61.5 Chain Reaction – Winners Announced
1st Place: Mathnetism
Mathnetism’s magnetic ghost dominoes pulled ahead for the big win. The columns topple each other without ever touching, and the constructions themselves are quite precarious to build. Mathnetism receives $250 in Zen Credits for 1st place.
2nd Place: Aidan
Aidan’s clever use of completing a chain to initiate a reaction favored well with the judges. Aidan has $100 in Zen Credits rolling his way for 2nd place.
3rd Place: KLAW
KLAW’s magnetic pendulum construction gathers skewered spheres. The pendulum grows longer each time enabling it to gather all the spheres, until collapsing under it’s own weight. KLAW receives $60 in Zen Credits for 3rd place.
4th Place: Jett Williams
Jett utilized some LEGO to keep his magnets separated, until the reaction yanks the magnets from their comfy resting place. The reaction sends the magnets flying, definitely the most chaotic reaction we received. Some good slo mo here, folks, if you haven’t watched yet. For 4th place, Jett receives $40
5th Place: DBOI
DBOI had a similar idea to Aidan, though demonstrates that the magnets will follow the chain like a train on a track as they roll up. No doubt the stunning special effects and epic music helped slip DBOI into 5th place, earning him $20 in Zen Credits.
If you haven’t already, watch the videos! And keep in mind that contests held here are independent of the Zen Gallery. Magnet sculptors can always submit photos to gallery.zenmagnets.com to win magnets as well.
Spectators, keep your eyes peeled for the next contest, because you choose the winners.
Contest Winners, we’ll email you your prizes soon.
In our quest to summon radical videos of magnetic mechanical exothermic reactions we received 7 submissions. Stop writing whatever work email you have open, or silence your phone and hide it in your desk from your teacher and watch these videos right now.
Quick review of requirements: 5mm magnet spheres, no other props to contribute energy, maximum 15 seconds, high quality video.
1st place gets $250 in Zen Credits, the rest will be announced with the winners. Voting deadline is midnight 12/5 MST.