Mind A-Mazes 2017

Archive for September, 2017

Does the ball need to stay completely hollow? For example, can one or a few objects be added to the inside?

by on Sep.29, 2017, under Uncategorized

The hollow, spherical ball needs to stay noticeably hollow (hollow enough for judges to easily determine that it’s hollow).  If any refinements are made to the ball a team uses, the ball and device must still follow the other rules and limitations from the rest of the problem packet.

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does the basket/target sit vertically or horizontally

by on Sep.28, 2017, under Uncategorized

The wastepaper baskets will be placed standing upright.  It is a regular wastepaper basket that is in classrooms.

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Can the catapult bounce the ball into the basket?

by on Sep.21, 2017, under Uncategorized

No, your score will be based on where the ball hits first.

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Can we have different balls for different lengths?

by on Sep.21, 2017, under Uncategorized

Yes as long as they meet the guidelines in the packet.

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Could it be based off of a machine that was recently made like say the bungee bazooka?

by on Sep.21, 2017, under Uncategorized

Yes, as long as it propels the balls forward and fits all the other guidelines.

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What if the ball goes into the basket but bounces out?

by on Sep.21, 2017, under Uncategorized

It’s wherever that the ball first hits that counts for scoring, so they’d get points for in the can if that happened.

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Is it legal to swap out part of the catapult to adjust range?

by on Sep.21, 2017, under Uncategorized

Yes, as long as the team only brings one actual device, not a separate device that they assemble for a 2nd shot.

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Can you modify the ball?

by on Sep.21, 2017, under Uncategorized

Yes (same answer as above) – judges will need to confirm that the ball is meeting the description in the packet.

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