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2014 MocAthalon : Rube Goldberg Machine
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2014 MocAthalon


Builders Inc.


Category: Rube Goldberg Machine


This one has become a fan favorite over the years while also being one of the more difficult categories to master. Create a working contraption overcomplicating a simple task. Think of Rube Goldberg's crazy contraptions, the game Mouse Trap, or the Lego Great Ball Contraption. While it is NOT required to show a video of your contraption working, it would REALLY help if you did. If you are unable to provide a video you MUST include as many pictures as possible showing your creation working at every stage.


I built a catapult. It can fire in three different ways: air, distance, and ground.


I found this kinda difficult because it kept breaking from the rubber band so I had to make it strong.



Here is the wind up of the arm.



Here it is all the way winded up, now you just let go and hope you pull your hand a way cause it kinda hurts when it hits you while coming down.



Put stuff in here. Its like a basket of some sort.



The arms beam if you can see.



Side view.



Strange view.



Now for firing, I will be using a walnut. I pulled the arm back and then I release.



This was just a normal shot, it didn't go far but it does work. If you look in the top right corner you can see the walnut.



You can use it for firing over you pesky neighbors fence.



Thanks for looking!




Comments

 I like it 
  April 18, 2014
It is a rube goldberg, but a very simple rube goldberg. Picky picky judges. :P Nice one! You could say it over complicates putting the walnut into the bowl instead of just setting it there with your hand. :P
  March 17, 2014
Score = 0
 I like it 
  March 15, 2014
Amazing!
LegoJediMaster .
Greyson Beights
  March 13, 2014
It is simply not a Rube Goldberg. Score: 0
 I made it 
  March 13, 2014
Ahhh stupid mistake D:
 I like it 
  March 13, 2014
Although its a lovely catalpult, its not a Rube Goldberg. Score: 0
 I made it 
  March 13, 2014
Now i got it. I made something that was nothing but a Rube Goldberg Machine. It shoulx have shot landed on something and that something activates something. So i get guess I made a bad mistake and I will not do that again. But thank you every one for gettin that across and this will never happen again.
 I made it 
  March 13, 2014
Quoting Stephan N madness, the mechanics are well thought out
Thank you.
 I made it 
  March 13, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 cool catapult!
Thanks
 I like it 
  March 13, 2014
While it's a very nice creation (I gave it five smilies after all) it doesn't fit the category. A lovely catapult does not a Rube Goldberg make. Sorry man, score of 1 ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  March 13, 2014
madness, the mechanics are well thought out
 I like it 
  March 12, 2014
cool catapult!
  March 12, 2014
Score = 0. This is not a Rube Goldberg Machine, but a simple contraption. A Rube Goldberg Machine, like the category clearly states, is to "Create a working contraption Overcomplicating A Simple Task." This is a really nice contraption, I love it, but that's it, it is just a simple working machine. It doesn't overcomplicate a simple task, and therefore doesn't meet the criteria. Sorry, score = 0
 I made it 
  March 12, 2014
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Yeah. The point of a Rube Goldberg Machine is to be insane, look crazy, do a bunch of nonsense, and perform one of the simplest of tasks like perhaps having the catapult fling a wad of paper into a trash can after a series of events take place to trigger the catapult.
Ok i got it move on.
  March 12, 2014
Yeah. The point of a Rube Goldberg Machine is to be insane, look crazy, do a bunch of nonsense, and perform one of the simplest of tasks like perhaps having the catapult fling a wad of paper into a trash can after a series of events take place to trigger the catapult.
 I made it 
  March 12, 2014
Quoting Halhi 141 Simple and to the point is the exact opposite of what a Rube Goldberg machine is... Still nice MOC, even if it doesn't really fit the category.
Ok
 I like it 
  March 12, 2014
Simple and to the point is the exact opposite of what a Rube Goldberg machine is... Still nice MOC, even if it doesn't really fit the category.
 I made it 
  March 12, 2014
Quoting Mitchell Long Awesome Job man! Love the S.N.O.T on dat arm
Thanks!
 I made it 
  March 12, 2014
Quoting MCLegoboy ! It's not crazy enough. Where are all the things that knock into one another to trigger the mechanism to launch the catapult? I would try adding a bunch of other nonsense before submitting this. The catapult itself is very cool though.
Too late and I wouldn't add all these nonsense because it would be hard to look good, it would look tacky or messy, it should be kept simple to the point so it gets the idea across. I would think you would need that then some extracurricular stuff. But OK for the criticism. I need some every once and awhile.
 I like it 
  March 12, 2014
Awesome Job man! Love the S.N.O.T on dat arm
 I made it 
  March 12, 2014
Quoting Jackal :] Wow, this is awesome! Love the snorted arm and the main frameof the catapult! This looks really cool and fires pretty far actually, great job! Good luck as well!
thanks man!
  March 12, 2014
It's not crazy enough. Where are all the things that knock into one another to trigger the mechanism to launch the catapult? I would try adding a bunch of other nonsense before submitting this. The catapult itself is very cool though.
 I like it 
  March 12, 2014
Wow, this is awesome! Love the snorted arm and the main frameof the catapult! This looks really cool and fires pretty far actually, great job! Good luck as well!
 
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