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I won! Answered

I posted this topic before, but I don't think anybody saw it (instructables glitch?)

From wendsday to saterday i went to a resort named 7 springs in champion, Pennsylvania. I was there for a national competition called technology student association (aka TSA). This competition was states, for I already went to regionals.

I won 1st place in Electrical Applications, which is basically your knowledge of electronics (you take a test) and you have to create a circuit on a bread board, along with creating a schematic. I tell you, this was almost a joke. Questions on the test are like --| C---- what is that a symbol of? And what does IC stand for?

The breadboard challenge was even easier. They gave you a breadboard, a 9 volt battery, a lightbulb, and some wires. The challenge was to make a circuit (and schematic) that light up the lightbulb whenever you touch the probes to the right spots. Like you know those question and answer things at science fairs where if you line up the right question with the right answer? That's basically it.

I also won 1st place along with a couple of my friends for a medical challenge where we gave a presentation on alzheimer's disease. Not much to explain

Me and my friends also won 3rd in another thing, I can't remember (I get my trophy on wensday because they didn't have enough trophies for the whol group). I think it was in agriculture and biotech where we talked about biofuels.

Me and my friend got 6th in a challenge where they give you a random technology topic and they give you 10 minutes to prepare (no computers) and then you have to give a speach.

Me and my friends got 10th in a thing called tech bowl where they give your random questions and you are in direct competition wire people nexy to you (you have a buzzer).

Me and my friends got 9th place in a challenge where we talked about the enviroment (specificaly ozone depletion)

;)

does anybody know where this came from, I'm pretty sure I saw it at TSA (I just remember a yellow wrapped transformer at an angle in a box with a phone and it's all in a box)

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/04/send_an_sms_to_save_your.html#comments.

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Firebert010

11 years ago

That's so great. I've seen you all around the site talking about electronics, so I think it's great that you won something for it. Tech-King has some competition...

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tech-kingFirebert010

Reply 11 years ago

what are you talking about? we get along fine, and our knowledge compliments one another. also, having someone play devils advocate helps avoid mistakes.

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Firebert010tech-king

Reply 11 years ago

I'm not saying you don't get along. You guys do work wonderfully together.

I think it's amazing that you both know so much and are still in school. Not that I'm saying either of you are young, just smart =]

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guyfrom7upFirebert010

Reply 11 years ago

;) Tech-king and I are pals, what one of us doesn't know the other does, when one of us screws up the other pesons fixes it ;)

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tech-kingguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

on the subject of correcting: its what one of us doesnt know the other ONE does. if you use one at the beginning, you must at the end. eg: thats one small step for man, and one giant step for mankind (Armstrong made the same mistake you did) but yeah.

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Firebert010tech-king

Reply 11 years ago

Tsk, tsk, don't make fun of his grammar and sentence structure when you are making similar mistakes. And it's "giant leap for mankind."

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tech-kingFirebert010

Reply 11 years ago

ahhhhh. actually, i was pointing that out for the sake of example. bad spelling is a recurring genetic flaw amongst geniuses. we dont have room for such matters.

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tech-kingguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

Huh? I was just demonstrating. And lol should be capitalised. but yeah, i try not to be a grammer nazi. especially because i cant spell at all (1 flaw of being a genius( i say that to console myself, and because i think i am?(am i?)))

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guyfrom7uptech-king

Reply 11 years ago

*crycry* too many big complex grammer words... ga... ja... ahhhhh!!!! *runs out door*

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tech-kingguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

i cna add more big words if you like resonant capacitance resonant inductance dielectric memory polyproplyn pulse rated capacitors high frequency pulse generator (aic)

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guyfrom7uptech-king

Reply 11 years ago

eh, those are fine to use ;) I got my oscilloscope for the first 2 ;)

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tech-kingguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

nice. i wish i had one

not!

actually, i dont need it for my tesla coil. i have a computer program that calculates it ( the formulas are really long)
but for my superetodyne project...

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guyfrom7uptech-king

Reply 11 years ago

sure, that works IN THEORY but there's always room for error, like a capacitor being 1pf off or a resistor that 1 ohm off of the ideal value, etc.

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Goodhart

11 years ago

nice going :-)

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joejoerowley

11 years ago

Cool Man! BTW you seem really smart but people judge you when you use bad grammar over and over again. Don't get me wrong, I have pretty bad grammar my self. Instead of "Me and My friends" It should be "My friends and I" Thanks Congratulations!

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guyfrom7upjoejoerowley

Reply 11 years ago

yeah... Well I'm going into advance honors english next year and I hope that helps me... whatever doesn't kill me can only make me stronger... right... right? I have been noted as the person who totally butchers the english language, but don't worry, I don't talk like that ;)

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tech-king

11 years ago

great. i wanted to enter an am radio in my schools science fair, but had problems with the antenna. it was apparently too big. so i scratched the entire project. now im improving it. congrats though.

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LinuxH4x0r

11 years ago

congrats. sounds like fun

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Brennn10

11 years ago

Nice work! Is TSA a club in your school? I qualified for states in Future Business Leaders of America in PA. I am surprised my school doesn't have the TSA.

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guyfrom7upBrennn10

Reply 11 years ago

yeah, it's at my school, but it's a nation wide thing. My brother's in FBLA

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guyfrom7upguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

he's more of a business kind of a guy, I'm more of a maker.

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Brennn10guyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

Yea I took the Technology Concepts test in regionals. TSA and FBLA seem extremely similar in the way they are set up. For example, chapters, regions, council, and a wide variety of tests.

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Labot2001Brennn10

Reply 11 years ago

Most school clubs (erm, sorry, Co-Curricular Organizations, to be politically correct) are set up that way.

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NachoMahma

11 years ago

. Congratulations!

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Sunbanks

11 years ago

Congrats!