Scorable Steppes

2001-2002 ME 72 Engineering Design Laboratory and Competition

2002

On a tabletop with sloping steps, devices must move street-hockey pucks from the bottom step to increasingly sloped scoring zones. Participants compete in teams of two; each person designs and builds a device. At the start, each team’s devices are positioned within their start zone on opposite sides of the lowest (horizontal) step. Initially, 10 scorable items (SI’s), which are street-hockey pucks, are positioned on the lowest two steps. During the 45 seconds of battery-provided radio-controlled electrical power, each team uses its devices to attempt to move SI’s, to the sloped scoring zones.

Each team’s score at the end of each contest is based on the number and location of the SI’s attached within its scoring zones. The score accorded to an SI that is located inside a scoring zone is proportional to the slope of the surface of that zone. In order (from the horizontal start zone to the steepest scoring zone) the values of the scoring zones are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15. The team with the most number of points on its side of the table at the end of 50 seconds wins. An overall winner will be determined in a double-elimination tournament.

2002 2002

TEAM NAME
DEVICE NUMBER
Brian Hardy and Robert Metcalf
22
Marty Grunthaner and Jeff Sullivan
13
Sascha Calkins and Walter Collins
02
Peter Meilstrup and Morgan Venable
76
Eric Anderson and Vikram Mittal
05
Rob Lion and Dan Somen
39
Gabriel Post and Sam Yeager
56
Josh DenHartog and Jonathan Toomey
99
Elisa Bueno and Derek Jackson
09
Nate Austin and Ralph Lin
37
Eugene Cheung and Ben Kalenik
14
Garrett Blankenburg and Ryan White
07
Lailani Arcia and Isaac Miller
17
James Burgess and Anthony Sowinski
31
Alastair Kusack and Marcus Williams
83

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