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by OldSpice
January 22nd, 2012, 11:56 am
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: Most competitive state
Replies: 131
Views: 27034

Re: Most competitive state

New York also like it would be incredibly competitive in-state just because there are so many schools but I don't know a lot about their state tournament... I'm pretty sure someone else already said this, but New York is one of those states where one team dominates first place year after year and t...
by OldSpice
January 22nd, 2012, 8:47 am
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: never ending story!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 48905

Re: never ending story!!!!!!!!!!!!!

covered in chocolate milk!
by OldSpice
January 21st, 2012, 7:56 am
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C
Replies: 661
Views: 95967

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

chalker wrote:Correct, in this (and all events) there is ALWAYS room for improvement. And we are always willing to consider good ideas (can't promise we'll adopt them though;)
This is completely off topic, but after reading this post I couldn't think of anything but this:
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ted_talk.png
by OldSpice
January 20th, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 531
Views: 65011

Re: Robot Arm C

That arm in the video didn't use VEX. They appeared to be using just plain old hobby servos and possibly a homemade controller. The controller is obviously wired which eliminates the need for a transmitter and receiver. 3 hobby servos are probably around 20 to 40 dollars depending on which type you...
by OldSpice
January 20th, 2012, 1:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 531
Views: 65011

Re: Robot Arm C

Nice robot arm. Is that your team? If so, any rough idea of the cost of all the parts? We've been having a bit of a debate at the national level of how much it would cost to make a competitive arm (which that design seems to be). That design appears to cost around 65 dollats max. The transmitter & ...
by OldSpice
January 20th, 2012, 1:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C
Replies: 661
Views: 95967

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Not that there isn't room for improvement though .......we are always open to suggestions for rules changes for next year and actually will be starting the internal discussion process in the next month or so. Is this a typo? Or am I just interpreting it wrong? Not that there isn't room for improvem...
by OldSpice
January 19th, 2012, 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Presidential Candidate vs. SciOly Events
Replies: 32
Views: 4123

Presidential Candidate vs. SciOly Events

I'm genuinely interested as to whether or not there's a correlation between what events someone is on and what GOP candidate they prefer. I personally do Robot Arm, Fermi Questions, Thermodynamics, and Remote Sensing. I'm generally regarded as a build event person, though I love Fermi questions and ...
by OldSpice
January 19th, 2012, 3:42 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Remote Sensing C
Replies: 102
Views: 23508

Re: Remote Sensing C

Most of the info I find is very vague and what I do find are small tid bit's of info. Can anyone refer any website besides NASA or Wikipedia? Try looking for remote sensing textbooks on amazon or at a local used book store. They're pretty expensive on amazon but you might find a good deal elsewhere...
by OldSpice
January 19th, 2012, 8:50 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 531
Views: 65011

Re: Robot Arm C

what kind of modifications would qualify for a VEX set? i dont really understand what has to be done to "modify" a vex set I believe that, as vex kits aren't specifically robot arm kits and you would need to innovate to build a robot arm, the use of a vex kit for an arm would be no problem. After a...
by OldSpice
January 19th, 2012, 8:45 am
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C
Replies: 661
Views: 95967

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

HatchHighSchool wrote:Hi I'm sorry if this has already been answered but is hot glue an ok method of fastening our device?
As far as I know, any kind of adhesive is okay as long as you aren't obviously using it as an insulator.

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