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How Many Pieces?-Contest: Winners Announced! Answered

Hello people of Instructables! I have a few pro memberships that have been around for a while now, so I have decided to make a piece-guessing contest. All you have to do is guess how many pieces are in my Knex skeeball machine. The six people that guess closest to the number will win!
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The contest has ended, so it's time to announce the winners: The grand total of pieces in the machine is 28,396! Below are the winners and what number they guessed. 

Winners!
1st place: bethekind - 28,001
2nd place: mikeasaurus - 28,000
3rd place: Duplo for Daddies - 27,999
4th place: RCS82 - 27,850
5th place: Mountain Dew dude - 27,593
6th place: technicalrob - 29,666

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Rules:
1. Only one guess per person
2. Don't guess the same number as someone else

Prizes:
1st place: 1-year Pro membership and a patch
2nd place: 1-year Pro membership and a patch
3rd place: 1-year Pro membership and a patch
4th place: Patch
5th place: Patch
6th place: Patch


Below are some deconstruction pictures of the machine, just in case anyone wants to see them (it took a month to take apart/count pieces).

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mikeasaurus

5 years ago

I feel like I just got schooled, 'The Price Is Right' style.

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GoodhartShadowman39

Reply 5 years ago

Hey, was my guess deleted or did I just DREAM that I had guessed ? ;-)

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Shadowman39Goodhart

Reply 5 years ago

I'm not sure, I don't remember you ever posting a guess.

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GoodhartShadowman39

Reply 5 years ago

Hmmm, I did try, not that I was looking for winning, just seeing how close I could get.....it must have not "gotten through" (that happens sometimes from here....)

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bethekind

5 years ago

Wohoo!
I can't believe it!
I'M A PRO!
Thank you cool Shadowman39!

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Shadowman39

5 years ago

The winners have been announced, and thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!

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Senior Waffleman

5 years ago

Id say around 5 million? Give or take a few hundred thousand.

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Hiyadudez

5 years ago

215.

Hope I win ._.

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hi1

5 years ago

75000 pieces

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CatTrampoline

5 years ago

Wow. Just wow. I'm glad you took a picture of it.

I guess 23,230 pieces.

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fretted

5 years ago

One hundred sixty four thousand five hundred ninety seven pieces

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Toga_Dan

5 years ago

9,455

+ or - 3.72

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instruct39

5 years ago

approximately 55,500 give or take

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bethekind

5 years ago

28,001 is my guess.

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anres321

5 years ago

75.555 pieces :)

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technicalrob

5 years ago

29,666. You must be a politician to have the time to do this.

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farmerboyk

5 years ago

I'm not gonna even try, but if you counted one side of the frame on the first picture, you would know the other side...

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acaig

5 years ago

Wow its truly beautiful almost looks like a tapestry finish at first glance
My totally random guess is 12345 oh wait thats my password....... Heh just kidding

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Maundy

5 years ago

5678

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AndyGadget

5 years ago

 
I think most people have wildly over-estimated this, so I'm going for eight thousand, two hundred and forty one, which, incidentally, is under nine thousand!
BTW - Great machine.

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JayefuuAndyGadget

Reply 5 years ago

From reading this, we know he has over 26K pieces. I think it probably has more than that ball machine.

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AndyGadgetJayefuu

Reply 5 years ago

 
Hmmmm . . . I didn't compare it against anything, but looking at that absolute monster of a machine, you're probably right.
That is an Absolutely Incredible Creation!

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ilpug

5 years ago

48,756.

point two.

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Jayefuu

5 years ago

I'm going to make a guess of 31,079 pieces.

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Sorunome

5 years ago

over 9000!!!!!!!!!!!
ok, my real guess is 35k

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sandroknexmasterSorunome

Reply 5 years ago

over 9000? There was also somebody who answered that on my question, you did it and IaC also said "over 9000". What does that mean?

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Sorunomesandroknexmaster

Reply 5 years ago

It is a meme, a other way to say 'a lot', if you wanne know more about it search on youtube knowyourmeme over 9000

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I_am_Canadian

5 years ago

51,000.

That's over 9,000, by the way.

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www139

5 years ago

25,000 I think!

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rrkrose

5 years ago

Hmm... I've never used knex so but I'm guessing that there are 23,397 pieces.

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jmiester

5 years ago

may be a little crazy, but 0.1 million pieces

(100,000)

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Dany2345

5 years ago

I say that lots are saying unreasonable numbers. to give you an idea, go to youtube and watch "Clockwork - K'nex Ball Machine"

I say it is about 40,200 and 40,500.

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Sharir1701

5 years ago

wow, that's tough... i'll have to go with 87,500. now gimme some pro.

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dreiseratops

5 years ago

HOLY JEEBUS!
I hate Kinex But that is amazing! UH-MAY-ZING!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTQvnhNVgxQ

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mikeasaurus

5 years ago

What a great idea for a contest!

Hmmm...I guess 28,000

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dragon#1dragon#1

Reply 5 years ago

lol well c how i do with a guess like that!!!!!!!!! oh yeah F*** u if i dont place 1st 2nd or 3rd I NEED IT