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

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Oct 30 14:20:03 PDT 2013


Safeway at Coburg and Cal Young had them last night.  I bought one and
weighed it at 1.9lbs.  I also bought a tiny one from Lone Pine about 2
weeks ago and they had a ton at that time.


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:23 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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:
> >>
> >> 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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> >> > Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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> >> > ------------------------------
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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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> >> > Message: 4
> >> > Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:50:29 -0700 (PDT)
> >> > From: "Benjamin Hallert" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> >> > To: "Rick Osgood" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> >> > Cc: discuss <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> >> > 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>
> >> > wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> 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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> >> > Message: 5
> >> > 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.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> >> >> wrote:
> >> >> I will be there but not by 6:00.
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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> >> > Message: 6
> >> > Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:54:19 -0700
> >> > From: Sam Foster <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> >> > To: EMAIL HIDDEN
> >> > 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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> >> > 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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> >> > 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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