Greetings all you fellow knexers.
This is my official guide to all my ball machine elements. From now on (when I make a new ball machine or a new element) they will be posted here. Keep checking back now and then for new elements. If you have not seen any of my ball machines here they are. Enjoy.
Step 1: Tire Stairs
This is a variation of one of Thilbault Art's elements in his ball machine Route 66
Step 3: Side Winder
This is a variation of one of Yardking42's elements in his ball machine Arcane
Step 5: Vertical Panel Zig-Zag
Step 8: Ferris Wheels
Here is the piece count for the big ferris wheel.
Red rod: 1
Gray rods: 64
Yellow rods: 64
White rods: 128
Yellow connectors: 64
Red connectors: 64
Orange connectors: 64
Green connectors: 2
Silver spacers: 4
Step 9: Smooth Paving
The paving is from the Down Hill Thrill or the Real Bridge Building sets. I used this paving in my ball machine Boron and my failed ball machine.
Step 10: Spinning Circles
There are two different circles. The one on the left is the kicking circle, which kicks the ball as it exits. The other one is the dropping circle, which lets the ball just fall through.
Step 11: Vertical Clickers
Step 15: Flat Clickers
The clickers are actually the clamps from the knex electronic arcade set.
Step 16: The Flippin' Wheel
Thanks to poncho531 for the name.
Step 18: Mini Roller Coaster Track
Finally! Something to use all that mini roller coaster track for, that is if you have a lot Y-clips. Turns are possible but are very hard to make.
Step 19: Sharp Corner
This is not a new element but it is a nice way to make a sharp corner.
Step 22: Motorcycle Elements
This is for all you ball machine builders who don't know what to do with all those motorcycle parts.
Step 24: Orange Paving
The ball rolls in between the orange bumps.
Step 25: Dual Paving
There are two ways to build this. Version one is using the red tubing as guard rails and version two is using the bendy rods as guard rails. Both versions work well but version one is a little more smooth.
Step 27: Spiral Panel Stairs
This element was originally designed by martb95.