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by fleet130
March 3rd, 2012, 12:00 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: General Mission Possible
Replies: 326
Views: 38188

Re: General Mission Possible

What if the "upward bounce" causes the ball to go over a 5 cm obstacle and it then falls to initiate the next task? I can see how this could go either way. Without the upward bounce, the next action would not occur; therefore, it has caused, albeit indirectly, the next action.
by fleet130
February 26th, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: General Mission Possible
Replies: 326
Views: 38188

Re: General Mission Possible

would the one ball that goes no where be considered a dead end task? No. Don't confuse the task (separating 2 objects using a wedge) with the "objects" (balls). For your example, I see several possible interpretations on what must initiate the next task. 1. The Wedge 2. The separation 3. The balls ...
by fleet130
February 25th, 2012, 5:25 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: General Mission Possible
Replies: 326
Views: 38188

Re: General Mission Possible

but what if the chain of events splits into two but then come back together as one to trigger the final task? would this be allowed? This would constitute parallel tasks and is a violation of Para. 3.b.iv . Dead End Task A dead end task is one that doesn't contribute to completing the final End Tas...
by fleet130
February 25th, 2012, 12:18 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: General Mission Possible
Replies: 326
Views: 38188

Re: General Mission Possible

IMA can always be determined by measuring the distance the Load moves when the Effort moves a specified distance. IMA = Distance moved by Effort / Distance moved by Load For a fixed pulley (one whose frame/axel is connected to an immovable object), the Load always moves the same distance as the effo...
by fleet130
February 23rd, 2012, 9:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
Replies: 805
Views: 79293

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Some discussion on turning radius here.
by fleet130
February 23rd, 2012, 8:39 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: General Mission Possible
Replies: 326
Views: 38188

Re: General Mission Possible

when they mean utilizing an IMA of greater than 5, if the system is greater than 5, but the load does not require to use the entire "5" would it still count? It's important to understand the difference between IMA and AMA to reach a logical conclusion. I think this is one of those questions that sh...
by fleet130
February 21st, 2012, 11:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 181
Views: 27934

Re: Sounds of Music C

Does anyone know where to find a disc (9" diameter) of any (reasonably) malleable metal such as copper/aluminum etc. for a trombone? I have seen at least 2 trombones where the "horn" was made from a single piece of sheet copper. I don't have many details on the construction, but, they started by "d...
by fleet130
February 21st, 2012, 11:20 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
Replies: 805
Views: 79293

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

BalsaMan- How hard do you think it'd be to put a groove on the circumference of a 1/4" thick circle of aluminum on a lathe? If you don't have access to a lathe, you can make the groove using a drill press as an arbor and a round (rat-tail) file to cut the groove. Mount the aluminum disc on an appro...
by fleet130
February 16th, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
Replies: 805
Views: 79293

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

I'd ask the students which ones they would want to pick before they run Brings to mind a conversation that went something like this: Measurer: "There are 2 marks on this vehicle, which one do I use for measurement?" Event Supervisor: "Use the mark on the left side." Student: "But the right one is c...
by fleet130
February 15th, 2012, 2:48 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Tower Failure Rule Clarification :)
Replies: 27
Views: 5796

Re: Tower Failure Rule Clarification :)

Unfortunately here is not the place to get clarifications, only opinions. Here's mine! There are no rules other than those in the current manual (don't forget the general rules), as clarified by the national organization on soinc.org and your local tournament organizers. Since the rules don't specif...

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