Storm the Castle B

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by M-E-T-H-O-D MAN » October 2nd, 2010, 7:13 pm

I think this will be a very entertaining event. Another one I might bring myself to work on.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by starpug » October 2nd, 2010, 7:17 pm

M-E-T-H-O-D MAN wrote:I think this will be a very entertaining event. Another one I might bring myself to work on.
This is an event for the middle schoolers METHOD :lol:
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by paleonaps » October 4th, 2010, 5:03 pm

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by fleet130 » October 5th, 2010, 9:46 pm

I found the original copy of the info on the energy rule. I have not validated it against the current rules. If you find any conflicts, let me know & I will make appropriate change.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by M-E-T-H-O-D MAN » October 7th, 2010, 1:42 pm

paleonaps wrote:He's young at heart!
I certainly am. And in any case, I could bring myself to work on it but I won't because apparently I'm too old for the fun events!
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by starpug » October 7th, 2010, 2:22 pm

M-E-T-H-O-D MAN wrote:
paleonaps wrote:He's young at heart!
I certainly am. And in any case, I could bring myself to work on it but I won't because apparently I'm too old for the fun events!
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by brobo » October 8th, 2010, 12:08 pm

A few teamates of mine had a good question: would gears be considered a violation of the energy rule?
Technically gears are not a form of potential energy, but they do change how the arm moves.
What do you guys think? If I added gears to my trebuchet (not that I want to) would that violate the almighty energy rule?
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by fleet130 » October 9th, 2010, 9:01 am

Gears only change the direction/magnitude/speed/distance of the motion generated by using the energy stored in the counterweight. Unless they somehow provide additional energy, they should be allowed.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by Liv » October 9th, 2010, 2:20 pm

Okay, first year doing this, I think I'm doing this event because of trajectory, could anyone give me a summary of the event?

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by AlphaTauri » October 9th, 2010, 5:53 pm

Think Trajectory, but with a trebuchet powered by a falling counterweight instead of a catapult powered by elastic energy. (Gah, my spell check doesn't even recognize "trebuchet" as a word.)
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