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by Flavorflav
December 9th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Infrared Task
Replies: 29
Views: 5543

Re: Infrared Task

This will depend largely on your execution. I'd recommend two things to make this safer: 1. Phrase/structure your ASL carefully: include the motor in the same action/line as the infrared beam to make it clear its part of scorable action 5 2. Keep the motor's role simple and ensure it leads directly...
by Flavorflav
February 14th, 2018, 6:51 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 82897

Re: Mission Possible C

I'd also agree with you on this point Scott. I feel like this rule is trying to prevent teams from just having a built in "wait" timer or a spring timer (as the 5th place Nats device had in the last year Mission was a Division C event), since this would make having an accurate time "too easy." My f...
by Flavorflav
January 26th, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 82897

Re: Mission Possible C

Perhaps because I myself am saying nothing of the kind. The FAQ of 1/1 is clear: "DOES RULE 3I IMPLY THAT ANY ELECTRICAL DEVICE WHICH OPERATES FOR MORE THAN TEN SECONDS WOULD BE A CONSTRUCTION VIOLATION? Any type of electrical or spring action that operates for more than 10 seconds and still control...
by Flavorflav
January 26th, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 82897

Re: Mission Possible C

That definition of action takes care of everything that lasts less than ten seconds, including photoresistors. It doesn't help the situation with sensors, which are dependent on electricity to "control part of the action," as the FAQ of 1/1 puts it. I don't see how that FAQ doesn't require me to ent...
by Flavorflav
January 26th, 2018, 5:50 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 82897

Re: Mission Possible C

However, in the case of a photoresistor no electrical power is being used until the resistance drops. How much resistance counts as "not using electrical power"? Along Unome's line of thinking, what if the sensor was wired to a mosfet so negligible current flowed? The photocell point is actually a ...
by Flavorflav
January 25th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 82897

Re: Mission Possible C

The photocell point is actually a good one, as my logic would seem to bar the use of photoresistors. However, in the case of a photoresistor no electrical power is being used until the resistance drops. This is also true of a thermistor used to measure increasing temperature, which should therefore ...
by Flavorflav
January 25th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Supervising Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Supervising Setup

I was curious as to whether you guys have seen/experienced a specific way of running Mission Possible that you felt was superior/optimal as far as checking in, check-listing, and scoring the actual runs. We usually have close to thirty devices run in blocks of up to eight per hour, so we insist on ...
by Flavorflav
January 25th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 82897

Re: Mission Possible C

Quotes are getting cumbersome. Lets pretend there is a switch. And switch is stationary but powered by electricity when completely closed. And something in your device would to slowly push on the switch until it is tripped and the next action begins. This is very very very similar to having a resist...
by Flavorflav
January 25th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 82897

Re: Mission Possible C

Why would it be tiered? The electrical component of the action does not take longer than 10 seconds. The reaction does. Even if you consider the sensor as electrical taking longer than 10 seconds than it would be a 150 point penalty and not a construction violation. This means that the action canno...
by Flavorflav
January 25th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 82897

Re: Mission Possible C

I think he's referring to the sensor being electrical and the reaction taking several minutes (electrical timer). IMO the sensor is static unless the temperature changes and electricity is not causing the delayed time. However, per an FAQ, the reaction does not count as a chemical timer. Thank you,...

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