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

-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!

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!


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r0b0t143 months ago

congrats on winning i like the name =)

sandroknexmaster (author)  r0b0t143 months ago

Thanks! :)

Awsome machine, I like the name. :)

Thanks! :p

Man, just saying. I think this project will take grand prize for sure!
sandroknexmaster (author)  Blue Mullet 22 years ago
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
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!

sandroknexmaster (author)  Shadowman392 years ago
Like I said, I don't think so.
Thanks! =D
Well, it's that way with ball machines anyway, not with all projects. :-P
sandroknexmaster (author)  Shadowman392 years ago
Yeah, you're probably right. =D
Told you so. Congrats!
sandroknexmaster (author)  Blue Mullet 22 years ago
Thank you!
www1391 year ago

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

sandroknexmaster (author)  www1391 year ago


www1391 year ago

How many pieces?

sandroknexmaster (author)  www1391 year ago

It's in the description :p


www1391 year ago

oh! does the door lift stress the motor? it looks like it does. If it doesn't I might use it!

sandroknexmaster (author)  www1391 year ago

There is no door lift in this machine...

oops! I saw you made one on another so I was confused...

sandroknexmaster (author)  www1391 year ago

Ah in Euphoria. It does stress the motor a bit, but it still works fine.

oh okay!

www1391 year ago

How did you film it?!!

sandroknexmaster (author)  www1391 year ago

With a camera ;)

:L LOL! no seriously how?!(I mean the upper part)!!!!!

sandroknexmaster (author)  www1391 year ago

With a ladder ;)

uummmmm ok sure... that is super tall!!!

Good one!

wde dijk1 year ago
awesome i can't wait to see te separators
sandroknexmaster (author)  wde dijk1 year ago

Thanks :D

hunter9991 year ago
hmmmmm...I thought that Paradox was a robot....
sandroknexmaster (author)  hunter9991 year ago
Ha, nice! Never saw it before...
Wow! that must have used up so much knex building that ... Crazy ball thingy!
sandroknexmaster (author)  blockabloke1 year ago
Thanks a lot!
hunter9991 year ago
Do you have any idea where I can find some instructions or images of the element at 1:53 - 1:56 ? I think it is a corkscrew...
sandroknexmaster (author)  hunter9991 year ago
Oh and picture 20 in the intro is a good view, you can try to rebuild it from that picture ;)
Oh! Thats fine I can easily rebuild it from that picture :) thanks!
sandroknexmaster (author)  hunter9991 year ago
No problem ;D
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