Advanced Components

Senior Division teams are required to incorporate at least four Advanced Components into the design of their machine; at minimum, one of each of the Advanced Components described below. Failure to incorporate all four Advanced Components will result in a 10-point penalty for each missing component. Junior Division teams are encouraged to incorporate at least two Advanced Components. For information or ideas of how to incorporate these components, visit The Judging Committee will have final say on the safety of all components. Do not hesitate to contact the contest coordinator with any questions regarding the integration of the Advanced Components or use of certain materials or substances.