What is a Great Ball Contraption?
A great ball contraption (GBC) is a machine which receives soccer balls or basketballs from one module and passes them to another module, rather like a bucket brigade. Modules built according to the GBC standard can be assembled into a collaborative display without pre-planning or modification. The GBC standard is minimal, permitting the builder great flexibility in designing the mechanism by which balls are moved from the input to the output. The otherwise pointless handling of balls, and the myriad ways this is accomplished, gives great ball contraptions the impression of a Rube Goldberg machine.
Upcoming GBC Events
- Brickworld Chicago, 2019
- BrickCan Richmond BC Canada, May 2019
- BrickCon Seattle WA, October 2019
- Festijn met Bouwsteentjes, Zeelandhallen, Goes, NL, Februari 23-24th, 2019
- Festijn met Bouwsteentjes, Vanzantenhal, Nieuw-Vennep, NL, April 6-7th, 2019
- Brickmania Wetteren, scheppersinstituut, Wetteren, B, April 20-21th, 2019
- BrisBricks Brisbane LEGO Fan Expo 2018 - 29th September to 1st October 2018, Chandler Arena, Sleeman Sports Complex, Brisbane QLD, Australia
- Bricktober Western Australia Lego Exhibition 2018 - 6 October to 7 October 2018, Curtin Stadium, Bentley, WA, Australia
See also Past Events.
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