Junkyard Challenge B

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby fishman100 » May 15th, 2011, 4:24 pm

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby crazycommie » May 16th, 2011, 9:06 pm

You mean trebuchet? Sorry, I'm on Storm the Castle and this really bugs me.
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 17th, 2011, 7:13 pm

You mean trebuchet? Sorry, I'm on Storm the Castle and this really bugs me.
ANy predictions on what were goning to build?

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Littleboy » May 18th, 2011, 3:23 am

cantilever

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 18th, 2011, 3:50 am

cantilever
But they would have to move tables in the gym

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Littleboy » May 18th, 2011, 4:09 am

alright there are problems with each
bridge - too dependent on how big you can make it fast, not enough room
tower - too limited by height of competititor
cantilever - they need to move tables in
ramp - too dependent on how big you can make it fast, not enough room
bouncer - all teams will bounce close to the same distance so data not spread out very good
catapult - not enough room, testing could hit people, unaccurate

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby fishman100 » May 18th, 2011, 12:47 pm

I actually think that Bouncer or Catapult are the 2 most likely challenges to be chosen, but only because they require little space, so accommodating 60 teams at once doing either of the two won't be as chaotic as, say, Bridge.

I may be completely wrong thought, so don't blame me if they choose Bridge :P
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby rkoopma2 » May 18th, 2011, 2:31 pm

bridge - too dependent on how big you can make it fast, not enough room
I wouldn't say that. With the right design, the bridge can be built relatively quickly. The design we used for regionals would have taken the same time to make whether we made it 10ft long or 27.5ft long (which we did).
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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 18th, 2011, 2:59 pm

alright there are problems with each
bridge - too dependent on how big you can make it fast, not enough room
tower - too limited by height of competititor
cantilever - they need to move tables in
ramp - too dependent on how big you can make it fast, not enough room
bouncer - all teams will bounce close to the same distance so data not spread out very good
catapult - not enough room, testing could hit people, unaccurate
There is plenty of room for catapult. Well, unless you shoot more than 30 meters!! :o

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Postby Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 18th, 2011, 3:00 pm

alright there are problems with each
bridge - too dependent on how big you can make it fast, not enough room
tower - too limited by height of competititor
cantilever - they need to move tables in
ramp - too dependent on how big you can make it fast, not enough room
bouncer - all teams will bounce close to the same distance so data not spread out very good
catapult - not enough room, testing could hit people, unaccurate
There is plenty of room for catapult. Well, unless you shoot more than 30 meters!! :o
How long are you guys able to make your bridge?


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