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I Dont think KipKays should be allowed in? Answered

I dont think kipkays should be in this contest because it was submitted before the contest started. Am I wrong? Thanks joe

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grundisimo
grundisimo

10 years ago

Kipkay already won if you add awesomeness to the equation.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

(Have you seen the publishing date of this thread?)

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sry
sry

12 years ago

please talk to me

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segull20
segull20

13 years ago

I think you are right but i think he should be allowed if he re-entered it

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Mr. Rig It
Mr. Rig It

13 years ago

I think Joe has a valid point here that needs to be taken seriously, but not just about Kipkay. Come on it's the same old cracker, create something new or give it a major update. If you have won with your instructable before should it really be eligible to win again? I personally don't think so. Here is the dilemma. Can an 11 year old really compete with a 30 year old + adult who has been working in the field of electronics and optics? Someone who has the education and experience in a professional career can easily dominate this field against "children". Come on these kids don't have the money to go out and buy the stuff to make these projects much less have the proper know how and safety practices to use the tools necessary to complete the projects. Therefore I would like to respectfully request instructable create a children’s division. I would also like to "Thank You" the Instructables founder and team members fro creating and hosting these challenges. Have a good day all.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

I think an 11 year old should be able to compete. I'm 13 and have a good enough knowledge of electronics to find stuff wrong with kipkays stuff (sometimes, he olmy makes mikstakes like 1 in 3 electronic videos). I have all the stuff necessary, most bought with my own money. You just have to be careful with your money.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

The 13 years old thing is a legal requirement. As for a Little League for contests, I don't think it's needed - there are quite a number of young posters here who produce better stuff than I can (at 40).

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

like me !!!! :-D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Kicks youngling in shin, smiles innocently

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

sounds air raid alarm, aims 15000000 joule rail gun on kitemans house. turns on nst for class d co2 laser. loads portable rail gun. fills secondary armament plasma propulser with histamine.

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

Reply 13 years ago

guyfrom7up: please show a video with a mistake, and tell me what the mistake it. Mr.Rig it: I was not saying I don't want to compete with kipkay (which I don't) but that his instructable was in published before the group started. I like your Idea about the children instructables. The only problem is that you have to be 12 to register on this site.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

ok, well this isn't much as a mistake, but a very bad bad thing to do: Laser Phaser: I bluray diode needs much more than a simple resistor to work safely, A proper power unit is needed, which is only like 5-10 components. Burning Laser: Same as above Nightvision hack: You should use individual resistors for parallel leds, also I'm pretty sure you would need a higher wattage resistor, but I'm not sure of that (can't tell from photos or his led specs), so won't include that. that's all i can find for now, and i need to goto sleep (school night, yay...)

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

laser: why? it seems to work just fine. i doubt a bad power supply will significantly lower life expectancy on an intermittently used device. night vision: the only reason to use individual resistors is so you dont need a high wattage resistor. otherwise it does not matter.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

well, with the burning laser he used no rtesistor, and a laser can only handle so many mA (for the one he has, 100-200 mA) If you visist www.laserpointerforums.com You'll be suprised about all of the saftey and stuff for laser diodes. I was when I was going to make my own burning laser. FOr parallel diodes it's good practice to have individual resistors per led for some varying resistance problem or something, I never had a problem with it though

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

seeing as i doubt anyone uses a blue ray phaser for more than several seconds, i doubt it will do any real damage. im still planning my own co2 laser. its a tad low priority now though. im working on an sstc, then a squarewave driver, the hopefully a rail gun. although its good practise to use seperat diodes, its not necessary.

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FunkNattidelic
FunkNattidelic

Reply 13 years ago

I agree bout the being careful with your money. I have bought tonnes of bull crap that just doesnt do as advertised and i have been very disappointed :(

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ipatch
ipatch

Reply 13 years ago

How about you let us "children" decide that grandpa if we want to compete with you, never thought some old guy would be afriad of a couple of kids showing him up.

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Mr. Rig It
Mr. Rig It

Reply 13 years ago

OK then lets see what you can do, besides running off at the mouth, that is. (Sniff sniff) is that your diaper I smell little one? LoL Now where's my cane?

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ipatch
ipatch

Reply 13 years ago

listen man i'm 16 not a baby and i think i just hear a challenge being proclaimed am I correct?

