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by Vizard007
December 4th, 2010, 10:38 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 276
Views: 66258

Re: Designs

Well, I wasn't actually in it for losing mass with the glue. Because, my teacher was explaining to me how the joints were super strong, and that they are actual more efficient than with actual glue.
by Vizard007
December 4th, 2010, 10:34 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Forensics C
Replies: 79
Views: 19523

Re: Forensics C

A couple square inches sounds just about right.
by Vizard007
December 4th, 2010, 10:32 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 55352

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

What kinds of times/scores are you guys getting? I have a 9.2 second car that weighs 140 grams and pushes the cup to within 5 cm of the 3 m line (I haven't really looked at the -4m distance score yet since that's more of a problem) How did you get it to only 140 grams? I'm looking at 370ish grams o...
by Vizard007
December 4th, 2010, 10:26 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Balsa or Bass
Replies: 82
Views: 27039

Re: Balsa or Bass

I don't have much experience with this event, but I think that a combination is the best. Maybe using bass (along the grain) for the serious stress points, and then using balsa as supports against twisting and distributing weight? I tried breaking some quarter inch bass and it had incredible streng...
by Vizard007
December 4th, 2010, 7:12 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 276
Views: 66258

Re: Designs

So, I was talking with my coach, and he told me a story on how the Japanese design houses without using a single screw or glue or anything. So, I was thinking, making a tower without glue at the joints? (The ones connecting the base with the "chimney", NOT the supports) Crazy idea? Or do you guys th...
by Vizard007
December 4th, 2010, 7:04 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Technical Problem Solving C
Replies: 17
Views: 8899

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Hey guys, does anyone know where to find a list of "practice problems" for this event? Because I saw the event for Nats2010, but I don't think I'd be able to recreate that for my team. How do you guys prepare for this event? Because, at my school we're trying to recreate scenarios at comp. but I can...
by Vizard007
December 4th, 2010, 4:05 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 219
Views: 32337

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Ok, thanks, also does anyone notice if there's a pattern as to what subject the experiment is on? Because, I know you guys said that it is usually Physics? Thanks :D
by Vizard007
December 4th, 2010, 9:02 am
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 219
Views: 32337

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Hey guys, I was wondering, for the 2011 rubric for Exp. Des. is it the same every year? Or does it change. Because, we're making pop-quizzes for our team, but we're not sure if we should use that rubric or not. Thanks!
by Vizard007
September 8th, 2010, 7:37 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 53443

Re: Sounds of Music C

Hmm, maybe you should try carving s mouthpiece out of plastic? Sorry if this is a bad idea, I'm not much of a brass player. Also, I was wondering if anyone knew about the duet. Can we write the duet? And if we write the piece, will we get extra points or something? Thanks for your help. Sorry if my ...

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