Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Element Infinity Switch


Hi everyone,
this is a switch designd by yardking. Because his is just for golf balls I post here my version for knex balls. It works with modules. You'll have so many paths as you have modules plus one. Have fun with building it up and thanks again to yardking.

(Hope everything is spelled correctly, i'm German)


Step 1-8 are building the modules
Step 9 is building the modules together
Step 10 is building the hed
Step 11 is building the tail

Step 1: Back Frame


Step 2: Front Frame


Step 3: Rod of Mechamism


Step 4: Back Frame + Rod


Step 5: Back Frame + Mechamism


Step 6: Adding the Front Frame


Step 7: Connecting Rod


Step 8: Lower Frame

This module is finished. if it doesn't work corectly you have to move the two white rods in ore out.

Step 9: Putting the Modules Together

Put the modules like this together.

Step 10: Head


Step 11: Tail


Step 12: Finishing Statment

You've just build a new kind of switch!
If you have any problems be free to ask.

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MTP27 made it! (author)2016-12-23

I built it and when the ball rolls across it, it turns some of the other ones. How would I fix that?

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2007KnexpertMan made it! (author)2014-11-28

This is a really really cool element, I'm using it in my newest ball machine (which I'll hopefully post to my YouTube channel soon) and it's absolutely incredible how clever this is! XD Unfortunately the support structures on my machine are slightly tilted (due to bracing it between the door frames of out house cause I want to make it go all over our entire house without getting in the way) and that throws it off balance slightly, but that's nothing a little tweaking can't fix! Thank you for some very ingenius ideas! :D

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2014-11-29

Haha, thanks!

The idea wasn't mine though, it was yardkings, I just tweaked it for knex balls ;)

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wde dijk made it! (author)2013-05-17

ik snap er helemaal niks van
grapje hoor maar hij is bes goed ik gebruik hem zeker

(sorry kun jij ook nederlands?)

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-05-17

What are you saying? ^^ I'm german :P

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-05-19

"I don't get it at all.
Just kidding, it's pretty good, I'll use it for sure"
Something like that ^^

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-05-19

ah, thanks for translating :D
(btw, ponies are awesome (and i watched ponies since before you had your pony avatar))

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Leigo Andre made it! (author)Leigo Andre2014-11-13

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2014-11-14

^.^

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Leigo Andre made it! (author)Leigo Andre2014-11-14

Lol.. No Sneak Peeks in the picture or anything :D

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-05-19

You're welcome :D
(And indeed. I started watching it in about middle~end 2012. Got my first mlp shirt last Wednesday :D )

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-05-19

ha, I started in the second quarter of 2012 :P
And I ahve my first mlp shirt since months and expecting another one in the mail soon :D

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-05-19

Cool :D I got mine printed (that FS 'yay' shirt, as they're nowhere available in Holland, as far as I know)

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-05-19

Ha, I got both of mine off redbubble, so also got 'em printed.
BTW, my favourite pony is Derpy, how about you? :D

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-05-20

Hmm, picking a favorite one is hard for me. I think Fluttershy, Vinyl Scratch or Octavia

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wde dijk made it! (author)wde dijk2013-05-19

nee dus

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Miq313 made it! (author)2013-08-15

For some reason this doesn't work. Can pls tell me why. Thanks.

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www139 made it! (author)www1392014-08-18

It's because you didn't raise up one side. He shows how to in the last pic

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2014-08-18

I know that i got the instructions somewhere messed up a bit :P

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www139 made it! (author)www1392014-08-18

Nope! I built it and it works!!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2014-08-18

yay! :D

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-08-25

wait, somehow you accedently let the ball come in fromt he wrong side i think.....

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www139 made it! (author)2014-08-18

I built it!!!!! :P

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2014-08-18

yay! :D

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www139 made it! (author)www1392014-08-18

<-D

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rrobinson1999 made it! (author)2014-08-17

awesome switch! I just made one with 20 path dividers.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2014-08-17

Haha, sweat!

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www139 made it! (author)2014-07-10

Question: what tubing do you think is best for building a knex ball machine?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2014-07-10

It doesn't really matter, I personally prefer the roller coaster tubing (thicker) one, though, but I still use the orange tubing (thinner) which knex meant for ball machines as I have way more of it.

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Miq313 made it! (author)2013-08-15

Is this part mandatory in step 1

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-08-25

yes, that is a key element of the switch so that it only has two main positions.

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dickheijboer made it! (author)2013-05-20

It's difficult to build in, but I like the system!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-05-21

Ha, once you get it it isn't that hard at all, it fits perfectly in a width of a blue box (which i didn't notice until i bould Dystopia >.< ), but thanks! :D

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dickheijboer made it! (author)dickheijboer2013-05-23

Yeah, if you get it.. :-D

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cooljupjup made it! (author)2013-01-27

nice! i think i`am going to use this in my ballmachine (The Demonator)!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-01-27

Awesome! Thanks!

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Knex2thelimit made it! (author)2012-12-18

Cool! I'm using this in my first ball machine called Sub-Zero!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-12-18

Awesome! Thanks!

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knexpert#10829476 made it! (author)2011-12-07

It's difficult to attach to a ball machine.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2011-12-08

Yeah, well, it's kind of ok, as you can insert the yellow rods at the top into blue boxes, and you can also support it with the ankles. It's similar to attaching normal track, just it's a bit heavier.

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Dumchicken made it! (author)2011-04-25

(\_/)
(o.o)
(> <)

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2011-04-26

I guess you like it?

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Dumchicken made it! (author)Dumchicken2011-04-26

ya

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2011-04-27

cool!

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KnexFreak360 made it! (author)2011-02-21

thats AWESOME!!!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2011-02-22

Thanks a lot!

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Tornado96 made it! (author)2010-08-27

You do know that you can put more than one picture per step right?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2010-08-28

Yes, I know it. I used it als some times. But i wanted to have more then 1 step.

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Tornado96 made it! (author)Tornado962010-08-28

I'm just saying that you could've made about 6 steps instead of twelve. Also, do you think you could give us a piece count?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2010-08-29

It's different wich one you'll build, because of the modules.

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