From: "Ken Taylor"
Subject: Re: Help needed with my A-level project - RF link
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Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 17:36:21 +1300
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"Tom MacIntyre" wrote in message
> On Sat, 02 Nov 2002 00:04:18 GMT, email@example.com (Mike
> Harding) wrote:
> >On Fri, 1 Nov 2002 23:27:39 +0000, John Woodgate
> > wrote:
> >>I read in sci.electronics.design that Sanjeevan
> >> wrote (in >>>) about 'Help needed with my A-level project - RF link', on Fri, 1 Nov
> >>>As an A-Level project, it does not have to work properly, or work at
> >>BAD! Not your fault, but you don't get ANY grade in the real world for
> >>something that doesn't work, no matter how much 'coursework' you support
> >>it with. Besides, if you get it to work, YOU will feel on Cloud 9.
> >snip of helpful techincal advice
> >I can't agree it's bad. After all you still get marks in a maths exam
> >if your working has merit but the final answer is wrong. And he is
> >_learning_; he is not expected to be professional at this time.
> I will agree and disagree with you...in my EET course some years ago,
> I was marked completely wrong on a circuits question when the
> denominator was in error (the question was worth 25% and I scored
> about 73%...all numerators were correct)...they were looking for
> answers. They didn't require us to be perfect, but they wanted us to
> see what we would be responsible for...they prepared us for the
Since the OP is an A-level student, I'd suggest the project is way beyond
the level required (maybe even desired). He needs to consult his tutor.
> I bombed my final project as far as getting the actual working model
> to work, but my collection of data, and what I did with it, got me
> through. I failed miserably on the final project's creation, but my
> breadboard data was bang on. I just couldn't make a working model...
> We can't all be all things to all people. I know things about music,
> education, weight loss, nutrition, Nolan Ryan, baseball in
> general...just a start...
> I know nothing about quantum physics...or not...