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thefrozenpenquin
11-20-2009, 08:11 AM
Contest ended Jan 20

thefrozenpenquin
11-20-2009, 08:15 AM
Okay, sorry for the loooong delay. There has been tons of things going on, plus a bunch of special occasions all bunched up together.


1st place: Tamland's incremental bolt. This is incredibly useful.

2nd place: KernelM's Tap-grab.

3rd place: Incinerator22's magic drone thing-a-ma-bob.


(If there are any complaints about not winning or what you have won, complain. By all means, I could use the XP :) )

robotiod
11-20-2009, 09:34 AM
this sound interesting dont know wether i will be good enough though?

thefrozenpenquin
11-20-2009, 01:06 PM
You don't have to be good, just original.

Gilgamesh
11-20-2009, 01:45 PM
I may have an idea for this...

What are the submission guidelines though?

comphermc
11-20-2009, 03:26 PM
Oh, man - I've been thinking of something that could easily apply here. Now, to actually test it to see if it works...

Syroc
11-20-2009, 03:52 PM
Me too. It requires a patch from MM though. :D
A new switch behaviour is what I need. Angle/length is what I would call it. A bit like the speed setting but it effects the angle or length depending on whether it is connected to a wobble bolt or piston.

rtm223
11-20-2009, 03:58 PM
Me too. It requires a patch from MM though. :D
A new switch behaviour is what I need. Angle/length is what I would call it. A bit like the speed setting but it effects the angle or length depending on whether it is connected to a wobble bolt or piston.

What? so the distance away from sensor is matches the distance on the connected object. That's doable. Gets iffy if you have multiple things to detect and you need to find the closest... Actually, that can also be done as well, although accuracy might be an issue. Depends what your needs are.


Can I maybe invent a device that climbs up a wall. Would that count? :D I literally have no ideas for this.

thefrozenpenquin
11-20-2009, 04:33 PM
Gilgamesh
I may have an idea for this...

What are the submission guidelines though?

It can't be something that is already made, it has to be original, any thing from a new switch to simulated wind. The most useful wins.


RTM223
Can I maybe invent a device that climbs up a wall. Would that count? I literally have no ideas for this.

LOL, actually a wall climber would totally fit if it wasn't done already. I couldn't imagine you having trouble coming up with something but you could always judge.

Syroc
11-20-2009, 04:48 PM
What? so the distance away from sensor is matches the distance on the connected object. That's doable. Gets iffy if you have multiple things to detect and you need to find the closest... Actually, that can also be done as well, although accuracy might be an issue. Depends what your needs are.
Well, pretty much yes. For instance if I have move a magnetic closer to it's counterpart than the angle become smaller/length of a piston shorter.
How do I do that? PM me please. :)

Edit: By angle becoming closer I mean if the object can turn by 90 it would start at the 90 position and as you move the switch closer (or the player gets closer to the proximity switch connected to the wobble bolt) the object gradually moves toward the 0 position and most remains in position if you stop walking towards it.

Gilgamesh
11-20-2009, 05:55 PM
It can't be something that is already made, it has to be original, any thing from a new switch to simulated wind. The most useful wins.
[...]

I was actually asking how you expect us to send in submissions. As a locked level and we send the key? As a specific named level? As an object? Copyable? etc?
Sorry for the misunderstanding.

piggabling
11-20-2009, 07:23 PM
Well the little invention I made is in a level showcase. Is it eligible to be entered?

If so check it out please! :p

It's the tech showcase in my sig

thefrozenpenquin
11-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Well the little invention I made is in a level showcase. Is it eligible to be entered?

If so check it out please! :p

It's the tech showcase in my sig

Unfortunately that is not eligible because it is pre-made. Though it did give me another example, the Teleporter. That changed how we played.

Remember that the contest is about making something new and will change how we play LBP, like new logic.


