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by TapuCosmo
January 6th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

Yes, they replied to me in an email. I'm curious if email replies are considered official rulings on the rules though, since they are not public. If they're not official, then we can probably argue around it if an ES prohibits it.
by TapuCosmo
January 6th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

That's just my strict interpretation of the rules. I don't actually have any idea if it would be allowed, since they made up a term ("preset program library") that does not have a definition. I would think that graphics libraries are not "preset," but their response proves otherwise. At this point,...
by TapuCosmo
January 5th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

Maybe if you copy and paste the entire Arduino library source code into your program it technically won't count as a library anymore? The people making this event are using a very broad definition of a "preset program library" that seems to include ALL libraries, regardless of what they do. Hmm, fo...
by TapuCosmo
January 5th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

Maybe if you copy and paste the entire Arduino library source code into your program it technically won't count as a library anymore? The people making this event are using a very broad definition of a "preset program library" that seems to include ALL libraries, regardless of what they do.
by TapuCosmo
January 5th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

A previous FAQ states that "preset program libraries are not allowed" - this would ban the use of all those libraries mentioned above. The original question is included for your records; there is no need to respond unless you feel there is an error. =================================================...
by TapuCosmo
December 29th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

Could you technically have a program that automatically calculates the coefficients for you and then you just copy and paste them into the temperature program?
by TapuCosmo
November 26th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

Also, I'm confused about this FAQ: https://www.soinc.org/we-have-built-detector-using-raspberry-pi-can-we-program-pi-ask-us-temperatures-and-then. Does this mean that we must calculate the coefficients by hand and edit the program config files to calibrate? It seems like this FAQ prohibits having th...
by TapuCosmo
November 26th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

Are solderable breadboards allowed? The FAQs say that they prohibit PCBs, but through-hole breadboards such as https://www.allelectronics.com/item/sb-48/80-x-100mm-single-hole-breadboard-double-sided/1.html (for reference) are often referred to as PCBs as well. Anyone know what the legality of this ...
by TapuCosmo
November 10th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

Does anyone know of any microcontrollers with a high-resolution onboard ADC? The best one I have found so far only has 13 bits of useful resolution (16 bits with 3 noisy bits). How do you find out how many bits are noisy? From the documentation or another way? I read on the Teensy forums that the o...
by TapuCosmo
November 8th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Detector Building C
Topic: Detector Building C
Replies: 212
Views: 20461

Re: Detector Building C

Are through-hole prototyping boards still allowed? Being forced to put everything on unreliable breadboards or solder everything together directly would both be bad.

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