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Knex Ball Machine: Uprising

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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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wihskas23 months ago

i give you 1200$ for it

a masterpiece of its medium.
jritz18 months ago
Dude your talented!!! I could only build your electric eel!!! And THAT was hard!!!
blockabloke8 months ago
Oh my ... That is so big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorunome1 year 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)
vishalapr1 year 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:)
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Tornado96 (author)  beagledudley1 year ago
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! :)
dashzar1 year ago
nice
hawk451 year ago
sooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tornado96 (author)  hawk451 year ago
Thanks haha!
Can I use the element at 2.22? I really like it.
Tornado96 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
sure! glad to see you like it!
Thanks! :D
an11531 year ago
good job
Machine1 year ago
WOW! That's a big Knex and nicely photographed too.
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)  WorkingGunn1 year 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_Canadian1 year 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
Wow! You got almost 2,200 views in only three days.
Tornado96 (author)  ~KnexBuild~1 year ago
I know how amazing is it! I'm so thankful for all this. :D
KneXtreme1 year ago
Awesome job! (as usual)
Tornado96 (author)  KneXtreme1 year ago
haha thanks man! appreaciate it!
Sorunome1 year ago
Awesome.Ball.Machine.
WANT.TO.BUILD.KNEX.NOW D:
Tornado96 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
Why thank you sir!
Why?
I'm still in the us - without knex, remember? ;)
I remember B)
Iridium71 year ago
Yup. It's official. You have won the internet.
Tornado96 (author)  Iridium71 year 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)  slaveboy20001 year 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)  sandroknexmaster1 year 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!
Tornado96 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
Micro coasters are annoying. haha, if you have Screamin serpent style use that instead.
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