Duct tape

Posted by Don Brown.

Coach on team #374, 49th Infantry: Icebreakers, from Chugiak and East High Schools.

Posted on 1/17/2000 12:48 PM MST

Does anyone know about a limit on the amount of grey duct tape we can use? We got a roll as part of the kit, but cannot find it anywhere on the parts listing. Thanks!

Posted by Michael Martus.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]

Coach on team #47, Chief Delphi, from Pontiac Central H.S. and Delphi Automotives Systems.

Posted on 1/17/2000 6:51 PM MST

In Reply to: Duct tape posted by Don Brown on 1/17/2000 12:48 PM MST:

This needs to be checked out offically.

It is possible that the roll was an error in your kit.

In the past there were specific rules attached to the usage of duct tape.

Hey! Have you ever watched The Red Green Show (PBS). If you are a fan of duct tape he is the man.
He creates some great mechanical/engineered mechanisms with duct tape.

He also has a video set ( 4 tapes ) they are required viewing of all our students on the long bus rides.

Wait that could be termed as cruelity(sp) to children.

Posted by Michael Betts.

Engineer on team #177, Bobcat Robotics, from South Windsor High School and International Fuel Cells.

Posted on 1/18/2000 6:53 AM MST

In Reply to: Duct tape posted by Don Brown on 1/17/2000 12:48 PM MST:

: Does anyone know about a limit on the amount of grey duct tape we can use? We got a roll as part of the kit, but cannot find it anywhere on the parts listing. Thanks!

I agree with Mr. Martus (on many things). Rule K1 forbids adhesive tape. Either the roll of Duct tape was a mistake by the kit packers at FIRST or someone has played a trick on you.

Now there’s an interesting idea… Let Woody take a year off and let Red Green write the contest rules. The ‘Handyman’s Secret Weapon’ would be the only additional (purchased) kit material allowed. Of course, anything coming from a landfill would be legal! :slight_smile:

Posted by Eric Rasmussen.

Engineer from FIRST.

Posted on 1/18/2000 10:02 AM MST

In Reply to: Re: Duct tape posted by Michael Betts on 1/18/2000 6:53 AM MST:

: Now there’s an interesting idea… Let Woody take a year off and let Red Green write the contest rules. The ‘Handyman’s Secret Weapon’ would be the only additional (purchased) kit material allowed. Of course, anything coming from a landfill would be legal! :slight_smile:

And of course the control systems would have to be designed by Harold…

Posted by Beccy Rigden (Duct Tape).

Student on team #166 from Merrimack High.

Posted on 1/19/2000 10:55 AM MST

In Reply to: Duct tape posted by Don Brown on 1/17/2000 12:48 PM MST:

Personally I use it for everything, as for the robot, I’m not really sure. :slight_smile:

Beccy

: Does anyone know about a limit on the amount of grey duct tape we can use? We got a roll as part of the kit, but cannot find it anywhere on the parts listing. Thanks!