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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

9 years ago

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

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Kryptoniteajleece

Reply 9 years ago

What's wrong with living in New Zealand?

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ajleeceKryptonite

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Kryptoniteajleece

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Kryptoniteajleece

Reply 9 years ago

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

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ajleeceKryptonite

Reply 9 years ago

BUT you use paypal. There is no NZ paypal.

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Kryptoniteajleece

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Kryptoniteajleece

Reply 9 years ago

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

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ajleeceKryptonite

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KryptoniteKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KryptoniteKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonieajleece

Reply 9 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...

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lemonieajleece

Reply 9 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....

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ajleecelemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonieajleece

Reply 9 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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ajleecelemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonieajleece

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Rotten194ajleece

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Lowney

9 years ago

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

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DJ RadioLowney

Reply 9 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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KentsOkaylemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonieKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Kiteman

9 years ago

As an example, see here.

Enter, if you like.

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

Too bad there arent any pro knexers...

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crestindewilhelm

Reply 9 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 Radiocrestind

Reply 9 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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ewilhelmDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

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

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BartboyDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Kiteman

9 years ago

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

Patch KNEX.png
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xACIDITYxKiteman

Reply 9 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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Chicken2209xACIDITYx

Reply 9 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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xACIDITYxChicken2209

Reply 9 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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xACIDITYxChicken2209

Reply 9 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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Chicken2209xACIDITYx

Reply 9 years ago

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