STORM THE CASTLE - Division B
Prior to the tournament, teams design, construct and calibrate a device that uses only the energy of a falling counterweight to launch a projectile as far and as accurately as possible.
This event requires impound.
Observers are allowed to watch this event. Observers may not approach or speak to participants while they are competing.
No coaching is allowed. Any observer who interferes or becomes loud will be asked to leave.
You may photograph or record only devices from your child’s school. You may photograph or record only your own child or, with advance written permission given to the head coach, children from your child’s school.
These restrictions also apply to students photographing and recording other students or devices.
EACH device MUST have the school name and the team name written permanently on the device.
Added 01/20/12 The side doors to the Rancho Bernardo HS Gym will be opened in the morning. Then, you may carry the devices up to the gym from the student parking lot – the lot where you may park. Other than the stairs up from the parking lot, the distance is not too far.
Added 01/15/12 Question: After measuring the device to fit within the 65 cm cube, can the team position the device to aim at the target, including placing it at an angle, as long as it still fits in the 1.0m launch area?
The simple answer is NO.
Longer answer: “The cube must be square to the floor and launch area” as meaning that when devices are measured, the four side faces of the cube must be perpendicular to the floor and that the side of the cube at the edge of the launch area must be parallel with the edge of the taped launch area. An illustration (not to scale) is included showing the blue box as the launch area, with the black outline inside as the device and an arrow showing the device’s launching direction.
This came complete with the attached correct diagram.
Answer from Nationals: The language about the cube being square to the launch area was added this year to explicitly prohibit teams from launching on the diagonal. The bottom line is that you must be able to launch the device after it gets measured, without moving or rotating it.
Added 01/13/12 Information from the Coaches & Event Captain Meetiing Jan. 11, 2012
Accuracy vs. distance.
Launch area is one end of the gym and the target the other end of the gym- about 30 meters.
0 score if it hits the wall.
Energy rule: energy comes from counter weights. No rubber bands, springs, etc.
Dimensions of the RBHS gym:
Bottom of the scoreboard = 21'- 25'
Ceiling = 26'-30'.
Gym floor = 108 feet by 100 feet.
Added 12/04/11 Revised Storm the Castle B Score Sheet
Added 12/02/11 Storm the Castle B Score Sheet (this is now the updated score sheet)
Added 09/21/11 Energy Rule Tip Sheet for 2012 from Nationals
Added 09/21/11- Build Events - from the Regional Director
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