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Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by windu34 » August 13th, 2019, 11:54 am

Mousetrap Vehicle B: Teams design, build and test one vehicle using one mousetrap as its sole means of propulsion to reach a target as quickly and accurately as possible.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by Anykey » September 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Is there a 2020 Track Layout diagram anywhere?

I saw the 2019 and 2018, but not the 2020, even on the main page for the 2020 event there is only 2019 link and it seems that the rules are very different.
I can't find anything about cups in the 2020 rules, yet they are in the 2019 layout. It also seems that 2019 had two target point and it looks like 2020 might only have one - it is not clear to me after reading the rules and trying to compare it to the 2019 diagram using the link provided on the Mousetrap Vehicle
page https://www.soinc.org/mousetrap-vehicle-b
Having never done this before, it is hard to understand what is actually supposed to be created, what the vehicle is supposed to do.


The link above to the Scioly.org Vehicle Events Presentation says "this video is private".


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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by Unome » September 25th, 2019, 9:43 pm

Anykey wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Is there a 2020 Track Layout diagram anywhere?

I saw the 2019 and 2018, but not the 2020, even on the main page for the 2020 event there is only 2019 link and it seems that the rules are very different.
I can't find anything about cups in the 2020 rules, yet they are in the 2019 layout. It also seems that 2019 had two target point and it looks like 2020 might only have one - it is not clear to me after reading the rules and trying to compare it to the 2019 diagram using the link provided on the Mousetrap Vehicle
page https://www.soinc.org/mousetrap-vehicle-b
Having never done this before, it is hard to understand what is actually supposed to be created, what the vehicle is supposed to do.


The link above to the Scioly.org Vehicle Events Presentation says "this video is private".


TIA
They seem to be testing a new track layout in Div B this year. That is, a Start Point and and End Point, no timing lines or anything else.

2019 in Div C had the vehicles reverse direction.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by builder83 » September 26th, 2019, 5:24 am

Unome wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Anykey wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Is there a 2020 Track Layout diagram anywhere?

I saw the 2019 and 2018, but not the 2020, even on the main page for the 2020 event there is only 2019 link and it seems that the rules are very different.
I can't find anything about cups in the 2020 rules, yet they are in the 2019 layout. It also seems that 2019 had two target point and it looks like 2020 might only have one - it is not clear to me after reading the rules and trying to compare it to the 2019 diagram using the link provided on the Mousetrap Vehicle
page https://www.soinc.org/mousetrap-vehicle-b
Having never done this before, it is hard to understand what is actually supposed to be created, what the vehicle is supposed to do.


The link above to the Scioly.org Vehicle Events Presentation says "this video is private".


TIA
They seem to be testing a new track layout in Div B this year. That is, a Start Point and and End Point, no timing lines or anything else.

2019 in Div C had the vehicles reverse direction.
Seems a 20 cm dowel is an overkill then if its only purpose is a start point. Can't really use a photogate if the timing is the entire run.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by maxvadas » October 4th, 2019, 3:52 pm

I'm having trouble with my Mouse Trap Vehicle. The fishing line I'm using for it keeps slipping on the back axel. Any suggestions?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by cool hand luke » October 7th, 2019, 12:07 pm

put a zip tie on the rear axle and glue the zip tie in place, tie a loop at the end of the line to grab the zip tie to begin winding it.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by bernard » October 16th, 2019, 10:14 am

A track diagram for Mousetrap Vehicle has been posted to the national website.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by Unome » October 16th, 2019, 12:42 pm

bernard wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 10:14 am
A track diagram for Mousetrap Vehicle has been posted to the national website.
This is truly the coolest of diagrams. I'm looking forward to running the event at Chattahoochee in a few months.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by mynameisbob » October 26th, 2019, 11:05 am

What would a good material be to build my mousetrap vehicle out of? Maximizing speed and durability?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by MadCow2357 » October 26th, 2019, 7:38 pm

mynameisbob wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 11:05 am
What would a good material be to build my mousetrap vehicle out of? Maximizing speed and durability?
I'd recommend carbon fiber and 3d printed parts if you can get them.

If not, balsa wood is a cheaper alternative.
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