Updated the post. Read above for how to enter submissions.

piggabling
11-21-2009, 03:29 PM
Darn! If only this contest was out 2 weeks or so earlier! Oh well! Thanks anyway :p

lbpholic
11-22-2009, 08:54 AM
right im in i better get to work fast

Joey
11-22-2009, 05:30 PM
hmmm sounds like fun :) ima try

thefrozenpenquin
11-25-2009, 05:25 AM
Updated info for clarity reasons. Also, I'm not having this contest for glory or XP. I want LBP to progress with new tech, which I'm sure everyone find fascinating. So recruit, pass the word, even if they are horrible at LBP (I can't seem to make a level but I can create some decent concepts), get inventions going. There are only 5 participates so far.

Hibbsi
11-25-2009, 08:49 PM
Well, I have a lot of spin-off logic and miscellaneous cool stuff from my multiplication machine project, maybe I can sort through them and figure something out that could be useful. Or maybe I'll just pull one out of my bag o' tricks and surprise myself.

Count me in!

Dante95
11-25-2009, 09:01 PM
Things like the Sixaxis stabilizer would be a guaranteed first place
Coff, coff... here's the link of the SixAxiS stabilizier... coff, coff... and i made it...
No, really, can i use it for the contest? And is it a guaranteed first place? XD No, anyway, the Inclination Sensor is coming soon, so maybe i can use it too :P
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13030

Gilgamesh
11-25-2009, 09:11 PM
Lol @Dante95, nothing will beat my emitter-less infinite terrain! Nothing! :p
...at least once I get it to actually work right lol.

Dante95
11-25-2009, 09:27 PM
Ahah, no i was joking: i read that in the OP, and i tought "or it's a compliment to my contraption, or it's just a coincidence" :P
Anyway....emitter-less infinite terrain...it can be useful in my project...make it work right soon! ;)

thefrozenpenquin
11-27-2009, 04:53 AM
@Dante: You could enter it, and I would feel very guilty about not giving it first place. I hope I can understand the sensor this time. The sixaxis just seemed like a thing that made a pencil point in directions. Then I started actually thinking about it. Then the second play I saw the world bend and not the spoon. Sorry, I like the Matrix. Awesomness in a circle.

@Gilgamesh: Infinite terrain? Like variable infinite terrain? Because if its variable, then that is EXACTLY what would changed LBP for the better. I level that you could just keep on playing, is it like a conveyor belt? No wait, don't tell me.

@Hibbsi91: Its borderline to use something in your multiplication machine. If you haven't published the level then it fits the loophole. TBH, I'm a like a kid the night before christmas when people say things like "maybe I'll just pull one out of my bag o' tricks and surprise myself". Like I want to see noooowww. But I know I should wait. It's always better with suspense.

Incinerator22
11-27-2009, 05:32 AM
Um... Do armored personnell carriers count? lol

Dante95
11-27-2009, 02:50 PM
@Dante: You could enter it, and I would feel very guilty about not giving it first place. I hope I can understand the sensor this time. The sixaxis just seemed like a thing that made a pencil point in directions. Then I started actually thinking about it. Then the second play I saw the world bend and not the spoon. Sorry, I like the Matrix. Awesomness in a circle.

@Gilgamesh: Infinite terrain? Like variable infinite terrain? Because if its variable, then that is EXACTLY what would changed LBP for the better. I level that you could just keep on playing, is it like a conveyor belt? No wait, don't tell me.

@Hibbsi91: Its borderline to use something in your multiplication machine. If you haven't published the level then it fits the loophole. TBH, I'm a like a kid the night before christmas when people say things like "maybe I'll just pull one out of my bag o' tricks and surprise myself". Like I want to see noooowww. But I know I should wait. It's always better with suspense.

It's not hard to figure out how it works, but that Sensor isn't the only one. Mixing up all the 4 (or 5 maybe) sensors, than there is a very nice SixAxiS like sensor. ;)

Hibbsi
11-27-2009, 03:13 PM
Yeah, I'm not going to enter some logic object from my project, I'm going to just make something else. Now, where's that bag o' tricks....

