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Contest Suggestions
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:33:38 pm »
I think it is about time for another contest. I think more people would enter than the other contests, since about 5 fairly active users have joined since the tower contest. Before you can have a contest, you need to have an idea for a contest, so that is what this thread is for! Although some of these ideas might not get into an actual contest, the ideas might give Sorunome, GWorks, and Lexi some ideas for a contest.
Ones I thought up:
Pull-Back Car Contest; the cars would use the pull-back motor and be judged on looks, distance, (maybe) and pieces used. (less pieces the better)(limit of pieces would be about 30)
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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 11:39:35 pm »
I love those pull-back motors! I rarely find a use for them beyond pull-back cars, though. :(

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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 07:37:25 pm »
Is that what you call the pullback motor: https://www.ebay.com/itm/KNEX-Clear-Pull-Back-Crank-Replacement-Motor-Part-Piece/142454344187?hash=item212af0c9fb:g:v9YAAOSwgchZdIJn
and yes this is a good idea ! ready to look foward for contests :D
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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 10:08:55 pm »
I think you want to make contests as accessible as possible. So using parts that are rare like a pull-back motor as a necessary part would stop some people from being able to enter. Additionally, pull back motor springs wear after time so it would be hard to judge accurately between a new and old spring.

I do like the vehicle idea though. I think it would work better if your 'launch' is something everyone can build such as a standard ramp of a certain height.

I've always thought trains and planes have been a bit neglected by knex. Train is good cos you can have a standard track size (Yellow connectors snapped onto ends of a yellow rod?).

Can think of any way to judge planes outside of visual appeal though.

I'd be keen regardless. :)

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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 11:37:37 pm »
Those are rare?

I have like... 10?

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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 09:15:28 am »
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Can think of any way to judge planes outside of visual appeal though.

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How good they are at surviving crashlandings? xD
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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 12:23:34 pm »
Paper plane launcher?
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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 08:50:56 pm »
No, plane launcher, wich is launch plane made out k'nex pieces. ^^

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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 01:10:28 am »
My plane would probably crash every time it tries to land.

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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 04:10:27 am »
My plane would probably crash every time it tries to land.
Hey, that would be better than mine. Mine would just crash even if it isn't trying to land.
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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2018, 07:40:37 am »
Like the ideas coming from you guys. I'm sure we can organize smthn again, keep the ideas coming
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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2018, 08:11:40 am »
Strongest 200 pc bridge spanning 50 cm?
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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 11:56:26 pm »
Strongest 200 pc bridge spanning 50 cm?
i like that one~
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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2018, 09:04:42 pm »
Agreed. I like bridge building :)

Also I thought of a rubber-band car. I thought: well but not everyone has the same rubber band. True, but the judge can use the same one all the time. Rubber band: those thick ones the post-delivery uses (in holland at least). https://www.google.nl/search?q=postelastieken&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwikpdry5rfZAhVIYlAKHdGtDs4Q_AUICygC&biw=1745&bih=863&dpr=1.1
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Re: Contest Suggestions
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2018, 09:07:18 pm »
well, with rubber bands the probability of having significantly different rubber bands is rather high....
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