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#1 2007-07-01 18:51:12

Laterally Speaking
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LEGO Challenge

I challenge anybody with sufficient LEGO pieces to do the following: construct something able to fire #4 shafts at a relatively high rate of fire. The device must be able to launch them at least 1 meter. You may use seven rubber bands, at the most, for the mechanism. There will be little judgment on the aesthetics of your device. There will not be an actual prize, either, so don't pull your brains out.

My device is already almost complete, and I'll post a video of it in action as soon as I can.


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#2 2007-07-01 22:33:27

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Re: LEGO Challenge

Can't wait for the video.


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#3 2007-07-02 00:44:48

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Re: LEGO Challenge

Send me between three hundred (300) and four thousand (4000) bricks and I will construct you the implement.


And it will be hot and awesome.


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#4 2007-07-02 08:32:56

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Re: LEGO Challenge

Actually, it may be quite a while longer until I send the vid. The device is not quite complete, and I'm flying back to the US Wednesday. Unless I finish it tomorrow, the video will have to wait 'till the end of August (unless I have room to pack the stuff needed to finish it...)

Detail to the "rules" : it doesn't have to be fully automatic, it just hast to have a relatively high rate of fire. Also, the 1-meter fire distance is following the following criteria: the front end (the end where the pieces come out) may not be at more than 30 cm off the ground. The setup may be placed at any angle. The rear end must be in contact with the ground.

My current setup has a "cartridge" containing up to 11 shafts, but I could make it bigger, and so can anyone else.

The challenge will end on new year's day (my time: according to the forum, +3)

Last edited by Laterally Speaking (2007-07-02 08:46:33)


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#5 2007-07-23 20:34:01

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Re: LEGO Challenge

Hmm, I prefer using metal pieces with holes to Lego in building my designs.


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#6 2007-07-27 07:22:46

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Re: LEGO Challenge

Me and my brother are on a LEGO project that is 50% through, and I'll inform him when we're 75% through which might be a challenge, as we have used over 1000 bricks but we've got 5 models to make but we're only on our first.


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#7 2007-07-27 13:09:24

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Re: LEGO Challenge

My project will probably be done around late Nov., so I'm going to push the deadline back to July 4, 2008. This is because I started mine in mid june, and am still nowhere near completing it, so anyone joining about now will require a longer time.


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