assignment: To fabricate a simple circuit board using the modela, stuff the board and demonstrate functionality using a simple python script. details: For this assignment we were given .sch, .brd, .cmp and .py files from which we could build a functioning micro-controller. As such implementation of the project was comparitively straightforward. Following the protocol described by Seth use of the modela was quite simple and my board came out fine on the first iteration. Stuffing the board, likewise, was fairly strightforward. The completed board is shown below. Demonstrating functionality on the other hand was decidely more difficult in large part due to the difficulty I had building the serial and parallel port cables. In building the serial cable I struggled getting the molex connectors oriented correctly and as a result I had difficulty maintaining continuity in the circuit. Once I had finally assembled the circuit-side connection correctly, I wrapped the ribbon cable in shrink wrap to provide mechanical support to the connector. The cable has functioned flawlessly since. Here is a screen capture of the python output. The output was slightly modified using Atmel's AVR studio 4 software to send a hello message to my girlfriend.