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2014-2015 Competitions - Choose one and dominate in February at State!
(Instructions and rules found in .pdf files at bottom of this page)

Castle Ballistics
Students will demonstrate their ability to design and construct a ballistic device (crossbow, catapult, trebuchet) to hit a target in an 80'x80' area.  The locations and distances will be chosen at random.

CO2 Dragster
Students will design, produce working drawings for, and build a CO2 powered dragster.

Digital Video Production
Students will develop a digital video/film that focuses on this years theme which is CYBER SPYING. Submissions due February 1, 2015.

Integrated Autonomous Vehicle - Robots
Students will build, design, and operate an integrated autonomous vehicle (robot).  This vehicle must navigate a defined course in both human controlled as well as programmed modes. 

Music Production
Students will produce an original musical piece that is designed to be played during the National TSA Conference opening and closing sessions.  Music should be energizing, interesting, and of a spirit consistent with TSA.

Fashion Design

Teams are asked to create a total of three (3) garments for two (2) outfits total*, using the team’s own original designs, addressing the theme of 18th century American colonialism. Teams will research the fashion of American colonists during 1700-1799, and produce two (2) outfits with three (3) handcrafted garments based off of such research. For example, a team could create a dress (1 garment) for the first outfit and a pair of pants and a shirt (2 garments) for the second outfit.

*A garment is considered to be an article of clothing—NOT a prop or accessory, even if it is handmade (examples: purse, umbrella, instrument, etc.). Each outfit must have at least one handmade garment; the third handmade garment can be used with either outfit or both outfits. Other clothing and accessories not designed and created by students may be and are expected to be used during the presentation to judges, but these articles should not be submitted for initial judging and will NOT be judged.

Rat Trap Drag Race
Students will design and construct a vehicle powered only by a standard rat trap spring to travel a specific distance as fast as possible.

Rubber Band Powered Cars
Students will design, build, and race a vehicle powered only by a rubber band and a propeller.

T Shirt Design
Students will develop a T Shirt design to be worn by Colorado's delegation  for the upcoming National TSA conference in Texas.

Software Design

Participants work as part of a team to participate in the development, debugging, and documentation of a software design project using freely available software development toolkits. Through a multimedia presentation and entrant documentation, the team demonstrates its knowledge of the software development process. The project should have educational or social value.

Future Englewood High School TSA Competitions 
(Utilizing our STEM & Fabrication Labs)

 VEX Robotics

The TSA VEX Robotics Competition engages middle and high school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through an exciting, head-to-head robotics contest that captures student attention and both enhances—and allows them to use—their skills in STEM areas. In addition, the competition complements the existing technology-related competitive events offered by TSA at both levels of instruction


Animatronics Participants (one team per chapter, one entry per team) demonstrate knowledge of mechanical and control systems by designing, fabricating, and controlling an animatronics device that will communicate, entertain, inform, demonstrate and/or illustrate a topic, idea, subject or concept. Sound, lights and a surrounding environment must accompany the device

Architectural Renovation

Architectural Renovation Participants (one individual or team per chapter, one entry per individual or team) develop a set of architectural plans and related materials for an annual architectural design challenge and construct a physical, as well as a computer-generated model, to accurately depict their design.

3D CAD Design

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) 3D, Engineering Participants (two individuals per state) create 3D computer model(s) of an engineering or machine object, such as a machine part, tool, device, or manufactured product

CNC Production

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Production Participants (one team of two individuals per chapter, one entry per team) design, fabricate, and demonstrate their ability to use a CNC machine to produce a device based on a problem posted on the TSA website.

Manufacturing Prototype

Manufacturing Prototype Participants (one team per chapter) design and manufacture a prototype of a product (designated annually) and provide a description of how the product could be manufactured in a state-of-the-art American manufacturing facility.

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