weight problem.

Posted by nick237 at 1/18/2001 10:45 PM EST

Engineer on team #237, sie h2o bots, from Watertown high school ct and sieman co.

Can we drill holes in the light to make it lighter and if we do what color will it be?
nick237

Posted by Anton Abaya at 1/18/2001 11:20 PM EST

Coach on team #419, Rambots, from UMass Boston / BC High and NASA, Mathsoft, Solidworks.

In Reply to: weight problem.
Posted by nick237 on 1/18/2001 10:45 PM EST:

: Can we drill holes in the light to make it lighter and if we do what color will it be?
: nick237

and throw away everything else. just bring bulbs!

-anton

Posted by Jessica Boucher at 1/19/2001 1:10 PM EST

Student on team #237, Sie-H2O-Bots, from Watertown High School and Eastern Awning Systems & The Siemon Company.

In Reply to: just replace the bulb with colored ones…
Posted by Anton Abaya on 1/18/2001 11:20 PM EST:

Hey, there’s colored Saran Wrap out there, we can use that…is that listed anywhere as stuff we can use?

-Jessica B, #237

Posted by Jason Rudolph at 1/19/2001 6:44 PM EST

Other on team #459, Rampage, from University of Florida/Eastside High School and .

In Reply to: Re: just replace the bulb with colored ones…
Posted by Jessica Boucher on 1/19/2001 1:10 PM EST:

: Hey, there’s colored Saran Wrap out there, we can use that…is that listed anywhere as stuff we can use?

: -Jessica B, #237

Well, that would count as a non-functional item, I would suppose, so it should be ok, but truthfully I don’t see the point of removing the domes, they are very lightweight. Plus, if you really wanted to, lighting manufacturers make something called gels (jess, you should know about them from theater), which are much more heavy-duty than saran wrap, and will produce a richer color.

Jason, who thinks doing anything to the light is pointless.

Posted by Jessica Boucher at 1/19/2001 7:59 PM EST

Student on team #237, Sie-H2O-Bots, from Watertown High School and Eastern Awning Systems & The Siemon Company.

In Reply to: Re: just replace the bulb with colored ones…
Posted by Jason Rudolph on 1/19/2001 6:44 PM EST:

But I’m just playing along with the entire thread anyway…plus, I thought Saran Wrap would be more commonplace :wink:

-Jessica B, #237

Posted by Rich Reynolds at 1/20/2001 10:37 PM EST

Student on team #237, Sie-H20-Bots, from Watertown High School and Eastern Awning, Siemon Co…

In Reply to: Re: just replace the bulb with colored ones…
Posted by Jessica Boucher on 1/19/2001 1:10 PM EST:

jess, i dont think saran wrap is on the additional hardware list, but ill look again…
-rich

: Hey, there’s colored Saran Wrap out there, we can use that…is that listed anywhere as stuff we can use?

: -Jessica B, #237

Posted by Ken Leung at 1/19/2001 12:55 AM EST

Student on team #192, Gunn Robotics Team, from Henry M. Gunn Senior High School.

In Reply to: weight problem.
Posted by nick237 on 1/18/2001 10:45 PM EST:

: Can we drill holes in the light to make it lighter and if we do what color will it be?
: nick237

You can probably drill holes in all 4 shell, and cover them with transparent color wraper around it to fool FIRST! You know what? just take the shells away and cover that little spinning part where lights come out from.

Posted by rebecca at 1/19/2001 3:12 AM EST

Student on team #192, gunn robotics team, from gunn high school.

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Posted by nick237 on 1/18/2001 10:45 PM EST:

i kind of hope this is a joke. the light is not THAT heavy. drill out some steel instead.

: Can we drill holes in the light to make it lighter and if we do what color will it be?
: nick237

Posted by Ken Leung at 1/19/2001 5:03 AM EST

Student on team #192, Gunn Robotics Team, from Henry M. Gunn Senior High School.

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Posted by rebecca on 1/19/2001 3:12 AM EST:

Nick is trying to make his light LIGHTER! hahaha, get it? I know I know…

Posted by Joe Ross at 1/19/2001 3:41 AM EST

Engineer on team #330, Beach Bot, from Hope Chapel Academy and NASA/JPL , J&F Machine, and Raytheon.

In Reply to: weight problem.
Posted by nick237 on 1/18/2001 10:45 PM EST:

: Can we drill holes in the light to make it lighter and if we do what color will it be?

Last year tampering with the light was illegal. I can’t find any rules prohibiting it this year. Was this an oversight?

I don’t think that it is worth the trouble though, you would gain a few ounces at most, unless you plan to drill into the “meat” of the light.

Joe Ross
Beach Bot, Team 330

Posted by Rich Reynolds at 1/20/2001 10:40 PM EST

Student on team #237, Sie-H20-Bots, from Watertown High School and Eastern Awning, Siemon Co…

In Reply to: weight problem.
Posted by nick237 on 1/18/2001 10:45 PM EST:

well, maybe you werent paying attaention at the meeting, but we are leaving the light alone, you guys were right, it would only help a little, but we got a better idea! we fill the pnuematics system with helium…
-rich

: Can we drill holes in the light to make it lighter and if we do what color will it be?
: nick237