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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by Insert Name Here » April 10th, 2011, 6:29 pm

So at STATE you have to have an amazing score to place. Like my team, we had an estimated score of around 250. And by the end (we had recorded and estimated all the other team's scores too), we thought we were gonna place considering we had one of the fastest times and within a meter of the fixed point. But we were sadly mistaken, :(
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by Gemma W » April 10th, 2011, 6:34 pm

Wait, within a meter? As in one hundred centimeters? No offense, but a competitive score is more like within ten cm. Also, there's no way you could have a score of 250 if you were off by even half a meter. The score is distance in mm plus time x 25.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by JohnStack2 » April 11th, 2011, 7:53 am

onixion wrote:any help on making it turn
Angle the wheels to one direction and angle the car the other direction at the right place to make it turn to the tape
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by JohnStack2 » April 11th, 2011, 7:55 am

Epicfail wrote:Is there a way to make a four wheel buggy turn other than different wheel sizes and screw at the front? or a way to make it go straight, and then turn (around the bucket) and the go straight again?
the only way to do that would be to have a computer chip to tell it when it goes a certian distance and then turns so i dont think so
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by JohnStack2 » April 11th, 2011, 7:59 am

hotglueman wrote:What is this micro switch :?:
a switch that can turn of the main switch
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by fleet130 » April 11th, 2011, 8:10 am

hotglueman wrote:What is this micro switch :?:
Micro Switch
Miniature snap-action switch
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by Gemma W » April 11th, 2011, 10:46 am

JohnStack2 wrote:
Epicfail wrote:Is there a way to make a four wheel buggy turn other than different wheel sizes and screw at the front? or a way to make it go straight, and then turn (around the bucket) and the go straight again?
the only way to do that would be to have a computer chip to tell it when it goes a certian distance and then turns so i dont think so
Which I believe is illegal.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by Epicfail » April 12th, 2011, 6:26 pm

Yea, i think so too. Pulley or gears? i used pulley

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by scifipi » April 12th, 2011, 7:59 pm

Epicfail wrote:Yea, i think so too. Pulley or gears? i used pulley
I use gears. To me, they seem like they're simpler, but I don't know the ups and downs of pulleys and gears. Can anyone list them?
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by Gemma W » April 13th, 2011, 3:51 am

I used gears, because of the way our motor and axle connection works.
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