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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by Bubba1960 » October 19th, 2010, 12:31 pm

Thats the point :twisted:
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by ichaelm » October 19th, 2010, 3:16 pm

Maybe you could make it jump instead! :D

Just a thought.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by krang » October 21st, 2010, 11:53 am

Hi, I'm new to this event, so I have a question: are lego NXT kits allowed in this event? :)

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by disownedpear » October 21st, 2010, 12:00 pm

Ive been told that nothing programmable is allowed.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by krang » October 21st, 2010, 12:02 pm

Alright, thanks. I thought so since anyone with a Mindstorms set would have a huge advantage.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by AlphaTauri » October 21st, 2010, 12:37 pm

ichaelm wrote:Maybe you could make it jump instead! :D

Just a thought.
I was thinking that since there's no height restriction, maybe you could put it on "stilts", where the chassis of the buggy passes over the bucket while the wheels pass on either side of it. It would eliminate the turning issue, but you'd have to have it aligned exactly right (because the max width of the buggy is 30 cm, while the bucket is 25-27 cm in diameter), otherwise it would just run into the bucket.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by Dark Sabre » October 21st, 2010, 8:07 pm

krang wrote:Hi, I'm new to this event, so I have a question: are lego NXT kits allowed in this event? :)
disownedpear wrote:Ive been told that nothing programmable is allowed.
NXTs, RCXs, and any other microcontrollers are not allowed. This is because the electronics that they have inside them exceed those listed in 2.d. of the rules. Anything with a transistor (or anything else not listed) is not allowed. Logic circuits, programmable ICs, and most other complex electronics are not legal because of this.

The NXT motors are servos and so contain electronics that are not allowed.
The RCX motors are just plain gearmotors and so should be legal, if you happen to have any around.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by ichaelm » October 21st, 2010, 8:36 pm

AlphaTauri wrote:
ichaelm wrote:Maybe you could make it jump instead! :D

Just a thought.
I was thinking that since there's no height restriction, maybe you could put it on "stilts", where the chassis of the buggy passes over the bucket while the wheels pass on either side of it. It would eliminate the turning issue, but you'd have to have it aligned exactly right (because the max width of the buggy is 30 cm, while the bucket is 25-27 cm in diameter), otherwise it would just run into the bucket.
That sounded like a great idea! Until I realized that some buckets will probably have sides that tilt outward a little, making the whole thing wider than the bottom. :(

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by disownedpear » October 26th, 2010, 5:31 pm

does anyone know what an electromechanical relay is?
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Re: Battery Buggy B

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