Introduction: Knex Ball Machine, Project Starter

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Hey everyone as you know I build a lot of things, mostly guns. I wanted to take a break from that so i got an idea from Blue Mullet to make a ball machine. I put the idea aside for a while, but the more I thought about it I got more interested. I took a look around instructables and was amazed by all of the creativity. For my first ball machine I wanted to start out with a medium sized one, but more simple than complex. It has 2 main paths and 2 sub paths. I know that doesn't sound like that big of a deal, but I think it's good for my first. That is also why I called it project starter as it is my first ever attempt at a ball machine. It includes more of the common elements such as the spiral. Well don't forget to check out the video and to rate, comment, and subscribe if you want more from me.


gassybeans (author)2011-07-19


KnexFreak360 (author)gassybeans2011-07-20

check ebay...

aleceatsfood (author)2011-03-15

hhey sweet i like the other part that uses the motor! any way could u try to make a ball machine without chain? I have a very short chain so I cant make a lift for it so thanks!

MegaMetal8 (author)2011-02-21

Great!! 4*

KnexFreak360 (author)MegaMetal82011-02-21


MegaMetal8 (author)KnexFreak3602011-02-23

No prob

And why name change?

KnexFreak360 (author)MegaMetal82011-02-23

I didnt mean to it was an accidednt

MegaMetal8 (author)KnexFreak3602011-02-25

You changed back :-)

KnexFreak360 (author)MegaMetal82011-02-25

ya and YAY

MegaMetal8 (author)KnexFreak3602011-02-26


KnexFreak360 (author)MegaMetal82011-02-26


taowyman (author)KnexFreak3602011-03-09

thats pretty sick

TheKnexDude (author)2011-02-24


Sorunome (author)2011-02-21

good for youre first! and i know that, if you think of a idea vearry long that you want to build it, like i have a idea of a rollercoaster path seperator! :D

KnexFreak360 (author)Sorunome2011-02-21

Wow that will be a challenge

Sorunome (author)KnexFreak3602011-02-21

yeah, but the bad thing is that i would like to build that with micro roller coaster and i don't have any micro pieces! :P

KnexFreak360 (author)Sorunome2011-02-21

O i got a set for christmas

Sorunome (author)KnexFreak3602011-02-21

how is micro knex?

KnexFreak360 (author)Sorunome2011-02-21

well the sizing is off and its kinda hard to get used to. I don't usually use them though but it depends what you are going to use them for. I don't recommend them for guns.

Sorunome (author)KnexFreak3602011-02-22

and i don't like guns that much! :D

TheFoofinator (author)2011-02-21

Nice work. Why don't you put something at the end of that massive slope? (loop, banking turn etc.) It is just a shame that the ball just drops down it, wasting its energy all in one go.

Senior Waffleman (author)2011-02-19

Not bad :D

~KGB~ (author)2011-02-19

not bad at all!

KnexFreak360 (author)~KGB~2011-02-19


The Nomlack (author)KnexFreak3602011-02-19

this..... is EPIC!!!!

KnexFreak360 (author)The Nomlack2011-02-19


~KGB~ (author)KnexFreak3602011-02-19

no prob!

Icetank (author)2011-02-19


ryry2011 (author)2011-02-19


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