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KneXtreme's Official Guide to Ball Machine Elements

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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.











 
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Step 1: Tire Stairs

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This is a variation of one of Thilbault Art's element in his ball machine Route 66

Step 2: Custom Paving

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Step 3: Side Winder

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This is a variation of one of Yardking42's elements in his ball machine Arcane

Step 4: Chain Path

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Step 5: Vertical Panel Zig-Zag

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Step 6: Ball Arms

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Step 8: Ferris Wheels

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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

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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 11: Vertical Clickers

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Step 13: Panel Drop

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Step 14: Spiral Stairs

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Step 15: Flat Clickers

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The clickers are actually the clamps from the knex electronic arcade set.

Step 16: The Flippin' Wheel

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Thanks to poncho531 for the name.

Step 17: Bendy Paving

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Step 18: Mini Roller Coaster Track

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 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

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This is not a new element but it is a nice way to make a sharp corner.

Step 20: Half Loop

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Step 21: Panel Paving

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Step 24: Orange Paving

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The ball rolls in between the orange bumps.

Step 26: Spiral Bowls

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Pictures 5 though 12 and 20 though 23 of the first bowl show each section going counterclockwise.

Step 27: Spiral Panel Stairs

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This element was originally designed by martb95.
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knex crazy4 months ago

can you post a video of number 10: working or what time in what vid

knex crazy4 months ago
Grate indestructible will haft to use some of them
Great elements! I'll have to use some.
This is one of the best guides!
There are many elements of this guide in my next ball machine! By example step 1... Thanks!
KneXtreme (author)  dickheijboer1 year ago
Thank you. Cool! Can't wait to see it. Ball machines are my favorite thing to build.
Thanks! Me to!
Awesome guide! I am using a few of these so I will give you credit on my work:)
I LOVE THIS GUIDE!!!!! Amazing!
Thanks man. Keep it up with your ball machines. I like 'em.
Thanks! So far I've just been "testing the waters" with only other people's ideas...it's time for me to start inventing my own elements!
No prop. Good luck designing elements. I'm interested to see what you come up with. Most of the time I just make a new version of a older element. Like a ferris wheel, stairs, or ball arm. Other times I base my elements off of other peoples elements. Like the gear/panel maze or the panel stairs. Hopefully this helps a little with designing new elements.
Thanks, I think it will. One reason I like your guide so much is that it uses odd pieces in cool ways. For example, I never seem to be able to find ways to use my panel pieces...and your guide is the only one so far that has several ways to use these otherwise dust-collecting pieces. Once again, great job!
I have a lot of panels, wheels, and gears so I always try to make elements out of them.
I like the element updates from Oxygen. I like them a lot! ;-D
Thank you.
I may use some, if that's okay. (Always credit, of course!)
The new elements are cool. I like the Side Winder and the Tire Stairs from Thibaultisthebest (Route 66 is great BTW)
KneXtreme (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
Thanks. I agree. Thibaultisthebest makes awesome ball machines.
I allready asked him to make an account here, but he didn't I don't know why.
He lives about 20 kilometres from me :)
www1392 years ago
nice work! you helped me with my path deviders!
KneXtreme (author)  www1392 years ago
Thanks. I'm glad I could help.
www1392 years ago
wow thats cool
www1392 years ago
thanks
TechKitteh2 years ago
Why does this step have no name :P?
KneXtreme (author)  TechKitteh2 years ago
Thank you for pointing that out. I guess I forgot.
Now I think that people can figure out what it is now.
TechKitteh2 years ago
I love the coaster spiral stairs,it's very usefull for me since I don't build roller coasters. So I can finally use pieces from my 2 Rippin' Rocket sets I got from my local GoodWill.
KneXtreme (author)  TechKitteh2 years ago
Thanks. So I take it that your building a ball machine.
ked19972 years ago
No, I have a slow computer and sometimes it lags, and i click enter multiple times when that happens...i feel stupid.
ked19972 years ago
When i ever get enough knex...I need to use all of these for a massive epic ball machine.
KneXtreme (author)  ked19972 years ago
Cool! Why did you repeat yourself 6 times? Making shure I saw this comment huh?
ked19972 years ago
Pure insanity.
Great guide! I'm sure I'm gonna use some of those elements!
What type of wood are your floors made of
KneXtreme (author)  Orangeprofessor2 years ago
They're actually not real wood. They're a laminate made to look like wood. It's called Pioneer Laminate Flooring.
I love this thing! :D
Thank you! These are awesome elements! I like the very last one, the high tech path selector how it resets itself, so genuine! You should send some projects into knex headquarters and give them ideas for a ball machine product! ; )
Thank you! These are awesome elements!
Puddock3 years ago
Thanks for the advice KnexXtreme.
This is awsome! Thanks for sharing!
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