Friday, October 03, 2008

Fantastic Contraption flash game with fun physics

Popurls pointed to the Fantastic Contraption flash game with the simple premise of moving a piece to the goal. You have to design machines to do so. The physics of it is hypnotizing. It will suck up hours of your time.

I built this conveyor belt to move these four balls to the goal on the other side of the hill. You can run the conveyor I created here. It used up so many parts that I couldn't add anything else to it. The funny thing about this one is that not all of the balls make it through on the first try. Some of them jam up underneath the machine, but then get cycled around the top and then swept on their way. There are no points for style or optimization, just complete the required activity.

4 comments:

Richard said...

Just solved the Tube:
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=2532107

Richard said...

Brute force solution to U-turn

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=2588783

Natalie & Jessica's Dad said...

You bastard. Thanks for eliminating every ounce of free time I had left.

After about a half hour of this I see that I've got a lot more time to waste before I get to the level of the one you saved in the blog post. Oh, and BTW, elegant it's not, but very fun to watch.

The Dad said...

Hey, check out http://www.crayonphysics.com/