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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:36 pm

Rules for the challenge:
SpudBlaster15 wrote:In order to make it more interesting, and to prevent people from just taping a cardboard tube to any random container they can find, I think all entries should be able to survive a minimum of 5 shots (On video) in order to be eligible for the contest. Something that suffers a structural failure on the first shot (Like the paper bag in the OP) is not a legitimate cannon, it's an explosive device that happens to propel a projectile.


sgort87 wrote:Remember, this isn't just about how bad it looks. It's about interesting ways to use odd household objects to work effectively... and how bad it looks. Very Happy


The contest will begin immediately and persons will have 60 days (from Dec 4th to Feb 1st) to build and enter the contest. Remember, each build must be able to withstand at least 5 shots and these shots should be recorded. The entries should be posted in this thread and, at the end of 60 days, a poll will be added for voting.

The winner of the pole will receive The Ghetto Reward:
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:14 pm

Duct tape hybrid here we come...
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:54 pm

Let the good times roll :P !

When was the fan added to the award?
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:04 pm

jrrdw wrote:When was the fan added to the award?
Not sure. But that's the one Gort offered to Eddbot.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:18 pm

Man, I made that yeeeeears ago. The fan's always been on there, but can be easily missed with all those other hideous features. lol

So, another contest? LET'S DO IT!
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:38 pm

sgort87 wrote:hideous features


Are you kidding me? That is the most coveted award on the face of the planet, winners of it bask in the beauty of whats known as "The Ghetto Award"!!! There is no other, it should be in the Smithsonian Institution of art. :P
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:51 pm

Sounds like fun, but what's more ghetto than a paper bag combustion?

Where will the bar be set this time? :)

Have to start searching through the trash I guess. :idea:
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:13 pm

In order to make it more interesting, and to prevent people from just taping a cardboard tube to any random container they can find, I think all entries should be able to survive a minimum of 5 shots (On video) in order to be eligible for the contest. Something that suffers a structural failure on the first shot (Like the paper bag in the OP) is not a legitimate cannon, it's an explosive device that happens to propel a projectile.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:14 pm

Gippeto wrote:Sounds like fun, but what's more ghetto than a paper bag combustion?

Where will the bar be set this time? :)

Have to start searching through the trash I guess. :idea:

Hmm only thing that comes to mind is a cannon made out of various body parts. Hell if thats the case then i won at birth. :D :roll: ill enter as long as epoxy is considered ghetto.

On that note Gippeto i think you mean where will the bar be lowered :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:21 pm

Remember, this isn't just about how bad it looks. It's about interesting ways to use odd household objects to work effectively... and how bad it looks. :D
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:35 pm

sgort87 wrote:Remember, this isn't just about how bad it looks. It's about interesting ways to use odd household objects to work effectively... and how bad it looks. :D
Hmm in that case i think i am going to make a letter opener gun. I mean who actually uses letter openers these days? If i win do i actually get the ghetto award?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:52 pm

Review the first contest.

SB15 wrote:In order to make it more interesting, and to prevent people from just taping a cardboard tube to any random container they can find, I think all entries should be able to survive a minimum of 5 shots (On video) in order to be eligible for the contest.


That's a good idea. I'd like to add, no copies from the first contest, a new cannon should be made.

So Hubb, you bought this back up (good idea), whens the start and end yada yada yada?

Oh, I'll run this by PCGUY, shouldn't be a problem the 1st contest was approved.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:21 pm

Looks like fun go ahead guys 8)
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:23 pm

what type of cannon, combustion or pneumatic or both?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:32 pm

Gippeto wrote:Sounds like fun, but what's more ghetto than a paper bag combustion?


Those were my first thoughts, but when it comes to ghettoness, this forum is very resourceful :)
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