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by harryk
May 19th, 2013, 5:56 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 30603

Re: Texas 2013

The reason they didn't do as well as might have been expected is because Nationals is different from State . Not just in terms of events, but in terms of testing style. In terms of atmosphere. In terms of basically everything. Clements has never done it. I'm sure if they go to Nationals next year, ...
by harryk
May 18th, 2013, 6:41 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 425
Views: 50131

Re: Robot Arm C

Hmm, the moved target boxes probably had some effect since that adds just that much more time to each action. Did any of those teams that did the height bonus not get prefect score because of some mistake that disqualified an item? Or did they just choose to do the height task?
by harryk
May 15th, 2013, 3:41 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 425
Views: 50131

Re: Robot Arm C

I always wondered how powerful that spring lynxmotion sold since they didnt give any K value type information about it, did you find that it was strong enough to provide any significant assistance with the shoulder servo? I used a spring off of a patio-door-pulling-thing I found at True Value that ...
by harryk
May 15th, 2013, 3:14 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 425
Views: 50131

Re: Robot Arm C

I finally got around to taking some photos of my robot. Just uploaded to the gallery, let me know if you have any questions.
by harryk
May 13th, 2013, 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: laptop or ipad for highschool?
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

Re: laptop or ipad for highschool?

I never took notes in high school (...bad influence) Same here I'd reccomend a laptop. I've done notes on both my MacBook and iPad and definitely prefer having the physical keyboard. Though I will say neither became very useful in high school. Unless your teacher are planning on accommodating stude...
by harryk
May 9th, 2013, 4:52 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 30603

Re: Texas 2013

Lots of discussion going on here -I think having Texas events is good thing. It allows teams to focus more on the things they're better at and enjoy the competition more. Also, it adds another aspect to the competition because when choosing which events to exempt you have to consider which events mi...
by harryk
May 9th, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 425
Views: 50131

Re: Robot Arm C

I was the student who designed and constructed the questioned robotic arm along with my partner above. you can see better images and videos in the link below. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/114684441589067212089/albums/5874256438794163025 Wow! That is truly some nice designing and construction....
by harryk
May 7th, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 425
Views: 50131

Re: Robot Arm C

Sorry, i was going to elaborate more but there was a character limit :/ Anyway, if you look at the base rotation picture, you see a bunch of exposed #10 machine screws, I used those as hooks to attach fishing line to the base and is connected to that pulley/ bobbin on the motor. When the motor spin...
by harryk
May 6th, 2013, 8:10 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 425
Views: 50131

Re: Robot Arm C

Sorry to double post, but if you glace at the image gallery you'll see pictures of my robot and controller (in different views, with some details in the description) that some might find interesting. Or not- guess its your call once you check it out ;) I just looked through the pictures in the gall...
by harryk
May 4th, 2013, 9:51 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 30603

Re: Texas 2013

ptkid wrote: I heard that Clements and Riverwood substituted some national events for Texas state events. LASA, Seven Lakes, and Beckendorff didn't.
Clements did many trial events. LASA did all the national events, but Seven Lakes did WGYN rather than WIDI.

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