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by thsom
March 8th, 2015, 5:03 pm
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Designs B/C
Replies: 200
Views: 34091

Re: Designs B/C

How do you deal with/solve a torque issue? My bridge design's angled legs (the 'ladder parts') are twisting. They aren't breaking perpendicularly or parallel to the actual compression pieces, but they pieces twist and the truss snaps. I'm not sure what to do for that :/ diagonal x-members between c...
by thsom
March 8th, 2015, 10:56 am
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Designs B/C
Replies: 200
Views: 34091

Re: Designs B/C

How do you deal with/solve a torque issue? My bridge design's angled legs (the 'ladder parts') are twisting. They aren't breaking perpendicularly or parallel to the actual compression pieces, but they pieces twist and the truss snaps. I'm not sure what to do for that :/
by thsom
September 11th, 2014, 3:01 pm
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Designs B/C
Replies: 200
Views: 34091

Re: Designs B/C

Will there be a wiki for bridge building itself? There is one for elevated bridge (the bridge building one redirects there), but it's not very specific IMO. Bridge building is not my forte, my strengths lie greater with towers and boomilever.
by thsom
September 10th, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: 2015 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Illinois 2015
Replies: 76
Views: 11759

Re: Illinois 2015

Hey guys! I can't wait for this year to start! Does anyone know why state is from the 17th to 18th? Are there events on the Friday? Usually just the Saturday date is provided.
by thsom
September 10th, 2014, 3:12 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 271
Views: 38289

Re: Scrambler C

I NEED TO KNOWWWW I'm dying right now.
by thsom
September 7th, 2014, 10:11 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 271
Views: 38289

Re: Scrambler C

Hows a curved track relate to electronics?
Well it's not but IMO it's a bit easier to be consistent (not leaving kinetic energy reliability up to chance)
by thsom
September 7th, 2014, 6:07 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 271
Views: 38289

Re: Scrambler C

Yea, sorry, it was about the curved track.
by thsom
September 7th, 2014, 3:05 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 271
Views: 38289

Re: Scrambler C

That'd be interesting as a concept of the Battery Buggy runs, but I'm not sure if it'll be the case due to the fact that there is no electronic component.
by thsom
September 7th, 2014, 10:59 am
Forum: 2015 Lab Events
Topic: Technical Problem Solving C
Replies: 43
Views: 12062

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Has anyone got what the topics are this year? Our school is testing very soon and our rules haven't gotten here yet :/
by thsom
September 7th, 2014, 10:59 am
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 271
Views: 38289

Re: Scrambler C

What's changed in the rules? We haven't gotten ours yet and I'm anxious to start :)

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