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by elmono
January 6th, 2013, 8:26 am
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Technical Problem Solving C
Replies: 35
Views: 10375

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

For the rules of this event, it states that it will be covering decomposition rates. Is that relating to kinetics in chemistry and using the rate laws?
by elmono
April 12th, 2012, 5:42 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Helicopter Egg Drop B [Trial]
Replies: 51
Views: 20839

Re: Helicopter Egg Drop B [Trial]

Are you allowed to just have a parachute because rules don't state what a blade is and what it should be made out of?
by elmono
November 26th, 2011, 9:19 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
Replies: 805
Views: 80164

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

What are some good materials to make a ramp out of? I was thinking of making a curved ramp over a flat ramp for obvious reasons but creating a ramp out of a bendable material is the tricky part. Would aluminum channels glued onto a wooden base be efficient?
by elmono
February 4th, 2011, 12:14 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Hydraulics Task
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: Hydraulics Task

I think this is one of the simpler tasks this year. (The others are quite tricky, though, or so I've heard.) I did MP last year. Last year they gave us a choice between hydraulics and pneumatics, and we chose pneumatics. We went to a pharmacy and got some syringes, two to be exact. We stretched a t...
by elmono
February 4th, 2011, 12:00 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Scoring
Replies: 8
Views: 3032

Re: Scoring

Our team is attempting to complete both of the 50 point tasks, however there is a semi-high rate of failure. We were wondering if we can build a couple of 20 point tasks into the MP and make a spare TSL in case the 50 point tasks malfunction. If we were to decide on the day of regionals to use the ...
by elmono
December 30th, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Circular to Linear Task
Replies: 89
Views: 19519

Re: Circular to Linear Task

Would a fan work as circular motion that blows a marble forward?? Technically the motion of the fan is circular and you are changing another objects motion to linear??
by elmono
December 30th, 2010, 11:39 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Circular to Linear Task
Replies: 89
Views: 19519

Re: Circular to Linear Task

What if the ball roles into a funnel and then drops onto a straight track. The (circular motion) of the funnel, the dropping of the ball is the conversion from circular, and the track causes it to change to linear?
by elmono
December 30th, 2010, 9:22 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Temperature Task
Replies: 123
Views: 22755

Re: Temperature Task

I have found that using a heat only thermostat from Honeywell works well. I just purchased the cheapest one and I connected two leads to the electrical connections and it will close a curciut. <http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-YCT30A1003-Heat-Only-Thermostat/dp/B002PNE00Q> this is the link for the m...
by elmono
December 26th, 2010, 4:45 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Temperature Task
Replies: 123
Views: 22755

Re: Temperature Task

How would u start the reaction with the bimetallic strip? Would you be able to use a battery and nichrome wire???
by elmono
December 26th, 2010, 12:14 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Blocks Task
Replies: 103
Views: 19211

Re: Blocks Task

Are we allowed to have the blocks fall down one by one but on the last block is a mass that falls on a mousetrap causing the next reaction. Technically the stacking of the blocks causes the mass to fall triggering the next reaction.

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