Optics B/C

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Re: Optics B/C

Postby chalker » January 22nd, 2012, 8:26 pm

In the laser shoot, is the laser on from the beginning and just the mirrors are covered, or are both the laser and the mirrors covered?
The laser is normally off and all the mirrors are covered, based on what I've seen.

Rule 3.d.xiv explicitly says the laser is not to be turned on until the team is done placing the mirrors.

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Re: Optics B/C

Postby hexagonaria » January 30th, 2012, 9:44 am

I just competed at Wright state on Saturday, and our laser shoot had an accuracy of 5 millimeters using all 5 mirrors. I've never done this before, so is this considered 'good?' I know I need to study more, i'm just wondering if I need a new shooting method too.
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Postby Schrodingerscat » January 30th, 2012, 10:02 am

I just competed at Wright state on Saturday, and our laser shoot had an accuracy of 5 millimeters using all 5 mirrors. I've never done this before, so is this considered 'good?' I know I need to study more, i'm just wondering if I need a new shooting method too.
I personally consider within a centimeter great (5mm is basically perfect from my perspective), and a few centimeter range pretty good. My experience is that my uncertainty is a few centimeters from difficulties of getting angles exact, even with high precision templates.

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Postby SciBomb97 » January 30th, 2012, 11:45 am

I just competed at Wright state on Saturday, and our laser shoot had an accuracy of 5 millimeters using all 5 mirrors. I've never done this before, so is this considered 'good?' I know I need to study more, i'm just wondering if I need a new shooting method too.
I think that 5mm with all five mirrors is about as perfect as you can get.
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Postby foreverphysics » January 30th, 2012, 12:13 pm

I just competed at Wright state on Saturday, and our laser shoot had an accuracy of 5 millimeters using all 5 mirrors. I've never done this before, so is this considered 'good?' I know I need to study more, i'm just wondering if I need a new shooting method too.
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Postby hexagonaria » January 30th, 2012, 1:54 pm

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Postby smartkid222 » January 30th, 2012, 3:45 pm

I just competed at Wright state on Saturday, and our laser shoot had an accuracy of 5 millimeters using all 5 mirrors. I've never done this before, so is this considered 'good?' I know I need to study more, i'm just wondering if I need a new shooting method too.
How were the barriers placed on the box and how far away from the center was the target?
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Postby JSGandora » January 30th, 2012, 3:50 pm

The target can be placed not at the center?

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Postby hexagonaria » January 30th, 2012, 3:53 pm

There was one barrier in the middle and the other two were more or less equal distance away from it on either side..pretty much what I expected. I was surprised that the target was right on the the center, so that was kind of easy. I thought they would be a little more creative and put out off to the side.
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Postby cngu23 » January 30th, 2012, 3:54 pm

The target can be placed not at the center?
Haven't really checked the rules on this but

for the laser shoot, which variables are changed, the location of the target, or the location of the obstacle, and how many obstacles are there?
Is there a predetermined size for the box too?

I am thinking about premaking a few mirror placement models that can work for almost any placement of the object or target. Might that be helpful, or do they not allow you to use notes or anything when making calculations?
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