Suggestion: Caroselgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
Although a suggestion isn't a question, there didn't seem to be a suggestion option available.
Object: grab rings like the old carosels did.
Challange: construction and speed will definately impact the ease of the object.
-- Catherine E. Holman (Elisande@worldnet.att.net), January 18, 2001
-- Puzzled (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2001.
It's a carnival ride! Great idea. Maybe build a roller coaster???
-- Ralph (Rshapiro@resourcephoenix.com), January 19, 2001.
I don't know if such ideas are feasible:
Carousel: How would one quantify a winner? The machine built must be run in a contest against the other team's with a measurable result/ difference in performance. Not sure if you can do that with a Merry- go-around.
It would take more than 10 hours to build a roller coaster track and cars, even a modest one (like the portable ones one sees at traveling carnivals). And even then, it would have to be extensively tested for safety-- Couldn't have any team members flying out of a car and suffering lethal injuries!
-- Thomas (email@example.com), January 19, 2001.