Yes, it is true, I made the worlds tallest freestanding knex ball machine!
It is standing 5.51 meters tall and is totally freestanding!
Gallery: http://www.sorunome.de/knex/ballmachines/everest

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<p>Really cool! is Icarus taller or does this still hold the record?</p>
<p>Thank you!</p><p>Icarus is taller, but it isn't freestanding, though ;)</p>
Nice! late comment lol :) <br>Maybe I will try to build a higher ball machine, when it's summer (It can start snowing every moment now where I live xp) <br>I just bought 40 kilo knex so I think I have enough pieces to make a higher one :D
<p>40 KG!!! how much do you have now</p>
<p>no idea, like 40 thousand pieces. No idea how much it weighs, though, but my guess is A LOT :P</p>
<p>damn... i have around 9.000 pieces now, i sold all my metalic knex</p>
<p>i'm trying to get ahold of more grey 5-way connectors :P</p>
<p>more? why would you need more you can literally build anything now haha</p><p>because i sold all my metallic knex i am limited to only something around 350 purple 3d connectors, i used to have ALLOT more but most of my purple 3d connectors were those ugly grey ones</p>
<p>I only have like 500 of those and in my current project my approximation is that i'll need 2k of those &lt;_&lt;</p>
<p>are you ever going to make a ball machine with instructions?</p>
<p>Already made one here: </p><p><a href="http://www.sorunome.de/knex/ballmachines/fab" rel="nofollow">http://www.sorunome.de/knex/ballmachines/fab</a></p><p>and if you wanne count Micro-BM:</p><p><a href="http://www.sorunome.de/knex/ballmachines/microbm" rel="nofollow">http://www.sorunome.de/knex/ballmachines/microbm</a></p>
<p>i already knew about those, i meant another one with like more elements,bigger base, more pieces</p>
<p>nah, takes waaaay too much time and anyone with like 10k+ pieces would rather build their own machine ;)</p>
<p>ah whatever, all my ball machines will have instructions</p>
<p>just wait till you'll make a 20k+ pieces ball machine :P</p>
<p>don't have 20k pieces... yet,</p><p>knexpert#3.14159265358979323 has some ball machines with around 7k and 9k pieces, all having instructions</p>
<p>lol i know the 1st 100 digits after pi using the phoenetic code</p><p>82097494459230781640628620 (continues after what you just wrote i think.. no google)</p>
<p>once knew 108 but forgot more than half, and now i only remember like 51 &gt;.&lt;</p>
<p>you mean like actually REMEMBER all the numbers?</p><p>google the phonetic code and just memorize 4 sentences wich lead to pi :p</p><p>my turtle pancho,will my love pick up my new mover ginger</p><p>my movie monkey plays in a favourite bucket</p><p>ship my puppy michael to sullivans backrubber</p><p>a really open music video cheers jenny f jones,</p><p>this is how i memorize it</p>
<p>yes, i actually remember all the numbers :P</p><p>I just remember it as 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105</p>
<p>I know it as 3.14. Much simpler. :P</p>
<p>lol if i would have to remember just the numbers, ignore the sentences i would get 3.141592653589793238, beyond that i need to think of the sentences and translate them to numbers</p>
<p>my key for learning all those digets is boring biology lessons &lt;_&lt;</p>
<p>biology isn't boring :p</p>
<p>if you already know all that stuff and your teacher is repeating it over and over and over it gets boring :P</p>
<p>true, that's why during math i spend most of my time squaring 5 digit numbers, i already know everything lol</p>
<p>that's why during math i program stuff :P</p>
<p>that's why during math i solve a 5x5x5 rubiks cube when no one's looking</p>
<p>my english teacher was like WTF IS THAT when i took out my 8x8x8 cube during class :P</p>
<p>lol last friday me and some of my friends were all cubing trough </p><p>physics and he saw my tower cube(2x2x4) and he kept staring at that thing untill it was solved, he didn't steal my cubes unlike most other teachers, i can solve that 5x5x5 thingy in about 5 or 6 minutes</p>
<p>hm, i should bet an updated pic of my cube collection some time.</p><p>Also, ever tried a square-1? Those are awesome :D</p>
<p>i have a 2x2 standard rubiks cube, 3x3 standard rubiks cube and a 5x5 shengshou, shengshou can make 10x10 cubes rotate better than rubiks 2x2</p>
<p>I have like 32 rubiks cubes O.O</p>
<p>i just counted my purple connectors, only have 247 of them :p</p>
<p>i have way more, lol</p>
(ja sandro, hier in nederland hebben we nu een mega dronken moedernatuur xD)
Haha, ik zou niet weten hoeveel keer ik het al op ibles gezegd heb , maar ik woon in Belgi&euml;, niet Nederland :D <br>en ja je hebt gelijk inderdaad maar sorunome woont in Duitsland dus dat is ook ongeveer hetzelfde weer ;)
(me we bedoelde ik richtofen, the-dutch-guy en ik)
En nog zoveel andere, ik denk dat bijna 1 derde van de knexers nederlanders zijn :D
yep, you guys are invading :P
Seems like i'm the only german knexer :(
yup, but you have the dutch and the belgian people :D
true, true, but i'm still all alone over here :P
That makes you the best in your country ;P
But also worst in my country :P
Haha but you don't have to tell that, just say you're the best off your country, and if they ask for the worst.... &quot;Euhm.... I don't know.... Well.... hm no I don't know sorry&quot; :p
lol :P<br>
(google translate ftw), also, here it also snows in the winter etc, guess why i built it in the summer :P
good luck, it was just complicated to assemble that thing, lol, my friend AND my parents helped me to do so....... <br>

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