Marble Machine: Patch + More Prices





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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:



    • Slow Cooker Challenge

      Slow Cooker Challenge
    • Microcontroller Contest

      Microcontroller Contest
    • Spotless Contest

      Spotless Contest

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    Can I still enter?

    so whats going on...this contest fizzled?

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

    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.

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

    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

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


    No, with micro k'nex.

    Ah, so that's how you did it.


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

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


    I've 3 - 4 thousand of 'em!


    OK :-P

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


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

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