Knex Ball Machine ECLIPSE





Introduction: Knex Ball Machine ECLIPSE

About: Hey everyone. I'm Thibault Art and my biggest hobby is to build huge machines in K'nex. I like also to draw a lot and take care of my corn snake. On this page you will find K'nex ball machines, K'nex element...

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my Instructable page where i show you my latest creation. For the last 19 months I've been building my biggest Knex Ball Machine to this date. It contains 16 separators, 8 lifts, 17 paths, 12 motors and 41 new elements ready to be posted on instructables so you can build them as well.

For this ball machine i decited to build a very basic floor with no tunnels, no moving parts or whats so ever. But for the lifts i decited to think out of the box and thats how i found several cool lifts like the Double Ring Lift. This lift has 2 large rings that turns and goes up and down at the same time which makes it really cool to look at. There's also a lift that works as a robot thanks to what is called "Cyber Knex". For everybody that doesn't know what Cyber Knex is, Cyber Knex allows you to make knex constructions move like a robot by programing the motors to do the movements you want them to make. But the problem was that i didn't have the material to program anything, so i made a transmission that controlled the buttons of the motors, which makes it a perfect running robot without any programs.

The main separator is a remake of my previous seperator which i used in my previous knex ball machine (The Exception) but with a much cleaner and more compact design.

But the biggest part of this ball machine are the elements. On this machine you will find a lot of cool elements like a giant buzz saw element, weird loopings and a lot more!

If your intrested you can always watch the video that you can find above, I'm sure you'll like it :).

Thanks for your time,

Thibault Art.



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    41 Discussions

    Wow, great job, can't wait until the next one!


    2 years ago

    Beautiful ball machine! All the new elements are awesome and just has a beautiful flow to it. Well done!

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    2 years ago

    Absolutely amazing!! I've been waiting for this to come out and I thought you'd given up on it! Obviously not!

    Good job!

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    Well done for the dedication of time you put in it!

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    This machine is incredible. In terms of new ideas and innovations, this is soundly the best ball machine ever. Are you going to do any Instructables of the elements/separators/lifts? I'd love to build some of your elements.

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    Thank you :). Yes every new element and separator will come on Instructables. I'm just not going to put every new lift on Instructables because even if you build it perfectly, you still have to be Lucky that it works. but everything else will be there :)

    Thanks! Every time you post a new video, I get a strong urge to start building again, and I'm sure others do too. You're an inspiration to other ball machine builders!

    Its always nice to see that i inspire other people! This is one of the reasons why i make videos :D.

    WOW! Very ingenious!