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Head to Head: Member Created Contest Idea Answered

I just had an idea for some friendly competition. I'm not sure if this has come up before, I tried searching but came up with nothing. A forum topic would be posted asking two or more volunteer members to create an instructable based on a common theme, say, a steampunk altoids tin device. They'd be given a week to post their instructable, and whoever makes the better iBle gets a patch. I was just wondering what your opinions are. Also, I haven't thought of a theme yet.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2009-07-18

Anyone interested in designing a patch for this?

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Goodhart2009-07-25

Haha! Yea, that's exactly like what I was thinking! Except, I pictured ram heads. O.o

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Goodhart (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-07-25
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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Goodhart2009-07-25

Cool, thanks! Although, I am tempted to use the steer one. :P

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Goodhart (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-07-25

Well, I just pilfered the picture from the web and added the text. Irfanview or Gimp make that part easy :-)

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Goodhart2009-07-25

Haha! Maybe two iBles Robots butting heads! :D

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Goodhart (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-07-25

That would take a bit longer to do :-)

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Goodhart2009-07-25

I decided to have a go at it:

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RadBear (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-07-28

I like it, but give the robot big horns or antennas or something. Something that would a resounding (and satisfying) *THUNK* when they collide at high speed.

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Goodhart (author)RadBear2009-07-29

Metal heads wouldn't thunk ?

hmmm, who would have thunk it....

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Goodhart (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-07-25

yeah, I am not sure why I came up with steer heads (bull headed?) ;-)

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killerjackalope (author)2009-07-18

Anybody up for this then? It seems like something fun to do... Subjects though?

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How about for the first trial, we let the competitors choose a subject. I just can't think of anything right now...

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Kiteman (author)2009-07-15

Sounds good. I'm on my second patch contest - the haiku seem more popular than the photography.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-07-24

Is the Photography one on again ? I had to get my camera replaced because of a pocket mishap.

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2009-07-24

Not at the moment - the winners have been rewarded.

Right now, I'm running the haiku contest.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-07-24

Ok, I misread the intent of the post above mine :-)

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2009-07-15

I'd totally do contests...but...I'd need more patches! :D:D >Pms fungus

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Just curious, how many patches do you have (to give away)? I'm wondering how long the pro account given to you is. It's so cool that someone did that! :D

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Hrm, I think I'm down to 8 or 9 now, I got 15 with a 1 year account IIRC. (And yeah, it's super cool! :D :D )

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Ninzerbean (author)2009-07-16

In the art world sometimes galleries will have a collaborative show where the whole show is about artists who have been paired and have worked on the pieces in the show together; one artist will start a piece, send it to their "partner" to work some more on, who sends it back... and this exchange goes on for either a period of time (say 2 months) or a number of exchanges (say 5). The resulting combination of work by 2 (sometimes 3) artists on the final piece has to be seen to appreciate, but I can't find any that have been archived to show you. Sometimes they pair artists in different mediums - a clay person and a painter, a photographer and a quilter. It doesn't really matter though as most art is such a solitary practice that adding an artist in the same medium or not still has a hugely unknown and surprisingly wonderful effect. I am not suggesting this could work here for a variety of reasons but I just wanted to throw it out there because like the idea itself, maybe someone can add to it to make it into something that could be part of a contest. Connections are what it's all about - we are here (on this site) because we connect, an example of the pluses of connecting are the constructive comments after an Instructable, a contest where two or more members have to work together might have a place....

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lemonie (author)Ninzerbean2009-07-16
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Ninzerbean (author)lemonie2009-07-19

Wow, that is keeping me busy watching - incredible stuff.

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Goodhart (author)Ninzerbean2009-07-16

Collaborations like that could work here, as when two or more people set up their project as a collaboration, no one else can see it before publication, but they can trade off in adding to the project/instructable until finished.

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killerjackalope (author)2009-07-15

Sounds good but maybe not altoid's projects, so many of them as it is...

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Yea, that was just the first thing that came to mind. Didn't want to spend an hour thinking up a hypothetical contest theme. :P

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Goodhart (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-07-15

Hmm, that COULD be interesting, especially if there was a bit of a challenge to it; but limiting it to two persons, they'd both have to be agreed on it.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Goodhart2009-07-18

Thanks!

Indeed, we couldn't say you and you, head to head, (insert theme),now!

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gmjhowe (author)2009-07-15

Me and Fungus Amungus once had a head to head, 5 ibles in 5 days competition.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)gmjhowe2009-07-18

Oh yea, I remember! That was pretty cool. But, I don't remember who won.

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Jayefuu (author)2009-07-16

I like this idea :D Would two iblers be nominated? Or would people get a chance to apply then the pro community chooses who they want to see head to head?

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Jayefuu2009-07-18

Thanks!
Or would people get a chance to apply then the pro community chooses who they want to see head to head?

Yea, it could work something like that. Especially if there are too many volunteers.

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Lithium Rain (author)2009-07-15