Knex Ball machine Twister - TGKTR3 Entry - Now with video!
I finally finished my ball machine. Its by far my biggest build, eating thousands of pieces and many hours. I'm happy with the result though. It features a few larger elements, such as the "Yin Yang" as seen on KI, a switching element made of ball switchers, a large spiral bowl, a big arm dropper and a 2 stage element. All together it comes to over 90 feet of track!
The other main part of this ball machine is the lift mechanism, called "switchers" (I think...)
They are really cool. One of the drawbacks is that they require a fair bit of energy to work, so I had to gear my motors down t have enough torque. So its a bit slow, but I think its well worth it.
But enough of my biased intro, have a look for yourself!
Oh yeah, and thanks to The knex weasel, darth trainman, shadowman39, I used their ideas in this ball machine. Also thanks to Gortess, whom I borrowed a few pieces from.
Other cool facts...
Took a month and a bit to build
Took 2 hours to take apart
Uses 7000 pieces
Has over 90 feet of track!
The video has arrived! Sorry for the wait. Hope you enjoy it.
Here's the direct link.
I had to repost the video on a different account, so your comments/ratings are gone now, sorry. For anyone interested, there was 400 views when I took it down.