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Last Weekend for Launch It! Challenge! Answered

OK, everyone, this is the last weekend to enter the Launch It! Challenge. Remember that three people will be getting an engraved Leatherman. One for the highest rating, one for the most pageviews, and one will be chosen at random. Considering the number of eligible entries in the contest right now, the odds of winning randomly are 1 in 30. Not too shabby!

Also, five runners-up for ratings will be receiving a t-shirt. A t-shirt with a robot on it!

So make something fly and make a cool instructable and video about it. Just make sure to post it before 11:59 pm PDT on Sunday.

After the entries are in there will be four days to get ratings and pageviews before the contest is truly over.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Made it! A little rough around the edges, quite literally, but I've gotten it in on time, even if it doesn't show up in the "recent" list yet.

It's 23:02 here - almost time to log off.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

LOL I looked at your project when it got featured. Your project is just fine for an ameuter, but I am a rocket scientist some I'm afraid I'm somewhat, shall we say, harsh on underengineered projects? No hard feelings, it would be kinda cool for a noob to win.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Try and be a good sport about the competition. There is no need to try and put someone else down. I strongly recommend you do not continue the conversation in this way.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

I do apolgise, I don't believe my last commennt sounded how I ment for it to sound. What I ment to say is that kruser495's rocket is an excellent begginer's homebuilt rocket, which is preciscley what should be entered in the Launch It! Contest, for somethig more advanced would be somewhat beyond the scope of most people. I once more state no hard feelings, all of the projects are pretty cool, they all deerve to win. (grins sheepishly and wonders how he let Mr. Hyde get the better of him)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

As we all know, it is best to hide Mr. Hyde, lest we be counted snide.

Sorry, that came to me while I was reading and I thought I would torture you all with my silliness.

;-)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

I fell bad enough already, now I've got a guy who's Goodhart crackin jokes at me..

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Only attempting (poor as the attempt may have been) to lighten the moment :-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Midnight Sunday, isn't it? Let's see... Steam Fair, family christening, lesson planning, sleep.... Yes, I think I've got time to do one more entry, especially since I just got randomly handed two balloons!

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Didn't you just go to a steam fair a couple months ago? And, yes, midnight Sunday PST, which is... 8 am on Monday for you?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I like steam fairs!

Plus, if I slip the leash, there are stalls selling tools and stuff you never see anywhere else. Sometimes even the stall-holder doesn't know what it is!

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Well, I figured you liked them. I'm just surprised so many happen.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

The last one we went to was on the other side of the country - it was pure coincidence that there was one on at the time. Having said that, this country has an awful lot of industrial heritage to draw on. Don't forget where steam, industrialisation and mass-production were invented, as well as many of the significant agricultural inventions were made here (I found out today that the ploughshare blade shape used today the world over was invented in Scotland over 250 years ago). There are three or four fairs a year within easy driving distance of us, and they have lots of other stuff as well - falconry, tractors, militaria, crafts, models, stalls - which keeps the whole family happy.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

So that is like 9:00 PM Sunday for me

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

More like 3 am. We get the sun after you guys. :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Oh yeah, sorry....am on new meds for headaches and I don't think I like them very much.....I feel overly foggy... *sigh*

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

When are the projects getting judged?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

We're not judging them, it's all about ratings and pageviews. That closes at noon PDT on Thursday Sept. 20.

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John Smith
John Smith

Reply 12 years ago

Do you count the rating and pageviews after the deadline, or before AND after the deadline?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Contest closes on the 16th. Totals are tallied on the 20th.

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John Smith
John Smith

Reply 12 years ago

So you count from the very beginning, to 4 days after the deadline?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

Eek! Must rack up ratings, must rack up ratings, must rack up ratings...

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

The leader in ratings is kruser495 with his patriot rocket. He's at 30. Top pageviews is pudi.dk whose first instructable ever (!!!) has over 12,000 views

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

Don't know why, his rocket isn't that good. It got featured is the reason in my opinion.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Does anyone actually look at featured? I never do...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

When someone goes to Instructables.com, that's what is on the main page.