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Hi everyone, I'm back from the TSA national competition in Orlando Florida! I got a 2nd place trophy in a challenge called electrical applications, which is basically electronic tests and circuits and what not. I personally think the competition was poorly planned and some of the questions were trick questions (although they wouldn't seem trick to a more ignorant person, for example: Hooking a 9volt battery in parallel with an existing 9volt battery in a circuit will: a) decrease current in the circuit b) increase the current in the circuit c) double the current in the circuit d) the current in the circuit will stay the same The answer could be B,C, or D, yet only one can be the right one. 2nd best in the nation, wooo here's a pic of my trophy:

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

12 years ago

Congrats and nice job. I'd never heard of TSA before but 2nd in the nation sounds like a pretty good accomplishment.

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forgesmith
forgesmith

12 years ago

The answer is A if the second battery is hooked up polarity backwards. Good Job!

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

12 years ago

OMG if only i was invited to the event.... too bad i'm in highschool...

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Well done! due to the punctuation, it sounds like you had a great time, awesome! =D

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Plasmana
Plasmana

12 years ago

Congratulations guyfrom7up!

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

No problem

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

12 years ago

Wow, second place in nationals! I'm in TSA too but I didn't really involve myself much this year. Next year I'm going to enter every contest I can stand. I'll be shocked if I don't go to nationals.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

cool Ones I recomend (if ur in middleschool) Transportation challenge (it was good until they changed it into a hovercraft) Electrical applications inventions and inovations And a couple others that I forget Thing I dont like about inventions and innovations. It doesn't really require any skill. For example, these people come up with this magical device that does whatever they say with no information how this could even be remotely achieved

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

12 years ago

Congratulations. I bet half the fun is just the competition or just meeting cool people and making friends when you get the opportunity to travel. Somebody needs to change the name of the club so you don't get mixed up with those people checking the airports and losing the dummy electronic explosive devices.

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Bran
Bran

12 years ago

WOW! Great job!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

thank you!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

Nice! You should have come and see me while you were here.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

you live in florida? It's nice there, but just out of nowhere it rains while it's still sunny, kinda wierd really...

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. Way to go! Congratulations.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

12 years ago

Yay you're back!

Might I comment on how clever these people are. They just take a small cup and put it in a loooong piece of other material. Minimal gold to buy, yet they can still say: but look at this big trophy! When in reality that thing could probably fit in your pocket.......not bringing you down here, but its just that that bugs me....

Anyway, welcome back!....and whatnot.......