Hooks and Loops

1999-2000 ME 72 Engineering Design Laboratory and Competition

2000

At the start, each team's devices (together a maximum of 20 x 20 x 40 cm in size (about 8 x 8 x 16 inches) and 4.0 kg in mass (about 8.8 pounds)) are positioned within their 20 x 40 cm start zone on opposite sides of a 1.22 x 2.44 m (4 x 8 foot) table. At the start, 9 scorable items (SI's) (four blue cubes, four pink tetrahedra, and one white sphere) are positioned on the table top. During the 30 seconds of electrical power (2 channels controlled by a joystick, plus 2 switch-controlled channels, for each device) each team attempts to attach scorable items to its side of a vertical Velcro wall. Each team's score at the end of each contest is based on the number and location of the SI's on its side of the wall. Cubes are each worth 1 point, tetrahedra are each worth 2 points, and the sphere is worth -4 points. The wall is divided into zones with values ranging from 0 (at the bottom) to 4 (at the top). Each SI's value is determined by multiplying its point value by the value of the zone in which it is attached. The team with the most number of points at the end of 35 seconds wins. An overall winner will be determined in a triple-elimination tournament.



TEAM NUMBER
TEAMS
72
Dev Kumar and Steve Chung
14
Amy Duello and Carrie Garner
77
Greg Detweiler and Cory Loomis
20
Greg Fricke and Liz Kelly
13
Russ Howe and Lisa Hung
37
Regina Cheung and Dale Parks
03
Andy Cashion and Sue Hsieh
83
Brian Platt and Yifan Yang
56
Jason McIlhaney and Matt Musick
21
Chris Books and George Chung
57
Anna Iwaniec and Jackie Yeung
78
Jim Chang and Sueanne Lee

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