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by heiber
March 8th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

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Thank you HEIBER! this is great. I really do appreciate you taking time to post this, thanks again!!!!!!!!!! No problem. With each build I try and focus on one main objective I want them to learn and put together a material list fo that.such as: maximum strength; utilizing tension; scarcity of tape...
by heiber
March 8th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

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can anyone share some ideas of tests for cantilever and arches including supply list. think out of the box is getting harder and harder. Here are a couple I have come up with. When I put events together I try to come up with a specific "challenge" - meaning one thing that will be the hardest part s...
by heiber
March 8th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

Re: Mystery Architecture B

can anyone share some ideas of tests for cantilever and arches including supply list. think out of the box is getting harder and harder. Here are a couple I have come up with. When I put events together I try to come up with a specific "challenge" - meaning one thing that will be the hardest part s...
by heiber
February 21st, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

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Hello, I'm coaching for the first time and glad to see that there's some conversation on these. I also have no clue what to expect. Here's my question. For a tunnel, I'm assuming we need essentially a floor, two walls and a ceiling, with openings at both ends, correct? This isn't an elevated bridge...
by heiber
February 2nd, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

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idek.........i thought that maybe you have to build an enclosed structure where you have to be able to roll a ball through it? i may be wrong... Define "enclosed". How "enclosed" does it have to be for it to be considered a tunnel? Can there be holes in the tunnel? maybe like if the hole is big eno...
by heiber
January 29th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

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What's a cantilever? How would you make one? It's like a boomilever. The load is put on the end of the "triangle", and it is secured at the fulcrum, if I remember correctly. Eh I'm probably butchering the terminology... Anyways, you could start by making a compression ladder, and then construct ten...
by heiber
January 21st, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

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i appreciate the replies to my question. i read through all the posts (from before as well) and there is lot of good information here. thanks for that. i also have few other questions. if anybody has answers for any of them. . other than the file SO_B_2019.pdf is there any other place where the rul...
by heiber
January 16th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

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hi, in one of trial events in my local area, the event was to build a tower with cups, straws, etc. i was surprised as i know tower was removed from the list this time around and we mostly focused on bridges, cantilever, etc. when asked, i was told that raised bridge is essentially a tower. i don't...
by heiber
January 9th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

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It defines an arch here on the official FAQ page: https://www.soinc.org/mystery-architecture-0 Looks to me like that is a copy and paste of the empirical definition of an arch: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/arch I think it would be very hard to judge subjective measurements like curv...
by heiber
January 9th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Mystery Architecture B
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

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Has anyone had any success in building arches with paper? It seems nearly impossible to make bent joints that are stable, and the FAQ's say that an arch needs to have a curved, symmetrical structure. Also, for tunnels we've been rolling a ping pong ball or a golf ball through our tunnels to test th...

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