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by ohiostar
March 2nd, 2012, 9:18 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 531
Views: 58191

Re: Robot Arm C

Being from one of the larger schools mentioned above, I'd like to add that there wasn't a great deal of interest in this event early on, we only had 3 students sign up. We ended up being competitive with a robot built from disassembled Sumo Bots. The team was very frugal and obtained materials mostl...
by ohiostar
February 29th, 2012, 10:26 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 531
Views: 58191

Re: Robot Arm C

The maximum achievable score without putting any items in the bonus box is 73. I can tell you that at our regional a score of 73 would have gotten 4th place (our region had 21 schools; 15 of them competed in robot arm). So I doubt you would have any chance of medalling at state/nationals if you don...
by ohiostar
January 29th, 2012, 12:51 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
Replies: 805
Views: 82633

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Yesterdays Invitational at Wright State University had an unusual interpretation of the rules, specifically the track layout. The center point of the start line and the target point were clearly not perpendicularly aligned.
by ohiostar
January 15th, 2012, 4:36 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 531
Views: 58191

Re: Robot Arm C

I witnessed a perfect score yesterday at the Athens PA Invitational! The competitor made it look easy, his strategy of moving the bonus goal within close reach was key to their success.
by ohiostar
February 10th, 2011, 3:53 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Junkyard Challenge B
Replies: 430
Views: 38166

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

The winning bridge at the invitational I mentioned (Solon, OH) was scored at 6,860 mm (22.5 feet). The problem with the judging was that parts of the bridge were allowed to contact table edges, the span sagging almost to the floor was considered legal.
by ohiostar
February 7th, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Junkyard Challenge B
Replies: 430
Views: 38166

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Just finished Solon Invitational in Ohio, the challenge was "bridge" We were provided a space to build on the floor then after the 30min. time we were asked to move our bridges on top of two tables which were moved as far apart as our bridge would allow. One end of the bridge was on a table and the ...
by ohiostar
April 7th, 2010, 11:25 am
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Junkyard Challenge B
Replies: 390
Views: 37917

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

I was informed by our SO advisor that this event 'Junkyard Challenge' will be considered a trial event at our state (Ohio)competition. We can still metal but our score will not help the team. Has anyone heard this or know why this was done?

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