Hydraulics and Pneumatics

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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by Sir_L_Jenkins » February 3rd, 2010, 6:24 pm

Flavorflav wrote:If your hydraulic system had a small leak, would consider that it was no longer an enclosed system?
I would imagine, plus I suppose that could be counted as a "spill". Besides, I don't think I would want a leak in the middle of my mission that has a wooden floor + electrical wires everywhere =0
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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by Uncle Fester » February 7th, 2010, 9:49 am

I can make the argument that an "enclosed patio" with a 20-inch hole drilled in the side is still an "enclosed patio". In the tourneys I ran so far, and the ones coming up, NO PENALTY. I view the rules as eliminating gravity flow or water as a counterbalance, like "never intended to be pressurized in the first place." the huge leaker I mentioned elsewhere GOT the hydraulics because it did move the whole distance under pressure, but a boundary violation was added because it hosed people 30 feet away.

But as always, I have to mention "Other event sups may differ". SO, either get me to run your event (just might be available), or make sure yours doesn't leak.
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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by yousmellchinese123 » February 20th, 2010, 7:56 pm

Would it count if we just had a mass fall on a syringe causing the air forced out to do the next task for example a domino to fall?
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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by cypressfalls Robert » February 20th, 2010, 9:13 pm

By having the air leave it would not be considered a closed system so NO.

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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by Dark Sabre » February 21st, 2010, 4:12 am

yousmellchinese123 wrote:Would it count if we just had a mass fall on a syringe causing the air forced out to do the next task for example a domino to fall?
Just hook a second syringe on and have it extending hit the domino. That would be a closed system and probably more reliable too.

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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by yousmellchinese123 » February 21st, 2010, 4:53 pm

Dark Sabre wrote:
yousmellchinese123 wrote:Would it count if we just had a mass fall on a syringe causing the air forced out to do the next task for example a domino to fall?
Just hook a second syringe on and have it extending hit the domino. That would be a closed system and probably more reliable too.
Thanks for the suggestion, I was falling towards that side too. Haha, I forgot about the closed system, should've read up befroe I posted.
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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by Primate » February 21st, 2010, 6:28 pm

yousmellchinese123 wrote:
Dark Sabre wrote:
yousmellchinese123 wrote:Would it count if we just had a mass fall on a syringe causing the air forced out to do the next task for example a domino to fall?
Just hook a second syringe on and have it extending hit the domino. That would be a closed system and probably more reliable too.
Thanks for the suggestion, I was falling towards that side too. Haha, I forgot about the closed system, should've read up befroe I posted.
I don't mean to judge your device, but make sure those dominoes are completely reliable. I had an issue with wind power on my machine--it was occasionally trigged by the mousetrap at the beginning (rather than the fan), which short-circuited half our events. It would be heartbreaking if someone bumped your table while the device was running and started the domino chain.
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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by cypressfalls Robert » February 21st, 2010, 7:03 pm

Primate wrote:I don't mean to judge your device, but make sure those dominoes are completely reliable. I had an issue with wind power on my machine--it was occasionally trigged by the mousetrap at the beginning (rather than the fan), which short-circuited half our events. It would be heartbreaking if someone bumped your table while the device was running and started the domino chain.
I don't think the judges would allow anyone to even touch the same table you would be working on.

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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by yousmellchinese123 » February 21st, 2010, 7:10 pm

Primate wrote:
yousmellchinese123 wrote:Thanks for the suggestion, I was falling towards that side too. Haha, I forgot about the closed system, should've read up befroe I posted.
I don't mean to judge your device, but make sure those dominoes are completely reliable. I had an issue with wind power on my machine--it was occasionally trigged by the mousetrap at the beginning (rather than the fan), which short-circuited half our events. It would be heartbreaking if someone bumped your table while the device was running and started the domino chain.
Ouch... Thanks for the tip! I'll make sure of that!
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Re: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Post by penclspinner » February 21st, 2010, 7:12 pm

cypressfalls Robert wrote:
Primate wrote:I don't mean to judge your device, but make sure those dominoes are completely reliable. I had an issue with wind power on my machine--it was occasionally trigged by the mousetrap at the beginning (rather than the fan), which short-circuited half our events. It would be heartbreaking if someone bumped your table while the device was running and started the domino chain.
I don't think the judges would allow anyone to even touch the same table you would be working on.
I am sure that if the judges were in absolute control of the event it wouldn't happen, but then again it's not like anyone ever asks for permission to bump the table either, it just seems to happen accidentally

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