The University of Melbourne played host to an unusual battle at the end of July, with dominoes and marbles the unlikely tools wielded in the Amazing Spaghetti Machine Competition.
Organised by the Melbourne School of Engineering, teams of high school students engineered and constructed so called ‘Spaghetti Machines’ which are deliberately designed to do a simple function in the most complex way. The students used everything from solar panels to toy trains to try and make a simple cup of instant coffee!
You can find out all the details about the competition at http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/spaghettimachine/about/index.html.
Produced by Laura Soderlind
Camera by Ewen Allport
Edited by Robert Cross
Additional time lapse footage provided by Sam Davison
With thanks to:
Jo Kennedy (Presentation College Windsor)
Sam Davison, Jamie Evans and Associate Professor David Shallcross (Melbourne School of Engineering)
Special thanks to all the students who worked tirelessly to make their projects workable and attractive!