A ‘spaghetti machine’ that makes coffee!

On Tuesday July 26 and Wednesday July 27, Year 10 students from 40 schools around Victoria will battle it out on the Parkville Campus to take out the prize for the most complex coffee-making machine you have ever seen, when they compete in the judging event for the Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest.

Organised by the Melbourne School of Engineering, the Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest is being launched in 2011 as part of the School’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The contest will be an annual competition for schools students in year 10, in which knowledge and skills in maths, science, engineering and project management, are put to the test in the creation of a ‘spaghetti machine’ – an overly complex machine or device that is used to perform a relatively simple task – which this year is to dispense the ingredients for a cup of coffee into a mug!

If you would like to come and see these amazing machines in action, join us at Wilson Hall from 1.00 – 5.00pm on July 26 or 27.

For further information about the contest, visit The Amazing Spaghetti Machine site.


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