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Re: Scrambler C

Post by jacobxc » September 25th, 2013, 8:04 am

ahoback wrote:
jacobxc wrote:Anyone have an idea of what they are looking for in the part that is holding egg
It should look similar to the image below in addition to a 1/4" wooden dowel approximately 20cm tall attached to the top center of the backstop.
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That what me and my partner were thinking about, but that breaks the rules. If I am understanding this right
2 f. states "no tape placed on the front or rear 2.0cm of the egg". Which to me doesn't seem to be much space since the average length of an egg is 5.7cm. So I don't know what they expect besides a 1.7cm strip around the middle
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Re: Scrambler C

Post by iwonder » September 25th, 2013, 10:35 am

I think the only difference in that picture and the rules is the one piece of tape running along the long axis of the egg. without that it seems like it'd be fine. It looks like 1/2" tape (1.27cm).
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Re: Scrambler C

Post by penclspinner » September 25th, 2013, 3:08 pm

jacobxc wrote:
ahoback wrote:
jacobxc wrote:Anyone have an idea of what they are looking for in the part that is holding egg
It should look similar to the image below in addition to a 1/4" wooden dowel approximately 20cm tall attached to the top center of the backstop.
Image
That what me and my partner were thinking about, but that breaks the rules. If I am understanding this right
2 f. states "no tape placed on the front or rear 2.0cm of the egg". Which to me doesn't seem to be much space since the average length of an egg is 5.7cm. So I don't know what they expect besides a 1.7cm strip around the middle
Yes, you're going to have to be careful about how you wrap your egg, best bet is to wrap your egg with a single layer of tape and check with your ES that it's within the limits and then go tape crazy.

When in doubt, check with your ES.

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Re: Scrambler C

Post by ahoback » September 26th, 2013, 12:55 pm

jacobxc wrote:Anyone have an idea of what they are looking for in the part that is holding egg
Here is the actual diagram soinc.org uploaded...
http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... iagram.pdf

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Re: Scrambler C

Post by JimY » September 29th, 2013, 3:50 am

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_HenryHscioly_ wrote:where should I look to find good pulleys?

distance score = (cm)
time score = (5 * s)
Which aspect, time or distance, will be the main deciding factor for scores this year?
I am guessing, distance score?

Also, there is no estimated time score this year..any reason why?
Not sure where to find good pulleys, but I'd check the internet and local hobby stores.

As to which factor will be deciding the scores, it depends. It depends on your vehicle, how well you can run it, the conditions of the floor, what stage of competition you're at (Regionals, States, Nats), etc. Typically, from what I've seen distance matters more at the regional levels and then as you go up from there timing becomes more critical. You'll just have to do your best within the limitations of your device.

With the estimated time there was less of an incentive for devices to be fast. Now with the focus on absolute timing and the capability to do a better job of measuring it (photogates/laser system), the new meta will push for devices to run quicker.
The last time Scrambler was a C division event (2006 and 2007 seasons), the scoring formula for both years was time in seconds x 3 + distance to the barrier in cm. The distance was to the barrier itself rather than to a point on the barrier. There was no predicted time score then, just like now. The team that won nationals in 2007 had the fastest car and did both runs at < 1 cm from the wall.

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Re: Scrambler C

Post by bearasauras » September 29th, 2013, 12:47 pm

ahoback wrote:
jacobxc wrote:Anyone have an idea of what they are looking for in the part that is holding egg
Here is the actual diagram soinc.org uploaded...
http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... iagram.pdf
This diagram looks really familiar....but why are there two pages instead of one......?

......penclspinner?

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Re: Scrambler C

Post by penclspinner » September 29th, 2013, 8:14 pm

bearasauras wrote:
ahoback wrote:
jacobxc wrote:Anyone have an idea of what they are looking for in the part that is holding egg
Here is the actual diagram soinc.org uploaded...
http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... iagram.pdf
This diagram looks really familiar....but why are there two pages instead of one......?

......penclspinner?
The 2nd page has the right scrambler frame slightly tilted on its axis so it's a 3D model rather than a 2D image.

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Re: Scrambler C

Post by ahoback » October 13th, 2013, 12:30 pm

Could anyone provide an actual picture of a spring launcher or possibly a deeper explanation in design than the wiki provides? Thanks!
*cough SiegeLord and/or Dark Sabre

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Re: Scrambler C

Post by bearasauras » October 13th, 2013, 12:34 pm

I don't think the two of them visit the board much nowadays. :\

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Re: Scrambler C

Post by ahoback » October 13th, 2013, 1:16 pm

SiegeLord was on less than a week ago and that wasn't only directed towards them :D They had just contributed the most to the 2009 Scrambler forum.

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