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

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Oct 30 13:20:45 PDT 2013


I haven't put a limit on the size of the contraptions.  That would be
difficult because there are so many ways to build something that launches a
pumpkin.  Instead, there is a size limit on the pumpkin.  Your pumpkins
need to be between 1lb and 2lbs.  I imagine there would be a point where
making your machine bigger won't actually help you and will end up costing
more money and effort than it's worth.


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM, mark Weller <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> 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.
> >
> > Team LEO is James, Ellery, Cord, and Bob.  See you on the chuckin' field!
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> > Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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> > Message: 2
> > Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:12:04 -0700
> > From: Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> > To: discuss <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> > 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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> > Message: 3
> > Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:39:34 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: "Ben Hallert" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> > To: "discuss" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> > 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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> > Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:50:29 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: "Benjamin Hallert" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> > To: "Rick Osgood" <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>
> > wrote:
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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>
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> >>> 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
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 9:01 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> 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
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Rick Osgood <
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> >>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> 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
> > From: Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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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>
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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 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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> > Message: 7
> > Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:12:02 -0700
> > From: Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> > To: Sam Foster <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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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.
> >>
> >> /Sam
> >>
> >>
> >>> 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: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:45:51 -0700
> > From: Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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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.
> >
> > *Safety*
> >
> >   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*
> >
> >   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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