Junkyard Challenge B

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby funkdonut » October 8th, 2009, 2:00 pm

Questions for Junkyard Challenge:

Would dropping a ball onto a ramp to get it from the middle to the north mouse trap be consider a result of direct touch?

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What are the standards of direct touch? Could you please give examples of what's allowed and what is not allowed.

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby nejanimb » October 8th, 2009, 2:23 pm

As for your first question - no, that would be fine.

"Direct touch" means, you doing anything other than releasing the golf ball, ie: setting off the mousetrap with a pencil, pushing some other element that didn't go off correctly...

Basically: all you're allowed to do is release a golf ball. Anything the device does on its own after that is fine, anything you have to activate or do or touch will incur a penalty.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby brobo » October 9th, 2009, 11:22 am

It says in the rules that our box can be made out of anything, and that it can be a part of our contraption. Could we, say, make a box out of legos, then take the box apart and use the legos?
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby nejanimb » October 9th, 2009, 8:21 pm

It says in the rules that our box can be made out of anything, and that it can be a part of our contraption. Could we, say, make a box out of legos, then take the box apart and use the legos?
Definitely. Interesting idea, actually.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby brobo » October 9th, 2009, 9:44 pm

Can we use non-flamable/dangerous liquids? like water?
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby nejanimb » October 10th, 2009, 5:02 am

If it's not specifically forbidden by the rules, then anything goes.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby AlphaTauri » October 10th, 2009, 10:23 am

So you could have a box made out of cardboard, bring all the junk in it, and then tear it up to use in the machine?
Can we use non-flamable/dangerous liquids? like water?
Sure, if you find a way to put the water in the box and not have it spill or anything until you're ready to use it.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby brobo » October 10th, 2009, 10:42 am

yah, but then don't forget that you have to find a way to break down your contraption to bring it home at the end of the competition.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby gyourkoshaven » October 10th, 2009, 3:00 pm

Huh? I'll just take it home as is...
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby brobo » October 10th, 2009, 5:14 pm

Meh. That works too.
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