Introduction: Everest - the Worlds Tallest Freestanding Knex Ball Machine

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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Comments

FanPlastic (author)2016-01-03

Really cool! is Icarus taller or does this still hold the record?

Sorunome (author)FanPlastic2016-01-08

Thank you!

Icarus is taller, but it isn't freestanding, though ;)

sandroknexmaster (author)2012-12-15

Nice! late comment lol :)
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)
I just bought 40 kilo knex so I think I have enough pieces to make a higher one :D

40 KG!!! how much do you have now

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

no idea, like 40 thousand pieces. No idea how much it weighs, though, but my guess is A LOT :P

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

damn... i have around 9.000 pieces now, i sold all my metalic knex

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

i'm trying to get ahold of more grey 5-way connectors :P

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

more? why would you need more you can literally build anything now haha

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

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

I only have like 500 of those and in my current project my approximation is that i'll need 2k of those <_<

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

are you ever going to make a ball machine with instructions?

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

i already knew about those, i meant another one with like more elements,bigger base, more pieces

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

nah, takes waaaay too much time and anyone with like 10k+ pieces would rather build their own machine ;)

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

ah whatever, all my ball machines will have instructions

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

just wait till you'll make a 20k+ pieces ball machine :P

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

don't have 20k pieces... yet,

knexpert#3.14159265358979323 has some ball machines with around 7k and 9k pieces, all having instructions

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

8462643383279502884197169399375105

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

lol i know the 1st 100 digits after pi using the phoenetic code

82097494459230781640628620 (continues after what you just wrote i think.. no google)

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

once knew 108 but forgot more than half, and now i only remember like 51 >.<

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

you mean like actually REMEMBER all the numbers?

google the phonetic code and just memorize 4 sentences wich lead to pi :p

my turtle pancho,will my love pick up my new mover ginger

my movie monkey plays in a favourite bucket

ship my puppy michael to sullivans backrubber

a really open music video cheers jenny f jones,

this is how i memorize it

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

yes, i actually remember all the numbers :P

I just remember it as 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105

www139 (author)Sorunome2015-03-28

I know it as 3.14. Much simpler. :P

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

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

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

my key for learning all those digets is boring biology lessons <_<

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

biology isn't boring :p

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

if you already know all that stuff and your teacher is repeating it over and over and over it gets boring :P

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

true, that's why during math i spend most of my time squaring 5 digit numbers, i already know everything lol

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

that's why during math i program stuff :P

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

that's why during math i solve a 5x5x5 rubiks cube when no one's looking

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

my english teacher was like WTF IS THAT when i took out my 8x8x8 cube during class :P

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-15

lol last friday me and some of my friends were all cubing trough

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

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-15

hm, i should bet an updated pic of my cube collection some time.

Also, ever tried a square-1? Those are awesome :D

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-16

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

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-16

I have like 32 rubiks cubes O.O

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2014-06-17

i just counted my purple connectors, only have 247 of them :p

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-06-17

i have way more, lol

(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 België, niet Nederland :D
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.... "Euhm.... I don't know.... Well.... hm no I don't know sorry" :p

lol :P

Sorunome (author)Kona-chan2013-09-12

(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.......

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