Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

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Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby Blu3_Pi3 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:46 pm

Hello my fellow contraptioneers! This is an old game, revived by Blu3_Pi3!

Rules

Must contain ATLEAST 4 wheels
Your Contraption may not contain any of the following:
- A flat bottom
- Wheels below the goal area
- Support from any static objects besides the ones below the goal area
- More than 1 supporting stick
Your balancing contraption must be attached to the goal piece in some form
Must stay in motion
Stay up as long as you can. Measure the amount of time using ticks



Example
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=9358860
In this example, the balancing time is 258 ticks


Have fun!
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Re: Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby JHawk4 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:58 pm

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Re: Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby M99 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:20 pm

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Re: Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby Enwironzvae on Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:05 pm

Not sure this counts, but I got 2230 ticks http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=9372102
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Re: Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby yttria on Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:04 am

Enwironzvae wrote:Not sure this counts, but I got 2230 ticks http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=9372102


Well, it's BluePies thread, so we'll let him be the judge. But i'd guess that it doesnt count, seeing as how its actually two contraptions, the stick & goalpiece, & then the other part which then just falls completely independent of the balancing portion. Although he didnt specify that it must be one contiguous piece, still it doesnt look fair to me :) No offense, just givin' my opinion...


That bein' said, i managed 721 ticks! :)


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Re: Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby Mikemc on Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:12 am

I do believe that big one is in fact invalid. If it is 2 pieces, then it breaks the rules. If it is 2 separate contraptions then the one with the goal piece is missing 4 wheels. As for it being in motion, if it eventually does fall on it's own then technically it IS in constant motion.
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Re: Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby Montego001 on Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:19 pm

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Re: Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby gold shadow on Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:54 pm

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=9518455 I don't think this counts but is pretty cool cause I think it goes on forever. stopped watching (or should I say, sleeping) after 4,000 ticks
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Re: Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby Montego001 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:04 pm

Another that goes 10,000+ ticks. Everything moves including the pink square:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=9518554
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Re: Balancing Act - How Long Can You Stay Up?

Postby gold shadow on Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:14 pm

nice!
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