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by NamG
January 24th, 2016, 1:24 pm
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Winning Regional... then what...
Replies: 14
Views: 4120

Re: Winning Regional... then what...

I can sympathize with your kids, kinghong, when I was a competitor in that exact situation. One thing that helped me keep interest and keep learning, and provide a sense of satisfaction is to stay up to date with the results of higher competitions, such as the state or national level. I could compar...
by NamG
November 27th, 2015, 10:17 pm
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Regarding the Loading Block assembly...
Replies: 5
Views: 2748

Re: Regarding the Loading Block assembly...

I think the rules this year leave it open. In past years the placement of the loading block has had additional guidelines associated with it that have forced it one way or the other.
by NamG
November 26th, 2015, 10:06 am
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Proctoring
Replies: 33
Views: 5616

Re: Proctoring

Do you have testing equipment provided? Sand?

It's nice to have a broom handy, or a tarp or something to lay over a carpeted floor (if that is what you have).
by NamG
November 7th, 2015, 4:40 pm
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Bridge Building 2016
Replies: 130
Views: 34423

Re: Bridge Building 2016

To add to what Bernard said, you can make a nice loading block from 1" plywood without buying one from Pitsco if you know someone with scrap wood.

The one from Pitsco is nice, I have it. But you don't need to buy one.
by NamG
November 3rd, 2015, 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to replicate the "Galloping Gertie" bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 731

How to replicate the "Galloping Gertie" bridge

I recently was talking with someone who wanted to build a model of the Galloping Gertie (Tacoma Narrows) bridge, and have it fail in the same fashion.

For all you builders out there, how would you go about something like this? What materials would you use?
by NamG
November 3rd, 2015, 9:12 pm
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Scores
Replies: 63
Views: 14719

Re: Scores

Well I built a bridge just for fun, I am intrigued by the rules this year.

Weight: 5.45g
Load: 4.73kg
Score: 868
Division: B

Not very impressive, but I was trying out a lot of new things. It is the first SO bridge for me in about 5 years.
by NamG
October 21st, 2015, 7:00 pm
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Bridge Building 2016
Replies: 130
Views: 34423

Re: Bridge Building 2016

I'm pretty sure the time limit used to be 15 minutes once upon a time. I used to bring a nice big scoop with a big handle and offer it to the ES beforehand to let all teams use it. As long as it was available to everyone it was fair, and often the ES would allow it. This helped avoid situations wher...
by NamG
October 20th, 2015, 8:42 pm
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Bridge Building 2016
Replies: 130
Views: 34423

Re: Bridge Building 2016

How long has the bridge event been limited to 6 minutes for setup and testing? I haven't seen the rules for several years until now.
by NamG
October 19th, 2015, 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uncle Fester's Retiring
Replies: 10
Views: 3993

Re: Uncle Fester's Retiring

Goodbye Uncle Fester! Thanks for all the years you put in helping out.
by NamG
November 18th, 2011, 6:16 pm
Forum: Alumni
Topic: Hey Everyone- Message from a SciO Alum!
Replies: 5
Views: 2253

Re: Hey Everyone- Message from a SciO Alum!

Well if it isn't PAWG. I just happened in myself and saw a name I recognized.

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