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by knightmoves
March 2nd, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: Illinois 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 18390

Re: Illinois 2020

Are there any rumors on what the trial events will be? Does anyone know when trial events will be announced? They're usually not announced until all the regionals have happened. If it follows the pattern of previous years, there will be Geocaching at B and C levels, and probably Pentathlon for B, a...
by knightmoves
March 2nd, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: Illinois 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 18390

Re: Illinois 2020

Neuqua Valley Division B 1st. Hawthorn North - 55 2nd. Gregory - 98 3rd. South - 102 4th. Kennedy - 117 5th. Quest Academy - 119 6th. Wilmette/Highcrest - 120 7th. Scullen - 158 8th. Granger - 172 Alternate: Bednarcik - 198 https://app.avogadro.ws/il/neuqua-valley-regional-b/ **I'll need confirmati...
by knightmoves
March 1st, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: My Team Did Worse
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: My Team Did Worse

I would like to hear what are the most common reasons why team rankings drop significantly. Sorry for the rant but I am upset that my team did worse because I feel accountable. I think I remember that you're from a fairly small school, don't I? Particularly in small schools, the quality of people i...
by knightmoves
March 1st, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Density Lab B
Replies: 64
Views: 9422

Re: Density Lab B

A second question: How would you find the mass of an object with unknown density using Archimedes' principle? Why would this work? Float it in some kind of boat? Try this: place a suitably-sized boat in a graduated measuring vessel filled with water, and record the water level. Add your unknown obj...
by knightmoves
February 27th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: The competition: participant may designate a Timer
Replies: 32
Views: 3227

Re: The competition: participant may designate a Timer

My timer action consists of a golf ball hitting a wooden bar so that a clip that is pinching a surgical house is no longer pinching it, allowing water to flow. This water is the same water I used in action 3.c.x. Rule 3a (iv): Each movable/adjustable physical object in the Device must be utilized b...
by knightmoves
February 25th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Mission Possible B
Replies: 24
Views: 4769

Re: Mission Possible B

I can't imagine anyone having a problem with that. Agreed. The rules say: "All actions used for scoring must be visible and/or verifiable. The top and at least two vertical walls must be open or transparent for viewing all actions." builder83's device has the top and two sides open on each half of ...
by knightmoves
February 25th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Gravity Vehicle C
Topic: Scores
Replies: 87
Views: 8411

Re: Scores

i would have to disagree with you on the last part. imo the end zone should be a BONUS not a penalty, which should be chosen as a balance between going for it and not. Similar to how scrambler or ev/buggy was back a few years ago with going around/threw cones. You can still be relatively competitiv...
by knightmoves
February 25th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Gravity Vehicle C
Topic: Scores
Replies: 87
Views: 8411

Re: Scores

I don't think I follow. Do you mean that the objective would be to make the car go as far as it can forward, then reverse back to a point? I'd think just go forward past the end line (by any distance) and then reverse to a point would be enough - I don't think you need accuracy to stop in the endzo...
by knightmoves
February 25th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Gravity Vehicle C
Topic: Scores
Replies: 87
Views: 8411

Re: Scores

PM2017 wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 11:54 am
I would do something like (-1)*distance past the endzone in cm added to your score.
But then the ES has to judge excactly where it momentarily stopped. That's too easy to get wrong.

I suppose there's always the cup-pushing thing, but that might be a challenge with the ramp.
by knightmoves
February 25th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Density Lab B
Replies: 64
Views: 9422

Re: Density Lab B

I have some questions from a test that my team took recently took: The IPK is weighed at the BIPM in Paris whilst submerged in water. What will it weigh under these conditions? My confusion here is how to find this without the volume of the IPK, which I would not expect to be in a binder. How would...

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