The objective is to build a device which will place a circular disc ('the plug') on a defined target area.
1st Auckland University
The object is to build a device which will transport itself and a delicate object (a light bulb) from one horizontal platform to another, placed as far away from each other as possible.
1st University of NSW@ADFA
The object is to transfer a spherical object (a tennis ball) from a 'start zone,' through an open 'window,' to a stationary position as close as possible to a defined elevated point representing the centre of a cloud. The window opening is to be obstructed for a minimal period.
1st University of Auckland
2nd University of Adelaide
3rd Queensland University of Technology
The object is to design and construct a compact, self contained device which will start from rest on a horizontal surface, and which, upon release, will collect pellets from a specified remote location, and place the pellets in a specified collection container.
1st University of Newcastle
The objective is to design and build a device weighing no more than 8kg which suspends a mass laterally as far as possible. Prior to begining to transfer, the device must be contained wholly within a 500mm cube (the starting envelope.) Each fuel rod weights 0.75kg and students must elect to transfer one. two, three or four rods at a time.
1st Curtin University
The objective is to design and build a mechanical device which will elevate a sealed can with a total mass of 1kg as high as possible from a rest position prior to triggering, to a rest position at the completion of the stroke.
1st University of Queensland
The objective is to design and construct a mechanical device which will transport an open can of water from a rest position on the floor of the start area of the track to a rest position on the table, as far from the front edge of the table.
Equal 1st Curtin University
University of Western Australia
The objective is to design and construct a mechanical device which will convey a golf ball from within the starting envelope on the horizontal track, and drop the ball down the vertical tube.
1st University of NSW
The objective is to design and build a device whose mass does not exceed 4kg, which is not more than 0.6m high and which will be released through a 0.5m square aperture at a height of 3m above floor level, to deliver one unopened 375ml can of drink to a target at floor level, 7.5m from the aperture's centre.
The objective is to design and construct a mechanical device which is capable of carrying a standard 6-pack of unopened 375ml aluminium cans of any popular beverage sold in Australia over a 10m long course. The device must fit through a restricted aperture at the start of the course and the mass of the device (complete with drinks) must not exceed 4.5kg. No part of the drinks or the cans is permitted to pass through the microwave field situated at the start of the course. The run is to be performed in the shortest possible time.
The National Final:
1st University of Central Queensland
The objective is to design and build a device which is capable of carrying a golf ball up a rope sloping at a nominal angle of 45 degrees then, having reached the top, to carry out whatever manoeuvers may be necessary to drop the golf ball as close as is possible to a specified target beneath the rope, in the shortest possible time.
1st James Cook University
The objective is to design and build which is capable of raising a specific payload 5m, using a hanging rope for guidance and support. The payload comprises a plastic saucer and a ping-pong ball resting unsecured in the saucer.
1st University of NSW