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Self Measurement

Post by clairebear7 » September 23rd, 2012, 5:09 pm

In section 7.d the rules say "10 its for self-measurement along a permanently installed ruler awarded only once per task (except 4.m.) requiring movement of a certain distance of requiring an IMA (max 80 pts)"

Excluding the final task, only 70 points are possible for self measurement, so does this mean that you can achieve MORE than 10 points for final task, or NONE on the final task? Like if a team had 60 self measurement points and two self measurements on the final task, could they reach max points?
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Final Task

Post by Swagner » December 6th, 2012, 12:59 pm

Does anyone have any advice on constructing the FINAL TASK for the Mission (im)Possible?

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Re: Final Task

Post by A Person » December 6th, 2012, 1:55 pm

You could post this in the http://www.scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=148&t=3719, but there are many ways to construct it, depending on your demands.
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Re: Final Task

Post by hogger » December 7th, 2012, 6:45 am

I don't have any specific suggestions but try googling something like "scissor lift", "raising platform" or "telescopic crane". Those should give you some ideas.

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Re: Self Measurement

Post by ramcoach » December 19th, 2012, 7:13 am

I wondered the same thing. My impression was that there was no self-measurement possible on the final task, because a permanently installed ruler would extend beyond the dimensions of the box. So that leaves 4c, 4d, 4f, 4g, 4h, 4i, and 4l (if you do it.) I was curious how they arrived at the 80 point maximum.

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Re: Self Measurement

Post by hogger » December 19th, 2012, 8:16 am

In theory, you could have a flexible tape measurement that rises with the platform as it moves up.

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Final Task

Post by hambone2003 » January 14th, 2013, 6:37 pm

I am having trouble finding dominoes that are small enough to meet the maximum size requirement listed in the rules. Can anyone suggest a brand on link to purchase smaller dominoes? Thx

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Re: Final Task

Post by chalker » January 15th, 2013, 9:58 am

hambone2003 wrote:I am having trouble finding dominoes that are small enough to meet the maximum size requirement listed in the rules. Can anyone suggest a brand on link to purchase smaller dominoes? Thx
The size in the rules was based upon what we thought were 'standard' size dominos (see this page for example specs: http://www.domino-games.com/faq/Domino-Sizes.html). Is anyone else not able to find 'standard size' dominos?

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Re: Final Task

Post by Jkwashbourne » January 15th, 2013, 12:50 pm

Hi Chalker, an off topic question. We are doing this for the first time this year, and the comments in other threads are making us nervous about being disqualified. Any chance we could take a few pictures and get someone with experience to tell us if we made any obvious goofs? Thanks in advance, John.

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Re: Final Task

Post by chalker » January 15th, 2013, 1:57 pm

Jkwashbourne wrote:Hi Chalker, an off topic question. We are doing this for the first time this year, and the comments in other threads are making us nervous about being disqualified. Any chance we could take a few pictures and get someone with experience to tell us if we made any obvious goofs? Thanks in advance, John.
You won't get anyone official to make such statements - we explicitly stay away from 'pre-judging' devices. That said, you might get some of the other more experienced competitors to offer up their opinions.

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