[EMS Discuss] Discuss Digest, Vol 25, Issue 30

mark Weller EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Oct 30 12:21:23 PDT 2013


Limit on size?

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>   1. Team LEO Enters Chuckin' Contest. (Bob Miller)
>   2. Who can open for Open Hack Night tonight? (Bob Miller)
>   3. Team Kerbalnauts - Punkin' Chunkin' (Ben Hallert)
>   4. Re: pumpkin chunkin? (Benjamin Hallert)
>   5. Re: Who can open for Open Hack Night tonight? (Taper Wickel)
>   6. Re: pumpkin chunkin? (Sam Foster)
>   7. Re: pumpkin chunkin? (Rick Osgood)
>   8. Punkin Chunkin' Rules (Rick Osgood)
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> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:22:04 -0700
> From: Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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> Subject: [EMS Discuss] Team LEO Enters Chuckin' Contest.
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> Team Low Earth Orbit (Team LEO for short) is entering the pumpkin
> chuckin' contest.  We look forward to demonstrating our pumpkin
> orbital launch capability publicly for the first time.  We intend to
> obliterate all competing teams with our Pumpkin Rain of Doom.  But
> we'll be nice about it.
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> Team LEO is James, Ellery, Cord, and Bob.  See you on the chuckin' field!
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> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:12:04 -0700
> From: Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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> Subject: [EMS Discuss] Who can open for Open Hack Night tonight?
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> I will be there but not by 6:00.
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> Thanks.
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> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:39:34 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "Ben Hallert" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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> Subject: [EMS Discuss] Team Kerbalnauts - Punkin' Chunkin'
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> ...has joined the battle. ?Marcus, Alex, and me Hallert! ?See ya on the battlefield.
> - Ben
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> From: "Benjamin Hallert" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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> Subject: Re: [EMS Discuss] pumpkin chunkin?
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> Ha! ?Gosh, blow up ONE elaborate pressure fitting in front of everyone and ya never live it down. ?:)
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> - Ben
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> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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>> I think a gas engine would be fine as long as you didn't build it yourself.
>> I'd have no way to verify that it wasn't going to blow itself apart
>> otherwise.
>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 9:09 PM, Benjamin Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> We actually do have pumpkin drops sometimes. I went to one at that airport
>>> north of town on I-5 once and it was wild.  They set up a 55 gallon drum in
>>> the middle of the runway and had planes do low passes and try to drop
>>> pumpkins in.
>>> 
>>> I think that 55 gallon drum was the safest place in the airport, it's
>>> amazing just how hard it is to hit me with a big pumpkin.
>>> 
>>> Now, if distance is what I should be going for, I think that might work...
>>> :)
>>> - Ben
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>>> 
>>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 9:01 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>>>> You're a pilot, aren't you? Why aren't you throwing your pumpkin out
>>>> the window of your Cessna from 25,000 feet?
>>>> 
>>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Benjamin Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> I see no restriction that would prevent me from attaching a rocket pod
>>>> to my
>>>>> pumpkin. Properly designed, they certainly shouldn't explode.
>>>>> 
>>>>> If the rocket pod ejects the pumpkin avd fires a ballistic braking
>>>> chute, it
>>>>> should be able to stop before the starting line as . Yes, this should
>>>> do
>>>>> nicely...
>>>>> 
>>>>> ;)
>>>>> - Ben
>>>>> 
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>>>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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>>>>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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>>>>>>> No compressed air/gas devices
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Is this rule intended to exclude internal combustion engines as well
>>>>>> as steam engines? How about a gas turbine? A turbine doesn't
>>>>>> compress the gas *much*.
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> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:40:49 -0700
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> I should be there tonight by 6.
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> Taper.
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>> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> I will be there but not by 6:00.
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>> Thanks.
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> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:54:19 -0700
> From: Sam Foster <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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> Subject: Re: [EMS Discuss] pumpkin chunkin?
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> I've just checked our calendar and I'm afraid I have to bow out - we'll 
> be out of town that weekend.
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> /Sam
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>> On 10/25/2013 4:49 PM, Rick Osgood wrote:
>> The Science Factory says we can use their front lawn for this contest 
>> if we want to do it. The date would be Nov 23, which gives you pretty 
>> much exactly 1 month to build your launcher.
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> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:12:02 -0700
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> Aww that's too bad Sam.  If your schedule changes let me know and you can
> definitely join back up.
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>> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Sam Foster <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>> I've just checked our calendar and I'm afraid I have to bow out - we'll be
>> out of town that weekend.
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>> /Sam
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>>> On 10/25/2013 4:49 PM, Rick Osgood wrote:
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>>> The Science Factory says we can use their front lawn for this contest if
>>> we want to do it. The date would be Nov 23, which gives you pretty much
>>> exactly 1 month to build your launcher.
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> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:45:51 -0700
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> Subject: [EMS Discuss] Punkin Chunkin' Rules
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> Here is the official list of rules for the Punkin Chunkin' Contest.  I will
> be posting these up on the website but I'm waiting to get an official time
> scheduled with the Science Factory so I can publish everything at once.
> These are mostly the same as before but I've clarified the pumpkin size.
> You may use any pumpkin between 1lbs and 2lbs.
> 
> Let me know if you have any questions and I can clarify things and update
> the rule list.  It's hard to come up with a complete set of rules for
> something like this but I'm doing the best I can.
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> *Safety*
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>   1. No compressed air/compressed gas devices
>   2. No explosives.
>   3. Teams must release all energy from their launchers until it is their
>   turn.
> 
> *Contest Rules*
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>   1. You may sign up as an individual or as a team.
>   2. Machine must not cross the firing line.
>   3. Machines must be ready to fire within 3 minutes.
>   4. Each team will get three launches.
>   5. If a team loses a pumpkin after launch they may get an one extra try
>   if the team has a backup pumpkin ready to go.
>   6. Pumpkins must weigh between 1lbs and 2lbs.
>   7. Teams provide their own pumpkins.
>   8. Pumpkins must remain intact until they hit the ground.
>   9. Pumpkins cannot be modified (except for painting).
>   10. Teams may paint their pumpkins for decoration.
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