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
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).
- 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
-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
-Penetration Power (20 pts max)
-Ammo (15 pts max)
-Cannon Size vs Power (10 pts max)
-Quality of build (5 pts max)