How Many Pieces?-Contest: Winners Announced!

Hello people of Instructables! I have a few pro memberships that have been around for a while now, so I have decided to make a piece-guessing contest. All you have to do is guess how many pieces are in my Knex skeeball machine. The six people that guess closest to the number will win!

The contest has ended, so it's time to announce the winners: The grand total of pieces in the machine is 28,396! Below are the winners and what number they guessed. 

1st place: bethekind - 28,001
2nd place: mikeasaurus - 28,000
3rd place: Duplo for Daddies - 27,999
4th place: RCS82 - 27,850
5th place: Mountain Dew dude - 27,593
6th place: technicalrob - 29,666


1. Only one guess per person
2. Don't guess the same number as someone else

1st place: 1-year Pro membership and a patch
2nd place: 1-year Pro membership and a patch
3rd place: 1-year Pro membership and a patch
4th place: Patch
5th place: Patch
6th place: Patch

Below are some deconstruction pictures of the machine, just in case anyone wants to see them (it took a month to take apart/count pieces).

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I feel like I just got schooled, 'The Price Is Right' style.
Shadowman39 (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
Haha, that's what I was thinking.
Hey, was my guess deleted or did I just DREAM that I had guessed ? ;-)
Shadowman39 (author)  Goodhart1 year ago
I'm not sure, I don't remember you ever posting a guess.
Hmmm, I did try, not that I was looking for winning, just seeing how close I could must have not "gotten through" (that happens sometimes from here....)
bethekind1 year ago
I can't believe it!
Thank you cool Shadowman39!
Shadowman39 (author) 1 year ago
The winners have been announced, and thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!
Id say around 5 million? Give or take a few hundred thousand.
Hiyadudez1 year ago

Hope I win ._.
hi11 year ago
75000 pieces
Wow. Just wow. I'm glad you took a picture of it.

I guess 23,230 pieces.
fretted1 year ago
One hundred sixty four thousand five hundred ninety seven pieces
Toga_Dan1 year ago

+ or - 3.72
instruct391 year ago
approximately 55,500 give or take
39,000 pieces
Travis10001 year ago
gerrits131 year ago
Which one is your guess?
bethekind1 year ago
28,001 is my guess.
anres3211 year ago
75.555 pieces :)
firesirt1 year ago
29,666. You must be a politician to have the time to do this.
farmerboyk1 year ago
I'm not gonna even try, but if you counted one side of the frame on the first picture, you would know the other side...
acaig1 year ago
Wow its truly beautiful almost looks like a tapestry finish at first glance
My totally random guess is 12345 oh wait thats my password....... Heh just kidding
Maundy1 year ago
AndyGadget1 year ago
I think most people have wildly over-estimated this, so I'm going for eight thousand, two hundred and forty one, which, incidentally, is under nine thousand!
BTW - Great machine.
From reading this, we know he has over 26K pieces. I think it probably has more than that ball machine.
Hmmmm . . . I didn't compare it against anything, but looking at that absolute monster of a machine, you're probably right.
That is an Absolutely Incredible Creation!
ilpug1 year ago

point two.
Jayefuu1 year ago
I'm going to make a guess of 31,079 pieces.
AUG-5OM31 year ago
Sorunome1 year ago
over 9000!!!!!!!!!!!
ok, my real guess is 35k
over 9000? There was also somebody who answered that on my question, you did it and IaC also said "over 9000". What does that mean?
It is a meme, a other way to say 'a lot', if you wanne know more about it search on youtube knowyourmeme over 9000
ok I didn't know that. :)

That's over 9,000, by the way.
www1391 year ago
25,000 I think!
rrkrose1 year ago
Hmm... I've never used knex so but I'm guessing that there are 23,397 pieces.
innovanna1 year ago
Umm 89,000
jmiester1 year ago
may be a little crazy, but 0.1 million pieces

Dany23451 year ago
I say that lots are saying unreasonable numbers. to give you an idea, go to youtube and watch "Clockwork - K'nex Ball Machine"

I say it is about 40,200 and 40,500.
Sharir17011 year ago
wow, that's tough... i'll have to go with 87,500. now gimme some pro.
I hate Kinex But that is amazing! UH-MAY-ZING!
What a great idea for a contest!

Hmmm...I guess 28,000
lol y r pros attending???? :)
dragon#11 year ago
lol well c how i do with a guess like that!!!!!!!!! oh yeah F*** u if i dont place 1st 2nd or 3rd I NEED IT
Ymerej881 year ago
just because :)
mh76dk1 year ago
20000 (I counted them in the picture, so if you think i am wrong you obviously miscounted yourself :-)
RCS821 year ago
27,850 pieces!
32,000 Is my guess. But I feel that may be low.
arjun11 year ago
tieske1 year ago
69,268 pieces... random guess, Absolutely AMAZING, however i'd hate to have to count all the pieces!
I'll go for 27999.
KGuy1 year ago
KneXtreme1 year ago
Hmm... I'll say 61,900
125693 - either spookily accurate or wildly INaccurate!
Cool I also made a contest about the number of pieces of Euphoria! :)

I guess... ... ... 32579 pieces

poil871 year ago
maryam711 year ago
The score says 3447
but that might me the number of days it took to build it.!
MissLead1 year ago
The number I'm throwing out is 45,000
Fr-Pa-Co1 year ago
I'm gonna say 30,143
KJ4ZVQ1 year ago
98,000. Roughly?
I'm just going to throw out a random number... ...35,000.

I commend you for having counted them all.
SBDFFLS1 year ago
Um, maybe, 12,325 pieces.
too many lol actual # is 45678
Sky Lance1 year ago
27,593 this is the closest #
no idea if it's remotely close but why not, right?