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by blakinator8
January 28th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: 2018 Invitationals
Topic: MIT Invitational 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 42638

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 scores. For ex...
by blakinator8
January 28th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: 2018 Invitationals
Topic: MIT Invitational 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 42638

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 correspond to th...
by blakinator8
January 21st, 2018, 10:23 pm
Forum: 2018 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 627
Views: 70491

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: 70491

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: 21497

Re: Texas 2017

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: 26157

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: 26157

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: 9400

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 Competition
Topic: Proudest Moments
Replies: 206
Views: 26859

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: 3784

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.

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