View Full Version : The Modder's Challenge #2: The Multitool. Win a great Prize!

08-09-2006, 03:05 PM
Welcome to the new Modder’s Challenge!

Sponsored by:

http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/davew/Hosted_Images/comp2/lman.jpg (http://www.leatherman.com)

After last month’s trial run we decided to get the Modder’s Challenge to become a new regular thing here at TBCS, and we’re also hoping to give away some great prizes to the lucky winners. The competition is open to people all over the world, so don’t be afraid to enter!

This month, the competition is sponsored by Leatherman, the world’s first and finest multi-tool producers.

Last month, we asked you to come up with a new water-cooling system using parts that have been made from scratch. We didn’t think that competition had enough creative licence for you creative folks-so this month, we’re taking a different approach. This month’s competition involves taking away the very thing you all rely on…your tools.

Instead, we’re giving you a Leatherman multi-tool: the Wave (http://www.leatherman.com/products/tools/wave-(2004)/default.asp)! This means that the only tools we’re letting you use are the ones available on the Wave (http://www.leatherman.com/products/tools/wave-(2004)/default.asp).


This means you’ve got to mod with these tools, and these tools alone;

Pliers, Wire Cutters, A Clip-Point Knife, A Serrated Knife, A Saw, Scissors, A Diamond Coated File, A Metal File, A selection of Screwdrivers, an 8 inch ruler, a can opener, 2 bit drivers with 4 screwdriver options (2 double-sided bits) and Wire Strippers.

Now, at first this seems impossible: but we’re going to give you unlimited materials, and a free paint job. This means that if you want Styrene, Wood, Fans, Aluminium, Steel…It’s all yours, not to mention any adhesives, nuts, or bolts that you think you’ll need to create a case to make us proud of ya’. At the end of it all, you can have a paintjob as simple or as complicated as you like to finish it all off!

No Modder worth their salt could dare turn down this challenge!

To ensure that everyone’s finished items conform to the same standards, we want you to use a case that most modder’s are familiar with; in this case, the Antec Super Lanboy. There’s a Sketch-up Model of the Super Lan-Boy here (www.thebestcasescenario.com/davew/Hosted_Images/comp2/lanboy.skp), (right click and save) if it helps you to visualise what you’re making, although the model doesn’t have a side panel.

Here’s some pics of the Antec Super Lan-Boy to help you get a feel for the case.


All entrants must send in some form of visual aid, and an explanation of how they used the tools at hand to make a great mod. Visual aid can be in the form of a 3D Model (Preferably Google Sketch-up, if not, please send renders), Scanned in Sketches, even MS Paint doodles will do us fine. Your entry will be judged on 2 things: the quality of the mod, and how well you used the tools at hand. If I could give you any single piece of advice, it would be this: Study the tool, and realise what’s possible. If you do something the long way when there was a shorter way, you’ll lose marks. If you use a tool in a silly manner, you’ll lose marks. So follow this link (http://www.leatherman.com/products/tools/wave-(2004)/default.asp), and keep in mind what’s possible and what isn’t.

Submit your entry to both me and Rankenphile, by e-mailing it to warndave@googlemail.com and rankenphile@gmail.com .

The best entry will win a Wave multi-tool, courtesy of our good friends at Leatherman!:eek: :eek: :eek:

The Closing Date for the competition is the 20th of September. So get Modding!


08-09-2006, 11:28 PM
I actually have a Leatherman Wave.. it's a GREAT tool!

08-10-2006, 01:58 AM
Yes, it really is. We're very happy to have LeatherMan's support for this contest, and we have some great, exciting prizes lined up for future contests if we get some interest in these.

Have fun with this one, guys. This promises a lot of creative ingenuity, and I can't wait to see what you can come up with.

Slug Toy
08-10-2006, 02:11 AM
now this looks like something worthy of my vast greatness... my infinite ability to take something and ruin it completely.

i dont know if the leatherman interests me, but ill give it a shot anyways. just one question though. i get the impression that we can do WHATEVER we want to the case. does this mean that we can completely mangle it and make something unrecognizable? if i had it my way... that case would be no more, and i would be slapping bits of it to something that suits my needs a little better.

so is it preferred that we maintain the general shape of the case? or can we mutilate it?

08-10-2006, 04:16 AM
ha, I love my leatherman. I carry it with me whereever I go, it always comes in handy for something. I did ruin one of my blades when putting in atile floor though, so all the more reason to put effort into this. How did you guys get Leatherman to sponsor this!

