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Junkyard Challenge B

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby brobo » September 10th, 2010, 12:10 pm

Dear Science Olympiad Inc,
What the heck were you guys thinking when you redesigned Junkyard Challenge?
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What do you guys think of the new JYC? Personally, I realy dislike it. I may not do this event this year after all.

EDIT: Just to clarify, this is totally a personal opinion. My friend read the rules and loved the changes. I just liked last year's setup better. Sorry if I came off a bit harsh there. :|
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby penclspinner » September 12th, 2010, 7:10 pm

robodude wrote:What do you guys think of the new JYC? Personally, I realy dislike it. I may not do this event this year after all.


After reading the rules here are the observations that I have made.

1) There is a strict item list, whether this was implemented to prevent illegal items from being entered or to provide an even playing field for all teams (new or experienced) I'm not sure but I am certain that many Event Supervisors will like this so they won't have to worry about what defines a "hazardous" material. However, I can also see them getting a bit frustrated if they were forced to count/measure each item in question.
2) There are a lot of different challenges O_O. Most are variations of the same structure but still enough variety to differentiate between teams who are prepared and those are not.

I think it'll be interesting....

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby AlphaTauri » September 13th, 2010, 12:49 pm

I think it sounds a lot like Mystery Architecture, only you have to bring your own materials instead of getting them at the competition. I still prefer last year's rules, even with the whole issue of multiple perfect scores and electronic timers.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby ichaelm » September 14th, 2010, 1:20 pm

They definitely put a lot more thought into the rules this year! Sounds really fun, but unfortunately I can't do it.

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby SpaceJunkie » September 17th, 2010, 7:37 pm

It's interesting how they made no maximum score for most challenges... only a relative ranking. That's gonna make this a lot more competitive.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby chlorine kills » October 5th, 2010, 6:04 pm

robodude wrote:Dear Science Olympiad Inc,
What the heck were you guys thinking when you redesigned Junkyard Challenge?
Sincerily,
A Former JYC Lover.


What do you guys think of the new JYC? Personally, I realy dislike it. I may not do this event this year after all.

EDIT: Just to clarify, this is totally a personal opinion. My friend read the rules and loved the changes. I just liked last year's setup better. Sorry if I came off a bit harsh there. :|

JYC is awesome this year it is all about problem solving!
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Sasher Applesauce » October 19th, 2010, 12:11 pm

i didnt see anything that different than last year, maybe i just skipped the important parts...

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Sasher Applesauce » October 19th, 2010, 12:36 pm

If you are using water drip systems, be sure yo poke a tiny hole in the lid so air can displace the water coming out.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Sasher Applesauce » October 19th, 2010, 12:39 pm

SpaceJunkie wrote:It's interesting how they made no maximum score for most challenges... only a relative ranking. That's gonna make this a lot more competitive.

you are right. i really need to do this better than last year...
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Bubba1960 » October 19th, 2010, 12:41 pm

Sasha, watch the double post. Use edit insted
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Sasher Applesauce » October 19th, 2010, 12:56 pm

sorry, man
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby disownedpear » October 24th, 2010, 8:07 am

the rules say that you can bring "spools of any non-metallic string,line, thread or tape". are you allowed to bring all four or are you allowed to bring just one of them.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Bubba1960 » October 24th, 2010, 9:04 am

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Littleboy » October 28th, 2010, 5:51 pm

Will someone please edit the wiki to this years challenge. It would be very helpful if we could use it for good.


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