Junkyard Mystery Material?

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Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby tdooner » November 16th, 2008, 8:16 pm

Hello everyone,

What sort of object could the Junkyard Challenge judges give people to use as a mystery material? I know it could be just about anything, but what, do you all think, may realistically be given?

Just curious. Thanks.
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Postby penclspinner » November 17th, 2008, 7:24 am

Water bottles. O_O

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Postby dudeincolorado » November 17th, 2008, 5:14 pm

for tipping the scales bamboo skewers seem interesting
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby freeman » November 19th, 2008, 4:09 am

Who cares??
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Postby dudeincolorado » November 19th, 2008, 4:03 pm

well.... this is a forum right and someone needs help so we being forum members help or at least try to so in short i do
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Postby andrewwski » November 19th, 2008, 4:16 pm

freeman wrote:Who cares??


Anyone competing in Junkyard Challenge.
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Postby binary010101 » November 19th, 2008, 5:05 pm

Probably something that would be useful and be a functional part in the "machine." ;)
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby DeltaHat » November 21st, 2008, 10:35 pm

The mystery material could also be a paper towel roll, a cloth bandana, a compact disk, a banana, or a 1 foot square of bubble wrap.

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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby jazzy009 » January 28th, 2009, 3:22 pm

For Indiana the mysteries are:

String, 1 meter
1 quarter
Dixie Cup, 3 oz paper
Ping-pong ball
Rubber stopper, #6, no holes

Not such a mystery there. I bet some states will follow this somewhat loosely, so make sure you're prepared for them. They by no means have to stick to this list though.
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby Matthew » January 31st, 2009, 6:55 pm

No secrets here:

When I ran this event, the single biggest thing that influenced my decisions for which mystery materials to give was whether I could find enough for all the teams. I remember once I wanted to give AOL CDs as the mystery item, but I only had 45, and there were 48 teams. I wanted to do junk mail too, but you have no idea how hard it is to get fifty identical pieces of junk mail!
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby jazzy009 » January 31st, 2009, 7:03 pm

haha! thats awesome! at the first competition i did jyc we were given large bolts. the instructors told us at the end we could keep it as our $.33 gift for doing the event.
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby sachleen » February 1st, 2009, 5:50 pm

Will the judges be using ONE item for everyone or an identical item for each team? Also, the material can't be damaged right? so you couldn't tear/rip it up to use, or (probably) get it wet. Is that correct?

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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby jazzy009 » February 1st, 2009, 8:10 pm

tehkubix wrote:Will the judges be using ONE item for everyone or an identical item for each team? Also, the material can't be damaged right? so you couldn't tear/rip it up to use, or (probably) get it wet. Is that correct?



The same item is used for every team. well not the same item, but the same kind of item with the same dimensions. (ex: if you are given a 20g bolt, every other team is given a 20g bolt). and you cannot damage the item. Also, you cant tape it or anything. which makes the challenge more difficult. it has to be easily removed from the model.

An example: we got a large bolt for our first comp, we put it in the place of a washer that was holding the scale plate together...if that makes sense. we TIED it to the model. thats a good way to get around the "no tape" rule.
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby sachleen » February 3rd, 2009, 8:01 pm

wait, we cant tape the mystery material to the device? darn, i gotta reread these rules.

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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Postby jazzy009 » February 3rd, 2009, 8:38 pm

yeah the rules are somewhat clear on that

division c rules state:

"Unmodified materials may not be painted, taped, glued, bent, cut, pierced, smashed or altered in any way before or during construction."

also you cant use glue at the comp... so the glued part inst really necessary.

are division b rules different? i suppose they could be, but i doubt it.
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