No reply yet ... there's definitely a lot of room for interpretation. The scoring rubric, that was provided with the Wisconsin rules that have been up for a while, is vague also, as to how the points are divided up.Did you ever hear a response from the email you sent the director?
What I am most confused about is rules 3 and 4.
3. The frame will consist of three sides that make form an equilateral triangle.
4. Each side will measure at least 20 cm.
Does that mean there will need to be three walls made in the shape of a triangle with one sheet of paper acting as the floor?
Also, I assume that "Each side will measure at least 20 cm" means that the triangle frame needs to be 20 cm on each side. If that is the case, rule 8 is impossible to follow. "None of the toy’s extremities will touch the frame, no matter the orientation of the toy". If the toy is 23 cm from head to toy as they say, if will have to touch the walls of the frame. There is no other way to fit.
I am not sure if I may be reading this incorrectly, or maybe someone else has the same questions.
The point values are pretty strange. However, if the structure doesn't work, a team would probably also lose the eight points for not meeting all design parameters. Also confused on how to create a perspective drawing with a clearly defined scale.http://www.newyorkscioly.org/wp-content ... elines.pdf So this was posted today - I can't be the only one totally baffled by this event - this seems to imply that there are only 34 points in the entire event?
The only factor to differentiate teams is the time to completion factor. The structure actually working is worth 1 point. Imagine two teams with identical scores. Team A finishes 4 minutes faster than Team B, but Team A's structure does not hold the required weight. Team A would still win with this scenario.
The original rules specified 72 points for part 1, and 130 points for part 2. These scoring parameters suggest 20 points for part 1, and 14 points for part 2. Am I missing something?
As for ordering information - I think the model/SKU number from the retailer would be appropriate. For example, http://www.staples.com/Staples-Copy-Pap ... uct_135848 this comes with 5,000 sheets of paper for $47.99 list price - slightly less than a penny per sheet.What does it mean when it says
"For the paper: actual pricing for ideal product
*AND* provide ordering information.
For the tape: actual pricing for ideal product
*AND* provide ordering information."
What does it mean when it asks for the ordering information?
Also, must the pricing and material use rational be on the same page as a drawing? It says the competitors can only submit a one sided sheet.
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