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by The Architect
November 3rd, 2013, 7:15 am
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Bungee Drop C
Replies: 96
Views: 21899

Re: Bungee Drop C

What are people interpreting a "Self-limiting-brake" to be? Would this consider things such as parachutes to be brakes?
by The Architect
November 2nd, 2013, 5:28 am
Forum: 2014 Study Events
Topic: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C
Replies: 196
Views: 40614

Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

In the Compound Machines Event, can the fulcrum points of the two levers and the connection point between the two levers be changed while measuring of the unknown mass? I believe that section 4.b.v.of the rules says you are allowed. The rules say that all reference materials must be in a 3-ring bin...
by The Architect
October 9th, 2013, 6:16 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 554
Views: 54446

Re: Mission Possible C

Do the 1 pint containers have to be empty, or can they contain things to help sort the mixture? e.g. a magnet.
by The Architect
October 9th, 2013, 6:11 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Bungee Drop C
Replies: 96
Views: 21899

Re: Bungee Drop C

Must the entire cord be elastic, or just the bottom meter?
by The Architect
October 7th, 2013, 2:29 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 554
Views: 54446

Re: Mission Possible C

Store bought clocks are allowed this year, aren't they?
by The Architect
September 22nd, 2013, 5:09 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 554
Views: 54446

Re: Mission Possible C

Yes, sorry. I was mainly talking about the adjustment part. Thank you though.
by The Architect
September 22nd, 2013, 4:37 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 554
Views: 54446

Re: Mission Possible C

As per rule 3.j., if the time waster was mechanical, not utilizing electricity, and it pressed down on a switch to complete a circuit, which is electrical, would this be a violation?
by The Architect
September 8th, 2013, 1:53 pm
Forum: 2014 Study Events
Topic: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C
Replies: 196
Views: 40614

Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

What would an example of a dishonest attempt to utilize a compound lever be?
by The Architect
January 31st, 2013, 6:28 pm
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C
Replies: 494
Views: 55074

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

About the cotton balls, does anyone else's get wet after testing? If this does happen, do you leave them to dry or replace them?
I used to leave them out to dry, but recently I've covered them with plastic wrap so that nothing gets messed up.
by The Architect
January 10th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C
Replies: 494
Views: 55074

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

In the Rules it state any of the flowing materials are prohibited...all foam ( plastic, metal, expanable glue, etc.) does this mean no metal or no metal foam? It has been mentioned before on this thread that the "plastic, metal, expandable glue, etc." only applies to foams. You may use metal if you...

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