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by Syzygy
February 9th, 2011, 6:54 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 45004

Re: Sounds of Music C

see if you can get maple or oak i had trouble finding a good wood since african padauk is a little hard to come by It isn't hard to come by, it's just hard to find a consistent width that one would could buy. Which is a major deterrent, as one has to order it, and it's expensive. Maple and oak woul...
by Syzygy
February 7th, 2011, 8:52 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Wind Power C
Replies: 323
Views: 43854

Re: Wind Power C

I was assigned this event, and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do. What I understand so far is that I have to build propellers for a fan, that I attach to a cd. Is there anything else. Also, does anyone know what the best or easiest building materials are? The CD won't help, cut most of it...
by Syzygy
February 7th, 2011, 7:53 am
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 63962

Re: New York 2011

In our region the teams going to states are exactly the same as last year If I recall. Thomas and Schroeder flipped, surprisingly. Last year Brighton was 8th in the state and Thomas was 10th. 1.) Brighton 1 2.) Webster Schroeder 3.) Webster Thomas 4.) Brighton 2 5.) East Rochester Thomas graduated ...
by Syzygy
February 6th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 45004

Re: Sounds of Music C

Would this wood be good for making a xylophone? Have any of you tried a kind of pine for it? http://www.homedepot.com/Lumber-Composites-Boards/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbqmc/R-100386731/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 Thanks. No!!! You don't want knots in the wood!!! Pine is okay for...
by Syzygy
February 6th, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 63962

Re: New York 2011

In our region the teams going to states are exactly the same as last year If I recall. Thomas and Schroeder flipped, surprisingly. Last year Brighton was 8th in the state and Thomas was 10th.

1.) Brighton 1
2.) Webster Schroeder
3.) Webster Thomas
4.) Brighton 2
5.) East Rochester
by Syzygy
February 6th, 2011, 7:03 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Wind Power C
Replies: 323
Views: 43854

Re: Wind Power C

For our turbine what we did was use wedges to set the pitch to the desired angle. Our turbine was generating a peak of 9,850mv during our own trials. We, annoyingly, couldn't find a 10 ohm load resistor, so I had a friend get a pot to close to the desired resistance. We finished first at regionals, ...

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