Teams will design, build, and test a vehicle which uses one or two single-spring mousetraps as their sole source of energy for propulsion.Goal
At will give them the best overall place where:State competition, the run took 15.8 seconds. The fixed point crossed the 8.5 meter line, but not the 9 meter line, and ended up with its fixed point 18.6 cm from the center of the starting line. It stayed within the lane the entire run. No violations.
Time Score 31.6 points (15.8 sec = 15/8 sec x 2 pt/1 sec)
Over-run Penalty 100.0 points (50 passed 7.5 m + 50 passed 8.0 m)
Distance Score 18.6 points
Lane Bonus -20.0 points
Run Score 130.2 points (31.6 + 100 + 18.6 – 20)Scoring example