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Hello everyone, 

As I explained before: I'm now a pro member and I have 14 patches left to send. I don't know what to do with them so I decided to hold a contest. If you want to enter here are the rules:
1:The assignment is to create a marble machine out of k'nex that can fit in a red rod box.
2: There's no piece limit
3: All kinds of K'nex pieces are allowed but you can't use anything but K'nex pieces.
4: It must be automatic (which means you'll have to build a lift)

1st place: Patch + lots of honor.
2nd place: Patch + nice comment from me =D
3rd place: Patch

You can enter until I say you can't enter anymore :-p.
I hope to get alot of participants. Creativity will be rewarded.

PS: I posted this as a slideshow because I know most people don't check forums and questions.

Good luck!

List of entries so far:


parshan (author)2017-10-19

Can I still enter?

TheEngineeringFreak (author)2012-02-15

Hey, Can I put the motor OUTSIDE the red box?

coaster105 (author)2011-05-27

so whats going on...this contest fizzled?

Jesus. (author)2011-05-13

I think I'll try.
This sounds SO hard!

coaster105 (author)2011-01-25

Since, no one seems to be entering this, I'll go head and enter what I came up with.

Its pretty much impossible to make a lift and exit track without going outside the red box. My entry, which is exactly one red box.

Mr. Muggle (author)coaster1052011-01-26

Ok, that's really nice, but some people are still busy so I'm gonna have to wait for the other entrants

Tornado96 (author)2011-01-12

I would just like to say that this is IMPOSSIBLE to do in a red box. There's no way to fit an entrance lift and exit. Is it OK if you change it to 3 blue squares by 3 blue squares?

Oh wait Coaster105 is in thiis? Well I should pretty much give up... JK :-P

RNB (author)Tornado962011-01-15

It IS possible. I've made 3 lifts in 1/5th of the space!

Shadowman39 (author)RNB2011-01-16

With no micro pieces?

RNB (author)Shadowman392011-01-16

No, with micro k'nex.

Shadowman39 (author)RNB2011-01-17

Ah, so that's how you did it.

RNB (author)Shadowman392011-01-17

Yup. Why not? It's allowed :-P

Shadowman39 (author)RNB2011-01-18

I know, I didn't know you had micro pieces.

RNB (author)Shadowman392011-01-18

I've 3 - 4 thousand of 'em!

Shadowman39 (author)RNB2011-01-19

I'll sell you mine. :-P

RNB (author)Shadowman392011-01-21

OK :-P

Tornado96 (author)RNB2011-01-15

In a red box? I don't think so Can I see a pic?

RNB (author)Tornado962011-01-16

I only show pics to people who don't participate :-P

MegaMetal8 (author)RNB2011-01-19

Show me a pic

Tornado96 (author)RNB2011-01-16

I just want proof do you really think I would cheat in anyway?

RNB (author)Tornado962011-01-16

When you're on at Skype I'll do :-D

Tornado96 (author)RNB2011-01-17

How about wednesday?

RNB (author)Tornado962011-01-17

I hope I'm on then!

Sorunome (author)Tornado962011-01-15

i have a pic of it but i won't show! :P

Tornado96 (author)Sorunome2011-01-16


Sorunome (author)Tornado962011-01-17

1300th comment!

Tornado96 (author)Sorunome2011-01-17


Sorunome (author)Tornado962011-01-18


Tornado96 (author)Sorunome2011-01-18


Mr. Muggle (author)Tornado962011-01-13

If I change the rules now the other participants would have to change their entries as well. I guess you could enter something that doesn't completely follow the rules but I'll have to take that in account when I make a decision about the prizes

How about that?

Tornado96 (author)Mr. Muggle2011-01-13

I'll have to take the risk. Thanks!

Shadowman39 (author)Tornado962011-01-12

Man up and try the red rod box. :-P

Kairah (author)2011-01-20

Arrrghh it's so hard. I tried to make a lift with a chain and one with a rising platform. But both were to big! Fortunately I got this other idea which I wont tell anyone yet ^.^

Mr. Muggle (author)Kairah2011-01-21

Ok, I'm excited to see the results!

Tornado96 (author)2010-12-21

I'll enter! A couple questions:
1. Can TRACK go outside of the red box? (the base is red but track goes along on the outside)
2. Is there a deadline (time that we have to have it finished by?

I'm gonna beat you Shadow >:-)

RNB (author)Tornado962011-01-08

And I'm gonna beat YOU! You should know what I've got here already...

Tornado96 (author)RNB2011-01-08


Mr. Muggle (author)Tornado962010-12-24

Thank you!
1. I'm sorry, you have to follow the rules, otherwise it wouldn't be fair.
2. I haven't decided anything on the deadline, but don't worry about that, I'll give you enough time.

RNB (author)Mr. Muggle2011-01-03

Is it allowed to have the motor outside the red box?

Mr. Muggle (author)RNB2011-01-04


I guess, lol

RNB (author)Mr. Muggle2011-01-05


Tornado96 (author)Mr. Muggle2010-12-24

Don't be sorry. they're your rules. This will be challenging. :-) MERRY CHRISTMAS BUDDY!

Mr. Muggle (author)Tornado962010-12-25

Thanks, you too!

RNB (author)Mr. Muggle2011-01-03

Happy new year!

Tornado96 (author)Mr. Muggle2010-12-25

I get even more presents soon becuase my Birthday is on the 5th of January. :-P

i beat you >:-)

No you won't. ;-)

RNB (author)2011-01-02

I'll enter, exept for a short of time. When is the deadline?

Mr. Muggle (author)RNB2011-01-02

the deadline is still to be decided, but don't worry, I'll give you enough time

RNB (author)Mr. Muggle2011-01-03

BTW I'll enter!

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