idea for new challengegreenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
How about a bouncing machine? You could make it out of old motors and coil or spring steel. The contestants could have to make it bounce directionally towards an goal like a race or they could seen how high they could get to retreive something. In the archives of flying machines I remember just such a machine which was round and bounced up and down. Sadly it never flew, but it still makes me laugh when I see it.
-- fran benton (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 13, 2001
Perhaps they could build Low Riders and see which team can get their car to bounce higher. ;-)
-- Nick Bennett (email@example.com), February 14, 2001.