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Pro-Wheel league

Postby Andy_R on Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:18 pm

It's time, brothers and sisters, for the oppressed and downtrodden amongst us to stand up for their rights! Wheels of the world unite, and we can turn things around!

The Pro-Wheel league has been founded in response to those squares in the despicable anti-wheel league, and our manifesto is as follows:

Let there be wheels! Wheels can be free! Wheels shall not be oppressed by attaching them to more than 1 rod, and we shall only tolerate rods with wheels at both ends!

There now follows a short demonstration by the three motorbikes formation display team, who shall solve the entire first ten levels, unaided! (all these have now been reduced to 2 bike solutions by fruchteis - except higher which has been solved with 2 bikes by Hrothgar)

1. Rolling Away: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166472
2. Reach Up: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166529
3. Mind the Gap: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166549
4. Junkyard: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166558
5. The Wall: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166572
6. On a Roll: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166580
7. Full-up: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166607
8. Higher: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166756
9. Around the Bend: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166790
10. Up the Hump: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166806

11. Mission to Mars: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167330 (stever321)
12. Up the Stairs: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167367 (stever321)
13. Big Ball: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167431 (stever321)
14. Four Balls: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=169766 (Andy_R)
15. Down Under: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=184255 (davegtp)
16. Awash: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=171815 (orangepeel)
17. Handling: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=183477
18. Tube: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=4992 (stutesman)
19. Back and Forth: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=188193 (maraude)
20. Unpossible: UNSOLVED

Forward, my wheeled friends, together we can show those greens a thing or two... Can we conquer all 20 levels? Just 1 more to go!

"they see me rollin', they be hatin'"
Last edited by Andy_R on Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby stever321 on Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:12 pm

The 3 bikes make it to Mars!

Mission to Mars: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167330

and up the stairs!

Up the Stairs: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167367

and they conquer the big ball in heroic fashion!

Big Ball: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167431


whew, those are tough rules :lol:
"Wheels shall not be oppressed by attaching them to more than 1 rod, and we shall only tolerate rods with wheels at both ends!"
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby fruchteis on Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:46 pm

Andy_R wrote:There now follows a short demonstration by the three motorbikes formation display team, who shall solve the entire first ten levels, unaided!

I got all of yours but one working with just 2 motorbikes. For some, they worked with no modification other than the removal of one motorbike.
Rolling Away: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167442
Reach Up: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167481
Mind the Gap: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167426
Junkyard: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167500
The Wall: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167511
On a Roll: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167413
Full-Up: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167395
Higher: Couldn't get it
Around the Bend: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167577 (Weirdly enough, it was harder to do this with 2 than it was with 1)
Up the Hump: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167600
Up the Stairs: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=167626

When I saw the title "Pro-Wheel League", I thought you were going to try only-wheel solutions. I would be impressed if many of those were possible at all...
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby Andy_R on Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:02 pm

Glad to see people are interested in this, I did play around with pure wheels for a while, but got nowhere fast, but I think motorbikes are proving surprisingly versatile, we've not had to resort to ones that go left, unpowered bicycles, or contra-rotating ones yet, and there are always plain wheels that could be used to pad out areas of the course too.

That big ball solution is very impressive, possibly even faster than throwing the ball!
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby stever321 on Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:05 pm

my 4balls solution is not coming along too far lol
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby Heloed on Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:08 pm

There's the classic tube solution: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=4992
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:26 pm

psh, you wheelie people have nothing on our brown n' natural anti-wheel league!
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby fruchteis on Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:29 pm

The motorbike idea had been working well for me in many levels. This is one I particularly like, from one of the levels from the middle of the Expand A Level thread:
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=168640

I was trying to see what effect the falling block had on stacks of stuff, and accidentally made it knock the ball right in.
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby Digrae on Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:21 pm

Bah, I did a higher solve when I saw "couldn't get it" in a post, but then when I came back I saw that someone beat me to it anyway, and much better. Mine was sloppy, using way more than 3 bikes. Ahh well.


http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=169564
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby Hrothgar on Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:23 pm

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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby Andy_R on Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:46 pm

After about 5 hours of tweaking very very sensitive 'nearly right' arrangements, I have a solution to Four balls, within Pro-Wheel rules.

Not quite the 3 bikes this time, there are 10 motorbikes, 6 bicycles, 1 mixed bike and a spare wheel. Oh and it takes ages to work.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=169766
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby Digrae on Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:24 am

I can get really close on down under. /sigh


http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=171049
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby orangepeel on Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:05 am

Awash http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=171815
unfortunately this takes 5-10 minutes but it does eventually get there
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby Doobie on Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:07 am

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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby davegtp on Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:30 pm

Doobie wrote:I used this one for the wall...

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=173100


The More wheels the better for "the Wall" ;)

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=176117
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby Andy_R on Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:52 pm

I've updated the first post with solutions so far... Only 4 more left to solve!
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby roflman on Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:12 pm

I have seen this very day sights that shall haunt me to my dying days:
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=182811

Oh what eldritch forces could have conceived such an atrocity! Motorbikes, mere husks of their former glory, lay pitifully upon that forsaken ground, robbed of their mobility and majesty. Oh, they tumbled and collapsed about the area, oblivious to their own odious fate.

And here I stand, a humbled man.
:(
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby davegtp on Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:31 pm

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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby davegtp on Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:53 pm

My Faster solution to the Mars Mission.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=183675
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Re: Pro-Wheel league

Postby davegtp on Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:17 pm

Behold! I have found the Pro wheel solution to "Handling" 8-)

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=183918

(Edit: This one works too, I'm suprised no one got this easy one before I did- http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=183948)
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