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How about a monster-large mechanical puppet. Could be hydraulic, pulley system or gears. contest could be must pick up something or must dance.
-- LouAnn Landes (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 07, 2001
How would you judge that? What would constitute a win?
-- Stephen A. Binion (Stephenbinion@hotmail.com), February 08, 2001.
If it is the picking up contest. A Pile of objects is moved from one spot to another in x amount of time. For the dancing - monster must dance ( move arms and legs ) over a "dance floor" in time to the music. Have Several styles of music- slow and fast. Who ever keeps the best time and stays together wins.
-- LouAnn Landes (email@example.com), February 09, 2001.
This sounds just wonderful .I mean just how many car/ trunk machines can you come up with anyway . I love the show and would hate to see it do it's self in with the same old stuff . Keep up the graet work ROAD WARRIORS
-- Bil Saupe (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 2001.
That'd be mega cool, but I don't know if its possible to get the kind of articulation you'd need in one day. What might work better is to have them build essentially battlebots, with a weight limit, and have them go at it with those. :) Let the contestants have a few whacks at a target dummy to get the kinks worked out, and then its best 2 of 3 matches, or less if you can't get your robot repaired in time for the next match!
-- Steven Landes (email@example.com), December 10, 2002.