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Posted: 1/19/2006 7:53:52 AM EST
This is what happens when you give MIT students guns and too much time. Some of these are actually pretty cool.

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[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 8:55:36 AM EST by snarfbatt]
I have a friend who is a Dr. of Biomedical engineering. Graduated in three years with honors, Then went to Med school. When he was going to Purdue in the 80's . He and his geek buddies made tennis ball cannons and would use their HP calculators to figure out tragectory speed etc. While shooting tennis balls over the dorm. This was their beer game, he who did not do their math right had to buy the beer. Got to love geeks. For some fun here is a linky for some geeks
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:09:09 AM EST
MIT actually has a pretty decent small bore rifle and pistol team.



"Pistol Defeats Army, 6322-6216

Diana Nee Posts Range and Institute Record in Women's Sport

Nov. 21, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT pistol team won its third consecutive match by defeating the U.S. Military Academy, 6322-6216, this past weekend. Diana Nee established a new range and Institute record in women's sport pistol (572) helping her squad post a 2753-2628 victory over the Black Knights.

The air event was tightly contested as the top three spots were separated by five points. Daipan Lee picked up the victory for MIT by shooting a 552. Army's Casey Miller finished second with a 550 while Raja Palaniappan and Daniel Hickok both totaled a 547. Diana Nee and Walter Lin each tallied a 545 to take the 2189-2153 win.

Diapan Lee posted his second win of the weekend by recording a score of 535 in the free event. Jameson Boscow led the Black Knights with a 514, but it would not be enough as the Engineers' Lin and Palaniappan added marks of 506 and 501. Samuel Lee's total of 465 helped Tech take a 34-point (2007-1973) victory.

Diana Nee led the way for MIT in the standard event with a score of 549. Lin and Boscow tied for second place with a 533, as Army's Maxwell Pappas finished right behind them with a 532. A pair of 522-point performances from Lin and Tiffany Seto gave the Engineers the 2126-2090 win.

MIT dominated the field in women's sport pistol as all four shooters posted scores higher than Army's top-finisher. Diana Nee's recording-breaking 572 was followed by a 552 from Seto and a 543 from Christine Nee. Yunja Chen's 533 did not count towards the final score, but it was one point higher than the Black Knights' top tally from Hannah Leadbetter. April Furr finished right behind her as Kimberly Schultz notched a 528, which closed the gap to 76 points (1667-1591).

Diana Nee and Christine Nee finished 1-2 in the women's air pistol event with scores of 373 and 361, leading to a 1086-1037 win. Lindsay Bishop led Army with a 353 while Yunja Chen and Tiffany Seto finished right behind her. Angela Wu closed out the scoring for MIT with a total of 306."

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:10:41 AM EST
I've wanted to do setups like this before. It looks like fun.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:11:36 AM EST
Crazy how just a business card deflects the trajectory of a .22

those are some pretty cool pictures.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:13:58 AM EST
I used to ride that this motocross track on his ID.

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Worthy of taggage in case more of these cool images are posted.
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I wouldn't have thought that a card could turn the bullet so much.
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Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Worthy of taggage in case more of these cool images are posted.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:44:37 AM EST
I am going to go tape a bunch of business cards to my SAPI plates.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:50:55 AM EST
I'll take a look at home.
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That pink and white chalk one is pretty cool.
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Cool. Also cool that they took the photos with the same digital camera I have...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:58:21 AM EST
Thats pretty dang nifty. Looks like a new camera is moving up on my list.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:28:08 PM EST
MIT won collegiate nationals last year as well. They were only the second team ever to beat out the military academies. My team, Ohio State, was the first.

Geeks with guns, gotta love em. Their coach is one hell of a nice guy.
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