This lift uses the concept behind Shadowman's Alternator Lift. However, the "alternators" are attached to arms, making it transport the balls a lot quicker. It also has concepts found in the stepper lift (the see-saw at the top).
Our goal for this lift was to make a fast, piece efficient lift and we think it came out pretty well! We hope you enjoy building it as much as we did!
This lift introduces a new instruction format: there are steps that give instructions on modules, which can be added to the middle of the lift to make it taller. See Step 8 for more information about the modules.
This lift works with the newer balls and the original balls.
Here's a video of the lift in action:
We know you guys want to get building, so how about we get started! Woah, not so fast... You need pieces first! :-) The next step is the piece count.
Step 1: Piece Counting Time!
dark gray- 51
light gray- 21
Y clip- 7
tan clip- 12
blue spacer- 39
silver spacer- 20
blue gear- 2
red gear- 2
small wheel- 3
small tire- 3
And, of course, you'll need balls.
*Newer-style motor. The one we used in this Ible is the green one; keep in mind that motors of other colors go different speeds. For example, the black one goes slowest and silver goes fastest.