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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:38 pm

stutesman wrote:
Volcano wrote:
harborpirate wrote:Based on the design "El up 2", I've got a pretty simple Tube solution.

Tube in 6 pieces: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4971


http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4974
just deleted a stick >__>


deleted a couple more sticks

tube in 3
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4992


wow.

So far:

1. Learn to Play - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4725 - 0 Pieces
2. Easy As Pie - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4732 - 0 Pieces
3. Rolling Away - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4736 - 0 Pieces
4. Reach Up - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4737 - 1 Piece
5. Mind the Gap - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3385 - 2 Pieces
6. Junkyard - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4689 - 3 Pieces
7. The Wall - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3778 - 3 Pieces
8. On a Roll - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3734 - 1 Piece
9. Full-Up - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4396 - 3 Pieces
10. Higher - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4782 - 2 Pieces
11. Around the Bend - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3728 - 0 Pieces
12. Up the Hump - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3794 - 3 Pieces
13. Awash - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5258 - 8 Pieces
14. Up the Stairs - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4879 - 3 Pieces
15. Big Ball - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5751 - 3 pieces
16. Four Balls - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4693 - 9 Pieces
17. Down Under - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5079 - 4 Pieces
18. Mission to Mars - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4904 - 1 Piece
19. Handling - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4610 - 4 Pieces
20. Tube - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4992 - 3 Pieces
21. Back and Forth - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4850 - 6 Pieces
22. Unpossible - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5122 - 12 pieces
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Unpossible

Postby Jawapima on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:52 pm

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Re: Unpossible

Postby Volcano on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:17 pm

Jawapima wrote:33 Links, 6 Cogs, 39 Total
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5047


i made the chain pieces a little longer, it still gets to the end
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Re: Unpossible

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:18 pm

Volcano wrote:
Jawapima wrote:33 Links, 6 Cogs, 39 Total
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5047


i made the chain pieces a little longer, it still gets to the end


I took out a lot of unecessary parts.. got it down to 15 pieces total: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5112

Edit: I tried taking out these two pieces in the beginning, but they were necessary then.. now they aren't, so we're down to 13: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5124

Edit again: Volcano got it down to 12! amazing!
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Re: Unpossible

Postby Volcano on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:22 pm

Heloed wrote:
Volcano wrote:
Jawapima wrote:33 Links, 6 Cogs, 39 Total
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5047


i made the chain pieces a little longer, it still gets to the end


I took out a lot of unecessary parts.. got it down to 15 pieces total: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5112


after taking more unneccesary parts:

12 pieces http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5122
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby pacifist on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:26 pm

Oh my god, you guys did tube with 3 pieces? That's incredible. Did it take forever to tweak?
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Volcano on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:30 pm

pacifist wrote:Oh my god, you guys did tube with 3 pieces? That's incredible. Did it take forever to tweak?


i suppose not as i could repplicate it in less than 5 minutes...

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5137
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby pacifist on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:39 pm

Well I can't decide if I'm depressed or delighted that that works.

I guess delighted since it took a few days and people to find it. I left that little nub in the end there to make life easier for people but i didn't expect it to make life that easy :)
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:42 pm

Here's another one for you guys to try and improve. Big Ball in 7 pieces.

Based on a design called "Crane Master 90".

Big Ball in 7 pieces - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5159
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:44 pm

harborpirate wrote:Here's another one for you guys to try and improve. Big Ball in 8 pieces.

Based on a design called "Crane Master 90".

Big Ball in 8 pieces - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5159


Actually that should read 8 pieces.
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby stutesman on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:50 pm

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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:55 pm



I thought I looked through the entire list of solutions but obviously I missed that one since it has a lower ID number.
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby MetallicDragon on Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:21 pm

Awash in 14 parts: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5262

Edit: hrmm... It's stopped working although I didn't change anything...
Edit2: There, now it works!
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:31 pm

Awash 8 pieces.http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5258

My little guy just never gives up.. there's a few points in the beginning you think he's going to fail miserably, but no. :mrgreen:

1. Learn to Play - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4725 - 0 Pieces
2. Easy As Pie - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4732 - 0 Pieces
3. Rolling Away - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4736 - 0 Pieces
4. Reach Up - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4737 - 1 Piece
5. Mind the Gap - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3385 - 2 Pieces
6. Junkyard - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4689 - 3 Pieces
7. The Wall - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3778 - 3 Pieces
8. On a Roll - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3734 - 1 Piece
9. Full-Up - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4396 - 3 Pieces
10. Higher - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4782 - 2 Pieces
11. Around the Bend - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3728 - 0 Pieces
12. Up the Hump - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3794 - 3 Pieces
13. Awash - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5642 - 6 Pieces
14. Up the Stairs - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4879 - 3 Pieces
15. Big Ball - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4622 - 4 pieces
16. Four Balls - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5346 - 6 Pieces
17. Down Under - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5627 - 3 Pieces
18. Mission to Mars - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4904 - 1 Piece
19. Handling - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4610 - 4 Pieces
20. Tube - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4992 - 3 Pieces
21. Back and Forth - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4850 - 6 Pieces
22. Unpossible - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5688 - 11 pieces
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby MetallicDragon on Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:36 pm

Awash in 7 parts, using Heloed's design and removing one piece: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5275
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Mind the Gap in 2 again (different solution) on Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:47 pm

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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:57 pm

New low for 4 Balls, my new solution Punchers Chance solves it with 7 pieces.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5320
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:00 pm

harborpirate wrote:New low for 4 Balls, my new solution Punchers Chance solves it with 7 pieces.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5320


That is a very interesting solution, I like it.

Edit: And naturally, Punchers Chance 2: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5346 6 pieces
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:51 pm

Based on the 7 piece Awash design comes the new Awash challenger:

Awash in 6 pieces: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5642

Interesting to note that it requires a ball be in front of it to climb. Once it gets to the top you can see it "unspring" into a shape that doesn't work for climbing. There is one key moment where a larger ball catches it and just barely prevents it from unspringing partway up.
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby sgreddin on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:21 pm

Unpossible in 11 pieces
Decided that the chain holding the ball in the back just looked bad and took it out :P
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5688
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