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Picture of K'netic Energy - K'nex Ball Machine
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This is K'netic Energy, and largest and most complex K'nex Ball Machine to date!


To see a video of one ball going through each path, click here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS8Upr...

Here are some statistics about the machine:
- over 25 000 pieces
-5 lifts
-4 motors
-16 balls
-20 different paths
-6 months of construction

This machine also featured some new element designs as well. Some examples are the 2 way bridge over the door, the free-fall lift, the free-fall path with large yellow gears, and the trap doors.

An interesting fact about the machine; near the end of construction, carpenters came to redo my floor. As a result, I had to disassemble the entire machine in small chunks, and move it to my basement until the floor was done. Afterwards, I had to re-assemble and -realign all 28 sections that had been taken apart. The finished product looked exactly like before, luckily, and with no damage.                                                                                                                                                                                                        


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lyodmichael1 month ago

CooL !

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EliteKnex1016 months ago
Not that big.. :/ but its really cool I have a 50000+ pce one
koolcoasterkid (author)  EliteKnex1016 months ago

Oh really?

Prove it.

+1

I highly doubt he has. I mean he has not posted any 'Ibles to indicate he has that many pieces and he only joined 4 days ago...

koolcoasterkid (author)  hunter9996 months ago

He may have that many pieces, as he has already recreated Shadowman's Skeeball Machine.

Hehe! Yep he sure did

I want that for my room now...
me too :D
koolcoasterkid (author)  turdus_migratus10 months ago
I have it for my room :p

aaaawwwwwww!!!

knexiskool9 months ago
cooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
waggy1019 months ago
Thats HUGE
jmiester10 months ago
According to your comment below, I'm about your age, and Goddamn I wish I had that much K'nex...
I'm moving soon, so HOPEFULLY my parents will let me do something like this :)
so happy!
I want to say that I can not type comment anymore !Because I am foreigner...
www1399 months ago
I'm soooooooo subbing!!!!!!
www1399 months ago
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Raul539 months ago
You play too much with k'nex don't you
coolest thing i have ever seen done with k'nex. nice job
koolcoasterkid (author)  turdus_migratus10 months ago
Thanks :)
Genious!!!
genious!!!!!!!!!!
Adam Beaver10 months ago
Great mechanism! As a bit of a Friday treat, I showed 5 elementary classes your video, and it was a big hit :D Thanks for putting your ingenuity out there for the countless ways it can open eyes and inspire people! Adam
koolcoasterkid (author)  Adam Beaver10 months ago
I'm glad they liked it! :) Thanks
MisterBukweet10 months ago
Awesome Machine... though I am epicly jealous... I wish I had that many pieces...
hawk4511 months ago
friken awesome!
codongolev11 months ago
When people say that you have too much time on your hands, just say you were practicing spatial reasoning and creative design. Then ask about their video game/tv habits.
koolcoasterkid (author)  codongolev11 months ago
Haha, thanks.
WHOA!! That thing is awesome!!!
KneXtreme11 months ago
Nice job!
CrayfishYAY11 months ago
So were you the only 1 who did all of this? Or did you have someone else help you?
koolcoasterkid (author)  CrayfishYAY11 months ago
No, it was just me. Some friends do help sometimes but they just do small parts.
Lindie11 months ago
Wow! This is soooo cool! And your filming of it was great! How long did this take?
koolcoasterkid (author)  Lindie11 months ago
Thanks. It took 6 months to build.
ThePuzzler11 months ago
Whoa dude... That is awesome.
El Mano11 months ago
That easily has to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
Tazo11 months ago
One of the coolest things i have seen!!!
blomeclown11 months ago
Why do some people have this childish fascination with rubber balls rolling across plastic ramps, down plastic spirals, up plastic elevators leading to moving ramps...............
Hang on ... video just ended ... have to restart it ... must watch it again ... and again ... and again ...
That is so neat-----
omnistructable11 months ago
Awesome! How old are you?
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