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Picture of marble machine: Patch + more prices
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)

Prizes:
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:
Tornado96
Coaster105
Shadowman39
RNB
Kairah

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Hey, Can I put the motor OUTSIDE the red box?
coaster1053 years ago
so whats going on...this contest fizzled?
Jesus.3 years ago
I think I'll try.
This sounds SO hard!
coaster1053 years ago
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R70TBC36KcI My entry, which is exactly one red box.
Mr. Muggle (author)  coaster1053 years ago
Ok, that's really nice, but some people are still busy so I'm gonna have to wait for the other entrants
Tornado963 years ago
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 Tornado963 years ago
It IS possible. I've made 3 lifts in 1/5th of the space!
Shadowman39 RNB3 years ago
With no micro pieces?
RNB Shadowman393 years ago
No, with micro k'nex.
Shadowman39 RNB3 years ago
Ah, so that's how you did it.
RNB Shadowman393 years ago
Yup. Why not? It's allowed :-P
Shadowman39 RNB3 years ago
I know, I didn't know you had micro pieces.
RNB Shadowman393 years ago
I've 3 - 4 thousand of 'em!
Shadowman39 RNB3 years ago
I'll sell you mine. :-P
RNB Shadowman393 years ago
OK :-P
Tornado96 RNB3 years ago
In a red box? I don't think so Can I see a pic?
RNB Tornado963 years ago
I only show pics to people who don't participate :-P
MegaMetal8 RNB3 years ago
Show me a pic
Tornado96 RNB3 years ago
I just want proof do you really think I would cheat in anyway?
RNB Tornado963 years ago
When you're on at Skype I'll do :-D
Tornado96 RNB3 years ago
How about wednesday?
RNB Tornado963 years ago
I hope I'm on then!
i have a pic of it but i won't show! :P
:-P
1300th comment!
Congrats!
:)
:-D
Mr. Muggle (author)  Tornado963 years ago
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?
I'll have to take the risk. Thanks!
Man up and try the red rod box. :-P
Kairah3 years ago
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)  Kairah3 years ago
Ok, I'm excited to see the results!
Tornado964 years ago
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 Tornado963 years ago
And I'm gonna beat YOU! You should know what I've got here already...
Tornado96 RNB3 years ago
SURE! YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY GONNA WIN!!
Mr. Muggle (author)  Tornado964 years ago
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 Mr. Muggle3 years ago
Is it allowed to have the motor outside the red box?
Mr. Muggle (author)  RNB3 years ago
yes

I guess, lol
RNB Mr. Muggle3 years ago
Thanks!
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