Knex Ball Machine: Uprising

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Introduction: Knex Ball Machine: Uprising

About: I'm a 16 year-old guy who loves to build mechanics out of knex. my main interests are ball machines and roller coasters. My real name is Matt and I'm a christian. I live in Australia or more commonly known a...
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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    What should prevent, shall we say, and uprising?

    How many k'nex do you even have????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/?? Nice Job I can't belive you've done this!!!!!

    I was wondering if you could help me or give me a tip on this. I always get stuck on creating successful turns. it really frustrates me. I can create custom coasters like KnEx would premake but whenever I do this I get stuck and give up.

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    do you have any of the actual turn pieces?

    How the hell have I never seen you before in Instructables? Subbed and great ball machine :)

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

    How much free time do you have on your hands?

    i give you 1200$ for it

    Dude your talented!!! I could only build your electric eel!!! And THAT was hard!!!

    Oh my ... That is so big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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)

    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:)

    I'm not going to post an instructable on such a big project. Just keep building ball machines and you'll get better with time. Thanks for the support though! :)