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Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 6:23 pm
by havenguy
Does anyone actually know what the towers requirements will be next year? I can't find anything on towers for 2012, and it seemed appropriate to start this since I want to be able to build over the summer.

Re: Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 6:34 pm
by TYG
havenguy wrote:Does anyone actually know what the towers requirements will be next year? I can't find anything on towers for 2012, and it seemed appropriate to start this since I want to be able to build over the summer.
I don't think the requirements are available until next school year, as in, no one knows what the new specifications are until the official rule books are released.

Re: Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 6:40 pm
by havenguy
Yeah, I heard something about height being thrown in as a new variable for next year?

Re: Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 6:42 pm
by hpfananu
havenguy wrote:Yeah, I heard something about height being thrown in as a new variable for next year?
I heard that too...although there's got to be a maximum or something and the scoring will be a big decision maker as well..lighter or taller?

Re: Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 6:45 pm
by havenguy
I think you would just have to balance it between height, balance and weight held.

I'd prefer that though, so the same designs don't win every year.

Re: Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 6:48 pm
by Littleboy
score=mass held^2 (in kg)÷(height [in cm] + weight [in g] ÷2)
that would be a good scoring for the height

Re: Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 7:11 pm
by havenguy
Why did you divide the weight by 2?

Re: Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 7:20 pm
by TYG
Littleboy wrote:score=mass held^2 (in kg)÷(height [in cm] + weight [in g] ÷2)
that would be a good scoring for the height
If that were so, then you would want the shorter height, wouldn't you?

For example, a tower that is 50 cm and weighs 10 grams holds 15kg-->

15^2/((50+10)/2)--> score of 7.5
as opposed to a tower that is 40 cm and weighs 10 grams holds 15kg-->

15^2/((40+10)/2)--> score of 9

Re: Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 7:32 pm
by havenguy
How about: score=mass held*height/10/weight? (* stands for multiply)

Therefor, a 10 gram tower that holds 15 kg that is 50 cm tall would be a score of 7.5

A 5 gram tower that holds 15 kg that is 50 cm tall would be a score of 15.

Re: Requirements next year?

Posted: May 26th, 2011, 9:50 pm
by r00ki316
Maybe something like w^2/(20*m-h)