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by chalker
October 24th, 2018, 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Circuit Lab B/C
Replies: 112
Views: 23561

Re: Circuit Lab B/C

In the official guidebook, it says that we have to know how to use a breadboard. I want to know if this is a solderless breadboard. Also, does a graphing calculator count as a stand-alone calculator? We have a new official 'calculator policy' everyone should review: https://www.soinc.org/sites/defa...
by chalker
October 13th, 2018, 5:27 pm
Forum: Thermodynamics B/C
Topic: Thermodynamics B/C
Replies: 127
Views: 22020

Re: Thermodynamics B/C

I've been having a small problem with how scoring works this year, especially with the heat score. When I calculate the scores in Excel, the results make sense. However, when I put the exact same parameters into the official score sheet for Thermo, there are several problems. That spreadsheet will ...
by chalker
September 27th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Circuit Lab B/C
Replies: 112
Views: 23561

Re: Circuit Lab B/C

FYI, we've put up some incredibly impressive (IMHO) resources on the official event webpage: https://www.soinc.org/circuit-lab-c Also, starting on Sunday night Oct 7th, I believe one of the national event supervisors is going to start hosting a regular Youtube livestream where he'll go over a sectio...
by chalker
September 17th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Thermodynamics B/C
Topic: Thermodynamics B/C
Replies: 127
Views: 22020

Re: Thermodynamics B/C

I'm having trouble determining the meaning of rule 5D1, which requires competitors to have data spanning "at least one variable range listed in 4.Part I.a". To me, a variable range is a high value and a low value and all of the possible values in between for a given variable. For example, 60 degree...
by chalker
September 13th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 204
Views: 28868

Re: Sounds of Music C

I wonder how accurate will the devices used at the competitions be. The better not use cell phone apps. I'm specifically talking about the frequency measuring device from the event or the event supervisor not the student's. There could be errors that will include a certain level of randomness into ...
by chalker
September 9th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 204
Views: 28868

Re: Sounds of Music C

Also, the rules say that the best value during the five seconds will be counted for the pitch score. Does this mean that if you had, say a Slide whistle, and slid from a flat F to a sharp F during those 5 seconds—because you hit an in tune F at some point, you would get max points? that is a clever...
by chalker
August 30th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: 2019 Invitationals
Topic: Scoresheets: tournament management software
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: Scoresheets: tournament management software

IMO, not being able to update scores in real-time and allow multiple people to input scores greatly slows productivity and increases room for error. For what it's worth, I don't have any issue with people using other programs / developing other software. I think it's great some people are willing t...
by chalker
August 15th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Events 2018-2019
Replies: 389
Views: 97761

Re: Events 2018-2019

ED is always during the impound block at Nationals. It was not this past year... Yeah, as far as I know in the last ~10 years it only happened in 2017. Oops, my mistake. I got DD and ED confused in my head with regards to what we typically do. Regardless, my previous statements about the draft sche...
by chalker
August 14th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Events 2018-2019
Replies: 389
Views: 97761

Re: Events 2018-2019

What I would like is that those 4 events (PM, ED, For, WIDI) be put into 3 blocks, or one be self-scheduled, so that I can schedule them into the morning at my tournament. The reason I want them in the morning at my tournament is the length of time it takes to grade, especially when it's being done...
by chalker
August 13th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Events 2018-2019
Replies: 389
Views: 97761

Re: Events 2018-2019

Yes. Since my invite doesn't run 60 teams, but only 36, I can complete each event in 3 time blocks. It's convenient to run 3 overlapping event groupings in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. If the 4 longest grading events are scheduled into 3 time blocks, for example Forensics and ED at the same ...

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