Introduction: Knex Swing

Hey, this is the swing element thingy of my ball machine Apocalypse.
I hope you'll enjoy it!
 


 


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Step 1: Piece Count

Rods

green - 6
white - 48
blue - 53
yellow - 14
red - 62
gray - 30
total rods: 213

Connectors

dark-gray (1-way) - 12
light-gray (2-way) - 4
orange - 5
red - 15
green - 9
yelllow - 14
orange splice - 4
white - 10
purple 3D - 80
blue 3D - 14
total connectors: 167

Misc

y-connectors - 12
tan-clips - 2
wheels - 11
medium tires - 1
large tires - 9
blue spacers - 14
gray spacers - 8
orange splice clips - 2
short tubing - 2
total misc: 61

Grand Total: 441

Step 2: The Exit Track

Well, the exit track is the lower-most thing, so it makes sense to start with it.

Step 3: The Tower

This thing has to stand somewhere, right?

Step 4: The Counterweight

This is only important if you have it freestanding like I do, if you build it into a ball machine the counterweight is unneeded as the ball machine is usually heavy and stable enough so that you can omit the counterweight.

Step 5: The Swing

This is the heart of the element, the swing!

Step 6: Attaching the Swing

I have so many halves of the purple connectors which you attach later on here, because it is important in which way you attach them, by doing this it'll be faar harder for you to make a mistake.

Step 7: The Entrance Track

The ball somehow has to get on there, right?

Step 8: Done!

Congratulations, you are done!
I hope you'll enjoy this element!
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Comments

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Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-10-09

I built a similar element today. I started off wanting to make a wheel the ball enters, gets lowered and a counterweight brings it back up. instead I made something where the ball enters a little holder at the top, gets lowered down then the counterweight spins the entire element, kicking the ball backwards and it looks great IMO! :D

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Sorunome (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-09

Haha, thanks! Initially I wanted to make something different with this thing, too, it just happened to turn out like this, heehee

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martijnb95 (author)2015-04-12

nice one! i like the 180+ degree turn.

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Sorunome (author)martijnb952015-04-12

thankssss ^.^

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www139 (author)2014-08-15

cool!

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JonnyBGood (author)2014-03-05

Another mechanical masterpiece! Brilliant!

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Sorunome (author)JonnyBGood2014-03-06

thanks!

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nerfrocketeer (author)2014-03-03

Nice, Sorunome!

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Sorunome (author)nerfrocketeer2014-03-06

thanks!

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Shadowman39 (author)2014-03-02

Cool element! I didn't know you were going to post it. :-P

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Sorunome (author)Shadowman392014-03-02

Hehe, not even a shadowman can know everything :P

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Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2014-03-03

I definitely don't know everything. :-P

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dickheijboer (author)2014-03-03

I might build it! It looks good!

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Sorunome (author)dickheijboer2014-03-03

yay, thanks!

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sandroknexmaster (author)2014-03-02

Looks good!

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thanks!

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KneXtreme (author)2014-03-02

Cool! It looks funny :)

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Sorunome (author)KneXtreme2014-03-02

thanks!

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hunter999 (author)2014-03-02

First view, first comment and fav! This looks like a awesome element, very smooth and intresting! I might use it :-)

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