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by Aia
April 11th, 2013, 5:24 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Washington 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 6514

Re: Washington 2013

Best of luck to everyone this weekend! I hope all device transport goes smoothly and no major disaster befalls anyone!
by Aia
January 26th, 2013, 10:06 am
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 4949

Re: Pictures

I have a number of photos in different slideshows on youtube under the username "BalsaBridgeBuilder". In particular, this video of mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_MNP65dNH4 has several pictures of National medaling structures from the last time boomilever was an event. I won't identi...
by Aia
December 13th, 2012, 11:06 am
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 622
Views: 62332

Re: Boomilever B/C

If your base is laminated, you could also experiment with grain direction by making one piece horizontal and the other vertical. If one piece is thicker than another, I would suggest making the thicker piece have the horizontal orientation. I think Balsa Man's suggestion should work the best in theo...
by Aia
September 12th, 2012, 10:11 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: word challenge >:D
Replies: 1967
Views: 69814

Re: word challenge >:D

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by Aia
September 2nd, 2012, 8:28 am
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 622
Views: 62332

Re: Boomilever B/C

http://scioly.org/w/images/f/f5/AiaDistalEndSideView1.png I still don't get it, if the tension member was glued on top of the compression member like a lap joint, how would you connect the bracings between the two? The tension and the compression member wouldn't be in the same plane... Could someon...
by Aia
September 1st, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 622
Views: 62332

Re: Boomilever B/C

I'm glad to hear it worked Faustina!

For reference, here's a link to my boomilever guide so people can read it from the top:
http://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Aia%27 ... ever_Guide
by Aia
July 27th, 2012, 10:46 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Boomilever for 2013
Replies: 142
Views: 28256

Re: Boomilever for 2013

Ala, Did you use any particular height on the bass triangles that you CA glued to the tension member at the base. Was this your idea or was it borrowed? I have been looking for a method to "pin" the member to the base. This certainly does that. I believe those triangles were cut from 3/32...
by Aia
July 26th, 2012, 10:08 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Boomilever for 2013
Replies: 142
Views: 28256

Re: Boomilever for 2013

(If there is a 1/4 inch cross section rule) For boom all members need to meet the 1/4 inch cross section requirement. I understand the base is excluded from the 1/4 inch cross section limit, but what about gussets? Aia's booms have a distal end connection that looks larger than just 1/4 inch, and I...
by Aia
July 25th, 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: GLUE!
Replies: 6
Views: 3169

Re: GLUE!

When I built towers in 2007, I recorded the weight of every piece of wood I used as I went along. After finishing the tower, I weighed the resulting structure and compared that value to the sum of the weights of all the pieces. In a 5g tower, I generally found that ~.1g of the tower's mass was glue....
by Aia
July 6th, 2012, 8:51 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Boomilever for 2013
Replies: 142
Views: 28256

Re: Boomilever for 2013

Awesome guide... Tons of stuff I haven't thought of yet, it will definitely be helpful to all of us, thanks! And here's a random question... I guess we never had to think about it with towers(that's the only load-bearing event I've done), but how would one get the loading block in a position like t...
by Aia
July 6th, 2012, 6:52 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Boomilever for 2013
Replies: 142
Views: 28256

Re: Boomilever for 2013

I don't think you're missing any major topics. However, one small detail I think you missed is the cutting tool (for the "tools" section). Specifically, I'm wondering if cutting basswood requires special tools. I can certainly add that to my guide! For the record, the basswood sheets and ...
by Aia
July 5th, 2012, 9:15 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Boomilever for 2013
Replies: 142
Views: 28256

Re: Boomilever for 2013

After adding to my guide bit by bit, I think the first version is ready to be seen by others...

http://scioly.org/wiki/Aia%27s_Boomilever_Guide

My main goal with this was to help people get started on the event. Let me know if I'm missing any major topic areas.
by Aia
July 2nd, 2012, 7:57 am
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: Wish People Happy Birthday Here!
Replies: 2149
Views: 123542

Re: Wish People Happy Birthday Here!

Happy Birthday De!
by Aia
July 2nd, 2012, 7:49 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Editing issues on the wiki
Replies: 0
Views: 777

Editing issues on the wiki

After editing a page on the wiki, I hit the "save page" button as I normally would. However, I keep getting this message: ----- Server error The website encountered an error while retrieving http://scioly.org/w/index.php?title=Aia%27s_Boomilever_Guide&action=submit. It may be down for ...
by Aia
June 25th, 2012, 3:57 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Boomilever for 2013
Replies: 142
Views: 28256

Re: Boomilever for 2013

That said, don't sweat it. As I've said on other construction strings. Don't worry over the exact rules. We can only throw in so many variations and still be boomilever. Use any prior year set of rules to practice building over the summer and learn how to do well and WHY you did. Then whatever vari...

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