Puzzles in Contraption Maker give you a partially completed contraption that is missing some parts. You are given a goal to complete such as "turn on the light," or "launch the rocket." You are given a handful of parts that you can place anywhere in the contraption to try and make it work.
Everything in a contraption remains frozen in place until you turn it on.
This is where you place parts to try and fix the contraption. Everything that is already in the playfield when you start the puzzle is locked in place. They will still move once you run the contraption, but you aren't allowed to personally pick up and move any of the parts.
2. Parts Bin
These are the parts that you can place into the playfield. Put them in the correct spot to fix the contraption and solve the puzzle.
3. Play Controls
Click the green arrow to start the contraption. The purple fast forward button allows you to change the playback speed.
4. Goal / Settings / Restart
If you forget the goal of the puzzle, you can click the flag to being it back up. The gears will bring up the game settings. The arrows will restart the puzzle and move all your parts back into the bin.
This will record a video of your contraption running. While recording, the game will not run in real time. This is normal, and when you play your video back it will run at a normal framerate. You can adjust recording settings to record faster, but it will lower the quality of your video output.
Videos will output to .webm format. This video format is small, and can be uploaded directly to YouTube. Evetually, you will be able to upload to YouTube directly from the game.
6. Zoom & Pan
Zoom in and out, or pan the camera around.