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by Northridge
January 17th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Indiana 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 27731

Re: Indiana 2019

Unfortunately due to the weather concerns, we had to cancel the Northridge Invitational this year. I hate cancelling it. Please save the date for next year, Jan 18th 2020.
by Northridge
January 16th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Indiana 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 27731

Re: Indiana 2019

Right now we are monitoring the weather for this Saturday. We hope to not have to cancel. In 13 years, we only have cancelled once here at Northridge, but the weather does not look to great. The final Go/No Go decision will be made on Thursday. We are hoping the forecasts are a little more solid one...
by Northridge
September 20th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Event Supervising
Replies: 47
Views: 3214

Re: Event Supervising

Impounding can be helpful for the reasons stated above, however, three things to keep in mind. One, only impound if you have enough space. If this is a large Invitational with 60 teams, you will need a lot of room to impound. Two, make sure you have at least one or two people to guard impound. If y...
by Northridge
September 20th, 2018, 5:59 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Event Supervising
Replies: 47
Views: 3214

Re: Event Supervising

Impounding can be helpful for the reasons stated above, however, three things to keep in mind. One, only impound if you have enough space. If this is a large Invitational with 60 teams, you will need a lot of room to impound. Two, make sure you have at least one or two people to guard impound. If yo...
by Northridge
September 18th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Event Supervising
Replies: 47
Views: 3214

Re: Event Supervising

When judging, especially at the Invitational level, I always go by what ever is further down their transfer sheet is what I go by. So if it jumps to a later step, I will start awarding points from that step and nothing in between that does not occur.
by Northridge
September 17th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Event Supervising
Replies: 47
Views: 3214

Re: Event Supervising

I'll be running this event at a tournament in a few weeks. Anything I should know? Recommendations? I'm expecting one other person for timing, and likely a rate of around 6 teams per hour. I would recommend as mentioned before taking measurements after the students run, but noting positions beforeh...
by Northridge
April 20th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 57903

Re: Mission Possible C

At States the ES prohibited my partner from timing the run (to know when we were at risk of going over 3 min, etc) and when requested, would not tell us the time during the run either. There’s no rule banning this, so I was wondering, have the ESs’ in other states been allowing it? Your right in th...
by Northridge
March 8th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: 2018 Regionals and States
Topic: Indiana 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 17028

Re: Indiana 2018

Carmel has thought about holding an invitational in Central Indiana, perhaps in conjunction with other Central Indiana teams; however, in the past, we struggled with logistics and date. With Whiting in early December and Manchester in early January, Northridge/Lake Central in late January, Centervi...
by Northridge
March 8th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: 2018 Regionals and States
Topic: Indiana 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 17028

Re: Indiana 2018

As a state, more Invitationals in the Central/Southern part of the state would go a long way towards helping recruit those schools. We agree. Perhaps at state, a poll of how many schools would go to an invitational in Indianapolis would be helpful, and then like Ohio, do it at one of the schools. C...
by Northridge
March 7th, 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: 2018 Regionals and States
Topic: Indiana 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 17028

Re: Indiana 2018

True that. Not a lot of invys happen in Indiana and the ones that do are usually in the northern corners/borders of the state. Some end up going to neighboring states instead. This is why I’ve thought about starting an invy at Purdue WL but I know we unfortunately don’t have the manpower to run one...
by Northridge
March 5th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Balloon Task
Replies: 45
Views: 6857

Re: Balloon Task

How long is it generally taking for you guys to inflate the balloon? I have judge lots of balloon tasks this year, and what has been fun about this step is the times vary wildly. It depends on the reaction you use, pressure generated, what you are using for a balloon... All sorts of stuff. I have h...
by Northridge
February 7th, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 57903

Re: Mission Possible C

How would one classify a combustible fuse? Is it like your standard combustible fuse for fireworks, or any combustible reaction that acts as a fuse? Because this could mean that matches and candles could count as combustible fuses and therefore be a construction violation... Nothing official here, ...
by Northridge
January 16th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 57903

Re: Mission Possible C

KSSOISLIT wrote:If I wire two four AA battery holders in parallel, would it still count as one battery source?

So long as all of your electrical steps go back to this one "source," I think you would be fine. The rules do not say one battery, they say one source. That is at least how I would interpret it.
by Northridge
November 3rd, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Chemical Clocks
Replies: 89
Views: 10111

Re: Chemical Clocks

I have coached and judged enough years to know potential problem steps in terms of how judges judge things. I am simply giving advice.
by Northridge
November 3rd, 2017, 8:09 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Chemical Clocks
Replies: 89
Views: 10111

Re: Chemical Clocks

I would be careful with this one. You have an electrical device physically counting color shifts the whole duration. In my mind, this would be an electrical step/timer.

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