Junkyard Challenge B

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Post by strikerbear10 » May 7th, 2011, 4:56 pm

Cheese_Muffin_Man wrote:
strikerbear10 wrote:Our first idea was to have two layers of paper. It is a lot more durable, but takes more time.
So we went down to just one layer, and that still works.
What challenge did you get for States? How long are you able to make your bridge and ramp?
At States we had to build the ramp. We had a pretty small space to work in, and unfortunately, it was awfully short of 20+ feet long. So we built our ramp from one edge of the "box" to the other (diagonally). I was only able to get 6 golf balls through before the thing fell over, and I think that's why we only placed 14th. :(

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Post by Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 7th, 2011, 5:00 pm

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fishman100 wrote:Some people have thought of this already. Again, I can't expose the exact details, but it involves 2 very high towers and LOTS of cups. The 2 supports at the end are angled.
Then what's in the middle of the towers?
The 2 towers are made of cups, and the bottom is angled so that it won't collapse on us.
Explain it once more please.

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Post by fishman100 » May 7th, 2011, 5:02 pm

How long was your ramp?
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Post by Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 7th, 2011, 5:05 pm

fishman100 wrote:How long was your ramp?
We didn't get ramp. We got catapult, but i don't remember the distance exactly. We medaled, though.

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

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Cheese_Muffin_Man wrote:
fishman100 wrote:How long was your ramp?
We didn't get ramp. We got catapult, but i don't remember the distance exactly. We medaled, though.
What do you think is the most possible thing they'll give us at Nationals?

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Post by Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 7th, 2011, 5:08 pm

Fishman100, please describe your ramp because i don't know what to do for it.

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Post by Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 7th, 2011, 5:09 pm

Cheese_Muffin_Man wrote:Fishman100, please describe your ramp and bridge because i don't know what to do for it.

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Post by 124113 » May 7th, 2011, 5:21 pm

I THINK it is totally random, I belive they would roll a dice (six sides for six challenges) or draw sticks, something totally random. And it's good to belive it so you will prepare for everything just in case.
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fishman100 wrote:How long was your ramp?
We didn't get ramp. We got catapult, but i don't remember the distance exactly. We medaled, though.
What do you think is the most possible thing they'll give us at Nationals?

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Post by fishman100 » May 7th, 2011, 5:30 pm

LOL quadruple post CheesyMuffinMan :lol:

Okay here's a semi-detailed runthrough of our bridge:
Take cups and form them into towers, as if the challenge was towers. Place them apart and make the actual "bridge" part. To prevent it from tipping over, place a stack of plates under the 2 end towers. This should elevate one side, giving an angle.
Here's a semi-detailed runthrough of the our ramp:
Take cups and make 2 towers, both at different heights. Then place them apart and get 2 pieces of tape. Create the ramp. (How to create the ramp I'm not allowed to elaborate on any more. Sorry) Make a support in the middle, if needed. Test it :D Roll all of the chosen balls down :D
Cheese_Muffin_Man wrote:
Cheese_Muffin_Man wrote:
fishman100 wrote:How long was your ramp?
We didn't get ramp. We got catapult, but i don't remember the distance exactly. We medaled, though.
Well, there's a 1 in 6 chance you'll get what you want :P
What do you think is the most possible thing they'll give us at Nationals?
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Post by Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 7th, 2011, 6:57 pm

How long were you able to make your ramp and bridge?

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