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by nationalsapipedream
May 1st, 2011, 12:29 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Tasks & Scoring
Replies: 55
Views: 11669

Re: Tasks & Scoring

Reading the rules again I noticed the ideal time for state was 60-90 seconds. Does that mean that the judges may decide a time limit to set of their preference randomly within 60-90 seconds? At say for instance 75 seconds and anything over that would incur the one point penalty. Or does it mean that...
by nationalsapipedream
April 30th, 2011, 7:46 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Blocks Task
Replies: 103
Views: 18522

Re: Blocks Task

Use a piece of nichrome to burn through monofilament--same concept as one of the required tasks last year. You really shouldn't need to, though; most judges will count it as long as, if you were to cut the string, the blocks would still be stacked. So in your device are you saying you could suspend...
by nationalsapipedream
March 27th, 2011, 8:05 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Circular to Linear Task
Replies: 89
Views: 18869

Re: Circular to Linear

I also used the winch system. However after reading the clarifications and seeing that no gears were allowed...I was wondering does the motor have gears inside of it that would cost points for the task?
by nationalsapipedream
March 4th, 2011, 4:21 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Build Techniques
Replies: 99
Views: 24163

Re: Build Techniques

What's the best technique for constructing the base so that it angles in and fits with the chimney? The base should be flat and touching the bottom with as much surface area as possible right? (the four sticks of wood that form a box) Should I cut the face of the base sticks with angles and attach t...
by nationalsapipedream
March 1st, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Blocks Task
Replies: 103
Views: 18522

Re: Blocks Task

So are all these clarifications only going to be available to national coordinators and judges? I was unable to find the clarifications that all of you guys have mentioned concerning the blocks on the soinc.org website. Out of both of the meets I've now been to I have seen 3 teams use the SAME metho...

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