(section: 2 / paragraph: a / line: 1)
(section: 2 / paragraph: a / line: 2)
The measurement listed in the rules is approximately 1/2 to 1 inch to allow for measurements taken on the inner or outer diameter of the key ring. Yes, a key ring that is labeled as 1" is acceptable.
(section: 2 / paragraph: b / line: 1)
The drop mass, (within the bottle) may be made up of multiple smaller materials such as sand or BBs.
The bottle, attachments and mass will total 50 - 300g.
(section: 2 / paragraph: b / line: 3)
That is up to each individual event supervisor.
(section: 2 / paragraph: b / line: 4)
No, teams can attach the anchoring system to any point on the cord. Since the top end is defined as anywhere the bungee cord is clamped/attached to the release device, each team in effect determines the top end by where along the cord they fasten the bungee to the release device.
(section: 3 / paragraph: a / line: 1)
No, test runs are not allowed.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / line: 1)
Yes, part can be below. General rule #2 applies.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: i / line: 1)
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / line: 1-3)
They may 'shorten' it by way of changing how they attach it to the top anchoring system.
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / line: 6)
No, the bottom meter needs to have only enough elastic material to stretch the bottom meter to at least 1.25cm.
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / line: 7)
Yes,it includes the ring.
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / line: 8 & 9)
This is up to the individual event supervisor but considering that 1% of 1 meter is 1cm, that seems like a logical "approximate range" whereas 5% of 1 meter (5cm) seems out of the "approximate range".
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / line: 9)
Anything that stops the fall of the mass at a fixed distance without any apparent elasticity.
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / line: 9-10)
It applies to the bottom 1m of the cord.
(section: 3 / paragraph: C / line: 9-10)
No, Para. 1 & 2 state that the team must design an elastic cord. Using a servo motor and battery is a clear violation of both General Rule #1 and #2. The spirit of the problem is clearly focused on the elastic cord design, not an electric motor.
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / sub-paragraph: i / line: 2)
Yes, these are considered physical alterations and are not allowed according to rule 3.c.line 2.
Twisting like you would braid hair would be an alteration and not allowed after Impound. Coiling up like a garden hose would not be an alteration.
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / sub-paragraph: i / line: 6)
The bottom meter of the cord (as measured in a relaxed state), must become at least 1.25m long when 500g of force is attached to it.
(section: 3 comp / paragraph: b / line: 1)
Neither, it's measured from the lowest point of the release mechanism on the top anchoring system/platform where teams will attach their Bungee to the target landing surface.
(section: 2 / paragraph: b / line: 11)
Yes, this is allowed as long as each part is correctly defined.
(section: 2 / paragraph: b / line: 3)
The standard English keyboard is identified for use with all Science Olympiad tournaments. However, each tournament may - at their discretion and announcement to competing teams - provide additional or alternate languages that may be used. If the PC standard 101 keyboard is able to make Chinese characters, this would only be acceptable if the event supervisor has identified non-English language may be used. For nationals, English is the identified language. Using keyboard symbols to create non-English words will not be acceptable.
(section: 2 / paragraph: b / line: 7)
As long as what is written is readily apparent it refers to the "and" symbol and not something else, it would be accepted. Keep in mind that the "+" is not the same as the "and" symbol.
(section: 3 / paragraph: d / line: 1-3)
No, fractions may be referenced as 1/2 or 3/4 etc.
(section: 3 / paragraph: d / line: 2-3)
No, teams are allowed to use common editing symbols which includes crossing out. If the Event Supervisor thinks that there is another meaning to the crossing out such as a drawing, diagram, or code, this will be considered an infraction.