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The elements you are about to see come from our ball machine "Automated". I hope you find this instructable helpful. I will give tips and pointers on how you should do it. There are different kinds of ball machines to build one you need to decide what kind. For example you could build a square one,or you could build a (in the air kind). Those are the only kind I know at the moment. You might consider doing a (in the air one) if you don't have any space in your house. To see what an "in the air one" looks like here is a link. Our ball machine is a square one to see it click here. If you have a lot of floor space you can build a square one.Be sure to rate ***** and subscribe!
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Step 1: Getting started...........

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When you build a ball machine you need to know "how many pieces do I have?" do I have enough red rods to make a 7 foot one and so on............

Step 2: Element

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This element I got from someone but I changed it. It is a two ball activated,one ball comes rolling on and gets stuck in the pit. Then a second one comes and both balls fall off.


Step 3: Ferris wheel

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This is an amazing element. The ball will land in between the red connecters and white rods,causing the whole element to spin. However you need the ferris wheel to be more to one side so that when the ball lands on the ferris wheel it will tip over.

Step 4: Custom modern guard rail

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Guard rails keep the ball from coming off.

Step 5: Red ball dropper (in this case yellow)

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This is a cool element. When the ball lands on the red rods/yellow rods, it will go down and let the ball roll off coincidently making the weight go up.

Step 6: Funnel

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this comes in handy when catching flying balls

Step 7: Free fall/catcher

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This element is a type of free fall/catcher good for catching a ball after a loop

Step 8: Some track...

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This track is like the track in the background (what I call the boring track)
knex crazy7 months ago

cool but the loop is kind of pathetic you should look at mine it's caled zipy zoom

www139 (author)  knex crazy7 months ago

yeah... your right! I saw your stuff! Cool!!

Thank you.
www139 (author)  daredevil4991 year ago

what for?(can't remember)

www139 (author)  daredevil4992 years ago
you're welcome.
Nice! It's cool that the ball doesn't stay inside the base of the machine, it's just like it makes a whole travel in your house.
www139 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago

We did suffer some broken balls though. The balls would keep falling off
either right before or right after the Ferris wheel.either on that free
fall,on the wheel itself,comes off too soon,gets misaligned and falls
off on the side of the track,and sometimes ROLLS OVER THE TUBING ON THE
OTHER END OF THE TRACK(the one that catches the ball)SOooOOOOO..... We
have to put a big ugly guard rail on it!!!!!!!!!! :( Thanks for saying
you like it.)

No problem ;)

www139 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago


www139 (author) 1 year ago
Sorry the video wasn't working but I fixed it!