Mini Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge

Challenging students to re-engineer an electric 1/10th scale RC vehicle. 

Square One’s Mini Innovative Vehicle Design (IVD) Racing Challenge requires teams of high school students to re-engineer an electric 1/10th scale RC vehicle, featuring an innovative component that sets it apart from the rest. Mini IVD Teams conduct a series of baseline performance tests, then collect and analyze data as they modify vehicle components including gear ratios, shock fluids, tires, and more.

Student teams compete at the annual Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge Day in performance, engineering and craftsmanship, design innovation, ambassadorship, and presentation categories.  

Join the Challenge.

Student teams compete at the annual IVD Challenge Day for awards in performance, engineering, craftsmanship, design, innovation, ambassadorship, presentation and more.

The annual IVD Registration Fee includes:

  • Kickoff Workshop for teachers & members
  • Access to all project resources (Project Parameters, all presentations, parts lists, instructional videos, etc)
  • Participation in Annual Winter Mid-Season Competition
  • Participation in Annual IVD Challenge Day Competition
  • Access to exclusive Square One Events like “IVD Kettering Day” at Kettering University, and Industry Exposure Opportunities
  • Eligibility for student scholarships exclusively for IVD Alumni (from Kettering University, umlaut, and others)
  • Access to monthly Technical Meetings for professional learning, project updates, and support
  • Ongoing tech support from IVD Project Specialist
  • On-site tech support available on request
  • Access to private site for networking & tech support

All Square One IVD Teams are eligible for the 99h Grant Program from the Michigan Department of Education.  The 99h program provides funding for registration fees, base vehicles, tools & supplies, “build budget”, food & travel, and teacher stipends.  Cost to field a Mini IVD team is estimated to be $2000-$3000 per year, plus a $2000 registration fee paid to Square One ($4000-$5000 total).

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    Sign your team up today!

     “[they] pointed me toward Square One and I am extremely happy they did. All the school administrators absolutely love what Square One is doing” 

    John Herman, Team Mentor, Kingston High School

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