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The Epro8 competition is starting up and Oamaru Intermediate has entered three teams.

By Tom King | Posted: Wednesday July 1, 2020

These teams have been busy practicing and organising team building. Last Friday we went to Apex Engineering in Oamaru North (who are kindly sponsoring our teams) on a guided tour of their plant. Students were amazed by their facility and what they do.

What is Epro8? 

The EPro8 Challenge is a competition, an engineering and problem-solving race. Every year over 10,000 students from 900 schools from throughout New Zealand take part. 

Teams compete to: 

  • build large-sized structures 
  • solve practical problems engineer using pulleys, motors, gears, wheels and axles 
  • invent machines that can complete simple tasks
  • undertake unusual and fun experiments 
  • construct basic electronic circuits
  • solve interesting problems using practical maths