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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Silver on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:34 pm

17. Down Under - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5627 - in 3 pieces
13. Awash - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5689 - in 6 pieces ( a tie, harborpirate beat me to it )
9. Full-up - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5497 - in 3 pieces ( also a tie but kinda fun method )

I've been working on this one for some time and can't get it. Maybe someone else can tweak it just right.
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3560
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:52 pm

Silver wrote:17. Down Under - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5627 - in 3 pieces
13. Awash - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5689 - in 6 pieces ( a tie, harborpirate beat me to it )
9. Full-up - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5497 - in 3 pieces ( also a tie but kinda fun method )

I've been working on this one for some time and can't get it. Maybe someone else can tweak it just right.
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3560


That is a neat full-up solution.

For your Big Ball one, I managed to do this: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5751 .. it's not 2 pieces but it's 3, which is still better than we had.


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=7142 - 1 Piece
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=3932 - 2 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=5751 - 3 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=6983 - 5 Pieces
22. Unpossible - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8436 - 10 pieces
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:07 am

Arrghhhh. There's gotta be a way to make this work.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=6447
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby mageac on Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:50 am

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=6523

my simple solution to tube... 7 peices, can likely have less but its the process that makes it simple i think
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby pacifist on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:13 am

Guys, these are absolutely amazing.
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Magic on Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:05 am

A Green Simple Solution for "Mind the Gap" with 2 pieces: :D

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=6933
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:25 am

It is done, Back and Forth in 5 pieces:

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=6983
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Pezmc on Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:51 am

Seeing as I am the person that typed up the list in the first place ill update it :P
Only a few changes this time...
Work harder people (I am trying but I can't beat any of these :'(
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=5751 - 3 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=6983 - 5 Pieces
22. Unpossible - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=5688 - 11 pieces
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:11 pm

Ugh. I can't get it, but here is a 3 piece attempt at Handling that seems promising for you tweakers:

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=7062
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby MetallicDragon on Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:29 pm

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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:07 pm

I got so close to solving Unpossible in fewer pieces, it seems so promising, but it just... doesn't. quite. work.

Arrrrg.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=7991

It seems like if the wood post can be pulled up, the car will swing over the side into the goal.

Then again, maybe it just isn't possible.
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby TheBob10a on Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:58 pm

Well, its not as simple as yours, but it works.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8111
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby niosh on Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:59 pm

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8114

Tube in 4 pieces. might have been posted already i havent looked at all of them yet in the thread.
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:29 pm

harborpirate wrote:I got so close to solving Unpossible in fewer pieces, it seems so promising, but it just... doesn't. quite. work.

Arrrrg.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=7991

It seems like if the wood post can be pulled up, the car will swing over the side into the goal.

Then again, maybe it just isn't possible.


I gave it a shot... http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8196 :?
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:41 pm

You changed the link while I was working on tweaking your version 2 to one that is even closer!

Here's my version of the 3rd edition - I think yours is closer. http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8322

Maybe it is possible after all.
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Silver on Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:17 pm

Taking you two's ideas for Unpossible, I tweaked quite a bit and got it.

Unpossible in 10
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8436

I'm also close to a version that would use 8. The pink ball actually makes it abou 1/3 the way in. Have a go..
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8125
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Spooned on Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:20 am

Here is a solution for Full Up in 2 pieces:

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3932

Some really nice contraptions here btw and a great game. :D
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:35 am

Spooned wrote:Here is a solution for Full Up in 2 pieces:

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3932

Some really nice contraptions here btw and a great game. :D


Every time I think a score can't be beaten, somebody comes along with something new.

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=7142 - 1 Piece
6. Junkyard - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4689 - 3 Pieces
7. The Wall - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=9079 - 2 Pieces
8. On a Roll - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3734 - 1 Piece
9. Full-Up - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3932 - 2 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=5751 - 3 pieces
16. Four Balls - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8989 - 5 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=9000 - 3 Pieces
20. Tube - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4992 - 3 Pieces
21. Back and Forth - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=6983 - 5 Pieces
22. Unpossible - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=9267 - 8 pieces
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby stutesman on Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:48 am

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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby obn on Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:56 am

Here's my solution for Handling in 3 pieces!!
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=9000
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