Editing Frequently asked questions (section) From The Great Ball Contraption Wiki PageDiscussionEditHistory More... What links here Related changes Special pages Page information Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. This page supports semantic in-text annotations (e.g. "[[Is specified as::World Heritage Site]]") to build structured and queryable content provided by Semantic MediaWiki. For a comprehensive description on how to use annotations or the #ask parser function, please have a look at the getting started, in-text annotation, or inline queries help page.Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in! ==Exhibitions and Collaborations== ===How can I find out about the nearest and next GBC exhibition?=== * Find events using [[brickwiki:Google calendar|one of these calendars]] then ask the event sponsor if they will be having a GBC. * Check this [[List of great ball contraption resources#List of Collaborative Events|list of collaborative GBC events]], then contact the event sponsor for the next scheduled event. ===How do I add my module to a GBC exhibit?=== Some events are open, especially at [[brickwiki:AFOL|AFOL]] conventions, but most exhibitions are by invitation. If you are an event participant, seek out the GBC coordinator. Each coordinator will have his/her own rules about participation, but these tips will improve your odds. * Follow the [[standard]]. If your module follows the standard, it will be easy to integrate into the collaboration. If it does not, it will be a pain, and the GBC coordinator will remember you for it. * Demonstrate success. Share a video of your GBC working consistently at the standard rate of one ball per second. * Volunteer to help during public hours. Helping run a GBC is one of the best ways to learn about GBCs. * Be at setup when you said you would. The coordinator has to know everything will work at showtime. * Stick around until your module proves itself. ===Can I bring a copy of what others have done in the past, or does it have to be original?=== Reliability is far more important than originality. Often multiple copies of a module look just as good, or better than, a single module. Besides, coming up with something original isn't trivial, and coming up with something original and reliable is doubly hard. Ultimately, of course, it's up to the GBC coordinator. ===My module is made from parts in my collection, so nothing is color coordinated. Does that matter?=== Reliability is more important than beauty. But the best GBC modules tend to have a definite color scheme or theme and a certain elegance. Again, check with your coordinator. Summary: Please note that all contributions to The Great Ball Contraption Wiki are considered to be released under the a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license (see GBC:Copyrights for details). If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here. You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission! Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "http://greatballcontraption.com/wiki/Frequently_asked_questions"