Team 1967 has recently been tinkering with the use of MathCAD to "do the math" for this year's Rebound Rumble game. We created a ball trajectory calculator worksheet in MathCAD Prime 1.0, inspired by the work of http://engunneer.com/content/blog/first-2012-ball-trajectory-spreadsheet.
Thought other teams might be interested in seeing how MathCAD can be used in FRC.
Hi Team 1967,
I liked your worksheet a lot and I played with it a little -- I wanted to see if I could figure out how to generate the formula.
I am using Mathcad Prime 2.0 now. If you don't yet have it, I can arrange for your team to get it. Let me know if you are interested. Prime 2.0 has an excel component that I used as a sketching tool to draw a free body diagram that helped me to unravel your formula.
I have reformatted things and changed variable names. I am off to St. Louis for the Championships tomorrow morning. I would like to use my revision of your worksheet as a demonstration file. I will attach it as a .pdf and as a Mathcad Prime 2.0 file so that you can see it.
I hope that you made it to St. Louis and can stop by to see me at the PTC Booth. I'll be manning the Mathcad station most of the time.