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Re: Shock Value B

Postby brobo » November 25th, 2009, 10:03 am

Yah. We had to build a basic circut, to light four light bulbs in a parallel circut. The event proctor took notes on how we built our circut. It was pretty easy.
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby WolfHunt » December 12th, 2009, 6:36 am

Agreed, although I recommend checking, especially with alligator clips, because they are easy to misplace, creating a problem in the circuit and in your score (:

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby brobo » December 12th, 2009, 11:00 am

If anyone hasn't already, I recommend playing the game Physicus. You can buy it at Target for about $5.
The game is a Myst-styled puzzle game that deals with a lot of different aspects of science, including electricity. The puzzles are sometimes so knowledge-based that the game include Educational Chapters that teach you a lot about the topics in a simple and easy way.
The Educational Chapters include:
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You can learn a lot from this game, plus its just fun :D
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby chlorine kills » January 1st, 2010, 3:54 pm

If anyone hasn't already, I recommend playing the game Physicus. You can buy it at Target for about $5.
The game is a Myst-styled puzzle game that deals with a lot of different aspects of science, including electricity. The puzzles are sometimes so knowledge-based that the game include Educational Chapters that teach you a lot about the topics in a simple and easy way.
The Educational Chapters include:
-Science of Heat
-Acoustics
-Optics
-Science of Electricty

You can learn a lot from this game, plus its just fun :D
But can it really teach you that much? It's just a PC game you can buy at target.
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby brobo » January 1st, 2010, 4:00 pm

Yes. You can learn that much from it.
If you have started to study already and have a lot of info, don't get it. You probably already know everything from it.
But if you haven't yet (why haven't you been studying?) I would start there, with that game.
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby genius3point14159 » January 2nd, 2010, 11:15 am

okay. i'm really new at this event and im just asking if there are some basic rules to not electrocuting yourself.
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby robotman » January 2nd, 2010, 1:12 pm

You shouldn't have to worry about electrocution in this event you probably wont be dealing with anything over 9 volts anyways
But some general tips are
1.Don't stick your finger/tongue/metal objects in a electrical outlet ;)
2.Don't lick wires ;)
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby genius3point14159 » January 4th, 2010, 3:16 pm

hm sounds good. any tips for not short circuiting and killing the battery?
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby robotman » January 4th, 2010, 4:00 pm

don't connect 1terminal of the battery to the other terminal of the same battery
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby Helix_Nebula_Freak » January 10th, 2010, 7:01 pm

Has anyone participated in this event yet? What types of things did they ask?
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