Introduction: Knex Ball Machine: Dragonfire, Elements

Picture of 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!


Step 1: Multiple Ball Zigzag

Picture of Multiple Ball Zigzag

Step 2: Big Ferris Wheel

Picture of Big Ferris Wheel

Step 3: Vertical Clickers

Picture of Vertical Clickers

Step 4: Horizontal Clickers

Picture of Horizontal Clickers

Step 5: Four Balls Divider

Picture of Four Balls Divider

Step 6: Ball Arm

Picture of Ball Arm

Step 7: Small Ball Arms

Picture of Small Ball Arms

Step 8: Blue Path

Picture of Blue Path

Step 9: Two Balls Divider

Picture of Two Balls Divider

Step 10: Spiral Stairs

Picture of Spiral Stairs

Step 11: Simple Stairs

Picture of Simple Stairs

Step 12: Special Ball Arm

Picture of Special Ball Arm

Step 13: Mini Ferris Wheel

Picture of Mini Ferris Wheel


Jake_hates_lego (author)2016-06-23

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

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 :)

mrcarraatknex (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 :)

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


Linkin_J_Knex (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 :/


Damn English :p I changed it.

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

Haha no problem man :p

:D :-)

master-splinter306 (author)2015-10-17

Great job I love them!


Your welcome

Kona-chan (author)2013-04-24

jij hebt te veel knex man xD

Yep :D

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

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

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

Het enigste wat tot nu toe geweten is, is dat de wedstrijd begint op 1 juli en dat de prijzen hopen knex zijn:
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.

Nice! Haha dat kan ik idd wel gebruiken!

knex dude 2000 (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.

Haha thanks! My name is Sandro :p

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

Haha lol :p

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

Looks good!

ked1997 (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.

Jag56 (author)2013-01-04

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

sandroknexmaster (author)Jag562013-01-05

Thanks, I can't wait to see it!

Jag56 (author)sandroknexmaster2013-01-05

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

sandroknexmaster (author)Jag562013-01-05

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

Jag56 (author)sandroknexmaster2013-01-05


daredevil499 (author)2012-12-11

I also don't have KNEX balls

You can buy them here if you want:

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

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.

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?

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)

wow, I only have between 6000 7000 pieces.

daredevil499 (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:)

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. =)

sandroknexmaster (author)2012-05-03

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

I will indeed :)

KneXtreme (author)2012-05-03

Nice! My favorite element is the Two balls divider.

King1986 (author)2012-05-03

How long does it take to do that?

to build or making the ible?

Sorunome (author)2012-05-03

I like this one! :)


jameshond (author)2012-05-02

mooi gemaakt ik ga wel wat dingen maken hiervan

Danku! Voor in uwe nieuwe ball machine?

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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Bio: Hey! I'm Sandroknexmaster. I like building with knex, especially ball machines. I live in Belgium. I speak Dutch, but also English and French. I ... More »
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