whythelongface wrote:In other news, congratulations to antoine_ego, kenniky, and the rest of ABRHS. Good luck in future competitions!
Thanks! Astronomy (3rd):
Okay, I honestly loved this test. The 30 second per two questions slideshow for the DSO section caught us completely off guard, so I had to scramble to help with the DSOs. We made a bunch of silly mistakes due to us being flustered, which cost us a lot of points. The general information section was very nice, with some particularly challenging questions that I enjoyed. Finally, the math section was overall not too difficult, however, due to time constraints, I had to rush through it to get back to the general section. Overall, 9.5/10
. One of my all-time favorite tests.
EDIT: Nevermind! The answerkey is often flat out wrong! This is very perturbing
. On the key, they had gave a formula, but applied it completely wrong. This is just annoying. Now 5/10.Hovercraft (1st):
Overall, pretty well run. The ESs knew what they were doing, and the build was run nicely. The only problem was that they weren't terribly strict on eye protection. The test was a bit too easy, so accuracy was extremely important. Our build worked well, getting us a high placing. Overall 8.5/10 due to the test easiness, but overall very well done.Mousetrap Vehicle (5th):
I don't have too much to say about this, though I'd like to give credit to my ES who clearly was very engaged in the event and conscious of what I was doing (he stopped me from accidentally knocking over some of my tools). I liked how they also took the time to try to help with some issues that I had on my runs. Personally, I definitely could've done significantly better, but I'm definitely happy with the way it was run. Overall, 9/10.
I also met whythelongface
, which was really cool (congrats to your team!)! I personally had a good overall experience and enjoyed the invite.