We got around 67-68 points for the entire test and lab portion, way higher than we expected. Our B team placed 11th, and scored in the mid-30s range.Hey just for comparison, how many points did you get on the Circuit Lab test that placed you fourth, I did pretty bad and still managed to get around 20th. Thanks.Circuit Lab: Holy crap, this one was rough. None of the material on the test was particularly difficult, but the two labs (both of which were tougher than any other I've ever seen) ensured that each team pairing would be split for a big chunk of the time given. My partner and I managed to place 4th in the event, but we walked out feeling like we had bombed since we had run out of time and a lot of the exam blank or with random answers. I personally ended up liking the test itself - it tested on a lot of stuff that's in the rules, but not typically taught in high school classes, ensuring that the highest ranking teams were made up of people who spent time learning the extra stuff instead of just relying on what they learned in school (don't get me wrong, that's still useful!). 8.5/10
Regarding the transformer problem, your definition was the exact same as the one in my binder, but I'm pretty sure its too vague and misses the actual point of a transformer. I was considering writing it down, but I remembered that a more specific purpose of a transformer is to step up or step down the potential difference that comes with AC current, so I wrote that down, and got credit. The best definition on the internet that I can find is "A transformer is a device that changes (transforms) and alternating potential difference (voltage) from one value to another value be it smaller or greater using the principle of electromagnetic induction."