Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Catastropha

Picture of Knex Ball Machine Catastropha
Here it is finally, Catastropha!
After more than one year of construction it has 11 lifts and 17 paths!
For the full description and the slide-show please visit this website!
And here's the vid:

Oh, and I forgot to mention: I have created 6 vLogs to Catastropha, hidden, and if at least 20 people want me to publish them I'll do so.
And if you want me to take any more pic of Catastropha I'll also put that on my website! :)


koolcoasterkid (author)2013-11-02

I realised that I did not comment on this either :P

Epic machine though :) How many pieces in this build (because I know you would have counted them :P) )

Sorunome (author)koolcoasterkid2013-11-02

Ha, thanks!
Also, i stated that one my website:

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2013-11-04

Woah, you counted the pieces of a ball machine? I'm surprised. :-P Nice parts list though, with all the pictures of pieces. Are you going to do that with Apocalypse?

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392013-11-05

i thought you new i did, i also had a contest running on piece guessing :P

Also, probably not going to count apocalypse as it uses waaaay more pieces :P

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2013-11-05

Ha, I forgot about the contest too.

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392013-11-05

Get a new brain :P
/me hides

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2013-11-05

But the new brain wouldn't have any memory stored at all. :-P

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392013-11-05

But maybe its storage capacity will be slightly better >.>

Shadowman39 (author)2013-09-20

In the picture, it looks like there are bubbles. :-P

Also, I just noticed I had never commented on this, so... Great ball machine! :-D

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392013-09-20

ha, lol, i know that that pic is a bad pic :P
And lol that you never commented on it xD

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2013-09-20

I guess I was inactive when you posted this. The bubbles make sense. :-P

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392013-09-20

because derpy?

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Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2013-09-20

Lol, this was a blank comment in my comment tracker, so I assumed there was going to be a picture.

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392013-09-20

muffin ftw :D

sandroknexmaster (author)2012-12-15

Didn't comment yet on this one :D

Nice ball machine, so big!

haha, thanks! :D

this isn't featured? That's strange! :)

what, it isn't featured? O.o

jameshond (author)2012-05-03

how big is this machine i like it

Sorunome (author)jameshond2012-05-03

Thanks! And it is 2.45 meter high, 2.30 meters wide and 1.70 meters deep.

jameshond (author)Sorunome2012-05-03

wooooooooow that is big

Sorunome (author)jameshond2012-05-03

Hehe, I know :P

Orangeprofessor (author)2012-04-08

Really cool and what camera was used to film this

Sorunome (author)Orangeprofessor2012-04-12

Thanks! I used Exilim from Casio.
Sorry, I don't know the exact number as I replaced the instructions but it has 30 ftps continuus shooting and can film up to 1000 frames per second.

Orangeprofessor (author)Sorunome2012-04-13

btw can you create an instructable on how you created the switchers for this ball machine

Sorunome (author)Orangeprofessor2012-04-13

I already did a loooooooooong time ago, before I started on this ball machine right here:

Orangeprofessor (author)Sorunome2012-04-13

I'm late

Sorunome (author)Orangeprofessor2012-04-14

Haha :D

jameshond (author)2012-04-03

this ballmachine is cooool nice 5*

Sorunome (author)jameshond2012-04-03


skiedra (author)2012-01-26

Wahahahahaha, that is one geek's room. And an awesome knex build too.

Sorunome (author)skiedra2012-01-28


stevemoseley (author)2012-01-24

Very impressive work and great imagination.

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toeti (author)2012-01-22

niiiiice ;)

Sorunome (author)toeti2012-01-22

thaaaaaaaaanks! :)

I_am_Canadian (author)2012-01-21

The bunnies and lift at 7:51 are awesome :-p Really cool ball machine! So much interesting stuff.

Sorunome (author)I_am_Canadian2012-01-22


knexinventer (author)2012-01-20

wow! awesome 5*

Sorunome (author)knexinventer2012-01-20


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The Chunky Sniper! (author)2012-01-20

One word: outstanding.


martijnb95 (author)2012-01-19

Holy crap! This is mindblowing! Great work on the new stuff and congrats for the most epic bm ever!

Sorunome (author)martijnb952012-01-20

Thanks a LOT!

Purple Waffles (author)2012-01-19

Very cool. I love that lift near 8:00

Only question-how reliable is that 5th path?

Other than that great job! keep up the good work and 4.5 stars!

Sorunome (author)Purple Waffles2012-01-20

Thanks! And path 5 never failed! :)

Purple Waffles (author)Sorunome2012-01-20

Ok. Very good job!

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