Mar 03, 2019

The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest

  • Crimson Education
  • Final projects judged at the University of Melbourne
Competition Skill Building


The University of Melbourne invites year 10 students from across Victoria to participate in their annual Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest. Students work in teams and put their maths, science, engineering and project management skills to the test in the creation of a ‘spaghetti machine’ — an overly complex device that is used to perform a relatively simple task.

Teams have five months to design, plan and build their machines before demonstrating their creations on-campus at the University of Melbourne on judging day.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Many teams participate, however only three winners

Participation Cost

No entry cost; materials may cost money

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Technical skills are not required but may be helpful

Time Commitment


Teams will have 5 months to complete their machine

Application Process Includes

Applicants will be asked to provide:
School name and address
Staff supervisor name and contact details (email, phone)
The expected number of students in the team
A declaration of agreement to abide by the contest rules (as detailed on the contest website)
A list of participating students closer to the contest date


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