Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Oxygen

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Hi there.
     This is one of the projects i've been working on for the last few months.
I endeavored to build this ball machine smaller using all classic knex parts and with as many new elements as possible.
     Here are the specifics:
Lifts - This ball machine contains 3 lifts; a vertical chainsaw lift, a wheel lift with holes, and a spiral wheel lift.

Tracks and Networks - It has a total of 7 tracks and 3 networks.

Elements - The ball machine also contains several new elements including some elements by Yardking42 and Thibault Art.
     The new elements will be posted on my guide as soon as possible. I will also be posting instructions of the spiral wheel lift. Let me know if you want me to post the other ones as well.

Enjoy the video! The song is "Romani Holiday (Antonius Remix) by Hans Zimmer".


www139 (author)2013-09-29

I am sooooooo glad I subbed you!!!!!
REALLY COOL (by the way I use iMovie too!!

FanPlastic (author)www1392016-01-05

me too

www139 (author)FanPlastic2016-01-05

Cool! That makes 3 of us. (I just noticed how stupid that comment looks)

FanPlastic (author)2016-01-05

Great job!

collinjo12 (author)2013-04-19

cool! but how do you increase and decrease the length of the gold tubing that the gold connectors support? I also would like to know how to attach and detach separate tubings too! thanks

KneXtreme (author)collinjo122013-04-21

You increase or decrease the length of the tubing by attaching or detaching sections of tubing with track splicers.

You don't need splicers. I just used micro knex and they worked fine.

collinjo12 (author)KneXtreme2013-04-21

Thanks, but I just recently got the 63030 roller coaster set, I won't know where a splice would be in there. I got it used off eBay.

collinjo12 (author)collinjo122013-04-21

Never mind, I kinda get it now after reading the provided manual. I found the splicers. I believe using Scotch tape would work while using the splicers to help attach them perfectly.

knexpert#10829476 (author)2013-03-19

I wish the pictures were a little clearer and brighter but oh well I guess. Awesome machine!

Great job! I like the ingenuity that went into many of the elements and lifts. In particular, I liked that you used flexi-rods for the wheel lift w/ holes, and a new spiral lift design. I also most enjoyed the elements at 2:50, 3:53, and 4:06.
Keep on turning out your excellent machines!

Thank you.

knexpert#10829476 (author)2013-03-03

Or can you please take a lot more pictures of it like from every angle so I can try to copy it? Like get every nook and cranny. I'm not telling you to do it but asking a favor becasue I love it! don't take it down just yet:) Thanks!

Sorry man. Your one day to late. I just started taking it down yesterday. My next ball machine will probably be smaller than this one, which I'll probably make instructions for. It will be awhile though.

I'm glad you like it :)


Darn, this upsets me. Oh well.

TheAwesomestDude (author)2013-03-05

just now saw this nice

mikeasaurus (author)2013-03-02

I like the spiral lift at 1:20

KneXtreme (author)mikeasaurus2013-03-04

Thanks. That's my favorite lift too.

knexpert#10829476 (author)2013-03-03

If it is still up, can you make an instructable of this? It doesn't look that big but I would love to have this in my house. It is just so awesome!

sathothy (author)2013-03-03

Very cool! I love the lift at 1:20, and the hill thingy in picture 39 was awesome too.

KneXtreme (author)2013-03-02

Thank you. Of course you can use it ;-)

Haha thanks!

sandroknexmaster (author)2013-03-02

Very good! Can I use the element at 3:53? Also the spiral lift looks very nice.

Sorunome (author)2013-03-01

Nice ball machine!
1:20, the lift, I tried to make that one 1-2 years ago but failed >.< It's nice to see that idea working :D
Overall I like the bowling-ball design and htat you used the correct number for the correct paths ;)

KneXtreme (author)Sorunome2013-03-02

Thank you. The hardest part about building that lift was the guard rail.

www139 (author)2013-03-02


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