Hey everyone!

I present to you the second new lift from my ball machine Euphoria. The first one is here.
The Connected Arm Lift is in my opinion a cool looking lift, with a pretty low piece count.
It works very good, I've never seen a ball fall of the lift.
If you build this lift, read every image note! 

I hope you like it and have much fun with building!



Step 1: Piece list

Picture of Piece list
First you have to count the pieces.
They're all named by their original color.


green: 81
white: 37
blue: 50
yellow: 48
red: 88
grey: 46

Total rods: 350


dark-grey: 15
light-grey: 2
orange: 48
red: 10
green: 26
yellow: 39
white: 11
purple: 89
blue: 23

Total connectors: 263


tan clip: 3
Y-clip: 6
blue spacer: 27
silver spacer: 76
small blue gear: 1
medium yellow gear: 1
medium hub: 1
medium tire: 1
green motor: 1

Total other parts: 117

I built this ages ago when I first attempted making a ball machine (over a year!) I had no gears and little pieces so this lift was great! (until I realised I didn't have enough pieces to bring the ball back to the start) I am thinking of using it in my second ball machine which will be really long and not very high. :)
autumsawesome2 months ago

here is mine you can see a instructable with it at


sandroknexmaster (author)  autumsawesome2 months ago

Thanks for building!

I'm trying to mod this lift, but it never works. NOTHING is the right length.

Hm that's very weird, I've never had trouble with this lift, it always worked great. You can send pics, questions, or any other things I can help you with in PM. I'll do my best to help you out.

btw, 2600th comment :D

Sorunome2 years ago
Nice lift!
sandroknexmaster (author)  Sorunome2 years ago
Thanks! :)
hunter9992 years ago
sandroknexmaster (author)  hunter9992 years ago
Your welcome
cooljupjup2 years ago
hey ik heb deze lift gebouwd maar heb wat problemn... bij het begin bij die rode stang dan valt me bal er soms over heen als ie aan komt maar ook als die ball vanger ofzo komt dan pakt ie de bal niet. dus kun je me helpe?
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Stuur me wat foto's in een bericht, dan kan ik je mss verder helpen.
sorry man kan geen fotos maken maar het is zo dat het rode staafje aan het begin soms te laag zit
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
En heb je als tegengewicht hetzelfde wiel en dezelfde band gebruikt als in de instructies?
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Hm... en welke motor gebruik je?
dezelfde die jij ook gebruikt,.
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Sorry maar dan weet ik het niet.
Ik denk dat er dan niks anders opzit dan dat je zelf eens probeert.
Moest het dan nog niet lukken dan sorry maar ik vrees dat er dan niks anders opzit dan hem af te breken.
maar ik gebruik ook die wit zarte balletjes heh. ;p
Ha ill post mine soon. I built the connected arm lift tomorrow.
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Ah dat is in ieder geval al een rede waarom ze over dat rode stokje rollen.
Je zou een klein padje kunnen maken dat uitkomt op de zijkant van de lift, dan hebben ze veel minder snelheid en dan rollen ze misschien niet meer door.
Maar je zei ook dat de eerste arm de bal niet opheft?
Dat weet ik niet, misschien kun je wat extra gewicht (niet te veel) vastmaken aan de eerste arm, maar ik ben niet zeker of dat zal werken.
ik zal het probere..maar ik ben op dit moment bezig met een ballmachine en heb die lift van shadowman39 die stepperlift gemaakt maar dan met 4 van die cars maar heb nog 1 extra lift nodg xD
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Je kan 1 van mijn andere lifts gebruiken als je wilt :p
je bedoeld die counter parralel arm lift?
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Yep of spinning freefall lift.
cooljupjup2 years ago
HI This lfit works fine it also works with the newer balls! and ihave no problems anymore! :)
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Can you send a photo?
Ill send or post it when i finish. cooljupjup should post his!
Good, thanks for building it!
ah no sorry i already destroy it i`am going to build a ballamchine :)
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
haahah :p
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Haha cool!
Where do you get the time to count the pieces? I don't have 76 grey spacers!!!
Most spacers on the axles of the arms can be replaced with connectors.
sathothy2 years ago
Ziet er goed uit die lift! ik vindt het erg gaaf ook dat die voor elke twee rode staafjes naar voren eentje omhoog gaat.
sandroknexmaster (author)  sathothy2 years ago
Das de bedoeling! Anders zou de bal er toch afvallen ;)
sandroknexmaster (author)  www1392 years ago

were you saying!?

