Introduction: Knex Pinball Machine

Picture of Knex Pinball Machine

Yes, a k'nex pinball machine, and it has working flippers, ball launcher, easily customizable terrain and rarely ever brakes.
Also i give credit to some one for the flipper design...Right dsman195276
www.instructables.com/id/KNEX_Pinball_Machine/
Please make the flippers at: www.instructables.com/id/SFMHA5WFLROKFXJ/

Step 1: The Frame

Picture of The Frame

Ok so this is the frame. It decides how big your pinball machine will be, mine is 9x7 just to let you know. Put blue rods standing straight up on the "3d" parts and connect them all with blue rods.

Step 2: The Walls

Picture of The Walls

There are blue rods going through all of them.

Step 3: Features

Picture of Features

The flippers and ball catcher and ball launcher.
BIG NOTE- When making the flippers make the a little longer than dsman's because it is bigger and you will never hit the ball.
Please make the flippers at: www.instructables.com/id/SFMHA5WFLROKFXJ/

Step 4: Play Field

Picture of Play Field

This is the terrain the ball will roll on.
Sorry about the little amount of pictures but the step is simple.
You will build 48 "White nuisances" (Check first photo to see what I mean.)
Once you build Picture 3 just place in the "White nuisances" and you are done. :D

Step 5: Assembly

Picture of Assembly

I didn't make pictures of this but so I'll use what ever I got.
Attach the "Play Field" to "The Frame"
Then attach the ball catcher(Picture 1) on the thing.
Attach Red rods to the back of your machine. (Picture 2)
The flippers are hard to explain. Use pictures 3-5 to help. Use them for the left side too.
Ok the walls are self explanatory, use picture 6 to place them.
Picture 6 is for the ball launcher too.
And I think that is it. Enjoy! :D
P.S. Tell me if I missed anything and i will change it.

Comments

gerrits13 (author)2009-11-05

i made one here a pic of it

_kira_ (author)gerrits132009-11-07

nice!

superbestknex (author)_kira_2011-07-18

how many blue rods does this use

gerrits13 (author)_kira_2009-11-10

thanks

Shadowpom (author)2010-05-05

 look at this insanely awesome one I found www.davespictures.org/pictures/knex.php most elements are going to come from it.

SonicX 22 (author)Shadowpom2010-05-08

 already made that pinball, kinda im just missing most of the stuff and its built different

Shadowpom (author)SonicX 222010-05-09

 So you built it but not really?

SonicX 22 (author)Shadowpom2010-05-09

 i made it but i didnt make all the cool contraption stuff

Shadowpom (author)2010-05-04

I am doing to make 1 with probably a 9 by 18 but i will need to see if i have enough pieces.  Try replacing some of the whites with blues 3ds for maximum size.

ashfall (author)2009-11-17

cool..... i once made a fooseball machine..... me and my brother had fun with it, but i took it apart cause i was bored with it. cant rebuild tho, dont have a camera or camera phone......

DJ Radio (author)2009-11-03

Looks like a barren field.  Needs elements.

~KGB~ (author)DJ Radio2009-11-03

agreed

_kira_ (author)~KGB~2009-11-03

yes yes i know but the only thing is i said the field is customizable so that shouldn't be much problem adding. And i took it appart so dont exspect and more and also i have all pics so ima finish posting it and done so add some if you want :D

~KGB~ (author)_kira_2009-11-03

thanks!

_kira_ (author)~KGB~2009-11-07

And if you can help me can you build mine and add elements and post it linked here? I would do it myself but I'm working on a secret project and I don't want to take it apart before posting.

~KGB~ (author)_kira_2009-11-07

if i have mods i will show you them

_kira_ (author)~KGB~2009-11-07

Okay, look at dsman's elements and try to fit them on. :D thanks!

~KGB~ (author)_kira_2009-11-08

ill try

dsman195276 (author)2009-11-05

Thanks for the credit. I think I said this somewhere before, but it's nice to know someone actually used that pinball machine instructable.

Trom what I can see already, you cut down on the white connecters which is definitly a plus. It looks like this is a less piece heavy build of mine, maybe more people will build it.

When you finish the instructable, please PM me, and I can add a like to this in my instructable.

_kira_ (author)dsman1952762009-11-07

It's DONE! :D
Link it if you please.

gerrits13 (author)dsman1952762009-11-05

i used the flipper design in my pinball machine

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