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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Ashernoel » May 26th, 2018, 9:28 am

superpenguin666 wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:Just curious, what were prediction accuracies of the top teams?

Also, the water was 70c 70ml 35min.
Anyone know the room temperature at nats? Because these final temperatures seem awfully low... (was the room temperature like 15 C or something) :?:
If I remember correctly, they told my time block the room temperature was 22C but our thermometer found it to be 24C.
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Alex-RCHS » May 26th, 2018, 9:53 am

Ashernoel wrote:
superpenguin666 wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:Just curious, what were prediction accuracies of the top teams?

Also, the water was 70c 70ml 35min.
Anyone know the room temperature at nats? Because these final temperatures seem awfully low... (was the room temperature like 15 C or something) :?:
If I remember correctly, they told my time block the room temperature was 22C but our thermometer found it to be 24C.
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by TheChiScientist » June 7th, 2018, 5:28 am

Do you guys think that there will be a rule change for thermo next year that is major?
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by MattChina » June 7th, 2018, 6:39 am

TheChiScientist wrote:Do you guys think that there will be a rule change for thermo next year that is major?
They might do something with ice bonus or change the specs a bit like intervals or design sepcs.
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by knightmoves » June 7th, 2018, 11:50 am

MattChina wrote: They might do something with ice bonus or change the specs a bit like intervals or design sepcs.
The IWB is well balanced as it stands. Change the specs? If you keep the 250 ml beaker, there's not much you can reasonably do. Making the box bigger is boring, and making it smaller means there's nothing left. I suppose you could change the beaker and water volumes - use a 500ml beaker or a 100ml beaker, with a bigger or smaller box.

But I think they'll leave it alone.

There's not much you can do with the run time - it's got to fit in the event slot. Change the temps? Unlikely - hotter is hard, and colder is boring.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by chalker » June 7th, 2018, 4:43 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:Do you guys think that there will be a rule change for thermo next year that is major?
Yes;)

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by TheChiScientist » June 7th, 2018, 9:33 pm

chalker wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:Do you guys think that there will be a rule change for thermo next year that is major?
Yes;)
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I wonder if that means the build portion...
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by knightmoves » June 8th, 2018, 8:58 am

You could probably quite reasonably convert Thermo from a binder event to a two-sheets-of-paper event, and lose the trivia questions.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by TheChiScientist » June 8th, 2018, 9:46 am

Oof. That would be bad for us as we literally have a 5-inch thermo binder... :( :roll:
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 8th, 2018, 12:16 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:Oof. That would be bad for us as we literally have a 5-inch thermo binder... :( :roll:
What do you put in five inches besides history

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