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Singapore Amazing Machine
Competition 2016



What Is SAMC about?

The search for THE Amazing Machine begins! Started in 2008, the SAMC is a unique national inter-school science competition where teams dream up and construct a complex machine that performs a seemingly simple task in as many steps as possible.

Jointly organized by DSO National Laboratories, Science Centre Singapore and School of Science and Technology, Singapore, this competition rewards the inventive spirit and challenges teams to be creative, to hone their problem-solving skills and to build simple structures and mechanisms with their hands.

The Challenge

Participants, in a team of up to 4 members from the same school, will be challenged to showcase their creativity, scientific knowledge and problem solving skills.

Theme: Design and construct a machine to share your vision for Singapore for the next 50 years!

Category A (Primary School) Challenge

Construct a creative and functional machine that performs any task of your choice.

Category B (Secondary 1 to Secondary 3) Challenge

Remove a sheet of writing paper from an A4-sized flat surface of your choice.

Category C (Sec 4, IP 5-6, JCs / CI, Polytechnics and ITEs) Challenge

Remove a sheet of corrugated cardboard from an A4-sized flat surface of your choice.

I'm Interested. How Can I Take Part?

Please refer to for participation details. 

Calendar of Events

Activities Dates
Competition Briefing 11 February 2016
Workshop (For Category A) 22-24 March 2016 (2-5pm)
Workshop (For Category B) 29-30 March 2016 (2-5pm)
Online Registration By 11 March 2016
Payment of Registration Fee By 31 March 2016
Submission of Proposal By 22 April 2016
Submission of your SAMC Learning Journey in a Video By 19 July 2016
Setup of Machines 19 July 2016
Judging & Awards Presentation Ceremony 20 July 2016


How Can I Find Out More?

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