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Dry Ice Loophole Makes Mockery of Robotics Competition

There's no solution more compelling than those lazy "it's not stupid if it works" moments, even if they're technically against the rules. A low budget or DIY solution might make a judge mad, but you can't say that your solution wasn't effective. For another story of a stroke of lazy genius, here's a guy who needed a permit to build a garage so he just bought a van.

Funny loophole story of dry ice robotics competition | is funniest loophole have ever seen? Kevin Yue, studied at Massachusetts Institute Technology school, they held robotics competition pretty simple, conceptually had make firefighting robot would have navigate maze, find candle and put out (fully automated, no remote control can't remember exact size but think robot had be smaller than 1 foot length, width, and height. Scoring as follows start with time long takes search every room and put
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WARNING: As we've seen in the past, this amount of dry ice vapor in such a small enclosure is potentially hazardous to your health. Don't even bother trying this at home.

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computer cooler cooling desktop dry ice styrofoam cooler USB - 6318556672
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"We received a shipment the other day with dry ice packed to keep it frozen. We did the same USB fan trick that was sent in by Acidcow, but amped it up a notch. We cut a hole in the side of the cooler, and aligned the dry ice packs to allow maximum airflow around them, then propped the lid open so that air is drawn in from the top by the fan, cooled by the dry ice, and blown on the computer user forthwith."

Consider me henceforth impressed!