But I'm afriad since I'm terrible with 3d modeling you all will have to deal with my crappy hand made drawings8) .

The unlimited supplies makes this all the more fun!

08-10-2006, 05:10 AM
I am trying to think of a way to cut the metal.


08-10-2006, 11:20 AM
The case is there to give a guideline and a starting point for the project, so that everyone knows what they are working with. If you can find a way to "mangle" the case using the Leatherman and keep with the spirit of the contest, then by all means do so. But please don't mangle it just for the sake of mangling it. Hehehe.

Crimson Sky
08-10-2006, 12:02 PM
This is a really cool challenge..Good luck to everyone, and thanks to all for getting it together. ...You guys are the best!~

Hey..I made something with an Antec Super Lanboy once... :p

08-10-2006, 02:00 PM
I am trying to think of a way to cut the metal.


There's a saw and a serated knife. There's also a metal file. That's the only hint i'm giving you.


08-10-2006, 06:06 PM
the head of the "joint" talked

Hey..I made something with an Antec Super Lanboy once...
could it be that god like build..... hhhhmm:? .....:p

08-11-2006, 10:31 AM
little known to us, was that the whole workshop of tools gathered dust during the making of the D3 mod.... Crimson used a wave....

There... the secret is out!

Look at what is possible! ;)

08-11-2006, 02:47 PM
ok so you guys give us the tool, and the prize for the winner is the tool.....
so wouldnt everyone be a winner

08-11-2006, 04:01 PM
ok so you guys give us the tool, and the prize for the winner is the tool.....
so wouldnt everyone be a winner

No, no, no. We're not providing a tool to everyone who enters. The exercise is hypothetical. You create a plan for what you would do, if the Leatherman was your only tool. If your plan is picked, you will win a tool of your own.

08-12-2006, 01:18 AM
So wait.. Are you saying I'm NOT going to get a free hypothetical Leatherman tool???

Dang it .. I really could have used one..

08-12-2006, 01:58 AM
Oh no, we're sending a hypothetical Leatherman to everyone.

Check your hypothetical mailbox.

08-12-2006, 07:26 PM
dangit....some hypothetical kids took out my hypothetical mailbox with a hypothetical baseball bat......

08-12-2006, 08:18 PM
Well, the Leatherman is here now, and I'm happy to say that if we get enough entries we can have a runner-up prize, as well. We also have the prize for the next Modder's Challenge here already, and I have to say it is a great one. I'm excited to see what you guys come up with.

Make sure to get your entries in to Dave and I, the more entries we get the more we can do these sorts of contests in the future, and the better the prizes we can get.

08-18-2006, 05:04 AM
I'd like to welcome Gruntville (http://www.gruntville.com/) to the competition! The winners will be announced by the winner and their website, so get cracking boys and gals, don't let us down!

Good luck to all those guys at Gruntville.com (http://www.gruntville.com/).


08-30-2006, 01:41 PM
Just a reminder - the closing date is coming soon, so get your entry in to us as soon as you can. Thanks.

09-01-2006, 11:19 AM
Bit-Tech (http://www.bit-tech.net/) are also in on the action now. Good luck to the crew from Bit-Tech (http://www.bit-tech.net/)!

C'mon guys, 19 days left. Get your asses in gear. Win one for the team!


09-02-2006, 03:09 AM
I think its cool how other forums are joining our competition exclusivly on our forum. It makes TBCS a special place.

09-02-2006, 09:25 AM
Get your entry in guys, don't make me give the prize to another forum... ;)


09-19-2006, 11:06 AM
Alright, guys, the deadline is coming quick - get your entries in as soon as you can to ensure they are entered in the judging.

Remember - you don't need a complete build layout, just a plan on what you would do given the situation.


09-19-2006, 11:43 AM
where can we see the entrants are they not released until final submission day?

09-19-2006, 12:53 PM
Entries will only be posted after judging.

To be honest, we haven't had a lot of them, so get your entries in now - there is still a good chance you may be picked!

09-20-2006, 11:13 AM
Okay, guys, we've got 16 hours until the contest is closed. Get your last-minute entries ready and send them in right away!

09-22-2006, 07:35 AM
The Modder's Challenge 2 is officially over!

Expect to see the winner posted in a few days time, once we've finished sorting everything out!

If you've not won this time, then who knows? Maybe next time you could win...if you have what it takes!