Introduction: Knex 'Mouse Wheel' Ball Machine Lift
These are the instruction for my new and innovative ball machine lift, which is on Shadowman39's page on ball machine lifts. It uses an inverted wheel rim, with internal 'scoops' , which scoop up the ball as it enters at the bottom, then drops the ball into the path at the top, this has taken many hours of fine tuning, such as 4 different scoops! Well that's it!
Blue Rod: 101
Blue Connector: 36
Yellow Rod: 48
White Rod: 119
White Connector: 29
Yellow Connector: 69
Red Connector: 28
Purple Connector: 74
Red Rod: 15
Tan Rod (strengthened red rod- highly recommended)
Tan Clip: 10
Green Connector: 6
Y Clip: 6
Grey Clip: 65
Orange Connector: 31
Blue Spacer: 21
Silver Spacer (equal to three blue spacers): 14
Green Peg: 151
Knex Ball (not ones from loopin lizard, big air ball factory)
Purple flexi rod: 4
Red Gear: 2
This Parts Count is probably 95% accurate, and some parts can be docked.
Lets get building!
Step 1: Tower- Base
The base- Pretty Simple
Step 2: Tower- Motor and Gear Box
Adding the Motor and gear box, pay attention to the number of spacers.
Step 3: Tower- Strengthening the Tower
Strengthening and other bits
Step 4: Wheel- Rim
Be careful- pay attention to the pattern of the connectors on the rim sections, and that the grey clips are all on the same side
Step 5: Wheel- Spokes
The spokes- pay careful attention to the way the spokes are attached on.
Step 6: Mounting the Wheel to the Tower and Adding the Path
Mounting the wheel etc
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