zhyrek wrote:here's the problem with that one jd, if the climber COULD climb at all, it would do it right away, without waiting for the ball. There's no reason why adding the EXTRA weight of the ball should make it climb better.
i didn't say anything about "EXTRA weight of the
should make it climb better"...the goal ball just popped out...i was just trying to use the rail climber
's to help turn the wall(tube) climber
....anyway, getting the ball out of this work area is not the problem...the problem is doing it in, i'd say, 35 pieces or less....that's why i was trying this idea out...because if it worked, it would be in 37 pieces...i could easily do this in 70 or 80 pieces, but as you know, that wouldn't leave much for the other 2 work areas...i've got a few other ideas i am working on, but right now, my brain is mush...
EDIT: kinda like this: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11587557
...as you can see, everything is in the work area...after the rail climber grabs the goal ball, climbs the rail and is positioned next to the purple powered wheel, it(the rail climber) helps turn the purple powered wheel because the entire contraption goes up out of the work area a little bit...what i think needs to be done in order to save on pieces and therefore weight, is to have some sort of tube climber platform that is locked from going down and won't go up until the goal ball is aboard...and that, my friend, is what i was trying out with this design.