Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Catastropha Update 2

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I decided to make a new upedate of Catastropha even thought I didn't make many changes. But therefore I made a shourt vid you can see below of 1 Path that is not finished yet. I also invented a nother completly new lift I'm calling pump lift. It pumps simpely the balls up. The idea of the alternative stairs is by Kairah, but he never maneged to made them working 100%.
And here is a vid of the pump lift in action!


KneXtreme (author)2011-07-03

I can't wait to see it!

Sorunome (author)KneXtreme2011-07-04

hehe, thanks! As I made already a lot since that update I may finish it in a couple of months. :)

albydesign (author)2011-06-05

Nice! Great Ball Machine! =D

Sorunome (author)albydesign2011-06-05

Thanks! And I got good news! I can continue building soon because I got new parts! :)

albydesign (author)Sorunome2011-06-06

Where's the best place to buy lots of orange track connectors?

Sorunome (author)albydesign2011-06-07

Depends on where you live.

albydesign (author)Sorunome2011-06-07

I live in England

Sorunome (author)albydesign2011-06-07

ok, then search ebay, and if you don't find there something then go to knex user groups. ( but I'll rather wait till there's something good at ebay because user groups is VEARY expensive.

albydesign (author)Sorunome2011-06-07

Thanks a lot! =D

albydesign (author)Sorunome2011-06-05

Thats great! I'd love to see the finished thing! =D

Shadowman39 (author)2011-01-10

Looks great! I like the panel path, haha. Glad you got a video of it.

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-10


Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-10

How long till you finish?

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-10

veary long, as you may see there is still plenty of space beond mouse wheel lift

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-10

You mean, part of it will be on the desk?

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-10

that where all the cubes are on is not a desk!

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-10

It looks like the mouse wheel lift is sitting on top of a table or desk.

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-11

it is,but right of that (in the back right corner) that is not a desk!

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-11

What is it then, a table?

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-12

no, its just some board nailed to the wall!!!!!! :D

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-12

So it's a shelf?

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-13

no, just a board. you know, a veary lardge piece of wood, in geman it is called Brett.......

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-13

It must be a shelf.

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-14

no, you don't put things in....

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-14

You put things on a shelf, not in.

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-14

ups, but you can also put thing underneath!

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-15

I know, that's how shelves are. :-P

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-15

lol, then it is a selff-made self! :D

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-16

Yep, just like mine is.

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-17

that thing was originally for a modell train i wanted to install in my room. it is still there (not on that shelf) but it just goes around half of my room.

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-17


Sorunome (author)Shadowman392011-01-18

but i didn't built more since a loooooooooong time...

aha so you did leave knex

no, i didn't left knex. ok, before i joind this community, but i kept looking at the balls running down! :P

Music man (author)2011-02-08

OMG you must have about 1000000

Sorunome (author)Music man2011-02-08

no, i am keep buying more coz i don't have enougth...i'm not even sure if i have more then 20k or less.....

Michaelgoode (author)2011-01-30

Ive seen that type of pump out of wood, so its not your design

Shadowman39 (author)Michaelgoode2011-02-04

Haha, I saw that same video about a day ago.

Sorunome (author)Michaelgoode2011-01-30

i am still the first one to make it out jof knex....

Hiyadudez (author)2011-01-17

I see a stair lift on top of the cupboard :-)

Sorunome (author)Hiyadudez2011-01-18

yeah, but it has six stairs! :P i'll might add more....

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2011-01-13

nice new lift but i hate the fact that you have to have so many just to use it

thanks! i hate it also that it uses so many balls, i'll have to buy more.

Sorunome (author)2011-01-13

lol, i just said that it was made before... I'll delete the link.

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2011-01-13

Okay, good. :-)

MegaMetal8 (author)2011-01-11

I get the ball pump now. It needs 8 balls just to get 1 to the top!

Sorunome (author)MegaMetal82011-01-12

yeah. you can also just make the shaft simpely a bit higher and then it goes higher, but it uses more balls then.

MegaMetal8 (author)Sorunome2011-01-12

I only have 4 balls so forget that

Sorunome (author)MegaMetal82011-01-13

yeah, thats bad about it, it uses so many balls....

MegaMetal8 (author)Sorunome2011-01-13


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