Introduction: Knex Ball Machine: Dragonfire, Elements

Hi everyone

Here are some photos and instructions of my new elements.
You can find them all in my second knex ball machine Dragonfire, if you want to see them working.
I hope everything is clear enough, if not feel free to ask.

And now let's get building!

~Sandroknexmaster~

Step 1: Multiple Ball Zigzag

Step 2: Big Ferris Wheel

Step 3: Vertical Clickers

Step 4: Horizontal Clickers

Step 5: Four Balls Divider

Step 6: Ball Arm

Step 7: Small Ball Arms

Step 8: Blue Path

Step 9: Two Balls Divider

Step 10: Spiral Stairs

Step 11: Simple Stairs

Step 12: Special Ball Arm

Step 13: Mini Ferris Wheel

Comments

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Jake_hates_lego made it! (author)2016-06-23

How is the 7 small ball arms supposed to work? is it in one of your ball machines?

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2016-08-26

All of these elements are in my ball machine Dragonfire, there's a link in the intro of this instructable. There you can watch the video :)

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mrcarraatknex made it! (author)2016-02-03

Hey man I love your creations. I used to be really into knex but found other interests later. I recently came upon 25000 piece collection again, and being stuck inside due to winter, I organized it all and am getting back into making stuff like ball machines, which you give me good ideas. Keep the good work up :)

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2016-04-06

That's nice to hear! Did you already post stuff before? I'm curious to see what you come up with.

Thanks!

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)2015-11-07

Great elements like in all of your ball machines :D. I dont want to embarrass you but in the introduction you spelt 'photos' as 'fotos'. sorry :/

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2015-11-10

Thanks!

Damn English :p I changed it.

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-11-10

I feel so bad now :/ Sorry....

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2015-12-14

Haha no problem man :p

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-12-14

:D :-)

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master-splinter306 made it! (author)2015-10-17

Great job I love them!

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2015-10-17

Thanks!

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master-splinter306 made it! (author)master-splinter3062015-10-19

Your welcome

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Kona-chan made it! (author)2013-04-24

jij hebt te veel knex man xD

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2013-04-24

Yep :D

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dickheijboer made it! (author)dickheijboer2013-06-17

Te veel ja? Geef dan maar wat aan mij! Ik heb nooit genoeg.. :D

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2013-06-17

Haha ik heb een beter idee!
Bouw een mega goeie ball machine, post hem NA 1 juli, en dan kan je ermee meedoen aan de knex-wedstrijd.
Bij de prijzen zit o.a. mega veel knex!
Ideaal voor u als je het mij vraagt :D

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dickheijboer made it! (author)dickheijboer2013-06-17

Sireus? Wow! Waar gaat dat van uit! Vertel pleas iets meer!

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2013-06-17

Het enigste wat tot nu toe geweten is, is dat de wedstrijd begint op 1 juli en dat de prijzen hopen knex zijn:
https://www.instructables.com/community/Prize-ideas-for-Knex-projects/
De wedstrijd wordt georganiseerd door instructables zelf, maar ik veronderstel dat ze samenwerken met knex, want ze moeten ook hun prijzen van ergens halen. En dan wordt er waarschijnlijk reclame gemaakt hier op instructables voor de knex-site, zo gaat dat meestal ook met de andere wedstrijden.

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dickheijboer made it! (author)dickheijboer2013-06-17

Nice! Haha dat kan ik idd wel gebruiken!

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knex dude 2000 made it! (author)2013-02-25

I think knexmaster is the right name for you. you are tottaly epic. By the way , why is it sandro knex master.

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2013-02-26

Haha thanks! My name is Sandro :p

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knex dude 2000 made it! (author)knex dude 20002013-02-26

ha cool. my name is Ewan. as in ewan mc greggor lolz

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2013-02-26

Haha lol :p

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knex dude 2000 made it! (author)knex dude 20002013-02-26

do you like my top gear instructable and my mike stand.

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2013-02-27

Looks good!

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ked1997 made it! (author)2013-02-10

daredevil, a replacement I use for a knex ball is a super small wiffle ball...its like 1 to 1.5 inches wide. Anything in that range would work i think.

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Jag56 made it! (author)2013-01-04

Nice! I'll be sure to contain these new elements in my next ball machine!

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2013-01-05

Thanks, I can't wait to see it!

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Jag56 made it! (author)Jag562013-01-05

It won't be for awhile, probably next year unfortunately. Usually I don't go on a big ball machine spree so Yeah...:P

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2013-01-05

Ok my next ball machine will be finished in about 2-3 months I think.

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Jag56 made it! (author)Jag562013-01-05

Cool!

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daredevil499 made it! (author)2012-12-11

I also don't have KNEX balls

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2012-12-12

You can buy them here if you want:
http://www.knexusergroup.org.uk/acatalog/knex-user-group.html

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daredevil499 made it! (author)daredevil4992012-12-12

Thanks, but I'm going to get them on ebay.

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2012-12-12

I'm also going to buy some new parts on ebay. Especially white connectors, because I planned to build a GIANT white floor in my next ball machine.

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daredevil499 made it! (author)daredevil4992012-12-12

When I have some more cash I'm going to buy a large lot of knex, I need a lot of whites too because those are the ones I have the least of.
How many knex pieces do you have?

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2012-12-12

Euphoria used 17505 pieces and I think I didn't use about 7000-8000 pieces.
So my rough estimation is 24000-25000 (I'm not sure, it can be more, probably)

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daredevil499 made it! (author)daredevil4992012-12-12

wow, I only have between 6000 7000 pieces.

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daredevil499 made it! (author)2012-12-11

I wish I had enough knex to build a Ball machine that large.:(
But I could probably build all the elements in the first picture 3 or 4 times:)

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2012-12-12

When you have some knexballs you can also try to built a smaller ball machine.
They don't have to be 2 metres high to be good. =)

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KneXtreme made it! (author)2012-05-03

Nice! My favorite element is the Two balls divider.

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2012-05-03

Cool! You can use it for your next ball machine :D

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KneXtreme made it! (author)KneXtreme2012-05-05

I will indeed :)

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King1986 made it! (author)2012-05-03

How long does it take to do that?

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2012-05-03

to build or making the ible?

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Sorunome made it! (author)2012-05-03

I like this one! :)

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2012-05-03

Thanks!

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jameshond made it! (author)2012-05-02

mooi gemaakt ik ga wel wat dingen maken hiervan

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2012-05-02

Danku! Voor in uwe nieuwe ball machine?

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jameshond made it! (author)jameshond2012-05-02

ja ik ga de vertical clickers maken en de ball arm en dat path met de purple conectors en de stars met rods

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