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Shooter

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According to Brian Davis' lexicon, a great ball contraption shooter uses high-speed wheels grab a ball and launch it upward. Difficult to ensure no dropped or lost balls, consistency could be difficult as well.[1]


Variations[edit]

  • door-spanner: toss balls one by one over the entry door to the room, catching in a large catch basin.
  • juggler: more than one throwing device going to one or more catch basins, with the possibility of interleaved streams.
  • spanner: balls thrown over a perpendicular module stream.[1]

Loading[edit]

May require a clocker to make sure mechanism isn't swamped by too many balls too fast, and feeding into the wheel(s) could be tough.

Unloading[edit]

Height of throw may vary, but angle need not be dead vertical, and a high catch basin could collect balls at the top.

Examples[edit]

MOC builder explanation given image available video available instructions available follows GBC standard
Accelerator LegoGBC English flickr yes no no
Accelerator Module Yiharua English yes yes yes yes

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Great Ball Contraption." <http://www.teamhassenplug.org/GBC/contraptionideas.htm>.