So You Think You Can Design

So You Think You Can Design (SYTYCD) is a design competition that has been taking place since 2014. Always looking to push the possibilities, SYTYCD sets contemporary design challenges and encourages the use of prototyping and new technologies.

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Entries close Wednesday 31 October 2018.

 

THE DESIGN BRIEF

Students will design a product that attempts to solve a personal, local or global problem.

 

DELIVERABLES

1x Digital Poster (A2 size)

1x CAD model suitable for 3D printing (optional)

 

DESIGN POSTER TO INCLUDE - 

* Name of product

* Description of product

* Inspiration for product 

* Concept sketches showing development of product

* Annotations explaining construction and features of product

* CAD model showing different views of product (optional)

 

CAD MODEL

If included the CAD model must be sent as .stl file and be suitable for printing. The model may be a scaled-down example of a larger final design.

DATTA Australia can not solve any model/printing issues so make sure you test it before sending.

We will attempt to print your model and put it on display with your poster.

 

CONDITIONS

Open to all primary and secondary students.

All work submitted must be the student's own work (teachers to assist with technical issues and skills only)

Entries must be uploaded to a file sharing website and the links sent to pl@datta.vic.edu.au 

Include the student's name, age, school and teacher contact details.

All entries to be submitted by Wednesday October 2018.

 

JUDGING

DATTA Australia will print posters and CAD models which will be displayed at the DATTA Australia National Conference on 5-8 December 2018. The winners will be announced on the day.

 

PRIZES

Thanks to our generous sponsors, you now need a really good reason NOT to take part!

  • FIRST PRIZE (Winning Student) - An EMBLAZER 3D printer donated by 3D Printing Systems, worth $3,700. 

           

  • FIRST PRIZE (Winner's School) - An INVENTOR 1 3D Printer donated by Picokit, worth $1,450.

               

  • SECOND PRIZE (Student) - A FINDER 3D Printer donated by Picokit, worth $990.

                

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Is PowerPoint adequate to create a digital poster? Absolutely!
  • What CAD software is best for primary students to use to design a model of their product? Sketchup is free and easy to use (lot's of helpful videos on youtube) but there are lots of other CAD software programs online.
  • Does the model of the product need to be test printed on a 3D printer? You don't have to include a CAD model - but if possible, it would be a good idea to test it before sending. 

 

For further information, contact Laura at pl@datta.vic.edu.au

Good luck!