Toy Design Competition 2021 (TDC.21)

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):

9th July 2021
Venue of Toy Submission:Singapore Polytechnic, Teaching Block T18, Level 2 (T1825)


There will be no workshop for fusion 360.

Fusion 360 training videos will be released instead in early March for students to learn at their own pace. 


Prize Award Ceremony

Prize Award Ceremony:

Mid-August 2021 (TBC)

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


For enquiries, please contact:

Alvin Tay


Tel: 68704660


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