Introduction: Knex Ring Lift Version 2

Here it is, the MUCH smoother version of the ring lift!
Most credits go to Shadowman39 as he original invented this lift, I rebuilt it from the film of his ball machine Cataclysm.
While you follow the instructions be sure to check out image notes!
Feel free to ask any questions!
Check out the vid!

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Step 1: The Base

Ok, here we start with the base!

Step 2: The Motor Part 1

Now it's time to make the motor which is inside the bottom.
You could also use a different motor, but my instruction is on the 12V motor.

Step 3: The Motor Part 2

Now you'll do the next part of the motor.

Step 4: The Motor Part 3

Now you'r making the last part of the motor!

Step 5: Add Motor to the Base

Now you add the mtor to the base and connect a bit of the chain as it is later on far to complicated to do so.

Step 6: The Entrance

Now we're making the entrance!

Step 7: The Ring

now it's finally time to make the ring! It consits out of 32 single cabines.

Step 8: Completing the Lower Part

Now you just have to complete the lower part of the lift!

Step 9: The Tower

Now it's time to make the tower. It is just three red rods high.

Step 10: The Lower Top

It's time to make the lower top.

Step 11: The Exit Path

Now it's time to make the exit path.

Step 12: The Far Top

It's finally time to make the far top!

Step 13: The Chain

Now it's time to make the chain. The rest of it (remember, you already atached a bit) has a hole lot of 116 chainlinks.

Step 14: Finished!

Congradulations! You just finished the ring lift! If you have any problems or some feedback, why not leave a comment?
For more awesome projects please visit my webpage!

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EliteKnex101 made it! (author)2014-02-07

I made it

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2014-02-07

cool!

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Gnmar2723 made it! (author)2012-04-23

oh no im gonna be here all night. then in the morning i will need to buy more knex!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-04-24

Yeah, that step takes ages.... That ring was still the ring i built up for version 1, so it was built together for more than a year...it's already destroyed by now :P

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2012-10-06

Haha to funny! :D

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-10-12

Too true XD

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jameshond made it! (author)2012-05-04

can i make this that i don't need golden tubing conectors?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-05-04

I made something like this here:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Knex-weel-lift-with-holes/

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jameshond made it! (author)2012-05-02

when i have more rollercoaster coaster conectors i make this bu i dont have so much rollercoaster conectors :(

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-05-02

That aren't the roller coaster ones, that are the ones that come with ball machine sets. And other tubing also works. :)

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jameshond made it! (author)jameshond2012-05-02

no the gold conectors for tubing i have 28 of these not enough for this lift the other rollercoaster conecters i have more thn 300 of them

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-05-02

oh... :(

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jameshond made it! (author)jameshond2012-05-02

yes the lift is cool but i cant make it :(

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GeekBeam made it! (author)2012-04-20

I had an Idea recently, for those of you who have many rollercoaster sets and way too many of those track peces laying around (Like I do, you can use this instructable for the chain moving, and THIS instructable to substitue the ring, and a little enginuity to make the holders, it can use lexss pieces, and also use more common pieces (only uncommon is the track piece, and it won't use more than 15 of those in the least)

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GeekBeam made it! (author)GeekBeam2012-04-30

I have not made the instructable that links to the chaining, and holding of the track pieces, either that or i will-...just a moment, going to get the link now (the instructable for using the track itself + some innovation from you should suffice to work, I can't find the time anymore to go to my grandparents and take a shot of the holder, it only holds a ring of one track piece at this time But I see quite an amount of potential, especially if you put something like the ever so rare ball track tubing on the track itself, enabling the original setup warranting a small amount of modification, this should be done in an instructable, but as said, I can't get any pictures for this, so no go on that for now.)

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-05-01

I'm somehow still not getting what you want.....but I don't have a single micro knex set so I guess that doesn't mind.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-04-20

Erm...am I stupid or didn't you say your idea?

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GeekBeam made it! (author)GeekBeam2012-04-20

maybe...somewhere else...I have probably forgotten about it, it's been a long time since i made any comments on here

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-04-21

Oh, haha :D

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Gnmar2723 made it! (author)2012-04-23

finally something in which i can actually use my spacers!! awesome lift dude!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-04-24

Haha, thanks! :)

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TheRacker made it! (author)2012-03-24

I really like the way you did the chain.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-03-24

Thanks!

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TheEngineeringFreak made it! (author)2012-02-15

Hi, Awesome Lift! Where do you get those 5-point tabbed connectors? Also, could you make a Mini version of this lift?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-15

thanks! I got the tabbed connectores from other ball machine sets as the big ball factory or the trampoline tower. But you can also buy them at knexusergroup (just google for that and you'll find it).
And for the mini-version, do you mean something like this? https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-wheal-lift-with-holes/

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Thanks, I'll look into this knexusergroup and I like that small lift - just what i wanted!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-15

cool i could help you!

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What do you mean?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-18

i'm glad that I could help you out.

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KneXtreme made it! (author)2012-02-04

Cool! Can't wait to build, but I'll have to put this on hold. I'm moving in a few months and I don't want to be building anything massive right now.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-04

thanks!

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albydesign made it! (author)2012-02-03

good Job! =D 5* How many orange track pieces does it use?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-03

oh, i forgot to say how many orange connectores :D it uses 32*4=128 or them.

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albydesign made it! (author)albydesign2012-02-04

Thanks, i might need to get some more then!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-04

:D But the lift is wourth it, it's awesome. But I'll not use it in my next ball machine as I want to use there ONLY complete new lifts. ;)

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-03

Thanks! 1900th comment! :D

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albydesign made it! (author)albydesign2012-02-04

Whhoooooooooo!! :D

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lucek made it! (author)2012-02-03

You kids and you're fancy K-Nex, Back in my day all we had were green wight blue yellow sticks and gray, red, green, yellow, wight and orange connectors.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-03

O.o but you can also build a lot jut out of them... :)

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Purple Waffles made it! (author)2012-02-03

Great job! mind if i use it in my current ball machine?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-03

Thanks! And I don't mind (What did I make instructions for? :D). :) I also would be happy about credits.

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Purple Waffles made it! (author)Purple Waffles2012-02-03

Awesome! You get preview pictures for helping contribute to my ball machine (as will all others)

I will pm them to you today :D

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-03

cool! :)

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RNB made it! (author)2012-02-03

Great job! Looks much better now!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-03

thanks! It's even better than in catastropha as I used here a 12V motor instead of these 3V battery motores :D

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