Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Icarus

Who doesn't like ball machines which are more like coasters and which claim height?

After about two months of construction I finally finished building Icarus, my tallest ball machine to date!

Featuring a 7.35 meters ball drop and a 2.15 meters looping it is the largest of its kind!

Be sure to check out my website for more images and information on this machine!

Awesome things don't make themselves, maybe buy me a beer?

Thanks to Oninoni for helping me construct the main tower and the looping!
Thanks to Sandroknexmaster for helping me to build the track around the roses (that track is so long....)
Thanks to Koolcoasterkid for making the awesome background music!

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Comments

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TheInstructablesRobotRobotics made it! (author)2017-04-11

Im surprised this isnt featured. amazing thanks for the ible

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The Knex Inventor made it! (author)2016-07-24

Wow, this is mind-blowing! One of my favorites for sure. Geez, you must have TONS of K'NEX pieces!

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JessicaMills made it! (author)2015-09-11

Wow... just wow

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-09-25

Late reply, but thanks!

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)2015-09-25

wow amazing !!!!!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-09-25

Thank you!

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megustatrains made it! (author)2015-09-06

damn

that thing

is MASSIVE

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-09-06

Haha, indeed, thanks!

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Knex2thelimit made it! (author)2015-09-04

WOAH!!!! This is amazing!!! Great job!!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-09-04

Thank you!

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)2015-09-03

AMAZING! I'm so used to seeing compact machines and this large spaced out one seems great! :-) Your ball machines are great :-)

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-09-03

Thank you!

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-09-03

The famous sornome °0°

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Gargamel-Knex made it! (author)2015-08-26

Where's my comment?
Anyway, A great building, with a BIG Looping :)
And... 40 pieces broke? ;(

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-29

Yeah, prolly even more >.<

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)2015-08-16

Great machine, love it!

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2015-08-16

And congrats on the feature!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-17

Thank you!

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Big Projects made it! (author)2015-08-15

This is incredible how long did it take for you to make this?!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-17

Thanks! Says it on my website, about two months :)

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knex akbar made it! (author)2015-08-13

this is huge! how many knex do you have?

and did you build this outside? didn't you have trouble with wind or rain or anything? :p

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-13

I do not know how much knex I have, this machine didn't use all of my knex either. I'd estimate that this machine used about 30-40k pieces.

Yes I did build it outside!

Rain isn't troubling at all, wind was troubling, though, the looping got blown over like three times and the main tower almost got blown over a couple of times, I just happened to be at the right spot in the correct time to be able to save it >.>

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knex akbar made it! (author)knex akbar2015-08-13

wow, the amount of pieces that might have been broken is just insane, and then trying to put everything back to where it was... i would probably never build something outside because of things like bird poop and storms :p

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-13

I think "only" about 40 pieces or so broke :P

That sun did effect the plastic quite some... >.<

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-13

Yes, I did build it outside. I'd estimate that this machine used about 30-40k pieces. The wind almost blew over that thing a few times >.<

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knexinventions 49 made it! (author)2015-08-13

If Google is correct... (which it almost always), THEN THAT IS 24 FEET TALL!! How do you DO THAT?!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-13

On my website it also has the conversions: http://www.sorunome.de/knex/ballmachines/icarus

And I just built higher and higher....lol xD

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Sorunome made it! (author)2015-08-13

Haha, thanks! Spiders and birds loved that machine :)

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NYCitySlicker made it! (author)2015-08-13

Absolutely amazing! Great job!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-13

Thank you!

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www139 made it! (author)2015-08-12

you have excelled once again! Nice going Sorunome!!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-12

Thank you!

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www139 made it! (author)www1392015-08-12

you're welcome! :)

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SirDaftBunny made it! (author)2015-08-12

Super cool! Could you post a video of it in action?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-12

Thanks! Just check out the embeded video posted above, lol

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ccpro14 made it! (author)2015-08-12

your effort 100%

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-12

Haha, thanks!

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Knextremely stupid made it! (author)2015-08-12

That is awesome great job and congrats on the feature

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-12

Woooo, thanks!

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ringai made it! (author)2015-08-12

You win everything. Have my internet, too. That's incredible.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-12

Haha, thanks!

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OfficialKNEXGUY made it! (author)2015-08-12

DAMN! O_O That's one big ball machine!

-OfficialKNEXGUY

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-12

Indeed, thanks! :D

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Lucas The Boss made it! (author)2015-08-12

Meh, I've seen bigger. Lol just kidding, this thing is epic! Wonderful job! I favorited!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-08-12

Haha, thank you!

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