Kern
11-28-2009, 09:18 AM
are we allowed to pair up? me and comph have made something... its a logic gate. or do i have to enter it singly and let comph do something else?

thefrozenpenquin
11-28-2009, 10:13 AM
are we allowed to pair up? me and comph have made something... its a logic gate. or do i have to enter it singly and let comph do something else?

Absolutely, collaboration will work.

Kern
11-28-2009, 10:21 AM
ok thanks. How many things can we enter? because my first object can be applied to warfare and non warfare scenarios if you attach 3 new logic pieces...

thefrozenpenquin
11-28-2009, 03:44 PM
As many as you want, its preferred that if you make more than one to put them on the same level for easier judging. It wouldn't hurt to name it.

Kern
11-28-2009, 03:54 PM
i have a name for it, its called the Tap Grab alternator

thefrozenpenquin
11-29-2009, 02:03 AM
Sorry, I wrote that when I was busy and not supposed to be goofing off on LBPC. What I meant was that if you have more than one invention, if you name it then it would be easier for me to announce what won. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

p.s. I reread the post and it sounded pretty harsh. Sorry, I type urgent LOL.

rtm223
12-04-2009, 06:34 PM
i have a name for it, its called the Tap Grab alternator

Can I submit my Reduced Thermo Useage Tap Grab Alternator? :p


Nah, I'm kidding. I may actually have something for this. A tool I made last night. I doubt it's a competition winner, but I may as well enter it.

Kern
12-04-2009, 06:37 PM
rtm, ive remade my tap grab alternator so its even more thermo friendly. the only unfriendly bit is probably the emitter.

comphermc
12-04-2009, 06:40 PM
Can I submit my Reduced Thermo Useage Tap Grab Alternator? :p


Nah, I'm kidding. I may actually have something for this. A tool I made last night. I doubt it's a competition winner, but I may as well enter it.

What have you done now? Is is that sex-change logic piece I heard rumors of? Perhaps ladylyn may be a "she" in the end!

Hm... I'm wondering if I can come up with anything. I have apparently been making something with Kernel, but I wasn't paying attention! *checks due date* Ah, plenty of time.

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Kernel snuck in there... I've made mine lower thermo, too! :) No emitters, baby!

Kern
12-04-2009, 06:44 PM
but comph... Emitters are fun... fun... fun... fun... :D

rtm223
12-04-2009, 08:51 PM
OK, I think we need a showdown here.

*I'll take it to the other thread to do comparisons*


Also: Emitters are NOT thermo heavy!!!!!! Rarrrr!

*hugs the nearest emitter*

.

thefrozenpenquin
12-05-2009, 01:57 AM
What have you done now? Is is that sex-change logic piece I heard rumors of? Perhaps ladylyn may be a "she" in the end!

Hm... I'm wondering if I can come up with anything. I have apparently been making something with Kernel, but I wasn't paying attention! *checks due date* Ah, plenty of time.

---

Kernel snuck in there... I've made mine lower thermo, too! :) No emitters, baby!


LOL, I'd rather something totally awesome that takes a little bit to perfect, or a bunch of awesome things. And no one usually has a lot of free time around holidays.

However, when everyone is ready, I can cut the deadline.

Kern
12-05-2009, 09:42 AM
do we need to publish a showcase of what it can do?

thefrozenpenquin
12-06-2009, 05:17 AM
Yes, a demonstration would help understand the usefulness of your entry.

Also, Update: Judging is also going to be on practicality. So functionality and practicality.

Kern
12-06-2009, 09:31 AM
and when is the deadline?

thefrozenpenquin
12-07-2009, 03:53 AM
After the Holidays. January something. I want to give time to finish, not to mention there is family that can keep you from LBP. Atleast mine will.

