Mystery Architecture B

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby IsabellaC92343 » January 31st, 2019, 11:27 am

Hello!
I was wondering if anybody knew how to build a tunnel? I get a general concept but am still unsure of how to successfully build one. How would you practice for one? Would it carry a load? If anyone has made one before, at the competition or not, any tips help.
Thanks :)

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby builderguy135 » January 31st, 2019, 4:11 pm

Hello!
I was wondering if anybody knew how to build a tunnel? I get a general concept but am still unsure of how to successfully build one. How would you practice for one? Would it carry a load? If anyone has made one before, at the competition or not, any tips help.
Thanks :)
I honestly still dont know how people define a tunnel... the rules seem really vague to me
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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby waffletree » February 1st, 2019, 9:12 am

Hello!
I was wondering if anybody knew how to build a tunnel? I get a general concept but am still unsure of how to successfully build one. How would you practice for one? Would it carry a load? If anyone has made one before, at the competition or not, any tips help.
Thanks :)
idek.........i thought that maybe you have to build an enclosed structure where you have to be able to roll a ball through it? i may be wrong...
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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby builderguy135 » February 1st, 2019, 1:41 pm

Hello!
I was wondering if anybody knew how to build a tunnel? I get a general concept but am still unsure of how to successfully build one. How would you practice for one? Would it carry a load? If anyone has made one before, at the competition or not, any tips help.
Thanks :)
idek.........i thought that maybe you have to build an enclosed structure where you have to be able to roll a ball through it? i may be wrong...
Define "enclosed". How "enclosed" does it have to be for it to be considered a tunnel? Can there be holes in the tunnel?
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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby waffletree » February 2nd, 2019, 6:23 am

Hello!
I was wondering if anybody knew how to build a tunnel? I get a general concept but am still unsure of how to successfully build one. How would you practice for one? Would it carry a load? If anyone has made one before, at the competition or not, any tips help.
Thanks :)
idek.........i thought that maybe you have to build an enclosed structure where you have to be able to roll a ball through it? i may be wrong...
Define "enclosed". How "enclosed" does it have to be for it to be considered a tunnel? Can there be holes in the tunnel?
maybe like if the hole is big enough to stick like...a 1/4 dowel rod it in then its not a tunnel? or maybe it has to be entirely enclosed?
yea no i have no idea
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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby heiber » February 2nd, 2019, 9:37 am

idek.........i thought that maybe you have to build an enclosed structure where you have to be able to roll a ball through it? i may be wrong...
Define "enclosed". How "enclosed" does it have to be for it to be considered a tunnel? Can there be holes in the tunnel?
maybe like if the hole is big enough to stick like...a 1/4 dowel rod it in then its not a tunnel? or maybe it has to be entirely enclosed?
yea no i have no idea
It will be up to whoever is running the event to define what is acceptable. When we did a practice build, the goal was to fit a tennis ball through the tunnel. I put it on a dowel to make it easy to test by passing it through.

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby volunteerDad » February 4th, 2019, 2:59 pm

I have a question regarding "rules". Someone said that the rules seem vague. Does that mean there are actual rules published somewhere? Is anything published anywhere for this event?

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby knightmoves » February 4th, 2019, 3:11 pm

I have a question regarding "rules". Someone said that the rules seem vague. Does that mean there are actual rules published somewhere? Is anything published anywhere for this event?
The rules manuals are available from the Science Olympiad store at https://store.soinc.org/us/page/manuals

There is no charge to obtain a copy of the rules, but please read the terms under which the rules are made available and follow them.

At each competition, the Event Supervisor will give instructions for the build - what structure needs to be built, how it will be tested, and how it will be scored. Competitors should read these instructions carefully...

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby Crimesolver » February 5th, 2019, 9:44 am


Define "enclosed". How "enclosed" does it have to be for it to be considered a tunnel? Can there be holes in the tunnel?
maybe like if the hole is big enough to stick like...a 1/4 dowel rod it in then its not a tunnel? or maybe it has to be entirely enclosed?
yea no i have no idea
It will be up to whoever is running the event to define what is acceptable. When we did a practice build, the goal was to fit a tennis ball through the tunnel. I put it on a dowel to make it easy to test by passing it through.
I don't personally do MA but, according to my friends, it has to be FULLY enclosed. However, the diameter of the tunnel depends on, what they've seen, the size of the ball that will pass through the tunnel.
Nothing for now...
Keep on going :!:

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Re: Mystery Architecture B

Postby Crimesolver » February 5th, 2019, 9:46 am


Define "enclosed". How "enclosed" does it have to be for it to be considered a tunnel? Can there be holes in the tunnel?
maybe like if the hole is big enough to stick like...a 1/4 dowel rod it in then its not a tunnel? or maybe it has to be entirely enclosed?
yea no i have no idea
It will be up to whoever is running the event to define what is acceptable. When we did a practice build, the goal was to fit a tennis ball through the tunnel. I put it on a dowel to make it easy to test by passing it through.
I don't personally do MA but, according to my friends, it has to be FULLY enclosed. However, the diameter of the tunnel depends on, what they've seen, the size of the ball that will pass through the tunnel.
Nothing for now...
Keep on going :!:


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