CONQUEROR OF THE HILL TEANJ Annual Applied Physics and Engineering Competition for High School Students Each year the competition focuses on designing and building a “robot” made from common household items designed to complete a specific task on the playing field of a plywood hill.
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Annual Applied Physics and Engineering Competition for High School Students
Bring as many of the twelve plastic balls into your scoring zone as you can
Hang as many of the nine plastic rings on the pegs as you can
Every team will use the same list of materials to construct their projects.
The advantage in winning the competition usually goes to the team with a sturdy design, ingenious use of materials and clever scoring strategies both offensive and defensive.
1 point will be awarded for each ball that “totally or partially” enters the space above project’s scoring zone.
2 points will be awarded to each ring that “surrounds” a peg.
All 9 rings on the pegs
(2 points each)
All 12 balls in your zone
(1 point each)
Clearly stated description of objective and criteria details, team chosen and journal started
Initial brainstorming of ideas documented in journal, daily log kept in journal
Three forms of research, including interview of past COH participants, in journal
Scale drawing of PEMO with materials clearly labeled, full scale acceptable
Construction of PEMO completed and project initial testing and troubleshooting written in journal
Final evaluation of PEMO and journal
How will this robot be graded?
What should you strive for?
Successful, consistent, high speed, able to repeatedly perform task
Carefully designed, excellent construction, good attention to detail, sturdy
Daily effort in school and out to continue progress in positive direction, successful brainstorming and troubleshooting evidence cited in journal and witnessed in school trials
Mass under 1.0 kg
Smaller than maximum dimensions
Single starting string effective