Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Element: KHAOS

Hey everyone,

Here are instructions for my biggest, most complicated element so far. This element is almost a ball machine on it's own. I wanted to call it KHAOS because it uses 4 knex balls at the same time and it's hard to understand whats going on. So if you want to know how it works you'll have to watch the video. On top of the element there are 3 separators that needs to be in a specific position so the knex balls can be devided correctly, which is explaned at the end of the instructions. It consumes a lot of pieces and works about 90% of the time. You'll need 2 special pieces to complete this build (see step 1).

If there are any problems/ questions feel free to ask me in the comments below.

Thanks for watching/ building,

Thibault Art.

Step 1: Special Pieces You Need.

You only need 1 of the black one, and a few of the orange one.

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Step 26: Important Detail #1

Make sure the arm is leaning to the right.

Step 27: Important Detail #2

Make sure the separators are in this position.

Step 28: Important Detail #3

Make sure the red connector holds the track all the way up.

Step 29: Important Detail #4

Make sure when the arm falls to the other side that it hits the grey connectors.

Step 30: Important Detail #5

Make sure the grey connector is on the right side.

Step 31: Important Detail #6

Make sure the yellow rod is between the 2 grey connectors.

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5 knex balls are needed.

Step 33: Important Detail #6

Place 1 ball on yhe little handle like this.

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Put 4 knex balls on the track of the separators.

Step 35: Final Results

At the end 3 knex balls should roll out the element and the other 2 balls should end up like showed on the second picture. If not, tell me in the comments whats wrong and I'll help you as soon as possible :).


MisterBukweet made it! (author)2017-03-11

Step 21?? Is there an end to this thing?? And curse these fat fingers of mine... Curse them I say...

Thibault Art made it! (author)Thibault Art2017-03-12

Come on MisterBukweet, only 14 steps to go, I know you can do it!

MisterBukweet made it! (author)MisterBukweet2017-03-12

Step 27.... Ran out of green rods... had to dis-assemble something. Don't tell my grandkids... they'd cry for days.. :(

The Knex Inventor made it! (author)2016-08-07

Very nice job! This is one of the biggest elements that I have seen so far! Favorited. :-)

Thibault Art made it! (author)Thibault Art2016-08-08

Thanks for your favorite!!! :D

The Knex Inventor made it! (author)The Knex Inventor2016-08-08

You're welcome!

15knexLaz made it! (author)2016-08-05

Amazing element, I made it too. You can better call this thing the mother of Knex ball machine elements, it swallowed the remains of many of my original coloured parts.

Thanks for instructions :)

Thibault Art made it! (author)Thibault Art2016-08-08

Haha that is indeed a very nice name XD. Thanks!

mountain g made it! (author)2016-08-04

Well Done on these amaizing K'nex progects! Keep up the good work!

Thibault Art made it! (author)Thibault Art2016-08-04

Thanks :D!

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Bio: 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 ... More »
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