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Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: July 9th, 2010, 6:16 pm
by Jim_R
Discussion for Junkyard Challenge B.

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: September 10th, 2010, 12:10 pm
by brobo
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. :|

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: September 12th, 2010, 7:10 pm
by penclspinner
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....

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: September 13th, 2010, 12:49 pm
by AlphaTauri
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.

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: September 14th, 2010, 1:20 pm
by ichaelm
They definitely put a lot more thought into the rules this year! Sounds really fun, but unfortunately I can't do it.

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: September 17th, 2010, 7:37 pm
by SpaceJunkie
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.

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: October 5th, 2010, 6:04 pm
by chlorine kills
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!

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: October 19th, 2010, 12:11 pm
by Sasher Applesauce
i didnt see anything that different than last year, maybe i just skipped the important parts...

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Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: October 19th, 2010, 12:36 pm
by Sasher Applesauce
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.

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

Posted: October 19th, 2010, 12:39 pm
by Sasher Applesauce
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...