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Here is my newest lift: the Parallel arm lift!
Most credits go to Shadowman, as he invented this lift first in his unfinished ball machine, I tried to rebuild it from the vid (only managed to rebuild the front part of the arm and some basic ideas).
So, this instruction is very complicated and nothing for absolutely beginners.
And it is also loooooooooong.
Be sure that all 3D connectors are turned correctly, with some you also have to pay attention that they aren't turned 180°, I'll note which in the image notes, so be sure to read them!
Sorry for any fails I made, making instructions was quite complicated.
And feel free to ask if you have any problems!
I use a plug-in motor, and I would recommend also using one as they have more power than the battery motors. Maybe you could use two battery motors...

Be sure to comment, rate and subscribe!

Oh, and the first one to make a piece count will earn a patch :D (But please be honest about it)

Be sure to check out my website!

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Gargamel-Knex2 months ago

"Oh, and the first one to make a piece count will earn a patch :D"

It's a little late, but I will a patch XD

Pieces count coming soon :D :D

Sorunome (author)  Gargamel-Knex2 months ago

Better late than never ;)

cooljupjup10 months ago

Hey Sorunome!, i like the lift! i`ve build it it does work now! im going to use it in my ballamchine! :D

Sorunome (author)  cooljupjup10 months ago
yay, awesome :D
knexman321 year ago
is it ok if you use the smaller wheels instead of the bigger ones?
Sorunome (author)  knexman321 year ago
I would not recommend that as I use the wheels as a counterweight and the bigger ones weigh more. Maybe you could make your own counterweight that is about same heavy.
ok thx
Hey sorunome!

This is a very good lift: high, good looks, works good,...
So... I've built it!
I know you didn't invent it, it was Shadowman.
But congrats for rebuilding it from the vid and making good instructions.
I'll use it in my next ball machine, where I'm currently working on.
Here are some photo's, if you want you can add them to the last step of this instructable.

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Sorunome (author)  sandroknexmaster2 years ago
Awesome! i am always so glad when people make my stuff....
Me too! :)
Very cool!
Sorunome (author)  knexpert#108294762 years ago
thanks! :D
Very cool. I would make a piece count, but I'm too busy planning where this could go on my ball machine :P
Sorunome (author)  Purple Waffles2 years ago
Haha, xD
Why won't you come on skype?
Sorry for late reply. idk just dont find myself needing/wanting to use it.. too busy with school, knex and MINECRAFT!!!
Sorunome (author)  Purple Waffles2 years ago
no! Not minecraft! It's evil! :P
MUAHAHAHAHA. BUT i am working on a new machine... pictures shall come soon.
Sorunome (author)  Purple Waffles2 years ago
Cool, can't wait for pics!
BTW, why are you never on skype? :P
Am i supposed to be? :P
Sorunome (author)  Purple Waffles2 years ago
mhmm
/me runs
Too busy playing... MINECRAFT!!!!!!!

Don don don...

Lol i dont see the need to be on skype :P but dont worry i am still working on my next project :) but i need a name for it
Sorunome (author)  Purple Waffles2 years ago
minecraft is evil :P

And call it project next
/me runs
Lol its addicting. And what does /me runs mean?
Sorunome (author)  Purple Waffles2 years ago
Replaxe /me with sorunome
so i run faaaaaaaaaaaaar away :P
-_- lol
Sorunome (author)  Purple Waffles2 years ago
minecraft is evil :P

And call it project next
/me runs
jameshond2 years ago
work this lift with new style balls
Sorunome (author)  jameshond2 years ago
I think so, not sure as I don't have the newer balls.
okey thanks !!!
Tornado962 years ago
OH THE GROANING! :-( That's the only negative I see! Great job man!
OH THE GROANING!

That is what she said.

Im sorry i had to say that.
Not really necessary is it? :-/
Sorunome (author)  Tornado962 years ago
it is :P
Uh.... Ye of immature minds....
Sorunome (author)  Tornado962 years ago
hm
Sorunome (author)  Purple Waffles2 years ago
>.>
Sorunome (author)  Tornado962 years ago
Haha, thanks. :P
The Jamalam2 years ago
An excellent mechanism, my only concern is that the motor sounds strained. I can imagine with the mass of the arms this will be hard to avoid but perhaps if you were to guide the pulley so that the line of action was parallel with the ground you'd get a more even lift? Just a thought.
Sorunome (author)  The Jamalam2 years ago
I don't quite get what you mean but I bet if you'd make this lift twice and connect them correctly it'll run very smooth.
Oh, and thanks :)
Shadowman392 years ago
Cool! How did you make the degree sign in the intro? I still think the counterweight should be heavier (the one that moves faster). Is that the tall ball machine I see to the left of it in the video? :-)
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