Introduction: Counter Parallel Arm Lift, a Knex Ball Machine Lift
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!
Step 1: Piece List
Here's a list with all pieces you'll need to build this lift.
They're named by their original color.
Total rods: 771
Total connectors: 591
tan clip: 10
blue clip: 2
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
We will start with the first part of the tower, that exists out of 2 parts.
Step 3: Tower Part 2
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
The entrance. Here the balls wait to enter the entrance arm.
Step 5: Entrance Arm
Very simple. This small arm will lift the ball from the entrance track to the first arm.
Step 6: First Arm
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
Now we will build the three other arms. They almost look the same, but they aren't so build everything correctly.
Step 8: Exit
Here the ball exits the last arm.
Step 9: Axle
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
These two parts connect the arms.
Step 11: Crank
Let's build the crank now. You're almost finished!
Step 12: Motor Section
This is the very last step, the motor section. You're almost done!
Step 13: Finished!
Yeah! The lift is finished!
Thanks for building or watching this new lift.
I hope it'll be usefull for your ball machine.
If you've built this lift, please sent me a picture so I can add it to this step.
Till next time!