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by fishman100
November 3rd, 2015, 7:47 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Resource Sheet Tips!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6428

Re: Resource Sheet Tips!!

Gimp was my go-to program when I did Solar System/Dynamic. It's far more versatile than Word/Powerpoint and the learning curve isn't too steep. It's also free--might as well try it now before the season ramps up.
by fishman100
May 27th, 2015, 4:06 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Events 2015-2016?
Replies: 334
Views: 66261

Re: Events 2015-2016?

Is Geomaps on a rotation with Remote Sensing? I miss that event :cry:
by fishman100
May 21st, 2015, 5:03 pm
Forum: 2015 Competition Advertising
Topic: Best invitationals to attend
Replies: 12
Views: 3519

Re: Best invitationals to attend

For anyone located in the Mid-Atlantic, Fairfax HS (VA) hosts an annual Division C invitational. This year was only its second year but teams from NC/MD/PA/DE (I think?) attended. It's a fairly laid back invite and the tests are good indicators of how much you've studied/need to study. In fact, the ...
by fishman100
May 18th, 2015, 7:24 am
Forum: 2015 Nationals
Topic: Meetup
Replies: 74
Views: 10344

Re: Meetup

Although I missed the meetup at the swap meet I did happen to bump into quite a few people on Saturday, and I'm sure I talked with at least 1 of the Indiana sciolyers (is that what we're called?) as they sat right behind us at the award ceremony. It was awesome meeting y'all either in person or in t...
by fishman100
May 8th, 2015, 8:27 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 271
Views: 37922

Re: Scrambler C

Similar issue; our wheels skid upon launch (run time is about 2.00s) if the wheels/track are even slightly dirty. Be sure to thoroughly clean the wheels/track; we change the pad on our swiffer after every 2 runs or so to ensure the track stays clean every time we sweep it.
by fishman100
April 12th, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please list college choice and related info in list form
Replies: 116
Views: 24513

Re: Please list college choice and related info in list form

Years in Division B: 2
Years in Division C: 4
College I'll be attending: Virginia Tech
Major: MechE + Applied Math
Also accepted to: USC
Wait listed at: Lots
Rejected by: Lots

Like someone said, make sure you have a backup plan...I was waitlisted at 2 of my safeties >.>
by fishman100
February 17th, 2015, 2:33 pm
Forum: 2015 Study Events
Topic: Dynamic Planet B/C
Replies: 73
Views: 18087

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Aside from buoyancy force, simple wave equations (v = (f)(lambda), etc) and some kinematics, what other equations are you guys putting on your sheet? Also, I've been to 2 invitationals and both tests were vastly different. One was very representative of the "problem solving" approach outlined in the...
by fishman100
January 14th, 2015, 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AP Classes
Replies: 21
Views: 2892

Re: AP Classes

Personally, I struggled in APUSH, but I attribute that to my learning style. I learn best when I understand concepts through problem solving, not memorization (which is why I performed much better in classes like AP Chem). Apparently it's a "universal truth" that APUSH is one of the harder AP classe...
by fishman100
January 12th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 271
Views: 37922

Re: Scrambler C

Does anyone have a clue as to what scores may be competitive at states/nationals? For nationals, I'm envisioning that at least 20 or so teams try the bonus. So,what do you guys think may be a competitive time as well as distance score for a run with the bonus? At an invitational on Saturday we scor...
by fishman100
November 18th, 2014, 2:07 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 271
Views: 37922

Re: Scrambler C

I see that everyone has been saying that the spring launcher works the best. Are there any other launcher types that are good? I'm struggling with the spring launcher right now, and I want to experiment with other launchers. Thanks! We did what iwonder did. If you build a good pulley launcher, it's...

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