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Samprimary
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http://fantasticcontraption.com/
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my tank appears to not work in all situations.
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omg, this is funny, I made a ferris wheel thing and it actually goes in the reverse direction of its wheels thats funny.
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I'm stuck trying to cross a gap and just falling in. This is wicked fun and totally time-wasting.

BTW, I thought you were referring to the current Woot-off, which had me up til 3 a.m. ("just one more item, then I'll go to bed" in case it was a BoC)

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I'm stuck at 4 balls for the moment
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oops - there goes my bank-holiday...
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im stuck at mission to mars!! [Wall Bash]
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yay, i got it [Big Grin]
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I'm stuck on "Up the Hump."

Edit: Nevermind, I built a tank that rolled over it pretty well. Now on to Mission to Mars.

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I'm stuck on big ball. I thought I had it for a moment!

Edit: I got it.

[ July 30, 2008, 06:32 PM: Message edited by: Youth ap Orem ]

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I'm stuck on the tube, I can't get it to stop at the bottom
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How'd you do Bigg Ball? I'm stuck there myself. I tried to create like a plow to scoop the ball up, but I can't lift it. Do you go over the top of the ball and move it out of the way?
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quote:
Originally posted by CaySedai:
I'm stuck trying to cross a gap and just falling in. This is wicked fun and totally time-wasting.

BTW, I thought you were referring to the current Woot-off, which had me up til 3 a.m. ("just one more item, then I'll go to bed" in case it was a BoC)

Same here, and the BoC still hasn't come.
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Hehe...
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Haha. That's pretty similar to the one I made to get past that one. I wish you could do a timed release to slingshot throw it.
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Is anyone else beating EVERY mission with a tank? You'd think I could come up with some other way.
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quote:
Originally posted by rollainm:
Hehe...

You know that you can attach links directly to each other without any circles, right?
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I'm sucked in now...
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I've seen some pretty insane designs on that website for various things. People are freakishly good at designing some of those things. I saw one for Mission to mars that made a catapault that launched the little ball onto the opposite circle and got it to sit there by attaching wings to it.

I'm still stuck on Big Ball.

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This took FOREVER.
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quote:
Originally posted by DarkKnight:
I'm stuck at 4 balls for the moment

Rimshot!
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That last one, as well as the catapult one Lyrhawn mentioned, has me speechless.
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I can't get past the 4 balls stage : /

--foodbared

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I can get three of them in there, but the last one just stays on the little hill.

Edit: Huzzah! I finally tweaked it right. The design wasn't the hard part on that one, it was getting all the little wheels in just the right position to keep those little suckers moving.

[ July 31, 2008, 04:56 AM: Message edited by: Lyrhawn ]

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You're all making me feel stupid
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Got two sticks to launch it up the tube.
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Hee hee hee break down the unpossible wall
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This was my solution to Tube, there seem to be a lot of interesting variations made by other people.
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My Big Ball solution

I probably should have named it harpoon, but whatever.

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hehehe, I found a glitch that lets me solve any I want to.

Here's an example:

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=162947

Edit to add: Except for back and forth and four balls.

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I love my solution to Four Balls. It's so big and ugly and awesome.
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=163145

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Here is my design for Back and Forth. It's not a tank!

And here is my non-destructive plan for breaching the wall.

[ July 31, 2008, 09:07 PM: Message edited by: Mr.Funny ]

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Working on these from home now, so I have to get back to where I was. Check out my over the hump. I had a bunch of good solutions, but I wanted to do a big square tank and get it over the hump. I love the way this thing looks when it moves:
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=166826

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I am stuck on four balls. I was stuck on Big Ball, but I figured it out today. I just needed to tweak where the struts were placed.
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Looking at your solutions to four balls I was on the right track, but just hadn't tweaked it right. [Smile]
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Done and done. Here is my unpossible design.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
I can get three of them in there, but the last one just stays on the little hill.

Edit: Huzzah! I finally tweaked it right. The design wasn't the hard part on that one, it was getting all the little wheels in just the right position to keep those little suckers moving.

Heh. That's pretty good. Too bad I didn't save mine. It was a crazy mess. I had a conveyor belt thing going on the bottom and then this walking contraption that would clamber over the balls and knock them in the right direction.
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by rollainm:
Hehe...

You know that you can attach links directly to each other without any circles, right?
Yeah, but I didn't figure that out until after that level.
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Whatever you do, don't start looking in the simplest solutions and overly complex solutions threads in the site forum. You may never emerge.
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Are you more bored than you've ever been? Want something to do? Watch this.

(I'm serious, this is boring stuff, so be warned. No refunds for time wasted.)

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Here is my solution to another one of these. [Smile]
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quote:
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Are you more bored than you've ever been? Want something to do? Watch this.

(I'm serious, this is boring stuff, so be warned. No refunds for time wasted.)

I love how it doesn't even make it.
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Anybody get down under yet? It's killing me!
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Oh, but it does. That's the beauty of it. Perhaps you were not bored enough to wait it through.

The only one of the first 20 I can't get is Tube.

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No it doesn't, I watched it three times, after making it about 2/3 the way up it just sort of half falls over and moves back down and falls of the cliff near the starting area.

quote:
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Anybody get down under yet? It's killing me!

My solution

I had to rebuild it since I hadn't saved it when I did do it, but this still works.

[ August 01, 2008, 04:41 AM: Message edited by: MEC ]

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MEC, apparently it doesn't work the same way for everyone. But I promise, it worked for me. It was horrible, though. I'll try to come up with a more effective solution tonight if I have time.
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Ok, I believe you, I've now heard that results will very if a certain bottom limit is passed with the length of a rod.
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quote:
Originally posted by rollainm:
Are you more bored than you've ever been? Want something to do? Watch this.

(I'm serious, this is boring stuff, so be warned. No refunds for time wasted.)

That's funny, it looks at lot like mine, only mine is much more dramatic:
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=176068

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My finished unpossible design
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Nice, way to use the collision detection issues of the water rods to your ends. That same bug makes my saved Handling puzzle not work, which is weird since it worked the one time and never again.
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