Toy Design Competition 2021 (TDC.21) -Updated*

Toy Design Competition is an annual competition organised by School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering for secondary school students. The objective is to encourage students to develop an interest towards STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. Students will learn to use CAD modelling software to create their models and learn about digital fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and laser cutting etc.

The competition has 2 categories: 1) Design Category and 2) Automata Category. Students are encouraged to join in either category subjected to the rules and regulations of the competition. For more details, please download the Rules and Regulations documents. 


Competition Themes

The competition themes for TDC.21 categories are:

Toy Design Category:  Gravity powered walking robot

Automata Category:    Life during COVID-19 circuit breaker

Training Files

Do take note that Autodesk software products may require students to proof that they are currently studying in an education institution.

Get the Fusion 360 training files here.

Important Dates*

Registration and Submission Dates

Submission of Team Registration (All Categories) by:9th April 2021

Toy Submission Date (All Categories):

27th August 2021*
Venue of Toy Submission:Singapore Polytechnic, Teaching Block T18, Level 2 (T1825)
*No physical submission throughout all categories 


Prize Award Ceremony

Prize Award Ceremony:

Mid-September 2021* (TBC)

Venue:Online Platform e.g Microsoft teams, zoom etc.

Rules and Regulations*:

The rules and regulations for the competition have been updated to have teams submit their learning journey portfolios instead of physical submission of artefacts. Please download the latest version (version 2) of the document.


Design Category

TDC.21_Design Category_Rules & Regulations_v2

Automata Category

TDC.21_Automata Category_Rules & Regulations_v2

*Information updated owning to new SMM regulations and measures introduced on 16th May till 13th June 2021.

For enquiries, please contact:

Alvin Tay


Tel: 68704660


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