Introduction: Hof- the Tiny Knex Ball Machine

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Hello! Today I will show you how to create Hof- the tiny knex ball machine. Almost anyone can make it, that is why it is my first Instructable. It is battery-powered so you can take it anywhere- LOL. Here is a video:

Let;s begin!

Step 1: Step 1- Piece Gathering

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Although small, this ball machine needs 152 peices:


Green: 4
White: 10
Blue: 32
Yellow: 15
Red: 3
Tan: 1


1-slot gray: 1
2-slot gray:6
2 slot orange: 8
3-slot red: 2
4-slot green: 4
4-slot purple: 12
5-slot yellow: 6
7-slot blue: 2
8 slot white: 5


Grey Spacers: 8
Blue Spacers: 8
Red gears: 4
Y-connectors: 4
Standard Chain links: 13
Tan connectors: 2
Red ball half: 1
Yellow ball half: 1
Motor: 1 New Kind (Preferably Green Speed)
End Connector: 1 

That's it.

Step 2: Step 2- Front Half

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Just look at the pictures.

Step 3: Step 3- Ball Path

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Just look at the pictures.

Step 4: Step 4- Motor Axle

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Just look at the picture.

Step 5: Step 5- Top

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Just look at the pictures

Step 6: Step 6- Stilts and Chain

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Step 7: Step 7- the Ball

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Just look at the pictures.

Step 8: You're Done!

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Thank you for building this tiny ball machine.

I am having problems about posting Fort Klydian (my next ball machine) but i will solve it soon.

Til then, Farewell!

Lego Andrew

Step 9: BONUS! Hof Jr!

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Want a Smaller one? Maybe with micro pieces?


Build Hof Jr.


random_builder made it! (author)2016-12-17

Really cool!

dieseldorky (author)2016-06-19

I've built this, but the only flip is that I replaced a few parts with the following;

- Red Gears to Blue Gears

- Chain Link (standard) to Micro sized links

- Micro parts for lifting balls.

The Knex Inventor (author)2016-06-05

Cute little ball machine! I don't see how it can get any smaller than this! :-)

GuppehsWorld (author)2015-12-26

Thats neat c:

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-09-05

hehe it's so cute :D

Sorunome (author)2012-08-13

sweet :D

Leigo Andre (author)Sorunome2012-08-15

lol i mke 6 foot ball machines that i dont record and it comes to this

Denger (author)2012-08-13

Cool mechanism design and a good Instructable. Well done!

srhadaham (author)2012-08-09

Finally one I have enough pieces to make!
Reminds me of this

About This Instructable




Bio: Hi I'm Leigo Andre. I changed my name because copyright precautions. I like building with Knex and that's what you will see on ... More »
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