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Mr. Rig It
Mr. Rig It

Reply 13 years ago

16 huh?? It sounds more like you are the one who is challenging me, yet you only have one Instructable posted. I am however interested in seeing what you can make more than I am fighting with you. So show us what you can do, and good luck in the LED challenge.

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ipatch
ipatch

Reply 13 years ago

Thanks man I just started a little while ago and i got a couple project in mind but between school work and various sport practice i haven't had the time. Good luck with future builds!

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ry25920
ry25920

Reply 13 years ago

I find that insulting.

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Mr. Rig It
Mr. Rig It

Reply 13 years ago

Wasn't trying to insult you, was just having some fun. It was meant toward IPATCH not you, since he is the one who call me "grandpa" to begin with. I checked your page, not bad. I did that same thing with the polaroid camera when i was 11, there is a lot of juice in those batteries.

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ry25920
ry25920

Reply 13 years ago

got that right.

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ry25920
ry25920

Reply 13 years ago

You can't Immediately say that a 30 year old is better than a kid. I'm 14 and I'm the only one in my school and neighborhood that will take apart ever thing and build DIY stuff out of everything. Don't belive me? check my page. check it again in one month, you'll see.

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ipatch
ipatch

13 years ago

well we just have to put our thinking caps on and come up with an awesome idea instead of trying to make the contest easier for us to win... think of it as an added challenge

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FunkNattidelic
FunkNattidelic

Reply 13 years ago

Heh, how bout a thinking toque for us Canadians eh?

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

13 years ago

the rules state that if you've "upgraded the instructable" or made any changes to it while the contest was going on even though you posted it in a time before the contest it is still eligible

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reddnekk
reddnekk

13 years ago

Migawd! If all the energy put into this argument over Kipkay were put into creating an LED project, just think how many awesome entries there would be! But some are doers, some are talkers, and some are just plain enviers.

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Nirjuana
Nirjuana

13 years ago

So do I understand you guys right, you don't want KipKay to be allowed in because he's too good and has too big chances of winning?! I'd say it's ridiculous since isn't this challenge about creativity??? OK, he's got lots of experience but he doesn't have any "supermachine" that just makes cool stuff, so we all start basically from same line, don't we? So stop complaining and go do something cool which KipKay can't beat! =]

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shooter129
shooter129

13 years ago

I'll agree that kipkay has some of the most awesome instructables. But I'll also agree that his stuff is way too good for any of the contests and that he has an 88% chance of winning anything he enters.and that anyone who moderates instructables should take this comment into consideration. BTW I'm only 11 so don't leave any harsh replys.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

You think he should be excluded from contests because he has a chance of winning? That doesn't seem very fair..

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

Damnit we have a chance of winning by entering... I quit... besides patrik is now speaking for everyone, it's fair do to him in my eyes if he beats me with a better instructable... That and if he's good then he's going to have something good to offer to us the other members...

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

Well, it may not seem fair to him, but it seems entirely fair to the rest of us! ;-)

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

Reply 13 years ago

Does it really matter how old you are? I am still going to leave you harsh comment if I want too.

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shooter129
shooter129

Reply 13 years ago

I just hope you don't want too

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trialex
trialex

Reply 13 years ago

How did you calculate 88%? I believe that 85.7% of all statistics are made up. If he follows the rules, he can enter.

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shooter129
shooter129

Reply 13 years ago

I don't know, I made that up

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

Isn't it 60%? :P

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

I guess it is allowed to "be" in the contest. Just not eligible to win a prize.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

I agree why is it whenever someone does something it's ok, but when kipkay does it it's great, all hail kipkay. Just saying, I mean 68 votes for putting a bunch of irleds together?!? Not saying it's a bad idea, just... uhhh... yeah. I mean he can put any crap on metacafe and he'll get like 200 dollars

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 13 years ago

I think everyone just likes his voice

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 13 years ago

"I mean he can put any crap on metacafe and he'll get like 200 dollars" That's the definition of popular, not great.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Amen to that, brotha!

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

nothing personal but i ~~have urges to slit his f ing throat~~ don't like his projects

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

Seems as if there is a little animosity towards KipKay.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

but but but but but but but but but but but but he doesn't deserve half of it, he just has a good voice (lol)