Rianbay812's Retriever Showcase!

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Rianbay812's Retriever Showcase!

Postby rianbay812 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:47 pm

Key:
:!: = Very usefull in it's situation
:munch: = Cool to watch!

Hey! Welcome to the showcase of many many retrievers! Here you can learn and share different or useful techniques to fetching a ball/square out of a certain place! I know when I first started getting into this game, retrievers were my weakness. Now, they have become an art and are second nature to me. Please feel free to contribute as much as possible and refer back to it as much as possible. This is a community collection. :)

To have your design posted below, create a retriever on one of the following levels, then either publish it, or if you wish to just post it, feel free to do that as well.

Here are some levels designed to replicate scenerios we would normally come across in levels.

Levels:

Lateral Retrievers
Retrievers:
Classic Overhand :!:
Pros: Can fit almost anywhere, can be made to retrieve around obstacles and go very far. Cons: often requires lots of weight, often very very tweaky.
Parallelovater
Pros: Beautiful and quick and can be easily modified Cons: Often takes lots of weights, and is difficult to make longer.
Classic Underhand :!:
Pros: VERY easy and not very tweak heavy. Cons: Difficult to make longer
rian's EXTREMELY LUCKY simplaretriever :munch:
Pros: cool and simple. Cons: normally isn't that lucky.

Far Reaching Lateral Retrievers
Retrievers:
CC's robobridge extender
Pros: reaches far. Cons: Sorta difficult to make, and I imagine it is fairly tweak-intensive.
CC's Origami retriever
Pros: Uses very little weight, extends somewhat far. Cons: Messy and takes up lots of space.

Diagonal Retrievers
Retrievers:
CC's "more complex than it needs to be" extender :munch:
Pros: reaches fairly far. Can be easily modified Cons: Complex, and takes lots of weight
Narwhals' Simpler version to CC's complicated one :!:
Pros and Cons: Same as above only less complex an less tweaky
CC's Giraffe :!:
Pros: Simple and easy to tweak. Cons: Requires much much weight, lots of space, and doesn't really get much bigger than that.
Kladdy's simpleness :!: :!:
Pros: efficient, fast simple. Cons: Uses much weight. This could probably be tweaked out.

Square Lateral Retrievers
Retrievers:
Rian's "Wedge 'Pulter" :!:
Pros: Easy to make, not terribly tweak heavy. Cons: Not good for long range, adjustment sensitive.
CC's "Not very fuel efficient but cool to look at" retriever :munch:
Pros: Beautiful retriever and does it's job. Cons: uses two weights and takes up lots of space.
Jyo's Base Brace retriever :munch:
Pros: works very well and looks amazing. Cons: Tweak-heavy and very difficult to make.
Zhyrek's Ipecac pult :!:
Pros: weight efficient and doesn't use a lot of space. Cons: Very tweaky and very sensitive.

Square Pick-up
Retrievers:
CCs no-nme retriever
Pros: looks cool. Cons: tweaky, inefficient, takes up lots of space. We aren't gonna get much better though.
RB Square Lifter :!:
Pros: Doesn't require very much weight, and not very much space. Cons: kinda tweaky, doesn't work reliably

Cranes
Retrivers:
Classic Rope-Rider! :!:
Pros: Very easy to make , doesn't use a lot of space, very easy to make. Cons: Powered and is difficult to make if not under the correct circumstances.
Classic Basket & Chain :!:
Pros: Simple, not much weight required, Not tweaky at all. Cons: difficult to aim the ball landing spot.

