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by packer-backer91
April 22nd, 2011, 9:16 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 55369

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

^ To the question about the 1x1 meter, I've had it measured both ways, when it's set and when it isn't. At state they measured it when it was set, so I'm guessing so. I'm excited for Wheeled Vehicle, but I have no idea how to build it, to be honest. How would you be able to set the rubber band? To ...
by packer-backer91
April 13th, 2011, 8:08 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 55369

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

So are you guys using any sort of grips on your wheels for traction? I thought that was a must-have. Absolutely. I saw bare CDs and watched them skid a good half meter (with recoil as well). Traction solves both problems quite nicely. Rubber bands and balloons are the most commonly used/best to use...
by packer-backer91
April 11th, 2011, 5:34 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 55369

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Hahah, okay I will. Where did you buy them? The places that have Victor mousetraps don't seem to have the Tomcats. Lowes is the best place to go and some Home Depots have them too. You have to examine each pack to make sure you get good ones they have a high defect rate. Remember to move around the...
by packer-backer91
April 9th, 2011, 6:16 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Michigan 2010-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 21416

Re: Michigan 2010-2011

So did any big name school not make it to State this year? I don’t think there is anyone from Cadillac on this forum but, congratulations on beating my old team at regionals no one has done that in the last 9 years.
by packer-backer91
April 5th, 2011, 8:27 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Michigan 2010-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 21416

Re: Michigan 2010-2011

rainbow22 wrote:I don't think Troy has ever gotten into nationals.. right?

I think they have it was many years ago now, that's what the wiki says too, but there are a few errors on that wiki.
by packer-backer91
March 30th, 2011, 9:53 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 219
Views: 32357

Re: Experimental Design B/C

What kind of statistics do you guys use for your "other relevant statistic"? I always included: Range,mode,avg,(population) standard deviation. For the other relevant statistic it was dependent on what kind of experiment it was, when it was testing the effect of a different material has on an exper...
by packer-backer91
March 30th, 2011, 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Athletic Olympians?
Replies: 117
Views: 9740

Re: Athletic Olympians?

I played 4 years of Football, track, and two years of basketball. Some of the best science Olympiad people from my school have also were heavily involved in sports as well. Sometimes athletes can have better work ethic and seem more willing to put time into science Olympiad even though there schedul...
by packer-backer91
March 14th, 2011, 6:55 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 219
Views: 32357

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Does anyone know what types of topics and materials the judges give you? how is the judging done? don't different judges have different opinions on the experiments? From my experience at least, I saw a good verity of materials/topics. A few examples that I have had are: [a] Physics Weights and stri...
by packer-backer91
March 14th, 2011, 10:39 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: How many medals and ribbons have you earned?
Replies: 63
Views: 6386

Re: How many medals and ribbons have you earned?

I had 32 in my 6 years [really only 5 because I was an alternate as a 7th grader], that is in 13 comps. I wish my team would had gone to so many Inv's as many of people on this page have said. For anyone that's an alternate and may be discouraged by not having not as many metals as people do on here...
by packer-backer91
March 9th, 2011, 10:41 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 55369

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

That's the biggest problem, and the main concern, here. I'm not sure how I would be able to do that with wooden dowels. The wing nut brake wouldn't work, as I have wooden dowels. well one possible solution you have is to look for hollow threaded rods to fit over your wooden dowel axel, its much mor...

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