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2010 Race Report: Twitter Jay & the Recyclists

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Twitter Jay & the Recyclists

Johns Hopkins University students and the Digital Media Center entered Twitter Jay & the Recyclists for a second year, with lessons learned from 2009.

Their drive train was notably better, and their flotation barrels were replaced with large foam pontoons carried atop the sculpture on land. However, as soon as they entered the water, the pontoons revealed that they were not solidly attached. The sculpture slipped lower and they chaotically floated higher. Pilots reached their oars over the pontoons to propel the entry around the pier, while a pit crew member pulled it with a tether. The Recyclists’ theme seemed to contrast with the many bits of foam cast into the harbor when their pontoon scraped against the pier.

As can be readily seen, 2010 Twitter Jay’s engineering on land was vastly improved over 2009 Twitter Jay, which had to be carried most of the racecourse!

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  3. AVAM’s Fifi Joins the Circus, Bumpo the Circus Elephant, Circus Rat, and Frog
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