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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 3rd, 2011, 12:22 pm
by mtheleman
rkoopma2 wrote:Is there anybody who is still working on the bridge/cantilever/tower? My regional is not for 2 more weeks. I placed 12th at invitationals because I did not have a "free standing" cup. this appartently does not just mean that the cup can't be taped down, it can't be leaning against anything either. otherwise, I would have placed second
You should be able to tape a cup down. Then have a second cup that you place inside the taped down cup.

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 3rd, 2011, 1:14 pm
by Littleboy
No it has to be freestanding it can't be taped or touching anything except for the bottom. See this clarification
wrote:"A FREE STANDING CUP..MUST BE USED TO HOLD THE BALL" OBVIOUSLY THE CUP CANNOT BE SECURED (WITH TAPE,ETC) BUT CAN THE TOP SURFACE OF THE STRUCTURE HAVE AN EDGE, WALL, OR OTHER SURFACE THAT COULD HELP KEEP THE CUP FROM FALLING OFF OR OVER?

No. The structure may not have an edge, wall, or other surface that could help keep the cup from falling off or tipping over. According to rule 4.b. the cup must be free-standing on the structure. Throughout the testing, if the cup leans against anything other than the flat surface of the structure, then it will be supported by what it is leaning against and not be free-standing.
Also how well are your structures everyone escpecially rkoopma2

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 4th, 2011, 3:23 pm
by mnstrviola
so, the bottom surface where our cup is is the only thing the cup and ball can be supported by. can the bottom surface be anything from the materials?

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 4th, 2011, 9:17 pm
by zapofdoom34
mnstrviola wrote:so, the bottom surface where our cup is is the only thing the cup and ball can be supported by. can the bottom surface be anything from the materials?
The bottom surface, I think, can be anything except for the tape, because you can't tape it down. But it can probably be supported by the other cups, bowls, plates, etc.

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 5th, 2011, 6:55 pm
by mnstrviola
zapofdoom34 wrote:
mnstrviola wrote:so, the bottom surface where our cup is is the only thing the cup and ball can be supported by. can the bottom surface be anything from the materials?
The bottom surface, I think, can be anything except for the tape, because you can't tape it down. But it can probably be supported by the other cups, bowls, plates, etc.

dang it. then again, i didn't expect it to be allowed. Thanks

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 6th, 2011, 12:10 pm
by A Person
I have a question that I need to be answered ASAP, are tape dispensers allowed? This is like packing tape dispensers, office dispensers, ect.

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 6th, 2011, 12:14 pm
by Littleboy
I would say no. But you could submit a clarification.

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 6th, 2011, 1:52 pm
by A Person
thanks, I'll just use scissors and duct tape

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 7th, 2011, 6:28 pm
by ichaelm
Among others, a new clarification was posted today that interested me: http://soinc.org/node/708

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: March 7th, 2011, 7:56 pm
by XJcwolfyX
What are your distances for the catapult and bouncer?