Junkyard wars




Resource optimization is what it takes to convert seemingly useless ‘junk’ into a working mechanism (depending on the given task). Put years of accumulated equations and theories to use. Make your ancestors proud by scavenging and foraging for parts as you face-off against your opponents in the ultimate war- The Junkyard Wars.

The prelims portal will be open from 6 PM, 14th February 2017 to 11:59 PM, 18th February,2017. Please make sure that all the team members register for the event before starting the quiz(The team members' details will be asked during the quiz). The time duration of the quiz is 1 hour. One team can attempt the quiz only once. Click here to start the quiz.

                CASH PRIZE - INR 25000

Schedule:  10 am to 5 pm -- March 3rd, March 4th and March 5th 2017.

●  Round 1

❖ This is an online round.

❖ This round may be attempted at anytime from  6 PM, February 14th (Tuesday) to 18th (Saturday).

❖ Consists of 50 multiple choice questions.

❖ Will test participants on Basic Physics, Mechanics and Engineering.

❖ Time limit is 1 hour.

❖ Only 1 submission per team is allowed.

 Participants are requested to click the SUBMIT button once they complete the test within the

stipulated time. Otherwise, the answers will NOT BE RECORDED.


● Round 2:

❖ Those shortlisted from Round 1 will take part in this Round 2.

❖ This is a design round which will be held on 22nd February 2017. 

❖ Teams will be asked to come up with an abstract design.

❖ A computer model or scanned copy/photograph of hand-drawn model must be uploaded.

❖ The design would be of a mechanism to perform a specified task.

● Round 3

❖ This is the final round (fabrication and playing the game using the fabricated equipment)

❖ The finalists will have to design and fabricate the equipment using the given materials.

❖ Matches will be conducted between teams.

❖ The six teams will be divided into two groups, comprising of 3 teams each.

League format is carried out and top 2 from each group will be the semifinalists.

Winners of the semifinals play the final, and the losers of SF will play a game for the third place.

• Design skills

• Fabrication skills

• Creativity

• Time management

• Effective utilization of materials provided

• Team work

  1. Maximum size of a team: 4; minimum: 3

  2. Total number of finalists selected will be 6 teams.

  3. Construction materials and tools will be given on the spot. The game begins on the final day. The teams must have fabricated the equipment by then.

  4. Problem statement will be issued on the team’s arrival to the campus.

  5. Event Managers' decision is final. Teams must abide by the rules and conduct of the workshop.

1. What should be the team size?

   3‐4 per team.

2. Is there any registration fee?


3. What all will we be provided with? 

You’ll be provided with the standard tools in the workshop. And the materials that you would need to design your equipment. 

4. Is it for UG/PG/PhD?

   Any team with its team members having valid Pragyan IDs can participate. The team needs to pass the initial online round, and needs to retain its members till the final round; failing which the team will be disqualified. 

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Problem statement will be given on spot and also the equipment required will be provided by the event managers

Ashiq      : +91-9941132953

Sushant  : +91- 94951 91841

Arvind    : +91- 80562 25292


Email us at junkyardwars@pragyan.org

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