The Pasta (&Meatball) Mobile event will follow the rules for the standard Pastamobile event listed in the official rules manual from the National Science Olympiad. However, the size of the cart may be increased in order to accommodate the ping pong ball load. The maximum size listed in Procedure 2 from the rules is increased to 30cm x 15cm x 30cm.
Here are clarifications for the modified Pasta (& Meatball) Mobile
The ping pong ball will be standard size and weight, competition grade, ping pong ball supplied by the event supervisor.
The ping pong ball must be carried by the cart without the use of any adhesive.
The ping ball will be loaded at the top of the ramp while the cart is in a vertical position and should remain on the cart as it travels.
Scoring will be the same as the criteria listed in the official rules, with additional points for Pasta (& Meatball) Mobiles that successfully carry the ping pong ball the entire length of the run with the ball still in place when the cart stops moving.
Additional details for the modified Pasta (& Meatball) Mobile can be downloaded from this web page.