Write it Do it

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby BFan » June 23rd, 2008, 3:36 pm

Personally, I didn't get the point of only allowing students to use keys from a keyboard. Anyways, i'm the do-er. What did u guys place this year?
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby eak227 » June 23rd, 2008, 8:33 pm

We got 3rd... even though my builder is convinced she screwed up one step. You know the cross on top of the box thing? The x shape? Well she apparently thinks she switched the legs and put them in the wrong place. But hey. Best finish I've had at nats in WIDI.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby gneissisnice » June 24th, 2008, 7:06 am

Spontaneous and creative isn't always best. They once gave toothpicks and styrofoam, which sucked. (though i guess thats not terribly creative)
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby Pleiades » June 26th, 2008, 9:27 am

That would be a good challenge, I think everyone (except the people on my team this past year :roll: until i told them..) used coordinate system for lego parts. that makes it a lot easier.. but if there were non-lego parts you would have to think a little more.
What do you mean by coordinate system?

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby fleet130 » June 26th, 2008, 9:36 am

I didn't get the point of only allowing students to use keys from a keyboard.
Symbols, drawings and diagrams are not allowed, with the exception of common punctuation and editing symbols.
The point is to define what "common punctuation and editing symbols" are allowed.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby dudeincolorado » June 26th, 2008, 9:40 am

That would be a good challenge, I think everyone (except the people on my team this past year :roll: until i told them..) used coordinate system for lego parts. that makes it a lot easier.. but if there were non-lego parts you would have to think a little more.
What do you mean by coordinate system?
like put a horizontal 2 by 3 at 4,5 and such
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby sachleen » June 26th, 2008, 9:59 am

Yep, the lego pieces have bumps on them where you connect other pieces, so imagine those bumps as dots on a grid. You could say, put the 2x2x2 cube on the 5x5 plate at 2,3

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby theoneandonly » June 28th, 2008, 1:07 am

Cartesian coordinates, cardinal directions, clock faces, oh my!
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby BFan » July 13th, 2008, 1:30 pm

You know, you could make a drawing for your directions that would go something like this:
--------------
----____ -----
--/-------\-----
-| 2 red---\------
-|----------|-------
-|--1 blue-|--------
-|_______|------------
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Say, the colors mean tooth picks... :P

(ignore dotted lines, they're there for format)
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby Pleiades » July 13th, 2008, 1:39 pm

i believe there's a clarification that states you cant do that.


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