocity) in order to study centripetal acceleration by essentially changing the length of the pendulum for each trial. This felt simple enough, however our professor insists that we would...
  16. Someon332

    Schools What are some good science fair project ideas or resources?

    I am currently a sophomore in HS, and I have a science fair project next year. I want to do something interesting- I don't want to put in barely any effort and do something that everyone has done, like 'growing plants in different light levels'. I would ideally like to do something with...
  17. malawi_glenn

    Ideas for group theory for high school math project

    Hi As high school teacher, I sometimes have those extremely talanted and self driven pupils. In their final year, they are required to make a science or math project, roughly one month full-time studies, approx 15-20 pages report. This academic year, one of my students have learned some group...
  18. E

    Final year raytracer project ideas

    Hi there. I am about to enter my final year of a computer science bachelor degree and must do a final year project that spans most of the academic year. I have some experience on the artistic side of computer graphics but none in the computer science side. I would be interested in developing...
  19. MidgetDwarf

    Studying Book recommendations to start learning programming for project Euler

    I do not know much about programming. I have used Mathematica, and some Python in the past for very specific problems. Any book recommendations for one wanting to learn programming in order to solve problems from Project Euler. I am familiar with number theory, but not with programming.
  20. E

    Final year University Project, Music Visualisation question

    Hi there. I start my final year of my computer science degree this September and, alongside other modules, will do an independent final year project. I have not had very much CS experience outside my degree so I am a bit unsure what would be feasible for me while not being too trivial such that...
  21. T

    Engineering project: Harvesting energy from natural water fall

    - design of a micro-turbine based on different scenarios of waterfalls - build a system that involves a battery for storing power - test in the lab I have attached a image. I know the image is not very detailed but wanting some advice on this situation. I have done some water calculations on...
  22. hagopbul

    Seeking Financial Benefit from Scientific Innovation: A Discussion

    Hello All : hope all are fine and well : during my scientific reading i may found a way to enhance the efficiency of some sort of simple engines , now i am working on a prototype which should be ready in few weeks for testing , the question is what next ? i am interested in solid state...
  23. T

    Calculating Electricity from Rainfall: A Project Guide

    Summary: I want to find out how much electric can be calculated from a certain amount of rainfall I am doing a project. I have estimated how much water I expect per month but I am not sure how to calculate the amount of electricity I expect to generate from this rain fall can someone give me...
  24. D

    Home project: Kilogram Force on wheel bearings

    Hi all. I'm designing a custom spare wheel carrier for my 4wd and currently seeking knowledge on which bearings to use, so I need to work out what force on the bearings will be when it's open (closed will be locked and fully supported!) The example image is simplified for calculation. Close...
  25. hi8192

    I getting my homemade DC motor to work (school project)

    hi everyone, i need to build a dc motor for my school project. I have used copper wire for the turns (60 turns), wood to build the structure of the armature and commutator. i have used neodymium magnets as my permanent magnets and paper clips as the brushes. I tried using a 9v battery with a...
  26. hagopbul

    Other Article 26 Backpack News & Resources: Spring 2022 Newsletter

    Hello All : there is this project which i think a lot of people will benefit from hope you took a look , and spread the word on it Spring 2022 Newsletter Welcome to Article 26 Backpack’s first newsletter! Produced by the Article 26 Backpack team at the University of California, Davis, the...
  27. D

    B Build a Time Dilation Clock for 8th Grade Science Project

    A science teacher ask if I could help one of her students build a "Time Dilation Clock" so, at launch the Ships chronometer and the local time are in sync. with a 3g continuous thrust, at some point the time, the time at the launch site will be going twice as fast as the ships chronometer. so...
  28. M

    What are the key considerations for designing an Inductrack highway system?

    Summary:: I have to show to my university class an innovative feasible project. It's about new generation Highways, based on the Inductrack model. There are a lot of questions that I have to ask to know if it's a feasible project, so if there is someone patient that have time to answer all my...
  29. pinball1970

    I European Southern Observatory (Event Horizon Project team) – picture of Sgr A*

    This alert regarding an announcement from the European Southern Observatory – announcement 12th May The results are from the Even Horizon Telescope project which was responsible for producing the first-ever image of a black hole in 2019. The video of that announcement is in the link. Worth...
  30. MevsEinstein

    Admissions Win a Davidson Institute Fellowship: Unlock the Potential of Your Math Project

    If you didn't know, there is something called the Davidson Institute Fellow Scholarship for middle and high school students. To get a scholarship (which come in 10,000 dollars, 25,000 dollars, and 50,000 dollars (if I remember correctly)), you will need to share a research project in the...
  31. anorlunda

    Project Orion Revisited: Is Nuclear Propulsion the Future of Space Travel?

