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Hi everyone!

Here are the 13 new elements from my knex ball machine Paradox.
I tried to make the instructions as easy as possible to follow, and I hope I succeeded.
If you need more help or tips for your own ball machine, you can always comment or PM me.
Thanks for watching this guide and good luck with building!

~Sandroknexmaster~
 
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Step 1: Simple Green Path

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A simple element for warming up ;D

Step 2: Multi-clickers

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Small wheels and vertical clickers in one. You can make it as high as you want.

Step 3: Easy Flipper

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An easy flipper design,  like the title says.

Step 4: Wheel Path

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This is a nice element to use some of your small wheels.

Step 5: Leapfrog

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A pretty big element. The first ball enters and waits for the second ball, then they both fall down.

Step 6: Confusing Ferris Wheel

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Instead of a regular ferris wheel, this is a cool extra you can add. The orange spokes can be changed in every pattern you want, this is just a basic pattern to show the effect of the gears.

Step 7: Catch 'n Spin

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An easy but handy element.

Step 8: Geared Double Ball Drop

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A cool looking element, perfect to add in your ball machine. For this version the big green gear is needed, but if you dont have one you can modifie it.

Step 9: Flat Cross-Tie Spiral

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This element works best with rollercoaster track, but you can also use orange tubes.

Step 10: Bended Trampoline

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A restyled rubber band trampoline with good looks.

Step 12: Spiral Clickers

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You can make the spiral as long as you want. This one is for a standard red rod.

Step 13: Double Arm Drop

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This element is originally invented by knexpert#10829476 and was first used in his ball machine ionization at 1:40 in the vid.
Here is my own version of that element.
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Grasi4 months ago

It's very, very cool!!!

sandroknexmaster (author)  Grasi4 months ago

Thanks!

koolcoasterkid12 months ago
Sweet. Just wondering, did you make the confusing Ferris wheel before clockwork?
sandroknexmaster (author)  koolcoasterkid12 months ago
Thanks!
And about the ferris wheel, I already saw it before I built it, but I never saw the mechanic (Serious). So it's not a reinvented concept, but I figured out the gears myself.
Let's say that I semi-invented it ;)
Ah, ok. Well nice job on the elements. I like the one with all the small wheels as it uses some pieces that are rarely used in machines. I might use it for my machine.
sandroknexmaster (author)  koolcoasterkid11 months ago
Yes, I always have more than half my wheels left, so I tried to invent an element that uses many wheels, and it turned out great :p
Sorunome1 year ago
wait, i didn't comment here yet? O.O
This is cool :P
sandroknexmaster (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
Haha, thanks ;D
Great job, my friend. Ingenuity shines through in these elements! :-)
Haha thanks :D
Dude, that is so freaking cool!
Thanks! :p
Oh my gosh, you used my element! This makes me feel so good inside:D
Haha no problem :p It looked good so I rebuild it from the vid, and offcourse I gave you credit for the whole concept.
Nice elements! In step 4 picture 14 good job on making the wheels stay in place. :-P
sandroknexmaster (author)  Shadowman391 year ago
Thanks!
Haha yes, but it was easier then I expected to keep them in place :D
Those are great bro. I kinda wish I was into ball machines.
It's never too late to start building ball machines ;)
Thanks!
Maybe not, but I would have NO idea as to where to start.
Same for me with guns ;)
Hmmmm... I would really like to see a gun from you. I bet you would be really awesome. BTW, I was wondering if you would make a guide that shows all the K'NEX guns that YOU have built, I would be really interested to see it.
I can always try! But first I have to finish instructions for new the lifts and path separators, I'm still busy with that. (and I'm going with vacation for 2 weeks, without knex)
BTW have you seen the question about Paradox in the description?
Oh, O.k, you do that, and I hope to see that guide from you soon. What question about paradox?
I'll probably start with building 1 gun, not a complete guide.
I mean the question in the description of this 'ible.
Wow, that leapfrog path is amazing! I defiantly really liked that.
Thanks :)
888th comment! :D
Yeah! Now I've reached my most important goal I my life! ;)
Haha, I just thought it was cool to see 888 comments. Lol.
lol :D
Nice guide! I love step 7!
sandroknexmaster (author)  dickheijboer1 year ago
Thanks :D
Very cool... And useful! ;)
Thanks! :)
lolboy8761 year ago
EPIC parts :D
sandroknexmaster (author)  lolboy8761 year ago
Thanks! =D
Dude, you're the king of ball machines. Definitely voting once this entry is accepted. :D
A true honor to be called a king ^^
Thanks :D
You're welcome, and I stand by what I said: you definitely make the best ball machines. :3
That's a huge compliment, thanks :D
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