T.V.I.K.T. K'NEX TOURNAMENT still on: ROUND 2: Deadline December 8
So 22222222539 is leaving, and I don't want another contest to just die like the rest, so I contacted and got permission to continue the contest as the new host. here is the original forum topic:
A Knex ball Machine lift
This round will last from November 30th to December 8th
Must be able to lift a standard knex ball or ball of similar size.
Must lift the ball up at least a foot
Must be able to AUTOMATICALLY pick up the ball from a short entry ramp
You may use
A motor other than knex
You may NOT use
wood / other plastic / metal / etc.
up to 10 points-each judge gives up to 5 points for overall
up to 8 points-each judge gives 0-4 points of innovation
up to 6 points-each judge will give up to 3 points for looks
up to 4 points-each judge gives up to 2 points for the speed of the lift
up to 10 points-I will give each creation up to 10 points on how much I like it
2 points-a video displaying the qualities will add 2 points
2 points-if you do a complete instructable on how to build it.
5 points-If you complete a ball machine you will receive up to 5 points from me
Contestants and Entries
How the scoring works
The amount of points you earned from last round will be added on to the total from this round to get your total to see who advances to the final rounds. The highest total will receive a bonus on the final round.
DEADLINE DECEMBER 8TH
I know the deadline is rushed, and I am willing to extend it if needed, but try to make it on time. Im rushing this to try to get the next round in during Christmas break so you have lots of time to work on your creation.
If for some reason you can't make a ball machine lift, you need to make something that will do a basic task, probably powered by a crank or rubberbands. Ideas:
A hand powered by cranks to move it on a X, Y, Z axis
A Rubberband powered can opener
Be creative with this Project. I want to see really amazing things.
Please note you can only attempted the Backup project if you have a valid reason why you can't make a ball lift. Everyone who has the pieces to build a ball lift has to. if you have a valid reason, please post it as a comment to this before making your project so i know.
When your done, post a like to the foruminstructable for me to put up here.
Now get building!