Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by Rossyspsce » May 6th, 2019, 7:16 pm

Unome wrote:
Bread wrote:
Unome wrote:I don't think Aerial Scramble will be in rotation in the near future at least. Regarding the flight events, it seems to me like they're just reversing the rotation order (B -> C instead of C -> B). I can't imagine why, but that seems most likely to me.

In fairness, we kind of knew Robot Arm was at a minimum getting overhauled soon. Cost had been a concern for a long time.
I'm actually pretty sure heli is getting removed for division B. Our state director is the national es for flying events and one of our fliers brought it up to him one time. I can't remember the reasoning off the top of my head, but the gist of it was that is was too hard for a division B event (I think).
That's interesting. I don't see why Heli is any harder than any of the other flight events - in fact I'd probably argue that it's at least easier than Wright Stuff.
The bigger thing that makes heli difficult would be making your own rotors, Wright is pretty hard as well but has more learning resources through adult indoor freeflight competitions

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by kaurs » May 7th, 2019, 12:21 pm

Ok, then elastic launched glider will be an event next year. Thanks for your feedback.

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by kaurs » May 7th, 2019, 2:39 pm

For the mousetrap car, what do you think will be the objective?
Such as, like going forwards only, distance as an imortant factor, etc.)
I'm new to mousetrap car but I did some research, so I saw that it's kind of like the buggy except witout batteries, and oncertain years it has to reverse direction.

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by CookiePie1 » May 7th, 2019, 3:22 pm

I think the reversing directions part was only for C because it's too hard for B, but correct me if I'm wrong. But distance and time are always important factors.
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Post by MadCow2357 » May 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm

CookiePie1 wrote:I think the reversing directions part was only for C because it's too hard for B, but correct me if I'm wrong. But distance and time are always important factors.
The mechanics of reversing are, I’m pretty sure, simple enough - it’s just the calibration part that gets a bit more complicated I think. I’d practice reversing directions over the summer just in case.
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Post by MTV<=>Operator » May 7th, 2019, 5:17 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:
CookiePie1 wrote:I think the reversing directions part was only for C because it's too hard for B, but correct me if I'm wrong. But distance and time are always important factors.
The mechanics of reversing are, I’m pretty sure, simple enough - it’s just the calibration part that gets a bit more complicated I think. I’d practice reversing directions over the summer just in case.
I would say reversing when traveling a shorter distance forwards than backwards is definitely easier than a longer distance forwards and shorter one backwards. If you are looking for a basic understanding of the event this video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7zWwo9dbiU would definitely help
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by nmurali2002 » May 9th, 2019, 2:07 pm

Fermi leaving decreases my hype for next year by 90%. Nothing can remotely be compared to that event in terms of fun.

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 9th, 2019, 2:09 pm

nmurali2002 wrote:Fermi leaving decreases my hype for next year by 90%. Nothing can remotely be compared to that event in terms of fun.
Now we just need Picture This to cycle in

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Post by LiteralRhinoceros » May 9th, 2019, 2:27 pm

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by BennyTheJett » May 9th, 2019, 6:16 pm

I want Hydrogeology really bad.
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