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Simplest Solutions

Postby Silver on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:10 am

Generally I'm a fan of the more intricate, but sometimes the simplest solution has a nice grace to it.

Post your solutions using the fewest number of pieces. (not including the objective piece)

Some of mine....
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3663 - Down Under - 8 pieces
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3499 - Around the Bend - 2 pieces
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3489 - Higher - 3 pieces
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3452 - On a Roll - 2 pieces
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3406 - The Wall - 4 pieces
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3385 - Mind the Gap - 2 pieces
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:05 am

"Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage--to move in the opposite direction."
-- Albert Einstein

The latest scoreboard:

*1. Learn to Play - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4725 - 0 Pieces
*2. Easy As Pie - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4732 - 0 Pieces
01. Rolling Away - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4736 - 0 Pieces
02. Reach Up - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4737 - 1 Piece
03. Mind the Gap - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=7142 - 1 Piece
04. Junkyard - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=86332 - 2 Pieces
05. The Wall - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=9079 - 2 Pieces
06. On a Roll - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3734 - 1 Piece
07. Full-Up - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3932 - 2 Pieces
08. Higher - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4782 - 2 Pieces
09. Around the Bend - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3728 - 0 Pieces
10. Up the Hump - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3794 - 3 Pieces
11. Mission to Mars - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4904 - 1 Piece
12. Up the Stairs - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4879 - 3 Pieces
13. Big Ball - http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=192695 - 2 pieces
14. Four Balls - http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=104168 - 3 Pieces
15. Down Under - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=13872 - 2 Pieces
16. Awash - http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=119514 - 3 Pieces
17. Handling - http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=17585 - 2 Pieces
18. Tube - http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=232012 - 2 Pieces
19. Back and Forth - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=13454 - 4 Pieces
20. Unpossible - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=192073 - 6 pieces
21. U-Turn - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=793933 - 4 pieces
*These levels have since been moved into the tutorial and are no longer part of the 'real' levels.

The following are levels which used to be free to play without registration, but are not on the official list
New01 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=160813 - 2 Pieces (Takes many many hours!)
New02 - http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=47735 - 2 Pieces
New03 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=182093 - 2 Pieces
New04 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=63080 - 4 Pieces
New05 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=55665 - 3 Pieces
New06 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=49221 - 1 Piece
New07 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=49073 - 2 Pieces
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Volcano on Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:07 am

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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby pacifist on Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:48 am

I'll add my own original solution to Reach Up: 2
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=114
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby TheSwitchfoot on Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:45 am

Ummm FUll-up only requires three

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4396
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:10 pm

TheSwitchfoot wrote:Ummm FUll-up only requires three

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4396


Oh my, yes. I keep forgetting that you can attach wheels to the thing itself
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby TheSwitchfoot on Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:33 pm

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3769

Reach-up One piece

It's so simple I can't believe no one caught it til now (it's not mine)
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:37 pm

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4636 Up the stairs - 4 pieces
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4693 Four balls - 9 pieces .. this is one of the more complicated problems.. i think i've gotten close to the minimum here, but maybe not!
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby jawapima on Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:47 pm

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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Pezmc on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:18 pm

So Far then the lowest solutions to levels are:
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=3727 - 4 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=3489 - 3 Pieces
11. Around the Bend - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3499 - 2 Pieces
12. Up the Hump - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3794 - 3 Pieces
13. Awash - ?
14. Up the Stairs - http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=4636 - 4 Pieces
15. Big Ball - ?
16. Four Balls - http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=4693 - 9 Pieces
17. Down Under - ?
18. Mission to Mars - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4177 - 2 Pieces
19. Handling - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4205 - 5 Pieces
20. Tube - ?
21. Back and Forth - http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=4665 - 12 Pieces
22. Unpossible - ?

If you can beat those please post with a link!
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:19 pm

Nice design jawapima! I knocked a few pieces off of it and managed to get it to still work.

Back and Forth in 8 pieces: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4768
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby stutesman on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:45 pm

found a few optimizations

1 piece mission to mars
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4904

4 piece handling
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4610

4 piece big balls
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4622

6 piece down under
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4669

3 piece junkyard
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4689

3 piece Up the Stairs
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4879

I love your club wheel design!
doesn't even need a back wheel
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:47 pm

Based on the design "paulcozz", I was able to cut the solution for Back and Forth down to 6 pieces.

Back and Forth in 6 pieces: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4850
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:49 pm

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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Silver on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:57 pm

Managed a couple new records

10. Higher http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4782 - in 2 pieces
19. Handling http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=3710 - in 4 pieces
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Heloed on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:10 pm

I am so close to getting 'back and forth' in 5 pieces: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=4938

Somebody surely should be able to make it work
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby harborpirate on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:19 pm

Based on the design "El up 2", I've got a pretty simple Tube solution.

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

Postby Volcano on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:23 pm

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 >__>
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby stutesman on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:30 pm

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
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Re: Simplest Solutions

Postby Volcano on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:34 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


that was ipecac
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