Introduction: Floor Double Arm Lift, a Knex Ball Machine Lift

Hello everyone!

The Floor Double Arm Lift is the first of 2 lifts first seen in my ball machine Revolution.

This one is a double arm lift. Nothing special you'd say. But...

It's a bit different than a standard arm lift because the balls enter directly from the floor, not from an entrance track (as the title says).

When it's not in a ball machine, I think the Floor Double Arm Lift looks quite ugly. But it looks better when you build a ball machine around it.

If you're going to build this lift, please read the image notes, they might come in handy!

You can always send me a question if necessary with a comment or PM.

I hope you like it and thanks for watching / building!

~Sandroknexmaster~

Step 1: Piece Count

If you want you can count the pieces before you start building.

Here is a list with all pieces included in this lift, named by their original color:


RODS:

Green: 230

White: 126

Blue: 132

Yellow: 67

Red: 76

Gray: 29

Total rods: 660


CONNECTORS:

Dark-grey: 19

Light-grey: 17

Orange: 44

Red: 15

Green: 12

Yellow: 59

White: 116

Purple: 98

Blue: 40

Total connectors: 420


OTHER:

Blue spacer: 22

Silver spacer: 41

Tan clip: 5

Y-clip: 9

Small blue gear: 1

Large yellow gear: 1

Motor: 1

Total other: 80


Grand Total: 1160

Step 2: Floor

The first step contains the floor and the base underneath it.

Step 3: Frame (Part 1)

The first part of the frame. There are 2 parts in total.

Step 4: Frame (Part 2)

Second part of the frame.

Step 5: Motor

The motor section.

Step 6: Arms

In this step we're going to make the arms.

Step 7: Exit

The last step!

Step 8: Finished!

Your Floor Double Arm Lift is finished! Congrats!

Always slide the switch of the motor to the left.

If you have built this lift, you can always send me a picture so I can add it to this step.

Thanks for watching / building!

~Sandroknexmaster~

Comments

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augustuss (author)2015-08-16

Do you have small ball machines?

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No not really, the smallest ball machine you can find on my profile is revolution. Maybe I'll make a smaller ball machine in the future.

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augustuss (author)2015-08-16

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thaaanks!

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KNEXnCoding (author)2015-05-06

This looks awesome! I'm going to use this in my machine, just not the floor part.

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Great! Send me a link when your machine is finished :)

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artemisje (author)2014-12-17

Cool lift! Would it also work when I'd only use the arms and motor and build it in a different environment (I was planning to let the arms pick the balls up at the end of a tube-track).

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Yes, you'll have to make your own entrance part then. But I'm sure it is possible with some mods :)

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Well, I think I am able to use my own creativity :). The pictures were very clear and easy to use, btw

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Thanks! :)

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ryry2011 (author)2014-08-25

cool I may use this in my up coming ball machine.

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Thanks!

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KRA5H (author)2014-07-21

I tried to vote for this in the K'nex contest but it hasn't been submitted yet. Anyway, I hope you vote for my K'nex kinetic sculpture:

https://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Knex-Ki...

I'll vote for yours as soon as I see it in the K'nex contest.

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sandroknexmaster (author)KRA5H2014-07-21

It's already submitted, but not accepted yet.

Thanks!

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KRA5H (author)sandroknexmaster2014-07-22

Voted!

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sandroknexmaster (author)KRA5H2014-07-22

Thanks!

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Knex2thelimit (author)2014-07-21

Congrats on getting featured! :D

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Thanks! :D

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ManMister (author)2014-07-20

Awesome lift! What about the wheel lift?

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Thanks! Coming soon :)

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Zombiekiller-93 (author)2014-07-20

Another great ball lift, you could try adding another two arms if it is possible

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Could be possible. Thanks!

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Knex2thelimit (author)2014-07-20

Cool! I always like your work. :)

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Thanks! :)

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Sorunome (author)2014-07-20

Nice lift! :D

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Thanks! =D

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