The Best of 2009

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This is a collection of pictures and videos of devices that placed in the top ten at the 2009 National Tournament at Augusta State University. Feel free to add more pictures and/or videos of devices that placed in the top ten.

The Best of Nationals pages highlight the best devices for building events from recent national tournaments. All photos and videos of devices on these pages are submitted by users.

Egg-O-Naut (Division C)

9th place

These are pictures of Penncrest High School (PA)’s device.

Bottle is from a sparkling mineral water called Perrier. Balsa "stops" on the body of the rocket keep the cone from going too far down and sticking. A drop cloth parachute slows down the eggs descent.

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Picture 4: The rocket is on the launcher and you can see the top half is a capsule to hold the parachute and the egg, and should fall off at the peak releasing the parachute.
Picture 5: A drop cloth parachute slows the egg's descent and the hole in the parachute is supposed to add stability, and the egg appears to be inside a chamber made from a pop can and a drink holder.
Picture 6: The pressure chamber of the rocket after the launch, which is no longer attached to the egg.

Electric Vehicle

4th place

These are pictures of Centerville High School (OH)’s device.

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10th place

These are pictures of Mira Loma High School (CA)’s device.

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Picture 4: Check out the notes on this photo in particular, as they are directly from the builders, who were kind enough to explain their design.
Picture 5: At the right front corner, you can see their adjustment mechanism for the alignment of the front wheel. They have slots and tightening bolts on the right and plate that holds the axle and then that plate can be moved slightly using the bolt that runs to the front.

Elevated Bridge (Division B)

7th place

These are pictures of Windy Ridge School (FL)’s device.

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Elevated Bridge (Division C)

1st place

These are pictures of Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic (KS)’s device.

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7th place

These are pictures of Bothell High School (WA)’s device.

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Junkyard Challenge (Division C)

1st place

These are pictures of Grand Haven High School (MI)’s device.

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4th place

These are pictures of Newton North High School (MA)’s device.

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5th place

These are pictures of Harriton High School (PA)’s device.

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8th place

These are pictures of Penncrest High School (PA)’s device.

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Robo-Cross (Division B)

2nd place

These are pictures of J.C. Booth Middle School (GA)’s device.

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9th place

These are pictures of Muscatel Middle School (CA)’s device.

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Picture 1: This robot is operated by one person.
Picture 2: This robot uses to opening and closing arms to gather the items.
Picture 3: This is a Robot mainly build with Vex robotics parts.
Picture 4: This robot has a storage area for items so that later it can drop them into a goal.
Picture 5: This robot can tip the storage are to send the items to the goal.

Scrambler (Division B)

1st place

These are pictures of Solon Middle School (OH)’s device.

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2nd place

These are pictures of South Middle School (IL)’s device.

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3rd place

These are pictures of Arden Middle School’s device.

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7th place

These are pictures of Pembroke Hill Middle School (MO)’s device.

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Trajectory (Division B)

3rd place

These are pictures of Chardon Middle School (OH)’s device.

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7th place

These are pictures of Auburn Junior High School (AL)’s device.

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9th place

These are pictures of Eagle Hill Middle School (NY)’s device.

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Trajectory (Division C)

5th place

These are pictures of Penncrest High School (PA)’s device.

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Wright Stuff (Division B)

4th place

These are pictures of Teeland Middle School (AK)’s device.

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5th place

These are pictures of South Middle School (IL)’s device.

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