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by blakinator8
January 28th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: 2018 Invitationals
Topic: MIT Invitational 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 37709

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

I'm guessing that the vertical scale is almost completely arbitrary to prevent people from analyzing it too much. I think he ranked all the build scores separately and the test scores separately from greatest to least. The numbers on the horizontal axis represent the "place" of those scor...
by blakinator8
January 28th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: 2018 Invitationals
Topic: MIT Invitational 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 37709

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

https://i.imgur.com/rnGO0Oi.png I've decided to make another unlabeled plot of the hovercraft scores. The exam score and "device" score (all components other than ES) were separated and independently sorted. This means, for example, that the highest device score doesn't necessarily corres...
by blakinator8
January 21st, 2018, 10:23 pm
Forum: 2018 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 627
Views: 62830

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Is it a good idea for the Hovercraft to “hug” the rails? I’m asking this because I don’t want my Hovercraft to be too big as it won’t fit in the impounded box. Yes, because if your craft starts to rotate, it may crash and get stuck on the side rail (me at MIT). This happened to roughly half of the ...
by blakinator8
January 12th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: 2018 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 627
Views: 62830

Re: Hovercraft B/C

If you really want a Hovercraft practice test, go to http://scioly.mit.edu/archive/ and look at last year's. For anyone using this test to study, note that hovercraft trivia is no longer testable material, and that question 2 isn't solvable without knowing the fluid's density (whoops!)
by blakinator8
April 18th, 2017, 3:06 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 18787

Re: Texas 2017

Unome wrote:None of you are paying attention to history.
1. Seven Lakes/LASA/Clements
2. Seven Lakes/LASA/Clements
3. Seven Lakes/LASA/Clements


If we're going off of history, Seven Lakes has gotten 2nd at state since 2011. Therefore I predict:
1.????
2.Seven Lakes
3.????
by blakinator8
January 28th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: MIT Invitational
Replies: 164
Views: 23072

Re: MIT Invitational

Are the exam scores the space between orange and blue, or from the bottom to the orange? Also, yo! I've competed in both of your events then. Nice! (RIP Geomap :( ) From the bottom to the orange. Agreed, Geomapping was the greatest. :( Hopefully it'll be back in the rotation in the near future.
by blakinator8
January 28th, 2017, 11:45 am
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: MIT Invitational
Replies: 164
Views: 23072

Re: MIT Invitational

Hi all, I was the ES for Hovercraft at MIT. I wrote the test and ran check-in at impound. The National event supervisor also came to the event; he supplied the tracks (which were admittedly slippery, but all identical to each other). In the interest of preserving the competitiveness of high-performi...
by blakinator8
May 27th, 2015, 3:39 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Highest Scores this Year
Replies: 38
Views: 8157

Re: Highest Scores this Year

Hey everyone! So my partner and I actually won this event this year and I wanted to put in my two cents. First of all, I TOTALLY agree that the student competitors should have a voice in the appeal process. As stated, it is sometimes quite hard to explain all the rules and the interpretation in que...
by blakinator8
May 24th, 2015, 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proudest Moments
Replies: 193
Views: 20993

Re: Proudest Moments

Getting our team from Third at State to Third at Nats in one year.
by blakinator8
May 20th, 2015, 7:13 pm
Forum: 2015 Competition Advertising
Topic: Best invitationals to attend
Replies: 12
Views: 3191

Re: Best invitationals to attend

How many invites do your teams attend?
We went to 3 in-state and 2 out-of-state this year, more than any year in recent history.
by blakinator8
May 19th, 2015, 9:16 pm
Forum: 2015 Nationals
Topic: Raw Scores From Nationals
Replies: 5
Views: 2969

Re: Raw Scores From Nationals

All further requests should be directed to this thread http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6972
by blakinator8
May 19th, 2015, 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2016 Hype Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 7232

Re: 2016 Hype Thread

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Mission possible, anybody?


Too soon, man.
by blakinator8
May 19th, 2015, 9:09 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: chalker, can I...
Replies: 253
Views: 23796

Re: chalker, can I...

chalker, can you just write all the tests for nats next year?
by blakinator8
May 18th, 2015, 4:19 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Highest Scores this Year
Replies: 38
Views: 8157

Re: Highest Scores this Year

As promised, here is a post about how our device worked. With nationals over and this event out of the rotation for the foreseeable future, I hope that others are willing to share the methods they used for this event as well. Here is a video of the device running(no audio, but you can imagine when t...
by blakinator8
May 18th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: 2015 Nationals
Topic: 2015 National Tournament: University of Nebraska
Replies: 275
Views: 44039

Re: 2015 National Tournament: University of Nebraska

Adi1008 wrote:
yugichess wrote:does anyone know where I can find the division B pictures at the award ceremony?


Last year you could find it on their Facebook page.


I talked to the photographer at the ceremony, he said they'd be posted on the national website in around a week and a half.

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