So You Think You Can Design

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

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

National Competition 2017

 

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 admin@datta.vic.edu.au 

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

All entries to be submitted by Monday 23 October 2017.

 

JUDGING

DATTA Australia will print posters and CAD models which will be displayed at the DATTA Vic conference on 1 December 2017.

Teachers at the confernce will vote for their favourite product and the winner will be announced on the day.

 

PRIZE

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Please direct any questions to admin@datta.vic.edu.au 

Good luck!

 

  

 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.