K'netic Energy - K'nex Ball Machine

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Introduction: K'netic Energy - K'nex Ball Machine

About: Hi, I'm Nick. On most sites (like YouTube and SSCoasters) I'm known as koolcoasterkid. I mainly build K'nex ball machines(the kind that go around the room). I've been building k'nex since I got my first se...
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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    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...

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

    Hehe! Yep he sure did

    aaaawwwwwww!!!

    cooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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 :)

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    I'm soooooooo subbing!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You play too much with k'nex don't you