Rules changes to BB for 2019

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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby hippo9 » May 22nd, 2018, 6:41 pm

I Or 2 wheeled vehicle events!
I know your probably just joking, but imagine if this happened. If they say ran scrambler and BB the same year, it would be interesting if they stressed speed in one, and then accuracy more in the other. This would never happen, but I think it would be interesting to see how teams would accomplish two vehicle events in one year.
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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby knightmoves » May 22nd, 2018, 7:11 pm

However I kind of miss scrambler. Wouldn't mind splatting eggs again. Or 2 wheeled vehicle events!
You want two events with wheels, or one event with a two-wheeled vehicle? Because Electric Bicycle sounds quite hard.

Agree that the bucket or something like it is probable. Maybe two cans off to one side with a bonus for how close together you put them, like Div C EV had. I don't think the balance between speed and accuracy will change much.

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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby builder83 » May 22nd, 2018, 7:45 pm

Why wouldn't you want to reward speed more? Accuracy was weighted too heavily I think, but each year is different.

And I was refering to 2 seperate events (BB and Scrambler). Although the bike idea could be challenging.

I also saw the EV shoot between cans for high school. I think that could be pretty hard for middle school, at least most people. At my regionals, half the cars would struggle shooting through a 2 meter wide target lol.

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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby shrewdPanther46 » May 22nd, 2018, 7:48 pm

i think theyl avoid the incorporation of freedom when it comes to electronic parts, cuz most div B ppl will get rekt by it. Cans seems a bit difficult. Even if they were to copy mousetrap with the whole going backwards thing, it would be difficult to do it mechanically w/o arduino and such aids, although it would still be possible.

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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby windu34 » May 22nd, 2018, 8:09 pm

also saw the EV shoot between cans for high school. I think that could be pretty hard for middle school, at least most people. At my regionals, half the cars would struggle shooting through a 2 meter wide target lol.
I agree that shooting through cans in a curve is too difficult for middle school, but its certainly still a possibility. Even with calipers, it was tough for us div C people to make it accurate and repeatable and the build process itself was quite complex depending on how you decided to attach it, but it does make for an interesting challenge.
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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby knightmoves » May 22nd, 2018, 8:15 pm

i think theyl avoid the incorporation of freedom when it comes to electronic parts, cuz most div B ppl will get rekt by it. Cans seems a bit difficult. Even if they were to copy mousetrap with the whole going backwards thing, it would be difficult to do it mechanically w/o arduino and such aids, although it would still be possible.
Agree that B will remain no electronics. Also agree that going backwards is unlikely, although I think it can be done with just switches.

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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby sciolyperson1 » May 29th, 2018, 7:18 pm

TBH it would be great if there was like a x10 time multiplier and a x2 distance or something like that. Time wasn't a big issue this year, but there were teams which beat others because of the time score, even though the distance score was worse.
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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby shrewdPanther46 » May 29th, 2018, 8:17 pm

*cough*

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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby Unome » May 29th, 2018, 8:42 pm

...there were teams which beat others because of the time score, even though the distance score was worse.
This is literally the point of every vehicle event.
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Re: Rules changes to BB for 2019

Postby windu34 » May 30th, 2018, 6:57 am

...there were teams which beat others because of the time score, even though the distance score was worse.
This is literally the point of every vehicle event.
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