Mousetrap Vehicle B

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby hlygh2008 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:23 am

do u have to it go backwards?? im not having too much success.....
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby SirBobo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:29 am

hlygh2008 wrote:do u have to it go backwards?? im not having too much success.....


No, this year it is just going forward for 10 meters.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby lolman » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:56 pm

I need help on the trigger for my vehicle its a little moe and it doesnt have a trigger.
any ideas???

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby SirBobo » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:56 am

lolman wrote:I need help on the trigger for my vehicle its a little moe and it doesnt have a trigger.
any ideas???

A trigger should just be an unsharpened #2 pencil that is provided by the proctor...
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Gemma W » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:29 pm

For anyone going to nationals, what are the average times/overall scores that you have been getting? I want to know how well our car ranks, in order to placate my coach.
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Postby qwertyuioplkjhgfdsa » Wed May 09, 2012 1:21 am

Does anybody have any tips on how to go more straight?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby qwertyuioplkjhgfdsa » Wed May 09, 2012 1:22 am

Gemma W wrote:For anyone going to nationals, what are the average times/overall scores that you have been getting? I want to know how well our car ranks, in order to placate my coach.


For 10 meters, we are getting a score around 100.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby LadueSciOlyStudent » Sun May 13, 2012 8:44 pm

Quick Question.
The rules define the "Track" as being from the "Starting Line" to the "Target Line"(Finish Line) as well a width(any size, minimum of a meter due to the start/finish line requirements). The rules also state that "Sighting and/or aiming devices placed on the track are permitted but must be removed before the vehicle runs." To myself, it appears as though any sighting and/or aiming device not placed on the "Track", prior to the starting line or after the traget line, are either permitted or ignored(Thus permitted?). Therefore my question is really could tape be left on the floor prior to the starting line(not on the "Track"), for sighting purposes, and be okay with the supervisor?

Last year, as well as this year, my regional and state supervisors permitted the use of the tape for sighting although last year's national supervisor did not(I hadn't noticed this rule error at that time to file an appeal, so I am asking now).

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby SirBobo » Tue May 22, 2012 2:39 am

What was the distance at nats?
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby BroNiSciGuy » Tue May 22, 2012 4:13 pm

Distance for Nats (chosen out of a hat) was 9.00 m.
Scores for the top 6 teams were
6th: 64.0 (tie - 2nd run 90.2)
5th: 64.0 (tie - 2nd run 65.0)
4th: 53.5
3rd: 53.3
2nd: 49.0
1st: 39.3
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby SirBobo » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:17 am

Anyone know what the new variables are for next year?

Ex: Out and Back? New Dimensions? New Distances?
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