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Matt Starkey
04-18-2002, 09:28 AM
Techno Tick Tow!

Have you ever seen a Techno Tick Tow? Now is your chance! On Thursday April 25, the Techno Ticks, Team 236 from Lyme-Old Lyme High School, co-sponsors of the Bash at the Beach, will be holding a sideline competition. Carpet, goal, and LOAD CELL will be set up to see how much force your robot has got. Top four robots from each division will compete in an elimination tug of war for fame, glory, and prizes. Stop by and see the fun, try to tow the goal and post the largest horizontal force. Please stop by and check out the contest, sign up for a trial on our horizontial force quantifier.

See you in the Pits!

purplehaze357
04-18-2002, 09:32 AM
that is such a cool idea...where would you think of something like this

who have been the winners in the past?

And where does the weight come from for the "tractor pull"...or the opposing force?

Matt Starkey
04-18-2002, 10:45 AM
Well,

Nationals Practice is the first time we are going to try to run this little side show. We came up with the idea in pits at the New England Regional.

Basically it will run like this...

Qualifications:
We have a carpeted rig with a goal on it. The goal is attached to a load cell (a fancy spring scale) and is tied off to the test rig. Robots can come up, attach to the goal and give it a tug to register maximum pulling force on the goal. We will post teams attempts on the load cell.

Eliminations:
The top four pulls from each division will compete in an elimination tug-o-fun. With the goal in between two robots, each will pull and whoever gets the goal across the middle line, or whoever has more of the goal on their side of the carpet at the end of a 30 seconds wins.

Then divisional champions will battle each other on the Techno Tick Tug-O-Fun Carpet to decide the overall champion.

Awards and prizes will be given to divisional champions and overall champions.

Also the whole test rig will be available throughout the whole day to any team who wants to test the strength of their robot.

Good Luck, See you there.

Joel J
04-18-2002, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by Matt Starkey
Well,

Nationals Practice is the first time we are going to try to run this little side show. We came up with the idea in pits at the New England Regional.

Basically it will run like this...

Qualifications:
We have a carpeted rig with a goal on it. The goal is attached to a load cell (a fancy spring scale) and is tied off to the test rig. Robots can come up, attach to the goal and give it a tug to register maximum pulling force on the goal. We will post teams attempts on the load cell.

Eliminations:
The top four pulls from each division will compete in an elimination tug-o-fun. With the goal in between two robots, each will pull and whoever gets the goal across the middle line, or whoever has more of the goal on their side of the carpet at the end of a 30 seconds wins.

Then divisional champions will battle each other on the Techno Tick Tug-O-Fun Carpet to decide the overall champion.

Awards and prizes will be given to divisional champions and overall champions.

Also the whole test rig will be available throughout the whole day to any team who wants to test the strength of their robot.

Good Luck, See you there. I love it!:)

purplehaze357
04-18-2002, 11:49 AM
this is such a great idea.....


*stands up and applauds*

Kris Verdeyen
04-18-2002, 12:20 PM
Another team is bringing somethign similar:

Scientific Traction testing at Nationals (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3122)

But with nearly 300 teams there, I'm sure you'll both have enough business.

Deej
04-18-2002, 04:25 PM
I know we here at T-190 have been itching to test out our pulling capablitities with our CVT's... We have guestimates coming from theoretical values on what the output should be, and are dying to see if we can pull what we think we can.

Pull on!!

purplehaze357
04-18-2002, 05:01 PM
question:

How many goals are you going to have....two for more traction?

HotWheels2002
04-22-2002, 09:49 PM
Count us in, can't wait to rip that carpet up and tip that rig over (just kidding, maybe)

Matt Starkey
04-23-2002, 11:20 AM
Now that is the attitude that I Like. Bring it On, and if you can rip our rig apart you will be the un-contested World Champion Pullers. All other teams will worship your team at the alter of the gods of Robot Strength. Oh, and by the way, our Load Cell registers 0-1000 lbs so give it your best shot.

Good luck and see you in just a couple of days!

Mike Norton
04-24-2002, 09:52 AM
Are you planning to bring this to the PA competition in May.

Oh, and by the way, our Load Cell registers 0-1000

The scale is not big enough for our robot. we are pulling over 750lbs of force per track. so that would be around 1500 lbs of force.

Christine G.
05-01-2002, 10:56 AM
So who one this contest at Epcot?????????