OTHER:
Classic Rockstarm :!:
Pros: easy and reliable. Cons: None for now!
The Rockstarm is reliable for picking up objects around obstacles. It can be easily modified to fit certain circumstances.
Examples: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10991200
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10993733
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10993770

Protogenius' amazing retrievers:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11000701 :worship:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10989759 :worship:

Let me know of any spelling or HTML issues. I tend to misspell things or leave out letters.
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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby rlbabits on Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:23 pm

man rian this is going to be a tough task- there are at least a thousand dif extenders you know :P

well first you have the classics, the original ones :) lol not the best examples her but you get the idea
overhand http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10990118
reverse/inverse over: ill make soon
underhand: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10990151

and i'll make a few more complex later
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Postby 0wnyouu on Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:33 pm

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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby rianbay812 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:38 pm

yep! nice one!
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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby coastercrazy10 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:45 pm

for far reaching lateral extenders:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10990517 :brown:

A deviation of a robo-bridge...the idea is used with a front-drop weight instead of a back-drop weight. Looks totally different when applied but I got the inspiration from the robo-bridge. As for an earlier (better) implementation, see here:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10146565 :brown: :champ:

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Edit: diagonal up reaching extender:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10990699 :brown:

Looks confusing but it's really just a deviation of a really simple diagonal extender:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=9871503 :brown: :champ:
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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby Narwhals! on Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:41 pm

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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby rianbay812 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:14 am

Yeah thats a simpler version of CC's.
rlbabits wrote:reverse/inverse over: ill make soon

...waiting!
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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby zhyrek on Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:10 am

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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby coastercrazy10 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:53 am

Square Pickups entry:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10991562 :green: :boomerang:

Combination of parallelovators, lukasran's powered unpowered wheels trick, and some of rlbabit's designs. Mali-boom-boom is completely arbitrary :P

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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby blegles on Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:56 am

i like this thread. i might try building some of these.
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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby coastercrazy10 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:41 pm

A more simple far-reaching extender. Doesn't need too much weight, and is very easy to build and understand. Only thing that needs a good amount of tweaking is the bit that actually grabs the goal object, bu it's not too bad:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10991805 :brown:

As for your name for the first extender i submitted: yes, it is more complicated than it needs to be. But it's sweet :grin: Besides, most of my designs are intentional overkill...that's my style. lol

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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby rianbay812 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:30 pm

coastercrazy10 wrote:As for your name for the first extender i submitted: yes, it is more complicated than it needs to be. But it's sweet :grin: Besides, most of my designs are intentional overkill...that's my style. lol

Hence: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10324241 :)

Also, it'd save me some time, and it'd be more accurate if you also listed the pros and cons of your design.

Edit: Jyo, I hope it's okay that I copied your retriever to put in here. I gave you credit! I love that thing
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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby coastercrazy10 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:02 pm

for diagonal up, the "Giraffe" extender
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10992232 :brown: :champ: (excuse the excessively complicated champing device)

Pros: very very simple, easy to tweak
cons: lots of weight, takes up lots of room

It's a very good extender for those just learning about them...that's the biggest strength of this extender, IMO.

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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby rianbay812 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:44 pm

Cool beans! I'ma try to get some for the square pick-up and cranes. For the square pickup level, you don't have to solve, just bring the ball back into the build area.
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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby coastercrazy10 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:27 pm

Square Pick Up Entry:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10992499 :brown: :boomerang:

I love the design.

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Re: Retriever Showcase: Please Contribute!

Postby zhyrek on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:30 am

http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10993588 Square lateral

No idea for name, only called the design "Wrecking ball" cuz i thought it was funny, and it doesnt represent the design as a whole.
Maybe the Ipecac pult? :lol:

Pro's: VERY weight efficient (never used more than 5 wood rod equivalents), only takes up right half (other half is only water rods). Not TOO complex to make ;)
Con's: Tweakfest, and very sensitive. IS GREEN OH NOES D:
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Re: Rianbay812's Retriever Showcase!

Postby Protogenius on Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:06 am

These are the Malebranche extenders >:)
They carry out very specific tasks.
expect more of these demons!

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11000701 Cagnazzo
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10989759 Scarmiglione

I will post other extenders later too :)
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Re: Rianbay812's Retriever Showcase!

Postby zhyrek on Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:47 am

BTW, capital "I" in Ipecac

And mine's not useful? D:
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