Many people have seen Shadowman39's Ball launcher lift from his update of Cataclysm. In the comment section of that forum topic he said he would make an Instructable of that lift when he finished Cataclysm. I have the booster from the Rippin' Rocket set but I didn't feel like taking them apart unless I knew what I was doing. One day I was fiddling with the booster from the Lava Launch set and a friend of mine pushed the ball through the launcher and hit my cupboard pretty darn hard. I decided I would do some adjustments and make my own Ball Launcher lift. After two days of building this is what I got. Remember This is not my own idea but a different version of Shadowman39's Ball Launcher. Here's a video:

Here's the piece count:

green: 82
white: 46
blue: 50
yellow: 6
red: 86
grey: 48

dark grey: 6
light grey: 16
orange: 27
red: 16
green: 14
yellow: 27
gold tab: 34
white: 10
purple 3D: 69
blue 3D: 33

black y connector: 10
blue spacers: 2
grey spacers: 3

red/pink transition rods: 4
purple/green transition rods: 4

micro blue spacers: 4
micro white spacers: 2

Micro rods:
grey: 4
blue: 4

Micro connectors:
yellow: 4
blue 3D: 8

Lava Launch Booster: 1

2 "104 cm" pieces of tubing

Total: 622

Once you have gathered the pieces proceed to the building!


Step 1: Launching Base

This section holds the part of the track where the ball will go through the booster. Just follow the pictures and keep your model in the same position as the picture to make it easier to build.  
<p>Could I get some more pictures of the booster? I can't figur out how to sand it.</p>
i made one 100% knex should i post?
100% knex? What do you mean?
i mean it is made of a knex motor and alot of gears
It's up to you. Post if you want. Personally I like to use the booster because it give a lot more height.
WOW! What motor did you use? That would require a LOT of torque. Anyways, it's up to you to post or not.
mine will give about 4 feet in elevation <br>
This lift will be used in Enigma Major! (although as a transport version, so without half loop)
Awesome! Great work.<br />
Thanks. Now I just have to make my own wheel lift big arm lift and chain path. Just kidding;-)<br /> I won't do that.<br />
Lol, you can if you want. :-P<br />
Hey I keep forgetting to ask you to put this in your guide. Can you do that?
It's already added. :-)
Thanks! also check out my new <a href="http://www.instructables.com/community/Valley-View-Park-An-RCT3-park/" rel="nofollow">forum</a>.
I commented on it.
Danke! One of the few German words I know. :-)
Hehe. :-)
Hihi :-)
LOL! :-)<br>
LOL! Hiyadudez likes lollipops!
I thought he liked pie!
He likes pie... in his face. :-D :-D <br>No offence, Hiyadudez, just a joke.
LOL, cool pic! ;)
Got it from Google images. :-)
LOL!!!!!!!!!<br><br>Hiyadudez you've grown since your school video. :-P<br><br>Nice tie.
You do know that that isn't him, right?
Yes i do know it's not him.
lol. What are you working on now.
I might know what it is. :-D
You do know, because you talk to me on Skype.
That;s the point. lol
I know it either ;-)<br>
Did I spell it wrong? I thought I said that I know Shadowman's stuff too.
Oh you mean I know it aswell!
I think I know a bit more german words. :P
I also know a lot of 'em. (I've already 3 years german at school)
I have 8 Jears german scool, but i'm in 9th grde (I was one jear in amarica) :)
Hey I keep forgetting to ask you to put it on your guide. Could you do that?
Double comment. :-P

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