Thank you for all who participated in the build contest! It really was an impressive turnout. I heard nothing but high praise for all of the entries the entire week.
Included in the results are compilations of the judges’ comments. Also, for pictures of the entries feel free to visit Scottie Melnik’s Flickr set at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottiemelnik/sets/72157627425842771/show/
1st Place – Chrono Cogshine’s Cogshine Kraken Zapper: Treats the kraken like flys and lures them into a flytrap, leaning more towards the mad science style but still a good design overall. Amusing option that pre-cooks your Kraken for you! Probably the most effective trap. a nicely scripted and executed idea. Effective, uses tons of power, and pre-sears the kraken meat for banquets. And because it’s a great big bug zapper for Kraken. Nuff said.
2nd Place – Vernden Jervil’s Airborne Bovine Kraken Lure: Vicious, final, and bonus kraken juice by-product. He knew the contest would call for more cow bell. (hehe) Nicely textured and explains why the cows have been going missing. And because I’m having Jurassic Park flashbacks. Also, it’s interactive and sautés the kraken once inside.
3rd Place – Nathaniel Lorefield’s Trap: Classic design and cleverly executed. Deployable at any altitude, few points of failure. And because it’s an upside down bear trap that snaps shut on your when you approach Jaws.
-Kimika Ying’s Kraken Trap: Sometimes the simple ideas for a trap work :) Extra points for the “noob redshirt.” High marks for humor and two forms of bait.
-Nightshade Sixpence’s NS6 Kraken Hunter: Elegantly simple, good use of clockwork birds, no kill/catch and release. An incredibly elegant design. And I want one of those mechanical birds as a pet!
Build entries should be picked up Tuesday evening to give people a chance to see the winners. Thank you again to all who participated!