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by JonB
Fri May 25, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Boomilevers 2019 (B/C)
Replies: 31
Views: 1193

Re: Boomilevers 2019 (B/C)

So any ideas on how to build a testing apparatus? Or should I wait for the rules to come out first? I do want to start building in the summer though. Basically, put a hook in a strong wall or strong board that won't bend. I would also recommend messing around with some designing and building over t...
by JonB
Thu May 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University
Replies: 241
Views: 34330

Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Flyingfish wrote:For the parade of states at the opening ceremony, what flags do we need to have? I know we need a school flag, but do we also need a state flag?


No flag is required. Bring what you would like to best represent your team/school/state.
by JonB
Tue May 08, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Nationals
Topic: Swap Meet
Replies: 177
Views: 9261

Re: Swap Meet

Hey y'all, anybody with a Cheese Hat/Solon Shirt/Boca Raton Shirt?! I'm looking to make an advance trade/deal. I'm from Hawai'i, and well basically we have a ton of good stuff here. I'll offer a good deal my dude. hmu in the pm's or at my email tooobyv@gmail.com (preferably the email) (Also doing o...
by JonB
Mon May 07, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Topic: Transport?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Transport?

Hey, how are you all transporting your mousetrap vehicles to nats? I feel like the safest way is to carry it on in a padded box, but I don't know if I can get it through airport security. Those who have flown with a mousetrap vehicle before, any advice? Thanks. It should not be a problem to fly wit...
by JonB
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: Online Scheduling
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Online Scheduling

Has anyone seen a schedule posted that includes when the self-schedule-online build scheduling opens? I cannot seem to find that. Coach Chuck I have not heard, seen, or been emailed any details about Nationals. I keep checking the National website and there have been periodic updates (shipping info...
by JonB
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Nationals
Topic: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University
Replies: 241
Views: 34330

Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

CMS AC wrote:Shipping builds???????? Won't stuff break?



This is a fairly common practice for the National Competition. It can be difficult to fly with some materials so if you pack them well enough then shipment can be a good option. Also, I have not heard or seen anything updated about shipping.
by JonB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Battery Buggy B
Topic: Nationals 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1076

Re: Nationals 2018

I did this both years for electric vehilce, but honestly nearly all top 20 teams did this in division C so I really didnt end up pickung much dirt off the track For the sake of accuracy- you made other people do your cleaning at Nationals. haha We are all inexperienced compare to the legend windu s...
by JonB
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Towers B/C
Replies: 524
Views: 41094

Re: Towers B/C

In Florida, scores are not official and subject to change within 48 hours of the end of the competition. I am not saying that it would be possible, but if the ES recorded which towers were eligible for the bonus, this could be fixed. Something similar in towers happened in our region and they change...
by JonB
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University
Replies: 241
Views: 34330

Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

I’m so glad this thread is being used productively. Also, what’s so frustrating about this tournament? (Aside from information coming out late, I suppose). That plus cost, of which everything seems to be 2-3 times as expensive as last year. It is EXTREMELY expensive to get out there. Apparently, th...
by JonB
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: Swap Meet
Replies: 177
Views: 9261

Re: Swap Meet meetup

windu34 wrote:I have some leftover UFSO T-shirts that I might bring, although I will be at the coach/supervisor meeting and not at the swap meet


If we qualify, I will bring a Boca High shirt for you. I know it is what you have always wanted.
by JonB
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Optics B/C
Replies: 195
Views: 16858

Re: Optics B/C

ScientistInTraining wrote:With my box set up, when i adjust my mirrors, the laser dot shines on 27 but faintly shines on 12. What would they count?


Sounds like you split the beam. It will depend on the event supervisor but they tend to only count the brighter of the two dots.
by JonB
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 32153

Re: Mission Possible C

I got second at NYS last weekend... my score was 1340 and they took two actions - otherwise I had a 30s chem timer (it should have been 1 minute but I set it up wrong) and 12 working actions plus start and finish. It was pretty ridiculous how long we had to wait, but they let us drain the ice water...
by JonB
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Thermodynamics B/C
Replies: 836
Views: 50679

Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Actually, you could just make tables based on volume that run for about 150 mins each. This way you can use the table to predict the temperature more accurately and easily. WAIT A MIN 150 MINS???? Explain this plz :? :? :? :? :? My issue, however, with this is that in my experience, the largest dro...
by JonB
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Double the wood, half the weight!!!????
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Double the wood, half the weight!!!????

Oh ya, and stay away from the accelerator if at all possible. Most will evaporate, but not all of it. what remains will add weight to your structure. And by all means, try not to remove or reglue any pieces or joints. This will double the weight of glue on that joint. OK, I know this is really a pu...
by JonB
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Science Olympiad worth it?
Replies: 204
Views: 24307

Re: Is Science Olympiad worth it?

Yeah it doesnt require any talent just lots of money ink and a printer i also have better things to do like archery I would suggest that many individuals who spend years competing at the highest level of competition think about science olympiad in the same way that you might think about archery. If...

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