Chamion B
12-07-2009, 06:27 AM
I think I'll enter with an object I made with my brother. I just have to ask him if I can enter it. And we also have to finish it first.
I also have a question: What if my bro uses the object in his level? Can we still enter it?

thefrozenpenquin
12-07-2009, 07:46 AM
Its not really an object contest. More like a player made tool contest.

If you're going to use it, enter it first. The reason is because I don't want anyone taking your credit.

Hibbsi
12-09-2009, 10:43 PM
So, you're looking for something that is useful and original, more than you are for something that is just cool and original, right? That isn't to say that something can't be useful and cool, but just for the sake of the question, which is more important?

thefrozenpenquin
12-10-2009, 04:36 AM
Useful by far. The SR logic wasn't very cool but look how useful that is. Basically anything that opens up possibilities for creators to do new things. The Tap Grab mechanism sounds pretty useful, it opens up a lot of ideas.

Kern
12-10-2009, 05:52 PM
can i just enter it in a pretty much blank level? with a demo, Im struggling to find the time to make a good looking level?

Incinerator22
12-10-2009, 08:58 PM
Hey, you saw my drone ;)

I'll enter it:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19714

thefrozenpenquin
12-11-2009, 05:19 AM
can i just enter it in a pretty much blank level? with a demo, Im struggling to find the time to make a good looking level?

I'm not judging on if it looks pretty. If there is no background and built on the bottom of the level it will be looked at the same as if you put it in a themed stage. Just show off the function, i.e. if it's a logic piece, hook it up to a light.


Incinerator22, the mechanic is what I will be judging.

Jaydetiger
12-11-2009, 12:27 PM
OK - so I'm new and all, so I don't know the proper procedure for submittals - but I finished my submittal and will publish the level shortly. I am also going to put it on the showcase, because I would love some feedback on the level. I hope both of these actions are "cool" with contest rules/regs.

I hope the content is original. I seem to keep "inventing" stuff that has already been done. As far as I know the stuff in this level is unique - (if not, it was done at my hand with the understanding it was original). The original concept was one machine (storm maker), but it spawned several inventions I would like to enter separately. (those prone to seizures from epilepsy due to strobe lights should AVOID this level - or not activate the strobe effects).

Level: LBPC Inventions: Lighting FX kit (demo)
PSN: JaydeTiger

Contents (5 entries):
1) global effect strobe light - simple enough and simple to change strobe speed ... can also be used for a western movie flicker with sepia tones.
2) boxed strobe light - uhmm ... it's a strobe light in a glass box
3) storm maker ... you have to see - can't explain it ... complete with lightning ... and an off switch effect to go back to "normal".
4) on-switch converter - I needed new logic (or new for me, which I couldn't find anywhere) to utilize a switch in more than one manner. So I created a logic device that will allow a switch to be used as both a power on and another type (ie a directional switch) ... maybe its been done - but I hadn't seen it, so I made it.
5) NOT gate: I needed to be able to turn on a global effect when a switch was turned off, while using that switch to power something else. My solution was a not gate, that would activate a GLT when switched off - the NOT gate was my solution.

Anyway, hope at least something here is "new and different" and may help spark something for someone. Also hope I haven't posted this prior to the submittal entry time.

Kern
12-11-2009, 08:09 PM
5 entries? Shouldnt you narrow it down to one? and i think your not gate is called a Nand but dont quote me on that

i haz posted my level; Tech Showcase @KernelM

Jaydetiger
12-11-2009, 09:28 PM
5 entries? Shouldnt you narrow it down to one? and i think your not gate is called a Nand but dont quote me on that


the NOT gate is a NOT gate (pretty certain ... I did the entire level last night after not taking my insomnia medicine - seriously - so I can't exactly remember back at 5 this morning how I wired everything ... I'll check after work). I would hate to speak false (its been awhile since I studied this stuff) - so if someone disagrees with the below, please let me know.

