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09/10 Ghetto Contest Entry Thread

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Which one is Ghetto Enough:

Poll ended at Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:22 am

JoergS and his condom slingshot?
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qwerty and his clothespin bbmg?
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Total votes : 10
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09/10 Ghetto Contest Entry Thread

Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:23 am

This thread will be reserved for entries into the 2009/2010 Spudfiles Ghetto Contest only. Any discussion of said contest needs to go here.

Rules:
- The launcher will be constructed in a manner as to withstand at least 5 shots, each of which will be backed up by video.
- The launcher must be as "ghetto" as possible.
- The deadline for the entries is February 1st, 2010, at which time a poll will be created for the entrants
- The winner of the poll will receive The Ghetto Award.

**The winner has been announced. See below.**
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:45 pm

Hello,

I am not sure if a slingshot qualifies as a "launcher", but why not?

The "Making Of":

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW_RWRKU93o[/youtube]

Here is the proof that it lasts, and has sufficient power:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkej-peqQDY[/youtube]


Greetings from Germany


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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:36 am

A condom / broomhandle slingshot? I think that would certainly qualify. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:14 am

McCoytheGreater wrote:Seriously, though. What really denotes Ghetto?


I quote Ragnarok's post from more than 2 years ago;

Ragnarok wrote:My definition of ghetto is that it must have at least 3 of these:

1) Made without measuring anything
2) At least two kinds of tape, PTFE does not count.
3) Minimum amount of money spent
4) Less than 50% rated components
5) Made while bored
6) A tool was used for a purpose other than what it was intended for in the construction
7) At least partly biodegradable.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:17 pm

This thread will be reserved for entries into the 2009/2010 Spudfiles Ghetto Contest only. .

Capiche?
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:46 am

Here is my entry: it's made of a nail, a peg, a piston made out of tape, a peice of Knex. the top and lid of a water bottle, some pipe, a 6mm barrel, and 3 different types of glue. (superglue, epoxy, hot glue)

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the whole gun
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Unread postAuthor: chinnerz » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:15 am

I see a lot of pretty colours there.... but where is the picture? Fairly sure this was for ghetto spud gun contest not ghetto camera....
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:17 am

!!!!! What! they where working fine before! :evil: whats happened! :(

http://s600.photobucket.com/home/qacermacer/index
Theres the first two pictures on there.
It says that they are in my default album, can anyone help to get them back to normal?
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Unread postAuthor: chinnerz » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:14 pm

ok well this is mine.

is it spring powered? no
combustion powered? no
pneumatic?!? ........ welll kinda...

remember this took me like 30 seconds to make.....

materials used.
2L plastic bottle
some random cardboard tube
tape.

shoots the very best (10 second build time) paper tubes. (yes they are hollow)

well here you are:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LsKXXuVhmE[/youtube]

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wow that first shot went almost 11 meters


after 5 shots, it still fires.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:16 am

Bump in hopes of getting the poll started. Only 13 days left.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:43 am

Hubb wrote:Bump in hopes of getting the poll started. Only 13 days left.


DITTO!

Lets get er done!!! 118 user's logged in Sunday and only 2 votes??? :x Well at least 22 of you could have...rant over. :P
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:46 am

Ahem... is the poll over?
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:23 am

So it is...

I formally apologize to everyone involved. I've been extremely busy and honestly forgot about it.

With that out of the way, I guess it's that time.


Without futher adeu, I proudly announce the winner of this season's Ghetto Award. Coming in a tie for second place is qwerty and his clothespin bbmg and chinnerz and his smashbottle pneumatic. (pauses for a round of applause).

And the winner...of this season's Ghetto Award goes to (begins opening envelope slowly, building the excitement with the crowd)...

JoergS and his condom slingshot

Congratulations Joerg. You are truly an inspiration to all slingshotters out there. And you have, without a doubt, proven that, with just a little bit of patients and a great deal of ingenuity, one can make the most ghetto or the most elogant of things.

Now, I present to you, The Ghetto Award
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:38 am

Congratulations JoergS! May there never be a busted rubber in your future! :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:43 pm

Hey, that's great!

I am very proud indeed.

May I use the picture of the trophy for my blog, and for some of the other forums I participate in?

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