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Hey everyone!

Here are the instructions for one of my two new lifts that I've build in my knex ball machine Euphoria. The second new lift is here.
I didn't change anything, except the entrance, I reinforced it a bit.
The lift works good with the newer style balls.
Hopefully everything is clear enough, if not let me know.
If you build this lift, read all image notes please! They will help you a lot!

Have fun building!

~Sandroknexmaster~


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Step 1: Piece list

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Here's a list with all pieces you'll need to build this lift.
They're named by their original color.

RODS:

green: 237
white: 45
blue: 144
yellow: 160
red: 165
grey: 20

Total rods: 771

CONNECTORS

dark-grey: 39
light-grey: 10
orange: 45
red: 72
green: 18
yellow: 233
white: 8
purple: 139
blue: 27

Total connectors: 591

OTHER PARTS

tan clip: 10
blue clip: 2
Y-clip: 33
blue spacer: 69
silver spacer: 106
small blue gear: 4
medium red gear: 2
large yellow gear: 2
medium hub: 1
medium tire: 1
green motor: 1

Total other parts: 231


GRAND TOTAL: 1593

Step 2: Tower part 1

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We will start with the first part of the tower, that exists out of 2 parts.

Step 3: Tower part 2

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Here's the second part of the tower. Yes I know it's boring to build but just do it, without a strong tower structure the lift won't work!

Step 4: Entrance

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The entrance. Here the balls wait to enter the entrance arm.

Step 5: Entrance arm

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Very simple. This small arm will lift the ball from the entrance track to the first arm.

Step 6: First arm

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Here we will make the first of four arms. This one is apart because it's modified, the three other arms are almost the same.

Step 7: Second, third and fourth arm

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Now we will build the three other arms. They almost look the same, but they aren't so build everything correctly.

Step 8: Exit

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Here the ball exits the last arm.

Step 9: Axle

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Here we will build the axle. It's a quite difficult part, sure when you're near the end of this step.

Step 10: Arm connections

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These two parts connect the arms.

Step 11: Crank

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Let's build the crank now. You're almost finished!

Step 12: Motor section

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This is the very last step, the motor section. You're almost done!
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www1391 year ago

nice job! it looks like is works well and doesn't stress the motor much and goes SUPER HIGH!!!

sandroknexmaster (author)  www1391 year ago

Thanks! :)

Welcome! Am I right? O O

U

sandroknexmaster (author)  www1391 year ago

What do you mean, am I right?

hunter9991 year ago
Awesome work Sandro, keep it up!
sandroknexmaster (author)  hunter9991 year ago
Thanks :p
:D
My Counter parallel arm lift.. :p Check the ball machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b0UIpGqtFg
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sandroknexmaster (author)  dickheijboer2 years ago
Epic! added in the instructable!
Thanks! I like the lift but it used very much green rods...
sandroknexmaster (author)  dickheijboer2 years ago
Yeah I know, but it's very high! It also uses many yellow connectors.
Haha yeah, I have build it because the height!

But I got very much yellow connectors.. XD
sandroknexmaster (author)  dickheijboer2 years ago
Well... me too... even more then you I think :D
Haha, sometimes to much.. :p
K'heb hem ook gebouwt voor in mijn volgende bal machine. Het werkte in het begin niet helemaal perfect omdat ik die groene motor niet heb. Maar na enige aanpassingen wel!
sandroknexmaster (author)  dickheijboer2 years ago
Tof dat je hem gebouwd heb, ik kan niet wachten tot hij a is :p
wde dijk2 years ago
ik heb hem 2 meter gemaakt geweldig ding en hij werkt goed
sandroknexmaster (author)  wde dijk2 years ago
Blij om te horen dat hij goed werkt :D
tedbear22 years ago
it's cool but a bit spacy
sandroknexmaster (author)  tedbear22 years ago
Yeah true:

- Negative: spacy
- Positive: very high
cooljupjup2 years ago
hi i built this lift and it works perfect! also with the newer balls and i test it with both balls but i change some little things on the arm With the Gray rods i change the Gray rods on 2 yellow connectors and blue rod and you know what i mean ;)
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
I'm glad it works perfect! Thanks for building!
Also, thanks for testing it with the newer style balls, I'll add that info in the intro.
Can you also send a picture so I can add it to the last step?
ok i sent some pictures.
cooljupjup2 years ago
hey! ik heb me ballmachine helemaal verandert die stepper lift is weg en me alternating lift is langer en in het eerste path zit een stuk baan met een looping en het werkt! tot nu toe :)
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Zei je al op je orange board :p
Man, you are one ball machine builder!
Thanks :D
cooljupjup2 years ago
i`am gonna try to make this only 2 arms high :P i post photos if it works :)
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
600th comment!!!
Tof! :P
cooljupjup2 years ago
i`am gonna try to make this only 2 arms high :P i post photos if it works :)
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Okay! Good luck ;p
thnx :-)
cooljupjup2 years ago
heee kan je deze ook lager maken???
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Ja maar je zult heel wat aanpassingen zelf moeten maken.
Cool , It looks like a fairground ride , In my town. Epic that you have ALSO included instructions for this part of a ball machine . 5* dude . You deserve all the meadles you've got. CHAMP. :P
cooljupjup2 years ago
ah i`am sorry i don`t build this it cost to much red rods and than i dont have enough red rods to build the whole ballmachine.
sandroknexmaster (author)  cooljupjup2 years ago
Yeah this lift uses many pieces, I know.
smartknex2 years ago
at least put a ball machine to it!
sandroknexmaster (author)  smartknex2 years ago
I guess you didn't see my other instructable linked in the intro...
It was first featured in this ball machine:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Ball-Machine-Euphoria/
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