NAND gate = multiple inputs: power is on unless all inputs are true
INPUT OUTPUT
A B A NAND B
0 0 1
0 1 1
1 0 1
1 1 0

NOT gate = 1 input: power is on unless the sole input is true
Input Output
0 1
1 0

The not gate is basically a power inverter. Since switches can be inverted, it is not really needed. The reason I made one, is I had one switch operating multiple items. When it was on I needed stuff to work, when it was turned off I needed other stuff to turn on. The turning off is a sole gate, independent of the stuff coming off the switch when it is on. The demo example I have is a switch with a spinning cylinder and four lights on the cylinder. When the switch is turned "on" the cylinder spins. When it is turned off (turning off the spin), the four lights come on when the switch is "off". Even if I disconnected the cylinder spin from the switch, the lights would only be on when the switch was off - so it is independent and a sole input gate. Others have probably solved this problem in cleaner and better ways than ... I'm certainly a noob to LBP and LBPC.

And it was really 1 entry - the storm maker ... everything else just happened and I figured I would make up for all the contests I missed and just enter everything:) Heck, I'm finding it difficult to not build the "new" machine I created in my head last night while building the storm maker.

Kern
12-11-2009, 09:35 PM
... I still like mine

thefrozenpenquin
12-11-2009, 10:58 PM
i haz posted my level; Tech Showcase @KernelM

Tap grab looks awesome.

Kern
12-12-2009, 10:48 AM
and i have also realised, that it can be used in conjunction with alot of other types of logic, Did you see how the lever works? i didnt put a wheel or anything in there 'cause it didnt need one, Do you agree?

Tamland
12-14-2009, 01:13 PM
I have something so awesome that it will blow your minds!!

Well not really, though it is a really handy trick/tool to use in alot of applications. :idea: And it is very unique! Atleast i haven't seen it before.

To the person that possibly have found this solution before me: HANDS DOWN! You are my god/arch enemy

I will post back later when i get home from work so I can publish the level.
Hope you'll like it and find it usefull!

From Sweden with love!
Mattias

Kern
12-14-2009, 03:51 PM
can you post it? i'd like to know if im a god or not./

Tamland
12-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Hi again!
It is now published under the name: "LBPC Inventions: Incremental Bolt". when you firat enter the level you won't get anywhere if don't k ow the secret "password",to see the rest of the level you just have to choose your sticker-picker and pick up the faded sticker in the bottom right part of the entry gate.

Then it's just play on!
A brief summary of the tool: Its basically a thing that can control the exact degree you can turn a normal motor bolt in (extremely accurate) increments, this gives you the opportunity to i.e have a counter that loops, without the hassle of using complicated logic.

I think that there are lots and lots of things you can to with this tool. Hope you find it useful!

Please give me some feedback, or if you have any question of how to use it, just respond, and I will answer with the best of my ability.

Hopefully I haven't made a fool of myself and posted a tool/object that someone already have posted. Then you'll be my god 'til I beat you in something:)

Kern
12-14-2009, 08:45 PM
im not sure what you mean... could it be like dantes?

Tamland
12-14-2009, 08:51 PM
Dantes what? I'm new to this forum.. Check the level out, pretty much everyhing is explained in the level.

thefrozenpenquin
12-15-2009, 01:39 AM
and i have also realised, that it can be used in conjunction with alot of other types of logic, Did you see how the lever works? i didnt put a wheel or anything in there 'cause it didnt need one, Do you agree?


Sorry, I haven't had time to revisit the level. I'm going to try to get on tonight.


Tamland, same thing, I'm excited to see it. I have to see what Dante made to see if your entry qualifies.

applepod124
12-15-2009, 01:47 AM
I'll enter something. I might make a level with it tomorrow.

Tamland
12-15-2009, 12:42 PM
I made an object showcase to explain a little bit better.
Check it out!
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19915

From Sweden with love!
Mattias

Tamland
12-15-2009, 12:45 PM
Tamland, same thing, I'm excited to see it. I have to see what Dante made to see if your entry qualifies.

