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It's probably to compensate for the fairly simple build.sciolyperson1 wrote: ↑September 3rd, 2019, 6:18 amMy question is - why does the event replacing Mission and Robot Arm (which are traditionally full build events) have a study portion? I would understand if it was used in a tiebreaker situation (check nats trial event rules), but now the study portion is worth a considerable amount on the total score...
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sciolyperson1 wrote: ↑September 3rd, 2019, 6:18 amMy question is - why does the event replacing Mission and Robot Arm (which are traditionally full build events) have a study portion? I would understand if it was used in a tiebreaker situation (check nats trial event rules), but now the study portion is worth a considerable amount on the total score...
I believe the intent is that, if students are required to invest time studying for this event, the test should contribute towards their actual score rather than simply being a tiebreaker.
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For building, I would definitely look into different temperature sensors including thermistors, thermocouples, and approved analog temperature sensors to find out what kind of device you want to use. Also look into a programming board, I am most familiar with Arduino, but Raspberry Pi and TI Innovator are also good boards to consider. You definitely need to learn basic code for whatever board you end up using.
As for studying, I would recommend looking at topics that Circuit Lab and Detector seem to have in common, such as the way LEDs work and Ohm's Law. Also search up how the different types of sensors work and how a resistance/voltage value can be turned into a temperature value using equations/programming. You can find some good information on some of these topics on the Circuit Lab Wiki page.
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