Knex Ball Machine: Paradox

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Introduction: Knex Ball Machine: Paradox

About: Hey! I'm Sandroknexmaster. I like building with knex, especially ball machines. I live in Belgium. I speak Dutch, but also English and French. I hope you like my stuff, and like always comment, rate &amp...

My long expected big ball machine has finally arrived!

Hi everyone!

Here is my 4th big ball machine, Paradox.
I’m very proud of this build and I hope you’ll like it as much as I do.
It has 10 lifts and 11 paths, organized in 2 networks:  Network 1 has 1 lift and 3 paths, and network 2 contains 8 lifts and  8 paths aswell. The 10th lift is the ball shooter in the floor. I count it as a lift too because it also lifts the ball (Not very much but it can be higher or lower depending on the rubber band)
4 new lifts are included: In network 2 the 1st, 3rd and 5th lift, and the lift in the floor. Also 2 new path seperators (each network one) and some new elements.
This machine height is 2m90cm, width 1m85cm and depth 1m25cm.
Built time: 2 december 2012 - 17 may 2013
Pieces: 30674

Thanks:
-Intro 20th century fox and Paradox title created with ivipid.com.
-Music by a friend.
-My sister for helping me with filming.
-My dad’s ladder.
-And offcourse all knexers who inspired me!

Instructions:
New elements 
1st new lift
2nd new lift
3rd new lift
4th new lift
1st new path separator
2nd new path separator

Paradox is the winner of the Toy Rods and Connectors Contest! 
I feel so happy about this, thank you so much for voting and supporting me!

Thanks for watching and enjoy!

~Sandroknexmaster~

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    user

    really amazing! Best compliment, how old are you?

    1 reply

    ho my god im late but congratulation for winning the toys, rods and connectors contest and when this contest open ?

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    Thanks! I don't know, last year it was in april.

    Everybody says that because it's the biggest project, but the biggest isn't always the best XP
    I think everyone's chances to win are even big, but off course I'll be very happy if win :D

    5 replies

    With the Knex community, most of the time people think a Knex project is better just because of its size. Congrats on winning the grand prize! :-D

    Well said!

    Well, it's that way with ball machines anyway, not with all projects. :-P

    How did you make the second lift on network 2 drop at the end?