So there you have it...Krypton! I hope you enjoyed looking at my ball machine, and perhaps get some inspiration for yours! I would say that the m...
Hello, fellow instructables members! I finally took the time to post my latest ball machine (which I built in September...yeah, quite the delay). At any rate, it has eight paths, a new lift type, and several new elements, either modified or built from scratch! The name came from the 36th element on the Periodic Table of the Elements. (I'm sure you knew that. Also, the ball machine has eight paths, since Krypton the element has eight valence electrons. If you want to know what those are, take chemistry!) This is my most ambitious project so far. So without further ado...Krypton!
Ok, so this is the new lift I designed. It was reworked from my old lift on Subduction. This lift is a wheel lift with a twist; when the wheel has lifted the ball halfway to the top, the ball rolls back down the ball arm! The arm then pushes the ball back up a slope to the top (see the video if you don't understand). The extra movement adds interest to the typical wheel lift!
Note: This particular lift design was extremely finicky. I strongly suggest someone improve this idea...please! (I am still a little frustrated that I could not make it work any better. Oh well.)
Step 2: Separators
Just the path separators I used...Knextreme's Horizontal Path Separator and Sorunome's Infinity Switch.
Step 3: Path 1
Path 1 is comprised of Knextreme's Ferris Wheel, and blocked at the top by my new "Mountain Mover" element. At the bottom, it opens out onto a "white floor" (per Sorunome's instructable).
Step 4: Path 2
Path 2, also blocked at the top by the "Mountain Mover", contains a ball stop and my own version of the wheel hill. It also deposits the ball onto the white floor. (Note: all paths do that)
Bio:I love building. I specialize in K'nex ball machines and Lego creations. I am also a model railroader, and I enjoy science (astronomy is my favorite) and other related things. Once I found Instructabl...read more »