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Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: May 22nd, 2013, 6:16 pm
by plaid suit guy2
ok, now i'm really confused.
are you saying that there are motors at the top that somehow unspool the tape measures, and then ones that unlock the tape measures to let them reel back in.

Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: May 22nd, 2013, 8:39 pm
by Jdogg
ok, now i'm really confused.
are you saying that there are motors at the top that somehow unspool the tape measures, and then ones that unlock the tape measures to let them reel back in.
best thing to look at is the video and the pictures in the description. It's pretty hard to explain, but i'll put in depth pictures up this weekend when i get a chance (with grav pictures too).

Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: May 23rd, 2013, 6:03 am
by harryk
ok, now i'm really confused.
are you saying that there are motors at the top that somehow unspool the tape measures, and then ones that unlock the tape measures to let them reel back in.
best thing to look at is the video and the pictures in the description. It's pretty hard to explain, but i'll put in depth pictures up this weekend when i get a chance (with grav pictures too).
Yes, more pictures would be awesome!

Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: May 23rd, 2013, 6:32 am
by foreverphysics
ok, now i'm really confused.
are you saying that there are motors at the top that somehow unspool the tape measures, and then ones that unlock the tape measures to let them reel back in.
best thing to look at is the video and the pictures in the description. It's pretty hard to explain, but i'll put in depth pictures up this weekend when i get a chance (with grav pictures too).
Put them in the image gallery. ;)
In fact, would you mind terribly much if I just shoved those pictures into the Robot Arm gallery?

Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: May 23rd, 2013, 9:50 am
by Jdogg
ok, now i'm really confused.
are you saying that there are motors at the top that somehow unspool the tape measures, and then ones that unlock the tape measures to let them reel back in.
best thing to look at is the video and the pictures in the description. It's pretty hard to explain, but i'll put in depth pictures up this weekend when i get a chance (with grav pictures too).
Put them in the image gallery. ;)
In fact, would you mind terribly much if I just shoved those pictures into the Robot Arm gallery?
haha sure
ok, now i'm really confused.
are you saying that there are motors at the top that somehow unspool the tape measures, and then ones that unlock the tape measures to let them reel back in.
best thing to look at is the video and the pictures in the description. It's pretty hard to explain, but i'll put in depth pictures up this weekend when i get a chance (with grav pictures too).
Yes, more pictures would be awesome!
Yeah, I plan to put more in. Though all the pictures are on my other computer and I just got my charger back for it from my friend late late last night and won't get a chance to upload some until tonight/tmr.

Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: May 25th, 2013, 2:31 pm
by mrsteven
Season's over, but here's a video I found of my robot I took after state and put on youtube recently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujx-ax2kr0U
It's no jdogg's arm, but its got its own personality, moves half decently fast

Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: May 30th, 2013, 4:18 pm
by erikb
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In case folks don't have pictures, I have pictures of all the devices taken during check in, but won't post unless requested by the team.

Jeff Anderson
Livonia, MI
Without thinking about it, the robot arm was inventoried and packed up, without pictures.

If you could, please post the pictures that you took. As we won't be able to.

Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: May 31st, 2013, 11:24 am
by Sc2d19
You are in a position that I suspect many of the teams going to Nationals are right now. Keep in mind that out of something like 6,400 teams that started the season back in the fall, you are amongst only 120 to make it to Nationals - the best of the best. Naturally each and every one of those teams is operating at the 'edge' of the rules and trying to make judgment calls
Unfortunately it is not representative of the "best of the best" in each event, only the "best of the best" teams which undoubtely leaves out many of the "Best" in each event........should take a clue from MSHSA Wrestling and go with a team tourny and an indiviual tourny, that would then bring out a true "best of the best"

Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: May 31st, 2013, 11:37 am
by Schrodingerscat
Unfortunately it is not representative of the "best of the best" in each event, only the "best of the best" teams which undoubtely leaves out many of the "Best" in each event........should take a clue from MSHSA Wrestling and go with a team tourny and an indiviual tourny, that would then bring out a true "best of the best"
This has been a commonly proposed and rejected idea.
See:
http://www.soinc.org/allstar_teams
http://www.scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=258
and a few other threads I cannot find quickly.

TL;DR: There are many other independent competitions which focus on excellence for single competitors in individual areas. Science Olympiad is focused on teamwork across a wide portion of STEM-related areas.

Re: Robot Arm C

Posted: June 1st, 2013, 11:38 am
by kentuckyfan1001
Unfortunately it is not representative of the "best of the best" in each event, only the "best of the best" teams which undoubtely leaves out many of the "Best" in each event........should take a clue from MSHSA Wrestling and go with a team tourny and an indiviual tourny, that would then bring out a true "best of the best"
This has been a commonly proposed and rejected idea.
See:
http://www.soinc.org/allstar_teams
http://www.scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=258
and a few other threads I cannot find quickly.

TL;DR: There are many other independent competitions which focus on excellence for single competitors in individual areas. Science Olympiad is focused on teamwork across a wide portion of STEM-related areas.
however, if you do move to the state of North Carolina, they do have a system similar to what you're talking about.