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by blazer
March 14th, 2013, 4:51 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Missouri 2013
Replies: 106
Views: 16756

Re: Missouri 2013

135scioly wrote:Does Region 3 take the top two teams from each Division? Either way, congrats to Pembroke and the other schools too. It can't be easy going against them.
The top four teams from region 3 in each division advance to state, if that's what you were asking.
by blazer
February 19th, 2013, 10:02 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Missouri 2013
Replies: 106
Views: 16756

Re: Missouri 2013

Whhhaaat???!! This is insane! What if Ladue doesn't go to nationals!!!? Didn't they win state last year, beating Pembroke? Does anyone know how much they won by? Last year, Pembroke C absolutely dominated at state, medaling in 19 events and scoring something like 56 points, beating Ladue by a sizab...
by blazer
November 15th, 2012, 3:07 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
Replies: 426
Views: 56925

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

bigNick wrote:Is it within the rules to move the paper clip between runs? I don't see anywhere where it would expressly prohibit it, but I was just wondering.
Yes, see rule 5g.
by blazer
November 11th, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Georgia 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3857

Re: Georgia 2013

Are there any C Division invitationals this year?
by blazer
September 2nd, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 425
Views: 52072

Re: Robot Arm C

I personally hope that motors were either better-defined or removed as a tiebreaker; last year's rules left much to be desired in that department. There will be next to no need for tiebreakers because scores will now have fractions of a point from the height bonus. Envision something like gravity v...
by blazer
August 31st, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 425
Views: 52072

Re: Robot Arm C

I like the height bonus, course all I have to do is measure it.... Comment, its not a large bonus, until you can get a near perfect score with everything else, it may not be worth spending a LOT of time on. Note, please spend a little time on it, I HATE ties. Jeff Anderson Livonia, MI "perfect scor...
by blazer
August 30th, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Missouri 2013
Replies: 106
Views: 16756

Missouri 2013

Discussion for Missouri for 2013.
by blazer
July 15th, 2012, 4:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 531
Views: 67759

Re: Robot Arm C

I think that a better tie breaker would be the amount of time taken to complete the tasks, and any time left would be added to the points. If the duration of run were to be incorporated into the tie breaker, I could only see it as a second tie breaker, behind number of motors. If it were the first ...
by blazer
June 19th, 2012, 3:18 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 531
Views: 67759

Re: Robot Arm C

I agree on taking the measurement while the device is still powered on. For teams achieving large heights, the servos/motors they are using will have to provide a lot of torque. However, turn off the power, the servos/motors provide way less torque, and the arm comes crashing down. Now a comment on ...
by blazer
June 18th, 2012, 8:28 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 531
Views: 67759

Re: Robot Arm C

This bonus also reminded me of the Mission Bonus. That balloon bonus was so large the national medaling teams did not even have to worry about completing all the tasks in order to secure a medal. To the maximum distance others have suggested: this addition is impossible because it defeats the entire...

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