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by penclspinner
December 7th, 2013, 4:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uncle Fester is Back
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Uncle Fester is Back

Glad you're back on board! Time for people to get reacquainted with your expertise.

Thanks for the shoutout ^^
by penclspinner
November 19th, 2013, 11:48 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 459
Views: 47850

Re: Scrambler C

Has it been clarified? Because the rules don't say no ramps, and my statement fixes the rules it is breaking. Again I think ramps are illegal but I can see how you could justify it. I'm sure this question will be definitively answered on the soinc.org website FAQ in the near future and I'm pretty s...
by penclspinner
November 16th, 2013, 5:15 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 459
Views: 47850

Re: Scrambler C

I understand that this isn't a place for official clarifications but i was wondering what your opinions are on our scrambler. We will be using a ramp (which does not have to be solely constructed out of wood, correct?) and a mass that is pretty.. well.. unusual. As in, it is a bag of pennies strapp...
by penclspinner
October 6th, 2013, 3:02 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 554
Views: 57444

Re: Mission Possible C

Similar, if you drop something on the switch of a flashlight and the light turns on, I would say that's mechanical -> electromagnetic. Good point, and I suspect that is what the language about a battery scoring depending on how it causes the next action. So if switch allows a battery to heat nichro...
by penclspinner
October 4th, 2013, 10:09 am
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 554
Views: 57444

Re: Mission Possible C

Let's throw it up to experienced event supervisors on here: If a device closed a switch which allowed current to flow from a battery and the current caused the next action, would you allow that to score as mechanical-> chemical and chemical -> electrical, or simply as mechanical -> electrical? I'd ...
by penclspinner
September 29th, 2013, 8:14 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 459
Views: 47850

Re: Scrambler C

Anyone have an idea of what they are looking for in the part that is holding egg Here is the actual diagram soinc.org uploaded... http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/files/uploaded_files/Scrambler%20Diagram.pdf This diagram looks really familiar....but why are there two pages instead of one......? ....
by penclspinner
September 25th, 2013, 5:32 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 690
Views: 73594

Re: Boomilever B/C

....the base had not chance of moving and this allowed for much more fixed testing and predictable results... You're absolutely correct in that there will be some additional instability and maybe we'll see some students come up with clever ways to overcome this challenge. This might end up shaking ...
by penclspinner
September 25th, 2013, 3:08 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 459
Views: 47850

Re: Scrambler C

Anyone have an idea of what they are looking for in the part that is holding egg It should look similar to the image below in addition to a 1/4" wooden dowel approximately 20cm tall attached to the top center of the backstop. http://i43.tinypic.com/v2qmgn.png That what me and my partner were thinki...
by penclspinner
September 24th, 2013, 10:23 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 459
Views: 47850

Re: Scrambler C

where should I look to find good pulleys? distance score = (cm) time score = (5 * s) Which aspect, time or distance, will be the main deciding factor for scores this year? I am guessing, distance score? Also, there is no estimated time score this year..any reason why? Not sure where to find good pu...
by penclspinner
September 24th, 2013, 12:29 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Scrambler C
Replies: 459
Views: 47850

Re: Scrambler C

jacobxc wrote:Anyone have an idea of what they are looking for in the part that is holding egg
I'm not quite sure what you mean, could you clarify what you mean exactly?

And at some point in the near future there should be a pictorial diagram of the backstop on the soinc.org website under the Scrambler event.

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