So many div C questions, haha
Reminder: always check these against the official rules when they come out in September.
For the electric vehicle bonus, can you clarify how the cans will be placed on the track? How will electric vehicle be scored?
What are the new objects for robot arm? What will be the tiebreakers? Any new constrictions?
EV: It says there's a bonus line at the halfway point of the track. One can is 1m from the center line, and one can is placed by the competitor, and the vehicle goes in between. Score for each run is fun time + distance score - bonus distance + penalties.
Robot arm: an archery target is placed centered north of the device square. Also, stacks of pennies heads up are placed on the edges of the target and also in the southwest corner of the 70x70 area. Scoring is 5 for a bullseye, 1 for the outer circle, 4-3-2 in between. Pennies must be heads up, completely flat, and fully inside the circle for those points. No points if over or under another penny. If they're flat and tails up its double. 2 runs, 3 minutes each. Tiebreaker: 1- shortest sum of competition times, 2- greatest # flat pennies in the target, 3- greatest number total pennies in the target.
Have there been any changes to the Hydrogeology rules, specifically to parts 2 and 3? Here are the trial rules from a few years ago for comparison, the 2016 official rules are almost unchanged compared to them.
Part 3 seems to have changed some of the wording around concerning contaminants and wells pumping water, but I'll see if I can have some of it clarified.