May a servo motor and battery be used to lower the mass while it was oscillating from the initial fall?
Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 2014-01-26 20:42
No, Para. 1 & 2 state that the team must design an elastic cord. Using a servo motor and battery is a clear violation of both General Rule #1 and #2. The spirit of the problem is clearly focused on the elastic cord design, not an electric motor.