Introduction: K'nex Tilt Table

Picture of K'nex Tilt Table

Hi. As my first instructable, I'm here with a tilting marble labyrinth - The Tilt Table. You can customize the maze on it however you  want and I noticed that the table can be used as a boxing rink. For the boxing ring, only build step three. Have fun with it!
Also, as this is my first instructable, feel free to comment but i would like no inappropriate language please, thank you.

Step 1: Piece Count:

The piece count on this model isn't very big and it can be changed depending on how big you want the table to be. If you want to make a bigger sized model, replace the blue rods for yellow, the yellow rods for green/red rods and the green/red rods for grey/blue rods. You will also need a Large Piece of Cardboard with a size of 20.5 by 20.5cm OR 29.5 by 29.5
I would also suggest that if you want to make it you should get the pieces beforehand.
I may be slightly inaccurate here so please excuse me.

Yellow  - 18
Green/Red - 4
Blue - 8
White/Silver - 17
Black/Green - 14

Small black with clip - 2
4-point locks - 45
7-point locks - 9
5-point - 4
2-point (opposite ends) - 6
1-point - 1

A Ball (I use the old k'nex balls) - 1 or more
Blue Spacer - 2

For the Labyrinth Roof and walls:
Blue/Grey Rod - 8 Least (more are optional)
For Each Wall Segment:
Green/Black Rod - 1
2-Point Connector (opposite ends)
5-Point Connector - 1
And 1 green/black connector to join segments.

Step 2: Base

Picture of Base

I put a label on each picture (bottom left or right) so you know where you are.

P1: Build this
P2: Build this
P3: Attach as shown
P4: This is what you will get.
P5: Build this
P6: Another View
P7: Attach as Shown

That's the base done. Put this to the side until step 5.

Step 3: The Table

Picture of The Table

This is the table that the ball rolls on. For this you need the cardboard.
Small Size : 20.5 X 20.5cm
Large Size : 29.5 X 29.5cm
(These are the Dimansions of A4 paper)

P1: Build this
P2: Build this
P3: Build this
P4: Build this
P5: Attach as ahown
P6: Attach the bottom part (Black clip down)
P7: Push in the cardboard and tape where nesesary.

Step 4: Roof and Layout

Picture of Roof and Layout

The Layout in this model is held up by the roof.

P1: Make one of what is on the right and at least 4 of the pieces on the left (must be an even number).
P2: Evenly space half of the long pieces along the box.
P3: Evenly space the other half, waeving them in and out.
P4 Slide on the table.
P5: This is an example of a wall. If you weave the blue rods in and out then they will not give way to the ball

Step 5: Usage Ideas

Just a couple of ideas for using it. I've told you how to make a labyrinth but you can also:

Use just the table as a boxing rink

Take the roof off and make some artwork by splashing the ball with some paint. Pop a square of paper on the cardboard and off you go!

Got any more Ideas? Post them below.


Goodhart (author)2012-02-13

VERY nice. Tis great to see K'nex used for more then just model weaponry :-)

Thanks, my next project is a ball machine

One that has a track ? And maybe a mechanism to return the ball to the start?

Yes, It's going to be called the Wall and it uses a similar mechanism to mathsboy314's arm lift.

At least it did until it fell over and collapsed! :-[

Ooops, any plans to remake it ? Maybe shored up better?

Goodhart (author)2012-02-19

Nothing, but if one "only" focuses on "one thing" one hasn't developed their imaginations very much, have they? ;-)