Monday, October 14, 2019

Discord Challenge 2019 - Wheels Up!

Welcome to the 2nd Great Ball Pit Discord Challenge!!  This year we will focus on building a "Ferris Wheel" or "Ring" type module.  The module must lift the balls up using some sort of bucket or picker and move them in an up and over "ferris wheel" type motion.  A sweeper like my Solaire module would not be allowed, since it does not actually pick up the balls.

Please view this YouTube playlist for examples of modules and mechanisms that would be allowed in this challenge:

Module Guidelines
- Module may be any size.
- Module must have either a rotating upright wheel, or rotating arms that lift the ball in a ferris wheel like motion. (clockwise or counter-clockwise).
- The lift mechanism should be oriented so that the majority of the motion is visible to the viewer.
- Module must meet the GBC standards for input bin height and capacity (30 balls).  Output speed needs to be "reasonable" which is around 1 ball per second, or 30 batch every 30 seconds.
- Module may be powered by: Power Functions, Powered Up, Boost, or Control+.
- Module should be something that has generally not been seen before.  Existing lift mechanisms are *OK* but try and be original.

Challenge Details*
- Submissions will only be accepted in the Discord "challenge-2019" channel. Click HERE to join the Discord.
- Submission Deadline is November 25, 2019
- Submission must include a video of the module operating.  This can be either on YouTube or posting a video file to the challenge-2019 channel.
- Must live in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, or Europe (for prize shipping reasons)
- By entering this challenge, you (the builder) are allowing me to post videos and additional content showing your module with full credit to the builder.

Each entrant will vote on their 1st and 2nd favourite module.  1st choice receives 2 points, 2nd choice receives 1 point.  The winners will be selected based on which modules receive the most total points.  You are not allowed to vote for your own module.  I will be allowed to cast a vote in this challenge, regardless of an entry.

First Place Prize
- Brand New Sealed 75951 - Grindelwald's Escape
- 4 x Sprocket Extra Large (Yellow) (Part # 42529)

Runner-Up Prize
- Brand New Sealed 31072 - Extreme Engines
- 4 x Sprocket Extra Large (Yellow) (Part # 42529)

All entrants will receive the new "Challenge 2019" role on the discord server.

* I reserve the right to modify or append additional rules to challenge at anytime

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