Shock Value B

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby gyourkoshaven » October 2nd, 2009, 3:02 pm

I guess I'd try to get some Circuit Lab tests, and just work off those.
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby Paradox21 » October 2nd, 2009, 3:13 pm

This is the 2007 Minnesota State test for Circuit Lab: http://www.minnesotaso.org/DivC/Events/ ... _State.pdf

Unfortunately there is no answer key posted. :oops: But figuring out the answers on your own can probably be a better learning experience. ;)
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby JustDroobles » October 3rd, 2009, 9:04 am

I would have LOVED to do this event... but now I have to compete in stupid C Division.

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby Phenylethylamine » October 3rd, 2009, 10:21 am

I remember doing this event as a NY trial in 8th grade... We studied using C Division Circuit Lab tests, and were so unbelievably overprepared at Regionals that we finished each station easily in under half the time given. The entire event was at the absolute minimum level of complexity (e.g., they gave us a few wire lengths with alligator clips on the ends, a lightbulb, a switch, and a battery, and told us to make a series circuit and make the light turn on and off). At States, it was literally the same test as Regionals, but with one station taken away and two somewhat more complicated ones added.

Hopefully, they'll go a little more in-depth with this event this year, at least at the State and National level.
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby gsimmons12345 » October 27th, 2009, 7:54 am

Please will some one help me and put it in easy words I dont know what to do :x :x :x :x :x
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby AlphaTauri » October 27th, 2009, 12:50 pm

First of all, do you have a rulebook?

If not, I'll summarize the event for you:

Shock Value is basically about electricity, magnetism, and electrical devices. You get some hands-on stations and then a couple of more traditional stations involving diagrams, graphs, or questions. You should understand basic DC current theory, basic electrical concepts, and be able to build/analyze a circuit. You should also know about basic magnetism concepts and applications.

So look at the wiki (here: http://www.scioly.org/wiki/Shock_Value), google some stuff, build some circuits (without electrocuting yourself), find out about magnets and you should be relatively prepared.
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby andrewwski » October 27th, 2009, 3:09 pm

The wiki as it stands now is only of limited helpfulness for Shock Value, as it just redirects to the Circuit Lab Wiki. That's fairly comprehensive as far as Circuit Lab topics went, but isn't going to get into the magnetism portion.

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby AlphaTauri » October 27th, 2009, 3:51 pm

Oops. I clicked on the link for Shock Value and didn't notice it took me to the Circuit Lab wiki. Score one for stupidity.

Can someone edit the existing wiki or create a new page for Shock Value? I would do it myself, but I know nothing about this event.
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby robotman » October 27th, 2009, 3:59 pm

The the wiki was decided to just have it link to the Circuit lab wiki because of the Quality and resablity of the Circuit Lab Info

as soon as i get a chance (next day or so) i will add a info about magnetics and the like

Please do not create a shock value page just add on the the Circuit lab
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby andrewwski » October 27th, 2009, 4:16 pm

I think they'd be different enough to warrant separate pages.

Reading through the Shock Value rules, it's basically very basic knowledge of simple circuits and magnetism concepts.

Circuit Lab was all about calculations - using Ohm's and Kirchoff's Laws to calculate voltage drops and current draws in complex series/parallel circuits, RC time constants, etc. As it is now, the Circuit Lab page isn't even comprehensive enough to cover the event as it was.

Just my opinion though.


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