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Mystery Architecture B

Postby bernard » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:20 pm

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby whovian11 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:13 pm

They can give you anything like tape, or paper, etc.?

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby Tailsfan101 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:03 pm

Isn't this a Division B only event?
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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby bernard » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:11 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:Isn't this a Division B only event?

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby NeilMehta » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:33 pm

whovian11 wrote:They can give you anything like tape, or paper, etc.?


Division B Rules Manual wrote: Examples of materials that may be provided include, but are not limited to: paper cups, drinking straws, paper clips, string, tape, paper, thumbtacks, and craft sticks. Only those materials contained in the bag may be used to build the device. The bag and instructions must not be used. No other materials or adhesives may be part of the finished device.


Looks like they can give you pretty much anything that's easy to work with. I would also imagine that some competitions might give items such as toothpicks, aluminium foil, yarn, etc
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Postby WhatScience? » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:59 am

I am expecting spaghetti. I don't know why. I just am.
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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby cheese » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:21 am

Any pure builders get this event? Because I sure did lol.
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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby Unome » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:21 pm

Does a room for Mystery Architecture require desks at all? i.e. can it be done in a classroom with desks removed?
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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby MacintoshJosh » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:26 pm

Anyone have good information about structural design for different for buildings or architectural design? i.e. Cantilevers, arches, pyramids, columns, stuff like that.

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby Crtomir » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:59 pm

If you want to develop good intuitive sense for structural engineering the Truss Me app is very helpful.

http://www.scientificmonkey.com/software.html

You can get it from the Google Play Store for free or from the Apple App Store for $1.99. Unfortunately, there is not yet a version for PC or Mac.

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby Hartman » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:09 am

WhatScience? wrote:I am expecting spaghetti. I don't know why. I just am.



At my first competition in Boyceville, there was spaghetti

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby WhatScience? » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:43 am

Hartman wrote:
WhatScience? wrote:I am expecting spaghetti. I don't know why. I just am.



At my first competition in Boyceville, there was spaghetti


I called it
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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby SPP SciO » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:16 pm

WhatScience? wrote:
Hartman wrote:
WhatScience? wrote:I am expecting spaghetti. I don't know why. I just am.



At my first competition in Boyceville, there was spaghetti


I called it


Let me guess ... were marshmallows involved? Spaghetti marshmallow towers are super popular

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby heiber » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:51 pm

I know cantilevers are only for State and Nationals but want to get some experience with them as well - does anybody have guidance on how an event with cantilevers will be run. Will they typically provide a base as a fulcrum? Can the cantilever be secured to the fulcrum? Any sample events available?

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby Hartman » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:12 am

SPP SciO wrote:
WhatScience? wrote:
Hartman wrote:

At my first competition in Boyceville, there was spaghetti


I called it


Let me guess ... were marshmallows involved? Spaghetti marshmallow towers are super popular

https://www.tomwujec.com/design-project ... challenge/

http://www.makefuncreating.com/posts/ho ... low-tower/

No. no marshmallows. It was a bridge.


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