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by olympiaddict
March 30th, 2015, 2:25 pm
Forum: 2015 Lab Events
Topic: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C
Replies: 268
Views: 43006

Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

What kind of accuracies and times are people getting in the build portion? We've been taking about a minute for ~3% error. Hard to tell how competitive that is though since the test factors in too.
by olympiaddict
March 6th, 2015, 4:37 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: It's About Time C
Replies: 101
Views: 22098

Re: It's About Time C

What kind of scores are people seeing on the build portion of the event? Trying to gauge what the best balance between precision and long-term accuracy would be, as well as how well my clock is doing...
by olympiaddict
January 19th, 2015, 2:24 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 230
Views: 32127

Re: Designs

I agree with SWAnG, I think the footnotes make it clear that it counts both times by listing the two switch-levers as part of both ETS's. What I don't understand is this FAQ: http://soinc.org/node/1525 Can anyone help me figure out how a component could be used to life a golf ball several times but ...
by olympiaddict
January 12th, 2015, 4:39 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 230
Views: 32127

Re: Designs

I agree with what gorf250 said, and would definitely agree that an FAQ is necessary. I don't see the justification for an interpretation of that rule that disallows multiple matches counting each time - it seems much more consistent with the rest of the rules to interpret that as preventing claiming...
by olympiaddict
October 5th, 2014, 5:43 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 230
Views: 32127

Re: Designs

The device will only score points for six energy transfer sequences , such as M-E-T-M. As I understand the rules, this means that a series of energy transfers should connect each golf ball task, and it doesn't matter how many transfers there are in each ETS, just that it's a unique sequence. As such...
by olympiaddict
October 2nd, 2014, 3:44 am
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 271
Views: 39042

Re: Scrambler C

That's exactly why, magicalforest. When you use a falling mass launcher, this heavy mass falls and hits the ground, and any kinetic energy it had left is converted into sound/shock waves in the ground/air/etc. and since the mass is heavy, this is not negligible. With a spring launcher, the differenc...
by olympiaddict
September 19th, 2014, 9:22 am
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Robo-Cross B
Replies: 181
Views: 28347

Re: Robo-Cross B

Without igniting another of the debates about costs of robotics events - in my experience (with Robot Arm) if you plan ahead, you can build robots that are extremely successful, for far less than buying a Vex kit. I don't disagree with Mr. Anderson that it is possible to do it for $100, and I would ...
by olympiaddict
July 1st, 2014, 6:51 am
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Air Trajectory B/C [National Trial]
Replies: 11
Views: 5686

Re: Air Trajectory B/C [National Trial]

I think the intention was for that to be read as "air pressure or [air] movement".
However that should probably be cleared up for next year.
by olympiaddict
June 7th, 2014, 9:52 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 554
Views: 57129

Re: Mission Possible C

I definitely agree that the transfers allow for much more unique thinking, and that's why I loved them. the tasks were just much clearer in terms of rules. Again, I'm not sure how to clarify the energy rules better, but if there is a way, making things much less ambiguous while keeping the transfers...
by olympiaddict
June 5th, 2014, 11:14 am
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 554
Views: 57129

Re: Mission Possible C

Personally, although I really liked the energy transfer concept in theory, it was very unclear and as I'm sure everyone remembers caused a lot of rules problems in practice. It would still be a very cool premise next year, but if it is kept I really hope something is done to clear things up for next...

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