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by boomtech
May 15th, 2011, 10:11 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Sign Task
Replies: 111
Views: 20476

Re: Sign Task

We're flying over. Too far to drive (it would take over a day non-stop to get there...). TSA hasn't been very friendly to our stuff in the past... and some of my stuff is so big that UPS won't ship it. But I think I have a solution now.
by boomtech
May 7th, 2011, 11:42 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2011
Replies: 465
Views: 48162

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Hey Alaric - Congrats! Penn should be awesome. Definitely look into helping out with PA Olympiad - It's a fun organization! I worked with VA SO this year (Supervised Towers at both Regionals and TPS at States) and I found it really rewarding. In addition to the competitions mentioned by L42, Bayard...
by boomtech
May 7th, 2011, 2:16 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Sign Task
Replies: 111
Views: 20476

Re: Sign Task

Hahaha. Well, I didn't do it; I'm not from Solon. But evidently they figured out a way to do so - props to them!
In the meantime, nationals is coming up and I still haven't figured out how I'm going to ship my stuff... sigh
by boomtech
May 5th, 2011, 10:09 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: South California
Replies: 130
Views: 19297

Re: South California

Incidentally, I just wanted to comment that the person who thought of the Monty Python bonus question for Sounds of Music is, in my opinion, utterly brilliant.
by boomtech
May 5th, 2011, 8:36 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2011
Replies: 465
Views: 48162

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Hey everyone. This may not be the best time for a post like this, but I am heading over to the Univ of Pennsylvania for college next year and I was wondering if there were opportunities to volunteer for Pennsylvania Science Olympiad there.
by boomtech
May 5th, 2011, 8:29 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 45083

Re: Sounds of Music C

Sorry if this is seems out of place in this thread...

but how are teams shipping their instruments over to Madison? Especially teams with large instruments?
by boomtech
May 5th, 2011, 8:22 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Sign Task
Replies: 111
Views: 20476

Re: Sign Task

Yup after seeing what Solon can do round balloons simply won't cut it. Also a side not the momentum idea does not work very well. Perhaps i works for lifting the mass an extra 5 inches but not 50 cm. We have done tests with the momentum idea, and it seems that there's an optimal length of string th...
by boomtech
May 5th, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Sign Task
Replies: 111
Views: 20476

Re: Sign Task

My guess is they have an insanely large balloon; one that takes up half or more of the device, maybe custom made. Then, if the competition is in a gym or some place with a really high ceiling, they use the momentum of the balloon itself to pull up the weight. To do this, you just need a really long...
by boomtech
May 26th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 2011 Events.
Replies: 410
Views: 34676

Re: 2011 Events.

i'd like to know that as well.
by boomtech
May 24th, 2010, 2:41 pm
Forum: 2010 Nationals
Topic: Transporting Engineering Events
Replies: 31
Views: 15373

Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Traveling by TSA is always a good solution. Especially for Mission Possible.
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