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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:37 pm

EDIT This thread is now a humor and satire thread. The official Discussion thread is now open.
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic,p,248324.html#248324
Use it for the contest discussion.
Edit by Technician1002

Due to this comment;

Anybody posting in this thread (other then PCGUY or mods) gets sent to posting hell.


There appears to be a need for an unofficial contest discussion page; So I started one. Everyone may post here, humor and moderators welcome. The usual forum rules apply to posts, so keep it in line. Thanks and enjoy. This is a thread on the 2009 contest. Please keep it on track somewhat.


See the Official Summer 2009 page for entry fees, contacts, etc. Don't post in the official thread.

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/spudfil ... 18397.html

Details:
All contestants must have their entries submitted to PCGUY via PM or Email no later than September 1st. Contestants are urged not to share any sensitive information regarding their build on the forum, because once the entries are sent to me they are going to be given numbers (or names if you have a name) and the owners will be kept a secret until the end. During the week after the 1st, the judges will judge the entries all anonymously to bring it down to a final 4 contestants. The judges will consist of all active SpudFiles moderators and sponsors, along with a few handpicked highly qualified forum members (unless you enter into the contest, then your judging rights become null).

From there, each judge will score every cannon, and the scores will be averaged for the official "Judges Score". The highest overall scoring 4 contestants in each of the 2 brackets will be put up on SpudFiles for a week long user voting session, where the users get to pick who will win 1st and 2nd for each bracket.

Listed below are the 2 categories you can enter into. You may not enter into both with the same cannon, nor can you enter more than 1 cannon into the same category. You can however, build 2 cannons and submit one to each category.


-Innovative Design Build Off
Build a spud cannon or BB gun with something that makes it one of a kind, with a new innovative design idea. Custom made BB guns are being included since there is a section on SpudFiles for them due to the innovations we have come up with for home made BB guns.

The idea can be based off other things, just new to SpudFiles and the spudding world. Must be useful and functional, not just something crazy that does nothing. Must provide a full description of the cannon, how it functions, what makes it innovative, and plenty of pictures and/or video to show it off. Cannon may not be an old previously posted project, it must be fresh to the community and spudding world.

Prize - 1st place $300 gift card from UltimateSpudGun.com
Prize - 2nd place $100 gift card from UltimateSpudGun.com plus up to $50 of entry fees (dependent on number of total contesters).

Scored On
- Idea (20 pts max)
-Use of materials (5 pts max)
-Creativeness (10 pts max)
-Quality of build (5 pts max)
-Function (10 pts max)

-Most Power (penetration test)
Build a spud cannon or BB gun that can shoot through as many pieces of 3/4" plywood as possible. Plywood sheets must be securely spaced 6" apart. This setup is somewhat similar to the Box-O-Truth setup.

The spud cannon must be...
-Held by hand or mounted while firing
-Made with PVC or ABS (this is for the chamber, metal valves and other components can be used but chamber can only be sleeved with more PVC no metal)
-Able to hold together after 1 shot (cannon may not self destruct)
-Use no solid propellants


And must...
-Shoots any projectile you wish though as many healthy (NOT rotten!), 3/4" sheets of standard construction plywood that it will penetrate through when separated 6" per sheet.

Full video proof is required for this contest. The plywood shot at must be inspected sheet by sheet closely with the camera, and thickness must be measured on camera as well. Detailed damage shots must be taken as well to verify number of penetrated sheets. Cannon must be shown in detail in video as well. Cannon may NOT self destruct during firing! It must remain fully in-tact.

Prize - 1st place Mauler Valve from LaunchPotatoes.com plus up to $75 of entry fees.
Prize - 2nd place $200 gift card from UltimateSpudGun.com

Scored On
-Penetration Power (20 pts max)
-Ammo (15 pts max)
-Cannon Size vs Power (10 pts max)
-Quality of build (5 pts max)
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Unread postAuthor: MountainousDew » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:44 pm

I'm all for this topic, but the original is still up.

What are supposed to talk about here?
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Unread postAuthor: dudeman508 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:46 pm

I think anything that has to do with the contest.
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Unread postAuthor: MountainousDew » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:48 pm

Well then, I'm excited!
I'm still trying to figure out what to do in the contest(s), but either way its going to be fun to see all the new designs and the penetrating power of some new guns.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:51 pm

MountainousDew wrote:I'm all for this topic, but the original is still up.


