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Re: Water Game Next Year?

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Maybe we'll get another bean-bag game like 1999.
I remember hearing that that wouldn't happen again. You think inflatables with a slow leak are bad, try foam peanuts in a nylon bag that get thrashed around for a bunch of matches. (And hopefully the bag stays closed!) Inflatables you can patch and replace easily, or refill every now and again. Foam peanuts, not so much.

At least, that's what I remember being inside those things. Being only 10 at the time, and not on the team officially, I might not have the best memory, though.
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Re: Water Game Next Year?

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How do you corral and control a liquid? If it's in a casing, then the casing is actually the game piece, and it's filled with water. Otherwise, I don't know how you could "score" water through some type of goal apparatus.
transport the water thru some sort of obsticle to fill a container of some sort. whoever has the most plus the end game wins... nice and simple idea for a first time water game?
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Re: Water Game Next Year?

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How do you corral and control a liquid? If it's in a casing, then the casing is actually the game piece, and it's filled with water. Otherwise, I don't know how you could "score" water through some type of goal apparatus.
Water pistols at 10 wheel revolutions? (Can't use 10 paces since most or all of the bots don't have legs.)
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Re: Water Game Next Year?

there are so many problems dealing with water.
1. Electronics and water dont mix
2. We need to be able to clean up spilled water.
3. People might slip if water leaked, not just at competition but in workshops.
4. Any field that is water based could leak or if it broke, we would flood the stadium.
5. Moving all the regional to site with a pool would be a disaster.
6. Most people with a pool won't let you use a pool.

It would be cool to have a game with lots of tiny ping pong balls. this could simulate a fluid motion(I'm thinking about the ball pits) and using some sort of vacuum device would be easy clean up.
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Re: Water Game Next Year?

Every year they tease a water game, but I don't see it ever happening. I remember when last year the teaser image was a pool with the pool tubes floating in them. And then during Kick-off when Will.i.am and Woody and everyone else kept bringing out all the inflatable tubes I was wondering to myself; "Are they REALLY going with a water game?" But alas, my crazed dreams were dashed yet another year.

I find the mathematical equation to what year the "Water Game" will occur is n + 1 where n = the current year. So 2013 will be the water game, and then 2014, and then 2015...

Coincidentally, though totally unrelated, that is the same equation for figuring out the "Year of the Linux desktop" as well.
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Maybe we'll get another bean-bag game like 1999.

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