Tug of War (I lied, I had one more)greenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
Show the contestants a cable with two hooks, and a ribbon tied in the center. They must design a vehicle which will pull against their opponents' vehicle, hooked by this cable, in a tug-of-war. Now not only horsepower, but grippy tires... or maybe some other type of "wheels"... become very important. Now I'm done (I hope). Rich.
-- Rich SantaColoma (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2001
It's been done.
-- Karl Olson (aka The Stereo Logic) (email@example.com), January 25, 2001.
How often does this guy watch the show?! Done to death! Perhaps a stationary Puller. No wheels to pull it. Just a hydraulic arm or something more creative than I care to think about. Cool, huh?
-- LOTCB (not real name, duh) (Don'tE-MailMe@MyE-MailAddress.com), February 16, 2001.
I suppose some people sit and watch T.V. for their ideas, and others actually use their head. Look at the positive side... I came up with an idea which was worthy of a T.V. episode, without having seen it.
-- Friend of LOTCB (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 16, 2001.