Okey! Where can i find dantes contraption? Would really like to see how he tackled this problem.
If he was first he gets the credit! Sadly :grr::idea:

thefrozenpenquin
12-15-2009, 01:15 PM
I need judges. From the few entries I have seen so far, I don't think it would be fair (or very accurate) for me to judge alone. So if anyone is interested, I would like people who understand why some of this things are beneficial, people with know how.

Chamion B
12-15-2009, 02:27 PM
Is it eligible to enter something that is just a new use for an old device, like making a race level with the infinite level technigue? I don't think it is, but it would at least change the race levels.

thefrozenpenquin
12-15-2009, 02:36 PM
No, the intention of the contest is to create new things. Also, I think it might fill up the object showcase :p

bikerider12
12-19-2009, 10:46 PM
so it can be anything?
i have made something to fix a problem that i hate
i am makeing a level asap
ok, i am done. do i publish? lock it?
i made very simple, but bulit-proof set of logic

thefrozenpenquin
12-20-2009, 02:46 AM
Read the OP.

Incinerator22
12-20-2009, 04:19 AM
I'll judge! I think that Incinerator guy deserves first place for that stunning magic mouth talon drone, no? Or perhaps his noob present text bomb?

But that's just me :p

thefrozenpenquin
12-20-2009, 04:34 AM
I'll judge! I think that Incinerator guy deserves first place for that stunning magic mouth talon drone, no? Or perhaps his noob present text bomb?

But that's just me :p

I'm still on the fence about that Noob present. I have found it very useful :D
I tell you that that is a great behavior modifier! :)

Kern
12-26-2009, 10:11 PM
I hates it. I thought he had given me a present... He wasn't :(

I stole it and he trapped me in a darkmatter box that I couldn't get out of until I deleted it

Incinerator22
12-26-2009, 10:31 PM
lolz!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bikerider12
12-28-2009, 12:37 AM
Read the OP.
ok, i am doing it now
this is going to be hard to win
vvvvvvvvvvv thats just one

horwitzer
12-31-2009, 07:25 AM
i have an idea, i have over my years of playing (not literally of course) i have almost exclusively built tanks and other vehicles/weapons, but i always tried to improve the ways i control my tanks, if any of you have seen rz22g's tank you'll know it really cool, but very difficult to control and uses many switches. also because you need to know where the sackboy is to know what hes doing, he had to leave the inside visible (which in my opinion hurts the visual appeal) any-hoo, my latest and by far greatest control scheme is very cool. while it may be hard to learn (and even then not really) its is extremely useful and very compact compared to others (only about 3 times the size of sackboy. most importantly it allows you to control drive, aim, fire, secondary fire, and finally toggle bullet cam on or off (allows camera to follow bullet to find target). but it does these easily and best of all you can do it without seeing sackboy, in my mind a huge plus. anyway i digress, would this qualify as i haven't published it or spoke of it before????

thefrozenpenquin
01-01-2010, 08:38 AM
Wow, wordy. :D The tank? No, there are already tanks. Think of it more like a concept. The tap-grab thingy is pretty awesome, like that. Read the OP. Any and all details are there.
BTW, I may be gone for a few days, probably 4. Anyway, I'm narrowing the deadline to around mid January, we just had a death in the family and I have to go out of town.

horwitzer
01-02-2010, 05:41 AM
Wow, wordy. :D The tank? No, there are already tanks. Think of it more like a concept. The tap-grab thingy is pretty awesome, like that. Read the OP. Any and all details are there.
BTW, I may be gone for a few days, probably 4. Anyway, I'm narrowing the deadline to around mid January, we just had a death in the family and I have to go out of town.

actually i don't really mean the tanks but the logic involved as it is very complex. also the controls i made up can control many different functions and can apply to many vehicles, thats why i think its a good innovation.

it even features multiple tap grab mechanisms, toggle switches, and lots of AND gates.

thefrozenpenquin
01-05-2010, 08:14 AM
Ok, deadline is very very close. It is either going to be before my birthday or just after. My birthday is the 17th. I'm going to need at least one other person to judge to make it fair.

