Introducing my ball machine Lithium. It has 2 lifts including Keggore1's car lift and ChassisDude98's Quarter Arm Lift. I have modified Keggore's car so that it can work on the thin and thick roller coaster track. If you want your car to have better grip than use the thick roller coaster track, but if you want it to turn easier use the thin roller coaster track. The angle I used is the steepest possible angle the car can climb.
              Lithium also has 6 tracks and 6 new elements. It also contains martb95's spiral panel stairs. All of the new elements (including martb95's spiral panel stairs) will be posted on my guide plus a few extras. So be sure to check it out.
              Lithium is the biggest project I've ever made instructions for, so if you have a question or are confused about something please leave a comment. If you like it please vote for it in the Toy Contest. Enjoy the video.  p.s. The first song is by me.

Step 1: Parts list

If you don't know what part I'm talking about refer to the pictures.  p.s. On pieces exceeding the hundreds I can't guaranty an exact piece  count.

  • grey connectors 129
  • light grey connectors 77
  • red connectors 144
  • green connectors 116
  • orange connectors 61
  • yellow connectors 262
  • white connectors 40
  • purple connectors 232
  • blue connectors 124
  • orange roller coaster connectors 157
  • green roller coaster connectors 22
  • green rods 290
  • white rods 458
  • blue rods 287
  • yellow rods 345
  • red rods 180
  • grey rods 61
  • tan roller coaster rods 136
  • small bendy rod 1
  • large bendy rods 11
  • small triangle panel 6 or more
  • medium triangle panel 4
  • large triangle panel 6
  • small square panel 3
  • large square panel 1
Wheels, Tires, Gears, and Balls
  • medium wheels 8 or more
  • small thin wheels 12
  • small thin tires 8
  • small thick wheel and tire 1
  • small gears 4
  • medium gears 4
  • balls 2-5
  • chain link 15
  • blue hinge half 8
  • black hinge half 9
  • tan locking clip 23
  • blue clip 16
  • Y-clip 51
  • blue spacer 78
  • silver spacer 85
  • washer 4 or more
  • rubber bands 8 or more
  • roller coster tubing 27in(69 cm) X2
  • roller coster tubing 12'1"(3.7m)
  • roller coster tubing 14'1"(4.3 m)
  • total roller coaster tubing 28'5"(8.7 m)
LindaP5 made it!22 days ago
We made it! Thank you for your instruction!
cnewall11 year ago

Hi! I'm excited and getting through building this. I would like a closer look at the lifting arm please, I don't know what's off the screen to the left of this picture. Or did I miss it?

KneXtreme (author)  cnewall11 year ago

Huh? That's odd. I guess I forgot about that. Do any of these help?

lol i see the knex stool in the back :P
KneXtreme (author)  joshbuilder52 years ago
You sure do ;-)
My only gripe with this is I already took that name once: http://www.instructables.com/id/Lithium-A-mini-ball-machine/

Otherwise, great ball machine.
www1392 years ago
nice music thanks for the message!
and very creative!
my hill doesnt connect. any suggjustions?
KneXtreme (author)  knexinventions 493 years ago
Is it to short? Maybe could you give me a bit more of info on what is happening or post a picture?
oops, I didnt have any gold connecters or tubing:(
Knex4Life233 years ago
I like in the video how the car drop flips the car over =]
mr. 7073 years ago
i dont have any of the golden connectors but would it still work if if just used yellow connectors
KneXtreme (author)  mr. 7073 years ago
Honestly, I don't know. I've never tried it.
are those tan coaster pieces bendable?
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! did you make instructions!!!!

KneXtreme (author)  CassisDude983 years ago
No problem.
Smart invention!!!! (joke) 5 starts
sgirard13 years ago
What could i do if i don't have enough orange connector during the track part?
KneXtreme (author)  sgirard13 years ago
Make something like this for the straight parts.
Sorunome3 years ago
Congrats on being runner up on the toy challange! :)
KneXtreme (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
Thank you {:)
Sorunome3 years ago
Congrats on being in finalists in Toy Challenge! :)
KneXtreme (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
Thank you :)
Great machine! Though I'd never be able to build this (way to less pieces)
Still, 5*!
KneXtreme (author)  dr. richtofen3 years ago
Thanks for the five stars.
no problem
ekirsh3 years ago
This is insane!!! (In a good way :)
KneXtreme (author)  ekirsh3 years ago
Thank you. I like your pinball machine.
H1T4TCH13 years ago
albydesign3 years ago
WOW!! This is amazing! 5* I'm gonna build this as soon as i get some more of those orange roller coaster connectors. Great!
KneXtreme (author)  albydesign3 years ago
Thank you and have fun building :)
fredboekel3 years ago
I'm going to make your ball track I hope to make ready as him complete with pictures
KneXtreme (author)  fredboekel3 years ago
Cool! Can't wait to see it.
This is so cool! I have been waiting for something like this, probable y the biggest instructable for ball machines! Great job!
KneXtreme (author)  knexpert#108294763 years ago
Thank you.
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Nice pictures, video and write up! Featured!
KneXtreme (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thank you.
sathothy3 years ago
Thats awesome!
imans3143 years ago
nice one!
I love the car system to start the machine
Sorunome3 years ago
Cool one!