you dont have 2 tell me.
sandroknexmaster (author)  www1392 years ago
It's Dutch.
Love this lift! Piece effective and very fun to watch. Probably my favorite part of Euphoria. Great job, five stars, and thanks for the instructions!!! ;-D
Thanks! Are you going to build it?
Probably, though not right away. (I've been working on my HO scale model railroad for a while now.) However, once I get back to my K'nex, I will definitely have this lift on my priority list!
hey!!we have HO scale model railroad too!!
Cool! I'm finishing the wiring on mine today, and then it's on to scenery. How far along is yours? (Or perhaps yours is already complete...)
oh, mine isn't set up
Nice to hear!
cooljupjup2 years ago
ahh sorry man heb geen fotos gemaakt heb deze lift al afgebroke. maar nice lift hij werkt goed bij die zwart/witte balletjes! :D
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Ok tof om te weten dat hij goed werkte! =)
JonnyBGood2 years ago
This was very fun to build. I now feel like giving a shot at a ball machine. The only thing I wish I noticed before I began building this is how many spacers were used.
sandroknexmaster (author)  JonnyBGood2 years ago
I made a parts list... :D
You can try to change most spacers on the axles of the arms into connectors (just like MarsCrystalMan did, watch the last step of this instructable or in the comments somewhere below.)
Thanks for building it! I hope you can make a good ball machine with it!
you're right.JonnyBGood should make a ball machine.
sandroknexmaster (author)  www1392 years ago
He should indeed :p
collinjo122 years ago
First picture here! I like your lift I built! I had to add a few things so it would work with the newer black/white balls. Other than that, here you go. Keep up the good work!
are black/white balls smaller?
sandroknexmaster (author)  www1392 years ago
No a bit bigger.
sandroknexmaster (author)  collinjo122 years ago
Thanks for building! Are you going to use it in your next ball machine?
Hopefully!! And my picture was met to be added to the last step in this Connected Arm Lift instructable just like you asked. Thanks
sandroknexmaster (author)  collinjo122 years ago
Sorry, I forgot that :)
cooljupjup2 years ago
haha nice lift i build it already! :)
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Great! Can you send me a pic so I can add it to the last step?
Jag562 years ago
Awesome! I love this lift!
sandroknexmaster (author)  Jag562 years ago
Thanks! You can use it if you want.
Sometime yes!
sandroknexmaster (author)  Jag562 years ago
Cool! :p
Just built the lift...it is AMAZING! With only a minimal 730 pieces I get a tall (relative to the piece count), aesthetically pleasing, mechanically flawless, and just plain cool lift. The concept behind it, as well as the execution of that concept, make this lift a success. A job well done. I will definitely be using this lift in my next ball machine (with your permission, of course) :-D Modded part of the support structure where the crank rods kept getting snagged, but after that change I had no problems at all!
Thanks for building and the good comment!
And off course you can use it in your next ball machine, that's why I made instructions! :D
Can you send me a photo? Then I can add it to the last step.
Sorry for the late response, here are some photos, including my minor changes to it.
However, to my great disappointment, I found that the elements I'm using for my next ball machine will not fit if I use this lift... :-( But never fear...someday I WILL use this lift!
Oops, forgot the pics! Here they are:
Connected Arm Lift 2.JPGConnected Arm Lift 3.JPGConnected Arm Lift 4.JPGConnected Arm Lift 5.JPG
Thanks for the pictures!
My pleasure, thanks for adding my pics! ;-D It was fun building it!
No problem!
Shadowman392 years ago
Nice lift! You have a lot of cabinet space in your room. :-P
sandroknexmaster (author)  Shadowman392 years ago
Thanks! :D
Hiyadudez2 years ago
Thats a cool lift :D

sandroknexmaster (author)  Hiyadudez2 years ago
jameshond2 years ago
hele coole lift kan je het ook maken met minder armen
sandroknexmaster (author)  jameshond2 years ago
Normaal wel denk ik, ik heb het nog niet geprobeerd eigenlijk.