Specifications & Resources

2019 MESA Design Challenges

The National Engineering Design Competition, Arduino Based Solutions for Humans, asks students to implement the Human-Centered Design approach to find a client in your community who has a need, engineer a solution for this need using Arduino as the key component, and present their solution and recommendation(s) for next steps at the MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition. 

Specifications

NEDC 18-19 Rules Complete - AZ Version.pdf

NEDC 18-19 Rules Complete - AZ Version.pdf

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Resource Document 
 

NEDC 18-19 Resource Document Version 1.0.pdf

NEDC 18-19 Resource Document Version 1.0.pdf

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Teams will design and build a solar car.  The car will be tested for:

  • Speed
  • Alignment
  • Impact resistance

18-19 QESSTSolarCarChallenge_V6.pdf

18-19 QESSTSolarCarChallenge_V6.pdf

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Teams will design and build a bridge that will span 6-8 feet and hold 100 pounds.  This is modeled after the collegiate Steel Bridge competition.

    PVC Bridge Rules 2019.pdf

    PVC Bridge Rules 2019.pdf

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    Teams will design and build a contraption that performs a series of steps, with the final step will be to turn on a light.

      18-19 General Motors - Its Complicated Contraption Challenge.pdf

      18-19 General Motors - Its Complicated Contraption Challenge.pdf

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      Teams will design and build a water powered bottle rocket that will:

      • stay aloft for the longest period of time
      • safely return an egg back to the ground.

       

       

      18-19 Cargo Bottle Rocket.pdf

      18-19 Cargo Bottle Rocket.pdf

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      Teams will design and build a boat made from tape and paper that will hold the greatest number of water bottles while having the lightest weight.

        18-19 Tape & Paper Boat.pdf

        18-19 Tape & Paper Boat.pdf

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        Teams will design and build a tool to demonstrate a math or science concept that can be 3D printed.  Teams will pitch their design to a panel of judges.

          18-19 Additive Manufactoring.pdf

          18-19 Additive Manufactoring.pdf

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          Teams will create the computer code that will allow a team member to follow a route and solve cryptography questions.

           

           

          18-19 Computer Science Scavenger Hunt.pdf

          18-19 Computer Science Scavenger Hunt.pdf

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          Anything goes! Teams will find out what the competition is at MESA Day.  Teams will have 2 hours to design and build their solution.

           

          18-19 On Site Engineering Design Final.pdf

          18-19 On Site Engineering Design Final.pdf

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