Mechanism Library *Updated!

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Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby ken75 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:18 pm

Yo homies. Welcome to the mechanism library! Whether you're here to learn how to be showy, or looking for the way to solve a hard level, chances are we've got the mech for you.

Disclamer: I don't know who some of the original mechs were made by!!

~Arms and Retrievers~

11952870 from Robotmafia
Example solve: Halfmaster1
This is a very basic retriever, goes back and forth 90 degrees.

11298502 from txsbor25
Example solve: txsbor25
A two segment retriever, it has proved to be very useful.

11299066 from Wafflekins
A very useful back and forth retriever.

11301806 from Protogenious
Very cool mech, the "reflex quadrilateral". Turns approximately 90 degrees then back 180 degrees.

11746646 from Foss
Example solve: Foss
The amazing and wonderful, 570 degree brown mech :D

11795963 from Pawel
A great 180 to 360 degree turning arm.

11952917 from Ken75
Example solve: Ken75
Super useful arm that orbits the build area, loads of room for modification

11849529 from Foss
Example solve: Foss
An amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing flippy floppity blippity boo. May be hard to find other uses for this mech.

11954687 from Ken75
Example solve: Ken75
An arm that goes all the way around the build area

11994666 from Dmasters
Example solves: Dmasters Dmasters again
A super cool moving thrower thing

~Catapults~ (There's a lot of them, we need more on here!)

11952922 from Ken75
Example solve: Ken75
A basic brown pult, pretty poorly made :P

11953417 from {???}
Example solve: {???}
Super useful brown pult for vertically challenged build areas

12009520 from Marjo
Example solve: Marjo
A basic pult mechanism

~Bridges~

11953425 from Foss
Example solve: Foss
Foss himself has shown that this underbridge/pult is super uselful

11973122 10860484 from Rianbay
May make a dissection so you can see the mech more clearly if it's requested

11976810 from Ken75
Example solve: Ken75
A very easy to tweak and long reaching bridge, best on levels with tall build areas

~Miscellaneous~

11401958 from Rianbay
A way to join two bridges under one weight.

11865925 from Camero09
Example solve: Ken75
A mech that moves an arm back and forth 4 (or maybe more) times!

11952889 from Rianbay
Example solve: Ken75 (Middle part has one of them)
One of the single most useful mechanisms ever, locks in place so things can be stable with no weight.

Also, check out the tutorials section in the Contraptioneering Videos thread, there's a few more complicated things that are shown step by step.
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby rianbay812 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:28 pm

The first one I'm 99% sure was done by robotmafia. The other 1% goes to jon
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby Pawel. on Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:17 am

Mech: 11795963 from Pawel
A great 180 to 360 degree turning arm.

lol i forgot about that one
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby rianbay812 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:14 pm

We could throw this thing by jdc in there http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11938851
he's used it a lot so it looks pretty practical
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby Error-QM on Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:45 pm

Not sure if it's meaningful or original, but I have this one quadrilateral-powered pult that I think is pretty useful: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11717743
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby ken75 on Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:03 am

Wheeeeeeeeeeee once again, the forums are completely scarce of life
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby ken75 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:17 pm

http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11960761 For all to adore, a use of Camero's awesome mech!
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby DOINKSTER on Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:48 am

ken75 wrote:http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11960761 For all to adore, a use of Camero's awesome mech!


:shock: Whoa! I had to watch it again because I didnt believe what just happened. Nice.
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby jdccdj1 on Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:34 am

ken75 wrote:http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11960761 For all to adore, a use of Camero's awesome mech!


WOW, ken!
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby rianbay812 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:37 am

was digging through old designs and found a cool thing I made when I sucked
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10860484
so I decided to rebuild it because now I suck less
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11973122

I'm horrible at doing the second half of extensions but the initial thing is what matters
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby camaro 09 on Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:16 pm

rianbay812 wrote:was digging through old designs and found a cool thing I made when I sucked
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10860484
so I decided to rebuild it because now I suck less
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11973122

I'm horrible at doing the second half of extensions but the initial thing is what matters

that looks really cool haha if only there was something to lock it in
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby ken75 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:03 am

Mmm it is really nice. I keep procrastinating on adding it to the list for some reason.
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby dmasters on Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:37 pm

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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby ken75 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:52 pm

I will, I promise, as soon as I'm un-sick
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby dmasters on Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:03 pm

Aww, get well soon! Being sick sucks :sad:
My above mech can also be converted into a 360 mech: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11993854
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby marjo on Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:51 pm

nice mech!!!
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby ken75 on Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:59 pm

Updated this! And my level set... will post a few more levels there tonight as well now that I'm back in homeostasis
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby ken75 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:38 pm

Complete overhaul on this, we have loads of retrievers so get posting some other stuff!
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby dmasters on Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:10 pm

Here is an arm (sorry) that I came up with, it is similar in function to Ken's circle arm. http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=12006747
Pros: I have found that it is easier to tweak than Ken's.
Cons: It does not travel the full circle like Ken's.
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Re: Mechanism Library *Updated!

Postby marjo on Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:52 pm

As you said there are many types of pults... can we add them here even if we don't know who first came up with them?
Edit: Nice arm
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