All actions/transfers must be included on the submitted Action Sequence List. The Bonus Energy Transfer Sequences must be included in the submitted Action Sequence List.
No, objects other than the
scoring golf balls may not be inside the scoring jugs. The inside of the scoring jug may not contain any objects, excluding scoring golf balls, throughout the duration of the run. Only allowed golf balls may be in the jug whether they receive 2 points or do not receive 2 points.
Yes, the ending ball from one ETS may be the starting ball for the next ETS. There does not need to be an intermediate step between two consecutive Bonus Energy Transfer Sequences. Keep in mind that there must be a golf ball triggering each ETS.
The Bonus ETS must be initiated by the process of a golf ball moving into a scoring jug.
A transfer is referring to an ETS (Energy Transfer Sequence), which is described in 4.b.
The Start Task golf ball is the only one that is not in the device at the Start. All other golf balls must begin in the device.
at a point below the bottom of the lowest scoring plastic beverage jug.
Yes, both the initiating and final golf balls must be eligible for scoring in order for an ETS to be eligible for scoring.
No. Neither the initiating nor the final golf balls need to be scoreable balls in order for an ETS to be eligible for scoring.
No, the starting golf ball does not have to end up in a scoring jug.
No. By definition the actions and ETS are listed in the Action Sequence List in order, with one triggering the next. See rule 4.d.
Yes, all golf balls must start completely below any of the scoring jugs except for the first golf ball.
Yes, the ENTIRE scoring golf ball must at some point be completely below the lowest scoring jug before being lifted and dropped into a scoring jug.
The starting golf ball may start an action and fall into a scoring jug without going below the lowest container but it will not receive 2 points. To score 2 points, the starting golf ball must go completely below the lowest container and be lifted up by the device before dropping into a scoring jug.
That is up to the individual event supervisor to determine. It will be based upon common standards and processes, such as those found in a typical chemistry lab. In general, when in doubt, err on the side of caution.
Yes, the starting golf ball may initiate an ETS. Please see the posted FAQ regarding scoring 2 points for the starting golf ball.
Everything that happens in the device is an Action. Actions on their own don’t earn points. Transfers are when one form of energy is transferred into another form of energy. Transfers on their own don’t earn points. The only way a Transfer can receive points is if it is part of an Energy Transfer Sequence (ETS) as per the rules. Regardless of the points intended to earn, all Actions and Energy Transfers must be documented in the Action Sequence List (ASL).
No, microcontrollers contain integrated circuits and thus are prohibited.
Yes, the same component may be re-used to lift or move multiple golf balls unless the component is part of a Bonus Energy Transfer Sequence which would then be a "scoreable Transfer".
We will be using the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of a jug: "A large, deep container with a narrow opening and a handle." Per the posted Official Clarification on 3/3/5: A jug is defined as any plastic beverage container that has sides that are at least 10cm high. There is no requirement that the jug/container has or had a handle on it.
Per the rules, the jug must be made of plastic and also have been used for a beverage. Specific size of the jug is not defined.
Yes, the handle may be cut off the jug along with any portion of the jug more than 10cm above the bottom of the jug. The rules do not require the handle be intact above 10cm from the bottom of the jug.
No, a jug does not have to have a handle. Please see the posted Clarification.
The scoring container must be a plastic beverage jug per the rules and which had a handle per the definition of a jug posted as an FAQ on 12/1/14. The handle may be cut off at a point above 10 cm from the bottom of the jug. A bottle is not a jug and would not be legal to use as a scoring jug. No. A plastic beverage container with molded indentations instead of a handle is not considered a jug.
Yes, this would be allowed.
The type of fuse that is not allowed due to safety concerns is a chemically treated string that burns at a controlled rate (typically used in fireworks and explosives.) Teams are permitted to use electric fuses to limit current in a circuit.
You may use the same battery in multiple transfers, provided it is energizing different components.
It is a competition violation since rule 4.a. says each golf ball must cause the next action.
No, rule 4. explicitly says a single component can contribute to only 1 transfer. Depending on how it's used, a rocket igniter could be listed as either E to C or E to T.
You would receive no points for golf balls. You are still eligible to receive points for time, ETS completion, etc.
Yes. The same type or similar actions may be repeated for scoring Energy Transfer Sequences, but the physical item can only be used once for scoring an Energy Transfer Sequence. Keep in mind that each scoreable ETS must be unique in the sequence of the transfers.
A component is a physical part of the Mission Possible device. A commercial piece (component) with various transfers within this commercial piece (component) can not be claimed as individual transfers for an Energy Transfer Sequence.
The golf balls can be lifted above the jug all at once as part of the Start Task, and then triggered to drop into the jug one at a time.
They must be at least partially inside the container.
The height of the wall from the lowest point of the scoring jug in the orientation in the Mission Possible must be 10 cm or higher.
It can be in any orientation as long as the lowest point of the opening is always at least 10 cm above the lowest point of the jug.
Yes, but they must be below the bottom of the lowest scoring jug at some point during device operation in order to count for points.
The golf ball hitting the lever would not be considered a transfer, but the lever could count as a mechanical energy form in the next action/transfer.
The lever moving the golf ball activating a switch would be an acceptable initiation of the ETS.
This question has two parts. You may use a single, common motor to lift multiple golf balls but the golf balls must enter the jug individually. The motor must not be used in multiple ETS's.
A Team may share a single motor in their device to lift multiple golf balls, but a single motor must not contribute to the internal transfers on more than one ETS.
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / line: 3)
No. Rule 4 explicitly states a single component can only count for 1 transfer.
No, the transfer may be the same type.
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / line: 4)
Yes, but they must enter the jug one by one and trigger ETS's individually.
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / line: 6)
Yes, these would be different unique energy transfer sequences. A unique Energy Transfer Sequence is when the sequence of transfers are different from those of another sequence. This could include the addition or deletion of a transfer from another type of sequence already used.
That is not what the ASL states. It is simply saying that if you have X:Y:Z once, you can't have another purely X:Y:Z ETS. Repetitions are okay as long as they are inside unique ETS; the addition of -X to X-Y-X to make X-Y-X-X makes another unique ETS. Another X-Y-X by itself is not okay, because it is not a unique ETS.
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: 3 / line: 1)
No, teams only receive points for actions completed by the device. Anything the competitors complete themselves through a "touch" does not receive points.
(section: 4 / paragraph: c / line: 1)
It is an audio signaling device producing a buzzing sound by vibration.
No, the golf ball that triggers the buzzer does not need to be scoreable. To earn the bonus 2 points, the golf ball must at some point be completely under the jug before being lifted up.
(section: 4 / paragraph: c / line: 3)
Immediate is not specifically defined in a tenth of a second or seconds so as not to put a burden on the Event Supervisor for timing. It is up to the Event Supervisor to determine the definition of "immediate". A team should not take chances of the ball taking more than 1-2 seconds.
(section: 5 / line: L)
Yes, any number of golf balls may receive 2 points with non-scoreable actions.