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by old
April 26th, 2010, 4:14 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 183
Views: 27520

Re: General Questions

At our State competition 4 teams got the maximum possible points (all tasks compteted, 40 seconds of mass moving and perfect timing) so it went to tie breaker. Since the first tiebreaker is fewest penalty points, and none of these teams got any penalty points, the tiebreaker became closest to ideal ...
by old
April 26th, 2010, 3:57 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Trajectory B/C
Replies: 516
Views: 43631

Re: Trajectory B/C

It's good to have an equation on your graphs to get a good estimate for obscure amounts like that... an equation?! wtf how do u do that?? We use the equation for a ballistic trajectory, including aerodynamic drag, then we use our empirical data as a correction factor. We have a doppler wind speed i...
by old
February 9th, 2010, 6:36 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: The Best of 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 8445

Re: The Best of 2009

I do think that it would be appropriate to ask the person who's device is in the picture if they are ok with having their design posted for everyone to see. I have seen people go to great lengths to get pictures of other teams devices so that they can copy them, and I am quite sure that the team who...
by old
February 9th, 2010, 2:51 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 347
Views: 37924

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Any problem using electronics in a mousetrap vehicle? I do understand that the only energy source allowed is the mousetrap/s but is there anything that prohibits electronics if one can find a way to legally power them?
by old
February 9th, 2010, 2:44 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Photocell Bonus
Replies: 48
Views: 15363

Re: Photocell Bonus

OK maybe I am confused but I don't see anything about a bonus for using a photocell in Mission Possible. I do see one of the tasks involves the use of a photocell but I see no bonus points awarded for it in the scoring section of the rules. Am I missing something or is this thread simply about the p...
by old
February 6th, 2010, 5:05 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 347
Views: 37924

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

I am wondering if I am confused about the scoring. In one of the posts earlier in this thread someone said that he got a score of under 5 with a vehicle that had a distance score of 0.5cm and was relatively slow. Now relatively slow could mean something very different to different people but by my f...

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