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My complete ball tower showcase

Just figured I'd post the images of all my ball machines (at least the ones I HAVE images of, mind you :D)

Click on the pictures to see details of them.

Fun Facts:
-Although Enigma was much larger than Dynamo, it took half as long to build.
-On Dynamo, the part with the Flexi-Tube and Ferris Wheel was initially a Maze (or, as I call it, a Ribcage). Due to balls having trouble making it through, I decided to replace it.
-On Enigma, I had initially planned it to be two 8-foot-tall towers. Unfortunately, with all the elements I wanted to put in, I had to alter my design to make them all fit.
-Both of the two machines have at least two loops on them and a spiral bowl.
-The red staircase in Enigma goes across the machine instead of from one tower to another one adjacent to it.
-Both machines have seven path separators.

EDIT: New ball machine added.

Feel free to comment, and if you want to showcase any ball towers you've built, be my guest.
Here are vids:




jollex6 years ago
Mine is so much better, :P
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Bartboy jollex6 years ago
but mine takes the cake, ; P
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jollex Bartboy6 years ago
That technically is not a ball machine because the ball is fixed, I think, =P.
Bartboy jollex6 years ago
yes, it can be unfixed without the grey connector on the top, so it is a ball machine
jollex Bartboy6 years ago
So the ball comes off the red rod?
Bartboy jollex6 years ago
no, but its not fixed in place
ok, lets just end this conversation and call me the winner. for the smallest ball machine would be a plain ball, role it on the ground.
The KNex Weasel (author)  dsman1952766 years ago
I beat you. My smallest ball machine was two blue 3D connectors interlocked together. Then you attempt to roll it around.
but yours has two pieces (two blue connectors) mine is only one ball! haha!
The KNex Weasel (author)  dsman1952766 years ago
But it's a two-piece ball, isn't it?
I win! just a plain marble! has nothing to do with knex....
no i win a bb from a bb gun
No i win! A mini bb from a pellet gun!
I WIN WITH A BOMB
The KNex Weasel (author)  shadowninja316 years ago
I win with nothing. :p
No! I win with.............. antimatter!!!!!! Ha!
BALL machine?????
The KNex Weasel (author)  Bartboy6 years ago
That was a joke, FYI.
chocolate milk rocks!!! woot!!!
The KNex Weasel (author)  maid635 years ago
Please be careful...
???
The KNex Weasel (author)  maid635 years ago
It'd take too long to explain. Put it from your mind for now. You will know after awhile.
what'd take 2 long to explain?
Der Bradly then5 years ago
Just wait for middle school...
Lol.
wutev....
...
i win with an atom.
I win with an electron.
I win with a string
The KNex Weasel (author)  The Jamalam5 years ago
I win wit' chyo' mama.

(Somebody had to say it.)
The balls on the Motorized Madness ball machine are 1 piece.
not the big air ball tower balls...
spelling fail!
Capitilazation fail!
Another spelling fail!
Fail fail!
The KNex Weasel (author)  I_am_Canadian5 years ago
You all fail ('cuz you're spamming my topic). (/Devious laugh)
Ha! I hate spam!!!!
Fail all round!

(btw, did you get my PM?)
The KNex Weasel (author)  I_am_Canadian5 years ago
Yes, I got your PM, and I'll answer it when I have time.
no, cause the ball willl eventually stop, where as this will only stop when you turn off the motor
or the batteries die...
The KNex Weasel (author)  Bartboy6 years ago
Basically, the wheel lifts the ball as high as it can reach?
yep.
jollex Bartboy6 years ago
It still isn't a ball machine because the ball doesn't come off the rod.
it harnesses balls, thus it is a ball machine. (DO NOT MAKE ANY IMMATURE COMMENTS YOU IMMATURE, IMMATURE PERSON.)
The KNex Weasel (author)  jollex6 years ago
Good point. I guess you could just call it some really small drop tower.
oh my god, that's awesome
Thanks, it was really easy after I got the idea.
How many years did it take you to get the idea? That is just pure amazingness. I will make my own now and take over the world! Mwahahahahahaha! *comes out of garage with a cape and ball machine in hand, hypnotizing people with my awesome ball (lol, i said ball) machine* 
I was just thinking of different types of lifts, then I came up with this. No idea how.
wow. pure genius.
The KNex Weasel (author)  Bartboy6 years ago
Can you post Instructions? :P
you really want em? cause its simple.....
The KNex Weasel (author)  Bartboy6 years ago
I think you knew I was joking there.
The KNex Weasel (author)  jollex6 years ago
LOL, only in pointlessness.
Yeah.
Storm9506 years ago
Very nice!
gmjhowe6 years ago
very nice work! how many hours did it take?
The KNex Weasel (author)  gmjhowe6 years ago
Countless hours. Collectively about 6 months.
AWESOME!!!!
The KNex Weasel (author)  shadowninja316 years ago
Thanks.
yep
WIN
The KNex Weasel (author)  Darth Trainman6 years ago
I have a feeling CHAOS will overtake these. Any pictures of it so far?
SWEET!