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

Bob Miller EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Oct 30 13:23:54 PDT 2013


Safeway at 18th and Oak does not have any pumpkins under 2 lb.  If
anyone finds a source, let me (and the other teams) know, thanks.

On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> 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:
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>> Limit on size?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Connor Weller
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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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>> > Message: 1
>> > Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:22:04 -0700
>> > From: Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> > To: discuss <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> > 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!
>> >
>> > --
>> > 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.
>> >
>> > 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. ?:)
>> >
>> > - Ben
>> >
>> > 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
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>> 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
>> >>>>>> <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> >>>>>> 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>
>> > To: Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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>> > I should be there tonight by 6.
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >>
>> >> 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.
>> >
>> > /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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>> > Message: 7
>> > Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:12:02 -0700
>> > From: Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> > To: Sam Foster <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> > Cc: "EMAIL HIDDEN"
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>> > Subject: Re: [EMS Discuss] pumpkin chunkin?
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>> > Aww that's too bad Sam.  If your schedule changes let me know and you
>> > can
>> > definitely join back up.
>> >
>> >
>> >> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Sam Foster <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> 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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