Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Apocalypse

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Here it finally is, my new knex ball machine Apocalypse!
Construction time was about half a year, it has 4 networks with 16 paths.
For a full image gallery please visit my website!
Thank you to the community for inspiring me on tons of things in this ball machine - wouldn't have manged to make it without you guys!

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www139 (author)2014-08-16

question how do you make the elevator lift come back down or reverse itself?

Sorunome (author)www1392014-08-17

With a mechanism thingy that took me like 3-4 months to build with several non-working designs :P

Somehow similar like how a gearing is working in a car, only automatically triggered ;)

www139 (author)Sorunome2014-09-14

Oh. (sorry late reply... not in comment tracker...)

Sorunome (author)www1392014-09-15

better late than never ;)

manitxu (author)2014-06-20

SICK! wow awesome ball machine. I'm still amazed by the height of that monster. Nice job sir

Sorunome (author)manitxu2014-06-20

Haha, thank you!

Dude, this is amazine. My sister and I are in awe!

Haha, thanks!

You are very welcome.

koolcoasterkid (author)2014-01-22

Nice machine! I like it.

Sorunome (author)koolcoasterkid2014-01-22


AndyGadget (author)2014-01-16

These machines keep getting bigger and bigger and more and more complex. One day, one of them will collapse under the weight of its own awesomeness and create a k'nex singularity.

That day cannot be far off . . .

Sorunome (author)AndyGadget2014-01-16

Haha, thanks :D

This is another incredible ball machine from Sorunome! I loved the whole thing, but was especially impressed by the elements at 5:12, 6:10, 7:01, and 9:00. Great job! ;-D

By the way, that's a lot of Rubik's cubes at 3:30! o.o

Haha, thanks!
I didn't invent the elements at 6:10, 7:01 and 9:00, though ;)

And I have quite a some rubiks cubes than showen ^.^

Hey, if I see an element I like, I still find it impressive whether or not it is an old element. :-) Great machine!

ok, thanks! ^.^

By the way, you're now officially my 300th commenter! :-D

yaaaay :D

Tjakka5 (author)2014-01-13

About 20% cooler then all the other BM's out there.

Sorunome (author)Tjakka52014-01-14

Haha, thanks!

dickheijboer (author)2014-01-13

Pure epicness...

Sorunome (author)dickheijboer2014-01-13


Knex Lego Maniac (author)2014-01-12

Great build! Loved the video!


foobear (author)2014-01-12

Wow, this is ready for the mall or the airport. Impressive

Sorunome (author)foobear2014-01-13

Haha, I ain't giving up my knex!

Anyways, thanks!

FlyingFish10 (author)2014-01-12

Might be one of the best!! Some of the elements are just incredible. Awesome job, man.

Sorunome (author)FlyingFish102014-01-13

Haha, thanks!

knexinventions 49 (author)2014-01-12

1:51 AWESOME!!

Haha, thanks! I didn't invent that element, though

*glares at*

sandroknexmaster (author)2014-01-12

Yeah! That's one awesome ball machine!

The loop looks great IMO, and there are some cool new elements as well :D

Deserves a feature!

haha, thanks! :D

Sorunome (author)2014-01-12

Haha, that would be funny indeed, but I like making completley free-standing ball machine ;)

KneXtreme (author)2014-01-12

Wow! Great ball machine! Yay, you used my wheel lift with holes :) I like how you put a twist on some of the older elements, but yet there are some amazing new elements like that spiral shoot thing. The loop's epic.

Sorunome (author)KneXtreme2014-01-12


And it is actually my own design, based on yours, I didn't use your instructions :P

hunter999 (author)2014-01-12

O_O! Words can't describe how awesome your ball machine is, why is this not featured :-(. So many parts I liked in the ball machine! How many pieces does it use? - and I agree with Shadowman, this is your best work to date. Spectacular job! Favourited! =D

Sorunome (author)hunter9992014-01-12

Haha, thanks!

SOmehow i have the feeling the team doesn't stumble upon my 'ibles often :(

And i'd estamate about 30k pieces.

epicpenguin13 (author)2014-01-11

Wow. This makes the big ball factory look like a single piece. How many motors does it use?

Sorunome (author)epicpenguin132014-01-11

Haha, thanks! And in total it uses 10 motors :)

epicpenguin13 (author)Sorunome2014-01-12

You're welcome :D

You213 (author)2014-01-11

This is awesome great work

Sorunome (author)You2132014-01-12

Thank you!

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Shadowman39 (author)2014-01-11

Awesome ball machine, definitely your best yet! I see Derpy in the first picture. :-P I like the way the ring lift sticks out. Looking forward to seeing the video. ;-)

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392014-01-11

Haha, thanks :P

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2014-01-11

You're welcome, and now that I've seen the video, my favorite path is the loop path, because you made the balls build up and go on the loop at once. :-) Also lots of interesting elements in there. Great job :-D

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392014-01-11

Haha, thanks!

I don't think anybody ever made such a long two-rail path with only yellows, the hard thing was that it has to be completley straight, one little bending and the ball would fall off, lol

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