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by erico.vert
March 31st, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Half completed tasks
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Half completed tasks

Am I allowed to do have of an ASL, and then do another, and then pick up where I left off on the first one? For instance, if I had a pulley pull up a mass 5cm, and then i break a string which causes it to pull up the remaining 5cm. Will doing something along these lines score for both or will it be...
by erico.vert
March 31st, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Dropping a "magnetic object"
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Dropping a "magnetic object"

On 4.b.xii, if when I remove the magnet a magnetic object holding an alka seltzer drops and starts the next thing with the alka seltzer, do I get points for both 4.b.xii and 4.b.iii?
This is exactly what I did in my device and I never got questioned for it, even at states
by erico.vert
March 23rd, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Infrared Task
Replies: 29
Views: 4017

Re: Infrared Task

Ok guys I am at my wits end with this task. I have tried what I can but nothing I am doing seems to be working as it should. Could someone please explain/show me how they did their's? Keep in mind that I am very new to electronics and only know what I have learned this year (which isn't much). Dm me...
by erico.vert
March 18th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Scores Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5590

Re: Scores Discussion

1348 won New York State with an 85 second target. We had 9 tasks but no touches. I saw your device, it looked excellent! Incredibly compact. We placed 4th with a score of ~1100. 11 actions, 2 touches (one scoreable and one non scoreable) and our timer ran over. We ended up extending the height of o...
by erico.vert
March 14th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: End Task
Replies: 115
Views: 12036

Re: End Task

I don't see where they would have a problem. Can you clarify what you mean by "its a point where an event supervisor could find issue with." I think ES's tend to get a bad rap, especially on these forums. Don't worry, for the most part they are very reasonable, and if you do need to argue with an E...
by erico.vert
March 8th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Lever Task
Replies: 10
Views: 1800

Re: Lever Task

When it says to use all 3 classes of levers in sequence to initiate the next action, does in sequence mean directly back to back or could I have non scorable actions in between? For example, could I have a ball triggered with the first class lever and then could the ball activate the second class l...
by erico.vert
February 3rd, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Endothermic Task
Replies: 60
Views: 7297

Re: Endothermic Task

Hello, This is my first post ever and first year doing Mission Possible. I was thinking to have the pettier chip and then have a thermistor connected which reacts to it being heated up. Then I was planning on having the heat up cause less resistance in thermistor since it’s ntc and then heat up a n...
by erico.vert
January 23rd, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: End Task
Replies: 115
Views: 12036

Re: End Task

Is it okay to put a hole through the square platform. I am trying to lift it with a motor that has a screw shaft, and in order for it to lift the platform I may need to put a hole into the middle of the platform. The device I am using can be found here. https://www.surpluscenter.com/Electric-Motors...
by erico.vert
January 13th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: End Task
Replies: 115
Views: 12036

Re: End Task

When it says before it becomes the highest point of the device, does that include a pulley that pulls the platform up? Yes, it does. An easy solution is to have a superstructure under the platform, that has a point at which the string attaches. this point could be below the the pulley, while the at...
by erico.vert
December 10th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: String Task
Replies: 35
Views: 4125

Re: String Task

It should be almost instantaneous. Otherwise, you probably don't enough current to sufficiently heat up the wire. Many years ago we made one suck up some time - can't remember how much, exactly, but probably at least ten or fifteen seconds. There's no particular reason to want to do that this year ...

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