Clarifications for Problem No. 4

“Balsa Limbo”

Division I, II, III & IV

  1. September 30, 2019
    C12 – Limbo bar: The limbo bar will have an internal width of eighteen inches (18″). The structure must pass under the limbo bar in one orientation. That is, it cannot be manipulated in any way as it is moved under the limbo bar.
  2. October 7, 2019
    B6b – Additional material:
    The additional material used to connect the balsa wood should be a permanent part of the structure, present and connected in both limbo and weight placement forms, and is included in the structure’s total weight.
  3. October 7, 2019
    C3: Teams should bring their structures to Weigh-In to be weighed and measured in weight-placement form. After confirming that the structure meets problem requirements, weigh-in judges will then ask the team to adjust the structure into its limbo form.
  4. October 7, 2019
    C5: After completing weigh-in, the structure must be in its weight-placement form when placed into the bag/container provided by the Weigh-In judges. Teams are not allowed to adjust their structures into limbo mode until performance time begins.
  5. October 8, 2019
    Page 48 of the Program Guide, Assigned Value Items: Number (7) 3-D Printed Items shows .50 cents per hour of printing time. This is a misprint. The assigned value of the cost of 3-D printed items is 50 cents per hour or $0.50 (US).

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