What are supposed to talk about here?


Edit by Technician That thread is now locked and just an announcement.

It looks like the official one is for PCGUY and mods to post in only. The threat of being sent to moderator hell is why this is replacing the official one for general discussion of the contest.

In particular this is why this thread is for discussion by us minioins instead of the official thread.
Anybody posting in this thread (other then PCGUY or mods) gets sent to posting hell.


Humor is welcome here. :flower:

I do have ideas for the contest, but it is unlikely I will get any finished by the contest date due to a very full summer schedule and limited budget. I was toying with a Gumball Machine - Gun, a full auto combustion cannon that shoots 1 inch gumballs. It would be my first combustion if I build it.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:59 pm

I am so confused since I have no idea what this about... where do you guys see this at?

Anybody posting in this thread (other then PCGUY or mods) gets sent to posting hell.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:02 pm

PCGUY wrote:I am so confused since I have no idea what this about... where do you guys see this at?

Anybody posting in this thread (other then PCGUY or mods) gets sent to posting hell.


http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic,p,248301.html#248301

It's posted here, but due to the interpretation of clutter and humor being subjective, I felt the need for a relaxed discussion without the worry of moderator sensibilities. I hope I haven't caused too much problem rocking the boat on this one. The wording seem a little harsh.

If I assumed the contest page is the page he referred to, my apologies. He didn't post a link to the cluttered page that is complained about, so I made an assumption based on the thread name this was posted in. I hope this helps.

A link to the offending page would have been nice.
If you posted anything off topic, pure bull crap, or you know you shouldn't have put it there, edit it out and type "Delete" so I can go back and clean the thread up.

I'll give you guys 1 day before I make your lives posting hell.

I even said to not clutter, on the 1st page, don't you guys read????


In particular, I'm totally lost where this is originally posted.
I even said to not clutter, on the 1st page, don't you guys read????

Any clue on where this is?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:55 pm

I even said to not clutter, on the 1st page, don't you guys read????



It's on the 2nd page last post, sue me!

Well PCGUY said he will take care of the contest thread so don't worry about it.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:00 pm

jrrdw wrote:
I even said to not clutter, on the 1st page, don't you guys read????



It's on the 2nd page last post, sue me!

Well PCGUY said he will take care of the contest thread so don't worry about it.


Bottom of the second page.. Douglas Adams would have been proud. :flower:

PC guy took care of it.

Here is the DISCUSSION thread
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtop ... tml#248324

The announcement thread is locked.
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/spudfil ... 18397.html
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:29 am

Why does he end the announcement thread with: "Any questions?" while the thread is locked?
:lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:44 am

psycix wrote:Why does he end the announcement thread with: "Any questions?" while the thread is locked?
:lol:


I presume the PM button on the bottom of the post works. :D

Important UPDATE!
Yup, the PM button works just fine. :flower:
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:16 am

psycix wrote:Why does he end the announcement thread with: "Any questions?" while the thread is locked?
:lol:


Most of that was a copy and paste from the original announcement, it was just left in.
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:40 am

Tech put three flower smilys into a one page thread with four posts form him and he made the gender thread....Tech something we should know about? Did you decide to hook up witht he one or two "other" options :D
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:22 am

john bunsenburner wrote:Tech put three flower smilys into a one page thread with four posts form him and he made the gender thread....Tech something we should know about? Did you decide to hook up witht he one or two "other" options :D


The only thing you need to know about the flowers is the contest thread about had a meltdown and I'm using humor to iron it over and move on. Let the past be the past. Did you see the part about the thread is for humor :D That's why I used the silly blue flower faces.

If you are reading more into it, it just shows you really don't know me. I don't think too many pansies are interested in spudding. Leave it at that. :lol: On and just for you.. :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :sunny:

Thanks for posting it here instead of the official thread. Keeps the other one on the discussion of the contest.. Thanks again. By the way, how did you answer the poll question? :?: I voted guy if you really need to know. Married and have grandsons. I'm a guy.
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:30 am

Well i voted guy too, i am wondering who voted other...maybe thunder...
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