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Post by Pleiades » August 23rd, 2010, 2:22 pm

Thread for discussion about designs.

I've never done tower's before, but I'm going to start off with a basic two "part" tower.

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Post by bridgebuilder25 » August 23rd, 2010, 2:25 pm

Are there draft rules available anywhere for B and C division? Or will the bridges likely be pretty much the same as they were 3 years ago for B division?
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Post by tying15 » September 3rd, 2010, 7:56 am

Is there a restriction on how high the tower can be :?:
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Post by robotman » September 3rd, 2010, 1:21 pm

as far as i know there is not a limit to height. however i would tend to keep it as close to the minimum as possible to save weight
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Post by EpicFailOlympian » September 5th, 2010, 4:20 pm

Why is weight bad?
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Post by robotman » September 5th, 2010, 4:30 pm

the less weight the higher your efficiency
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Post by fleet130 » September 5th, 2010, 5:03 pm

Towers 2011

Height: No limit
Bottom of Loading Block: 50cm or greater above test base.
Tower base must span 20cm x 20cm (square?) hole in test base
Tower may not extend below top surface of test base
Portion of tower more than 30cm (Div B) or 15cm (Div C) must fit through 8cm dia. circle
Support chain must be within 2.5cm of center of opening in test base.
Must be a single structure - No removable pieces.
Must use only wood & glue
No limit on wood size
Any type of glue

Score = (Load Supported)^2 / Mass of Tower
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Post by baker » September 8th, 2010, 4:30 pm

Do you know if the load support block is 2 x 2 cm again this year?

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Post by robotman » September 8th, 2010, 5:18 pm

the block dimensions are 5x5 and ~2cm thick
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Post by dragonfly » September 9th, 2010, 9:01 am

fleet130 wrote:Towers 2011

Height: No limit
Bottom of Loading Block: 50cm or greater above test base.
Tower base must span 20cm x 20cm (square?) hole in test base
Tower may not extend below top surface of test base
Portion of tower more than 30cm (Div B) or 15cm (Div C) must fit through 8cm dia. circle
Support chain must be within 2.5cm of center of opening in test base.
Must be a single structure - No removable pieces.
Must use only wood & glue
No limit on wood size
Any type of glue
Correct! The opening is a square.

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