Project Logs


Each week, you’re asked to

  • Spend 1-3 hours experimenting with electronics, components, experiences and making hybrid objects, and
  • Documenting your experiments.

Hint: These short weekly logs will be a resource later when you come to write up your project’s process documentation at the end of the module

Learning Objectives

As part of theses exercise, students will:

  • Practice skills of relevance to your project or that have been introduced in class
  • Build familiarity with hardware prototyping and working with sensor, components, networking, etc
  • Be able to independently construct interactive electronic circuits and devices.
  • Identify opportunities for creative experimentation with physical computing.
  • Develop skills in documenting and reporting on your project process


Share a ~100 word update on your work with Particle (what you tried, what worked, what you learned, what you’ll do next, etc.) by class each Thursday.

Include at least one piece of media (this might include an image, a circuit diagram, a sketch, a video, etc.) that represents your experiment


  • Project logs are always individual assignments — even if you’re working on a group project.
  • Project logs don’t have to show things that work. Experiments that didn’t pan out but that you learned something helpful from are AOK.
  • Project logs are self-directed – figure out something you’d like to explore more of and use the opportunity to try something out. You don’t have to stick to the material introduced in class.

Submitting your work:

You’ll submit your work on Slack. As a new post:

  • Open Slack and navigate to the #projects channel
  • In the text box (bottom), click the + on the left hand side. Choose the option to ‘Create a new post’
  • In the post editor, give the case study and appropriate title.
  • Add your narrative to the body of the post.
  • When you have added your post, click the Share button on the top right.