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T.V.I.K.T. K'NEX TOURNAMENT still on: ROUND 2: Deadline December 8 Answered

(Gosh, it's been a while since I posted a forum!)

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:

ROUND 2

A Knex ball Machine lift

Duration
This round will last from November 30th to December 8th

Requirements
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

Specifications
You may use
     knex
     tape
     string
     A motor other than knex
You may NOT use
     modified pieces
     wood / other plastic / metal / etc.
    

Points system
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

Bonus Points

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
Knex mad
Killer~SafeCracker
trauts
Wicky
knexsuperbulderfreak
Kinetic
Big Z
chopstx
Coreyt
Smilee
bigdylan91
logic boy

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.


Backup project:

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
ect.

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!
 

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floris2burn (author)2010-02-08

I only started looking at this community after newyear, so I didn't knew about this contest.

Enyhow, I made the mill lift around when this tournament was held. (And I think 8 days is a bit too short for a contest like this.)

you can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7p5AwG1luQ

Kairah made his own version of this after seeing it.

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knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2010-02-08

 i totally forgot bout this lol

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DJ Radio (author)2009-12-09

Looks like everyone just screwed this contest.

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dsman195276 (author)DJ Radio2009-12-10
There's no point in me ending it on the deadline anymore when nobody entered. Theres not much i can do.
 

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DJ Radio (author)dsman1952762009-12-10

You can either cancel the contest, or wait until someone enters, and declare them the winner by default.

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shadowninja31 (author)2009-11-30

Don't forget that DJ and I are judges also.

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haven't forgotten! :-)
 

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shadowninja31 (author)NYPA2009-12-09

what? yes i know that the contest ended...

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Fred the Penguin (author)2009-11-30

Backup project:

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
ect.

Umm is logic bow practical (it does have the very practical purpose of pwning peoples faces)

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No, but why can't you make the ball lift? You can only do the backup project if you can't make the ball lift.
 

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no chain, no motor, no balls, few parts.

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smilee (author)2009-12-01

Wooohhooo!!!  Its back on baby!

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chopstx (author)2009-12-01

Great.

When I heard that the contest was over, I took my entry apart without taking a picture.

Well, I might as well tell everyone what I did.

Okay, so I had two drills hooked up to 2 rods that would spin two mid-sized wheels. Those would propel the knex ball up a 45 degree(about that, I'm not really sure...)  slope. I might remake it.

Thanks. Thanks alot.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-11-30

Did anyone post entries before you took over hosting?

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dsman195276 (author)DJ Radio2009-12-01
Nope, I looked over the forum.
 

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pls (author)2009-11-30

2 points for incorporating a motor from something els? What if its a motor thats stronger than a knex motor an any lesser power wont work? And if it takes around the same power, then I doubt many people will own the same.

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dsman195276 (author)pls2009-12-01
Changed, I didn't really like that anyway, it's been changed for a instructable on your entry.
 

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