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Ben Souther
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I'm on level 14
http://fantasticcontraption.com/
[ August 15, 2008: Message edited by: Ben Souther ]

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Cool!

I'm currently on level 10. Not yet stuck, but time to go to sleep...


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I finished the tutorial
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Yay, 14 also
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Reminds me of The Incredible Machine. I wasted days on that game.


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Originally posted by Ben Souther:
I'm on level 14
http://fantasticcontraption.com/


Level 14 is "Four Balls", right? I got that one two different ways
  • make a two-sided conveyer belt: clockwise spinners on the bottom and ccw spinners along the top. Maybe connect some adjacent ones with "water rods", so that the balls don't fall/squirt through.
  • Make a catapult out of a cw spinner with some wooden extensions. Depending on the exact position of the spinner relative to the initial ramp, you may need to construct a ramp to the right of the catapult.

  • I had a really tough time with "The tube". Oy! The final solution looked simple, but getting it just perfect took maybe twenty tweaks of only a pixel or two.

    For "Unpossible", I had to make three "cars".
    [ August 18, 2008: Message edited by: Ryan McGuire ]
    Henry Wong
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    Arghhhh!!! I am stuck at the level where you have to get this vertical bar underneith a wall. I can get it under, but am having problem straighting it out (back to vertical) on the other side of the wall.

    Henry


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    How did you guys do #11?
    David O'Meara
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    long beam with weights on the right hand side and flip it over
    Jeanne Boyarsky
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    Thanks Dave.

    Right before I saw your reply, I found a site that shows a solution to them all:
    http://dale.fraser.id.au/2008/08/fantastic-contraption.html

    It's not as much fun than struggling with them though!
    David O'Meara
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    I had a few solutions that I wish I had saved.
    Ryan McGuire
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    Originally posted by David O'Meara:
    I had a few solutions that I wish I had saved.


    So redo them and save 'em this time. You'll probably come up with many improvements the second time around. My second attempt at The Tube uses a triangle and two wheels and is much easier to construct than the usual single line.

    I also like my new Back and Forth a lot better.
    Henry Wong
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    Wow. it took a while but I finally finished. Unpossible was almost impossible. Don't know why, but I just couldn't build a usable ramp.

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