    Project Orion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion) Orion was one of most fanciful proposals ever for use of nuclear power. Basically, the spacecraft would have a thick shield at the back end, and then use a series of nuclear explosions behind the shield for...
  32. polpolpol

    Python Looking for guidance on my final project

    My project is on threat modelling and prediction. The use of threat modelling with machine learning. So far I've found articles that use MITRE ATT&CK repository with STIX used with machine learning and data mining with CVSS, but I'm unsure if this is the right track. I basically just need to...
  33. J

    Lawn/Garden Home project help please - max wind speed to tip over object

    Hi guys, thanks for helping me! I am working on a home project that includes a privacy shade for my backyard. I have a 6'x15' vertical shade attached to two portable posts that are held up right by four legs ("X" shaped footprint). the surface footprint of the legs covers an area of 46"x70". I...
  34. Fred404

    Supercapacitor dragster project

    Hi all! I’m currently working on a project for which students will have to build a supercapacitor based dragster. I saw here and there some videos on how it works but it’s too general to give me hints about components choice. So here I am with my questions, hoping that I’ll get enough answers...
  35. shivajikobardan

    MHB Choosing a Project: My Criteria and Friends' Examples

    My criteria for choosing this project-: ->Should be easy. ->Should be doable in 1.5 months. ->Should not to be too easy and should be just hard enough to be a major project. ->It is a group project but since this is nepal lol mainly 1 person is going to do it. max 2 persons will do this. ->Our...
  36. shivajikobardan

    MHB Choosing a Project: Easy Yet Challenging Enough for 1.5 Months

    My criteria for choosing this project-: 1) Should be easy. 2) Should be doable in 1.5 months. 3) Should not to be too easy and should be just hard enough to be a major project. 4) It is a group project but since this is nepal lol mainly 1 person is going to do it. max 2 persons will do this...
  37. shivajikobardan

    Python Which project should I choose for a final year major project?

    My criteria for choosing this project-: 1) Should be easy. 2) Should be doable in 1.5 months. 3) Should not to be too easy and should be just hard enough to be a major project. 4) It is a group project but since this is nepal lol mainly 1 person is going to do it. max 2 persons will do this...
  38. shivajikobardan

    MHB Running the Speaking by Observing Lip Movements Project

    This is not properly documented. So I am wondering how to run this code? I know it is too much of work for you...but if you have time it would be really nice of you. http://cvit.iiit.ac.in/research/projects/cvit-projects/speaking-by-observing-lip-movements
  39. shivajikobardan

    Python How do I run this lip movement observation project?

    This is not properly documented. So I am wondering how to run this code? I know it is too much of work for you...but if you have time it would be really nice of you. http://cvit.iiit.ac.in/research/projects/cvit-projects/speaking-by-observing-lip-movements
  40. Vittorio34

    AI project ideas, using Arduino or Raspberry

    Hello everyone, I'm a high school student and I'm looking for ideas. My teacher wants us to realize something that is useful for the society and that is INNOVATIVE and CREATIVE(not the common things you do with AI). He would like us to realize something that is "Touchable", like a model or a...
  41. K

    Individual project on Energy harvesting using piezoelectric material

    I have two questions: 1) Is it possible to cut the material with a laser cutter or scissors or do I need to have a specific tool? 2) What is the best way to attach the PZT-5H material to the beam but it can be easily detached for using it on another beam ( so no epoxy glue)?Thank you
  42. M

    Engineering Statics project involving shear & moment diagram of a control arm

    Part of a project I am working on (part #3…see description below) is asking us to find the internal loads (shear and moment) and draw the corresponding shear/moment diagrams of the control arm shown below. It’s a little tricky to me, because all of the members associated with these type of...
  43. M

    Final semester project ideas using CMOS VLSI?

    Guys ! I need your help in choosing a better project for my last semester .Can anyone suggest me projects based on CMOS VLSI Technology.?
  44. J

    Can the Genesis Project really seed the galaxy with robots?

  45. L

    B Project on pulsars/electromagnetic quantum field

    Hello, I am a high school student doing a project on pulsars and I would love to get into the deeper workings of a quantum electromagnetic field, but I am a bit lost. Since pulsars are neutron stars, who send out a beam of electromagnetic waves, I was quite curious about it's workings. So...
  46. AJSayad

    Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering Undergrad Senior Design Project

    Hi everyone, This semester I'm enrolled in a senior design course where the students must fully design and fabricate a project from scratch that solves a problem. I've been struggling to think of ideas, so far I have some ideas on a windmill/turbine and a few electricity generation device ideas...
  47. N

    B Suggestions for Internal Assessment Project on Young's Modulus

    Hi. I am in the IB and am looking at doing a physics IA (internal assessment) on Young's modulus on an elastic material. I was thinking of doing it on the the stretchy snakes like the candy. What would I need to cover in this?
  48. Viii

    Troubleshooting Interplanetary Cruise Calculations

    Summary:: You have a spacecraft the size of a cube (2x2x2 m^3, m=3000 kg. It has 24 thrusters (2N each) and one main engine. For preparing your spacecraft for maneuvers, you want to rotate by 180 degrees. For the rotation, you'll use n=4 attitude thrusters per burn. What am I doing wrong...
  49. T

    Is the Physics in the Avengers' Shield Collision Scene Accurate?

    Hi everyone, In my physics class, we are doing the Hollywood Physics Project. It's a project where you analyze the physics from a scene in a movie and talk about if it's accurate or not. I chose the scene from the Avengers where Thor strikes Captain America's shield with his hammer. The...