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Use Patches as Prizes for Member-Run Contests Answered

Hi everyone in the K'Nex forum! You guys have been the leaders in running your own contests on Instructables, and I think that's awesome. Our new patch system was designed with you in mind. You can use it as a way to give out "official" recognition to the people who win your design challenges and competitions. Let us know how it's working, and have fun!

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ajleece
ajleece

11 years ago

If I weren't in New Zealand I would 'Go Pro' Sigh...

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

What's wrong with living in New Zealand?

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

Paying for it. We don't have pay pal.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

Oh no! Well I hope they have some way to make you pro.

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

Yay! Me to!

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

I'm over in Australia, not too far (in internet terms) from where you are.

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

BUT you use paypal. There is no NZ paypal.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

True, but considering how often I use it I don't know much about it. :S

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

:S ????

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

It's a face (tilt your head anti clockwise 90 degrees.)

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

I know it is a face. What the hell does it mean.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

Modern Western examples? Don't us from the East get a mention?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Scroll further down the same entry.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

Eeh hee hee! I like the Eastern Style more than others!

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Last week some one was telling me that in terms of "backwardness" NZ is somewhere between Australia and Tasmania - No PayPal? I might start believing them...

L

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

?????

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

That's what I thought, but they reckoned the three were various numbers of years behind the rest of the world, Tasmania about 30....

L

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

?????????? Can you please explain your last two comments?

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Someone was saying they liked NZ because it was "years behind (UK)", like Australia, but more, and Tasmainia was even further behind, so even better. I didn't really know what they were talking about, but maybe they were thinking of PayPal...? (no I don't think so) L

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

Ok. Now I get you. It might be in internet speed. Or mobile phone calling plans.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Or perhaps it was the evils of modern life (absent or otherwise)? L

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Rotten194
Rotten194

Reply 11 years ago

You can mail in a check, but it would probably cost more than pro itself....

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Lowney
Lowney

11 years ago

What do patches actually do (sorry if I'm asking the obvious)?

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

they show up on the user's profile. They do nothing but make the recipient happy you gave one to them.

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

Oh, is that it?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

He's not.. gone is he? My fellow hell raiser?

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

No he's back. But he decided to keep it! L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

As an example, see here.

Enter, if you like.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

Too bad there arent any pro knexers...

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 11 years ago

How do you know for sure?

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crestind
crestind

Reply 11 years ago

The demographic for the K'nex community is mostly under 18, and for the most part they tend to like things free. How do I access these patches? I don't see that particular screenshot shown anywhere. The patches need to be more exciting too. Also, you could try selling patches like on Facebook. Their gifts make over $10 million a year amazingly enough.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

to submit a patch, you go to the profile of the recipient. its right under the private message button.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

dangit, I forgot the "yet" part.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 11 years ago

When you wrote that, there was at least one pro member whose interests included knex.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

oh ok. I didnt notice.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

I will be, when I get access to my dads paypal account...

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

meh, 20 $ is nothing

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Here, you can even have a patch to award - feel free to use and modify.

Patch KNEX.png
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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

Here's another one you could use. Do whatever you want with it.

There's also the PSD file, but you'll need the "Aller" font, which you can get for free here.

Oh, and here's the full JPG.

KnexPatch.jpg
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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

i like the look of the connector and due to the size of the patches, i doubt it will look anything like that as a patch

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

I dunno, I looked at it as it's 75x75 size (here), and It's still readable. Instructabels really fooges up the quality on it, but it's readable.

I really wonder why Instructables tones down the quality that bad.

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah. Well, I made the PSD available, and the only issue I see is the "patch" is a bit small at that size.

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

I particularly like the way the knex pieces looks I would almost be tempted to just put that on a white background

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

kudos to them then