ButterflySamurai
01-05-2010, 11:03 AM
I would like to volunteer to help judge - I would have liked to enter, but I am a bit late to the party.

thefrozenpenquin
01-06-2010, 06:35 AM
Okay, so far we have these participants and their lovely inventions/innovations/whatevers:

KernelM's Tap Grab alternator and Tech Showcase
Incinerator22• and his Drone bum bum buhhhm (that little thing is cool)
Jaydetiger's LBPC Inventions: Lighting FX kit
Tamland's Incremental Bolt (which I think is become as useful as the tap grap)


If you feel you have been left out, please list your name and invention. I will give a heart felt apology and maybe even add it to the list :)

comphermc
01-06-2010, 06:37 AM
Crap, I forgot to invent something.

Not sure I was going to be able to come up with anything new, anyways. Carry on...

:)

horwitzer
01-07-2010, 09:31 PM
so can i enter the control scheme, its very useful and could be implemented endlessly and it uses complex logic.

rtm223
01-07-2010, 09:49 PM
Honestly, I'm nothing to do with this, but I don't see why such a control system colud be a candidate. Sure tanks have been done before, but the tank isn't the invention, it's a demonstrator of the invention.

Incinerator22
01-07-2010, 09:51 PM
Horwitzer's talking about a very cool grab system. There are two grabs on either side of you and a grab at the bottom, but you can also push the two grabs on each side of each grab. And he implemented a way you can drive, switch weapons, aim, and shoot with 5 buttons. It fits in one layer and you don't have to move around.

But kernel didn't invent the tap-grab mechanism...

Kern
01-07-2010, 10:00 PM
:grr: but i made the version i use, and made it easier to understand

horwitzer
01-09-2010, 05:55 AM
i would put that to the test kernel. mine can use grabs OR movement for different modes, uses tap grabs, toggles, and complex firing selector. for example, if your in aim mode you simply MOVE left and right to aim, tap to shoot and hold for coaxial machine gun, since you move to aim instead of using grabs which are reserved for shooting you can aim and shoot at the same time. this is very useful for finding targets. BUT you can also HOLD down to change to drive mode where grabbing left and right controls drive function. tapping down toggles the shell cam on and off.

its hard to get but once you do its very easy to fully control the tank effectively is very compact and best of all can be hidden and still operated very effectively. this way it doesn't hurt the visual appeal of the tank.

TOP THAT!!!!!:mad:

Kern
01-09-2010, 09:55 AM
im sure i could recreate your stuff very easily, Mebbe even improve it! ;)

horwitzer
01-09-2010, 06:20 PM
i doubt that, to get the logic to work isn't too hard, but the physical hardware is very difficult to balance and to work (especially on steep slopes).

especially to get it so small.

Kern
01-09-2010, 06:22 PM
ORLLY? :p


....

horwitzer
01-10-2010, 05:33 AM
ORLLY? :p


....

try... i dare you.

comphermc
01-10-2010, 07:44 AM
C'mon, guys. Let's stay on topic. If you need to continue the discussion, take it to PMs.

:)

Nurolight
01-10-2010, 09:03 AM
I guess I'll submit my flying Machine - Search @Tommy012345, You'll see it ;)

Kern
01-10-2010, 09:07 AM
TBH I think that Horwitzer deserves to win, his scheme is the most unique If you look at it

horwitzer
01-10-2010, 08:20 PM
TBH I think that Horwitzer deserves to win, his scheme is the most unique If you look at it

thanks, i just think it a useful tool for people who aren't good at controlling there vehicles, because there are a lot of levels where people put 10+ switches inside there vehicle, with the front exposed so you can see what you're doing and it just seems unnecessary.

Incinerator22
01-10-2010, 10:16 PM
I vote for Tamland's incremental bolts. They're just sooo revolutionary.

