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Hey peeps!

I'm proud to present my most recent ball machine, UPRISING!!!

I'm very pleased with how this came out. IT contains 6 lifts and 7 paths with 2 new elements and took about 10 months to build (and then another 3 months to film and edit because of my laziness). Balls travel throughout the paths encountering elements such as loops, mazes, half-pipes, twisty track, ball arms and several other elements. 

The lifts include:
Small wheel lift
Small arm lift
Alternating Arm lift
Chainsaw lift
Single helix lift (varioation of Shadowman39's double helix lift)
Jigsaw lift


This machine was a total joy to build. My puppy is also a huge fan of the machine as it loves to run around following the balls as they roll around the contraption. Hope you guys enjoy it! :D

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www1394 months ago

wonderful K'nex ball machine! Are you going to continue building?

lschraud10 months ago
How much free time do you have on your hands?
lschraud10 months ago
Wow
wihskas21 year ago

i give you 1200$ for it

a masterpiece of its medium.
jritz11 year ago
Dude your talented!!! I could only build your electric eel!!! And THAT was hard!!!
Oh my ... That is so big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorunome2 years ago
Wut, why does this ball machine look so new to me O.O
Well, it is looking awesome anyways! :D
I don't know of there is already a commend from me here but I like this ball machine very much. I like how you have match the classic colored parts with the not classic parts! Favorited....
(Sorry for the bad English)
vishalapr2 years ago
There should be a Knex contest on instructables :D would be great to see awesome machines made from Knex!
Anyone Have An Instructable On Chain Rolling? I Need A Better Way Than What I've Been Doing!
Yeah! It Would Be An Awful Big Instructable. Do You Mind If I Steal Some Of Your Ideas? I Love All Of The Elements And Would Like To Put Some In My Machine:)
dashzar2 years ago
nice
hawk452 years ago
sooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tornado96 (author)  hawk452 years ago
Thanks haha!
Can I use the element at 2.22? I really like it.
Tornado96 (author)  sandroknexmaster2 years ago
sure! glad to see you like it!
Thanks! :D
an11532 years ago
good job
Machine2 years ago
WOW! That's a big Knex and nicely photographed too.
WorkingGunn2 years ago
thats pretty fantastic now all you need is a mechanism to collect the balls and add them to the que so its in perpetual motion. Just Brilliant
Tornado96 (author)  WorkingGunn2 years ago
Well once the balls complete each track they return to the start of the lifts and go back up again so it is a continuous circuit but its not perpetual motion cos theres motors involved. haha
ahh well I would run it all day long i loved the little noises it was making. Perfect ball and noise machine.
Very sweet machine! Great video work too. The mechanism at 2:22 is my favorite, and the loop is beautiful. The all yellow connector pathing is really really nice too. I love machines that have lots of abstract angles and curves in them, not just 45 and 90 degree angles everywhere.

Brilliant machine my friend :-)
Tornado96 (author)  I_am_Canadian2 years ago
Thanks so much man! yeah I love that mechanism as well. I feel if a ball machine is just squares and triangle it makes it quite bland. Abstract is best. haha

Thanks again! Really appreciate it! :D
~KnexBuild~2 years ago
Wow! You got almost 2,200 views in only three days.
Tornado96 (author)  ~KnexBuild~2 years ago
I know how amazing is it! I'm so thankful for all this. :D
KneXtreme2 years ago
Awesome job! (as usual)
Tornado96 (author)  KneXtreme2 years ago
haha thanks man! appreaciate it!
Sorunome2 years ago
Awesome.Ball.Machine.
WANT.TO.BUILD.KNEX.NOW D:
Tornado96 (author)  Sorunome2 years ago
Why thank you sir!
Why?
I'm still in the us - without knex, remember? ;)
I remember B)
Iridium72 years ago
Yup. It's official. You have won the internet.
Tornado96 (author)  Iridium72 years ago
It's spreading pretty well! Hopefully youtube gets a bit more traffic as well. haha
how long did it take you to make this?
Tornado96 (author)  slaveboy20002 years ago
I'd estimate around 10 months
That's awesome! I like the big looping. Also the element at 2.22 is very nice. What was that other construction at 3.39?
Tornado96 (author)  sandroknexmaster2 years ago
The loop paths seems to be everyone's path. The other construction was a roller coaster that didn't go to well... Micro knex coasters have real speed issues.
Hmm ... I don't know much about micro coasters but I have some track and micro parts, maybe I should try to build one. But finishing my next ball machine!
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