Electricity - Electronics Division

            Entries in this division must be complete and in operating condition to enable the judges to test their operation. Operating instructions must accompany each entry. Instructions for entries must include schematic diagrams as well as the correct name and function of the project. Projects must be made safe to operate. Example: (High voltage wires, tubes, and other potentially dangerous components must be properly covered and labeled.) Note: The judges may partially disassemble the project for visual inspection and testing of components.  Entries may be Group or Individual 

El-1 Electronics including kits: Entries in this classification involving discrete and/or integrated circuits related to audio, television, music, digital, communication, or other consumer products. Each entry must have a complete set of plans and/or schematics, an explanation of operation, and operating instructions. Scoring Guide for El-1
or

EL-2 Electrical Wiring
including kits: This classification includes any entry which involves components used in commercial and residential wiring circuits that demonstrates (through the use of models) various circuits utilized. Each entry must have a complete set of plans and/or schematics, an explanation of operation, and operating instructions (if the operating procedure is not obvious). Scoring Guide for El-2
Groups eligible to participate A, N & E.

EL-3 Industrial Electronics / PLTW Projects: This classification includes any projects involving discrete and/or integrated circuits related to timing, counting, calculating, controlling, or activation of instruments (computers, advanced scientific measurement instrumentation or other industrial electronic applications). Each entry must have a complete set of plans and/or schematics, an explanation of operation, and operating instructions.
Or
The student build device out of fischertechnik parts to sort marbles of various colors accurately. The sorter must be built on a stable base as well as have the Robopro program printed out in place of project plans. The guidelines used in the curriculum must be adhered to when it comes to the hopper, as it canít be made of fischertechnik parts. Scoring Guide for EL-3
Groups eligible to participate N and P

Group (N) - Novice or Amateur: a person who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he or she is placed; beginner; tyro: a novice in the entry area.
This entry area is for the 1st year the student has entered in this project area.
Group (P) - Practiced or Experienced: skilled or proficient through practice or experience. This entry area is for the student has entered in this project area more than once.
Group (E) - is for the special needs students in Industrial Technology classes.
Note: In an effort to recognize the exceptional student, "Group E" has been created. The exceptional student may be entered either in "Group E" or mainstreamed into groups with other students according to grade level.