They can be made for calculators, lockboxes, counters, or even simple toggles. And the concept in itself works spectacularly for puzzles and wheels or anything in a level that needs a special way of rotation.

iGotFancyPants
01-10-2010, 10:19 PM
I vote for Tamland's incremental bolts. They're just sooo revolutionary.

They can be made for calculators, lockboxes, counters, or even simple toggles. And the concept in itself works spectacularly for puzzles and wheels or anything in a level that needs a special way of rotation.

I agree. Not much else to be said.

Gregorythegamer
01-11-2010, 03:33 AM
Mine is called Point Emitter.

Kern
01-11-2010, 07:12 AM
are you serious?

Incinerator22
01-15-2010, 04:22 AM
When is the due date? I think we have a good amount and variety now.

tanrockstan34
01-15-2010, 12:51 PM
I will add mine into the mix! Planing on improving but not enough time before the deadline.

I will publish it today when I get a chance.

Tamland
01-15-2010, 03:08 PM
@tanrockstan34:

What is it? can you tell us more?

WESFUN
01-15-2010, 06:44 PM
can I add my crane at the end of my titanic level that brings the lifeboat onto the ship

tanrockstan34
01-15-2010, 08:14 PM
@tanrockstan34:

What is it? can you tell us more?

Its not much, it helps me a lot.
It is a snow machine that tracks the player and uses pretty much little to no thermometer. It can be used to emit anything in mass numbers and I am looking for a way for it to switch between 2 different effects easily.

Incinerator22
01-15-2010, 09:07 PM
People, this contest is for highly revolutionary gadgets or gameplay objects that have never been seen before. I'm sorry, but not a crane or a flyer or point system.

Fredrik94
01-15-2010, 09:46 PM
People, this contest is for highly revolutionary gadgets or gameplay objects that have never been seen before. I'm sorry, but not a crane or a flyer or point system.

Yeah. Enough said.

tanrockstan34
01-16-2010, 01:12 AM
Okay, my snow machine is published. Now this is just a prototype, there are many more possibilities with this machine. 8D

The level name is Low Thermo Snow Machine Demo, or just search @tanrockstan34. Published near Mexico.

SR20DETDOG
01-16-2010, 02:07 AM
Since it doesn't say it's closed yet i'll enter. I'm not sure if my idea has already been done but I havn't seen it anywhere.
I'll publish the level today and it will be called Gears.
No I didn't invent gears the name is just a hint.

SR20DETDOG
01-16-2010, 09:58 AM
Just letting you know I've uploaded my invention.
LBPC Inventions: Gears

Oh great, I've double posted!
And I can't delete it.

ButterflySamurai
01-19-2010, 02:42 PM
Had a play around and it is cool, I like it.

I will start getting through the other submissions periodically.

thefrozenpenquin
01-21-2010, 04:58 AM
Sorry guys, a lot of things have happened to me the last couple of weeks. That and I didn't have time to mess around with the new design of the site (which I'm still not too fond of, but meh).
Contest is closed, help with judging will speed up the process, so don't be shy to cast an "opinion" :)

I'm going to try to get back on enough to not make it take long.

Incinerator22
01-21-2010, 05:05 AM
1: Incremental Bolt Setup
2: Magic-Mouth Synchronized Drone
3: Tap-Grab Alternator Sensor

liljokerjc
01-25-2010, 11:21 PM
im new to this so i want to know wat is xp

Incinerator22
01-26-2010, 12:42 AM
im new to this so i want to know wat is xp

You can use it to buy "bundles" and other features that give you more options and advantages in this site, such as larger text limits and bigger icons. But exp isn't really working at the moment because of the update.

thefrozenpenquin
02-05-2010, 03:33 AM
Wow, that was dumb. I announced the winners but never updated the thread |D

Tamland
02-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Ohh Nice! And i wanna say thanks! Hope fellow LBPC:ers will use this to come up with new exciting gameplay mechanics!

And BTW: its incrementaly useful. lol :D