ideas for stuff to build on junkyard warsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
ITEM# 1 a water pump made from a 4cyl. engine driven by a v8 engine ITEM#2construct a catapult,on a running vehicle,and compete either for destroying something or for just distance
ITEM#3 utilizing 2 transmissions construct a high speed top end speed vehicle
all of these projects could be completed in the alloted time frame
-- dennis j. kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org.), December 08, 2000
I dont think Junkward vehicles and highspeeds are a good mix if your trying to keep a good level of safty, maby constructing a offroad vehicle for a romp around a narly road would be run, i think the catapult idea is exellent.
-- Lorduss (email@example.com), December 11, 2000.
Your suggestions all seem to be solutions rather than problems, and all the problems they solve have already been done--although some of them haven't aired yet.
They've already done a water-pumping problem, a wall-destruction problem, a throwing-for-distance problem, and a high-speed race problem (a couple of different ways!)--all in season 3. See for yourself:
-- Derek Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 11, 2000.
they need to build machines capable of doing a destruction derby.
-- julie burgess (email@example.com), December 15, 2000.
-- georgia missouri (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 15, 2000.
make a flying machine that can lanch off water and carry at least one member of the team maybe carry all of them and also land but it must lanch off a engine.
-- michael songer (email@example.com), December 17, 2000.
How about a machine that can lift the most weight a/o stack heavy stuff in an alotted time?
-- Eric Silkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 23, 2000.
maybe a parachute that maybe a 5,000 lb weight can use to hit the ground with less than a given amount of force. the problems would be size of the parachute, shape, the cables used, a way to remotly open the parachute and strenth of the material. maybe you cant have it drop to slow either it has to touch the ground in a certain amount of time, or it has to stay in the air for more than a minute or some crap. something using a parachute.
-- Sean Durkin (email@example.com), December 28, 2000.
How about having them build a hovercraft?
-- tom (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 2000.