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Hi everyone,

I'm proud to present you Canopy, a new kind of K'nex ball machine. Hopefully you like it. If you have any questions, please comment.

Canopy is my entry for the Community Contest: Toy Rods and Connectors. I would be glad if you vote!

Video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv86tzmyAQ8&list=UUoyezMqvzrdK5tiN1guO7kA

Some facts:

  • four lifts (powered by four 12v motors)
  • eight tracks
  • meters of track
  • 25 K'nex balls
  • thousands of K'nex parts
  • three months of working

Dick Heijboer

This is awesome!
<p>Very unique design, great job</p>
woah this is so cool!!!!!!!
<p>Thank you!</p>
I want one of these over my bed! xD
<p>Im trying something like this for my first and last KNEXPERT entry I hope it turns out as good as yours</p>
<p>Of cours it is ok! I wish you very much luck with the building! Somebody els did it also: </p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/L7fjDg5Uh9c" width="500"></iframe></p><p> If you need any help please pm me. </p><p>(Sorry for the late reply.)</p>
Is it ok if I use something similar to your idea of taking the return track underneath the bed?
<p>that is nice! a long time ago, i tried a ball machine around my bed, but it sucked XD. this one is amazing</p>
<p>Haha, thanks martijn!</p>
<p>that's AWESOME!!</p>
<p>Thank you sir!</p>
<p>Hey that's creative! You used the same song in Intertwined, but this one's slower! That's smart! Nice!!</p>
<p>Thanks, it's not the same song, but the songs are both of Hans Zimmer.</p>
<p>Oh. The beginning sounds similar</p>
<p>Yes.</p>
<p>This machine looks great, it must be cool to have it looming over the bed. Nice job!</p>
<p>Thanks! I was cool indeed. Now my whole room is cool. How is your ball machine doing? </p>
<p>So you haven't taken it apart? I haven't been building Citadel, but just recently I've gotten interested in Knex again. I've been cleaning my room, and when that's done I'll start working on it.</p>
<p>No, I have taken it apart! And I started a new project! An around the room ball machine! Yay! Will you than update your blog at sscoaster.com? </p>
<p>Nice! Will you combine the new one with Canopy? I probably won't update the topic, as I would like to keep most of the new elements a surprise. But I do plan on making another update video once more paths are done, and maybe adding some update pictures on Flickr.</p>
<p>No! Canopy is already demolished! The around the room bm is the new one! And I can't wait to see something of your bm!</p>
<p>Oh, I read your comment wrong, I thought it said you haven't taken it apart.</p>
<p>Nonono, do you have already cleaned the room? :P</p>
<p>The room is cleaned, and I put some new pictures in the Flickr album. :-)</p>
<p>Epic! You started with the paths! Can't wait for more!</p>
Just finished my most recent machine. Come check it out
<p>Ok cool!</p>
i find the compact parts of guns really painful on my fingers to make
<p>Haha</p>
yeah but the most complicated one i have made was an 8 round pump action p90 witch i found on instructables which ill send you the link to http://www.knexguninstructions.blogspot.com/ he has made a few other good guns
<p>Cool</p>
i made his shotgun as well but it took me about 5 hours. ive now singles the p90, made it look like an fn scar and added a stock.
<p>Sounds good, but I'm not in guns</p>
i&quot;d like to but i dont have enough time or money<br>
<p>Ah, that's a pitty!</p>
yup, and i am mostly into guns and cars as i start getting confused with anything bigger than that haha
<p>Guns are cool to! :)</p>
<p>Nice ball machine! I wish I could build something like that! (little brother -6 yrs old-)</p>
<p>Just build it my friend! </p>
<p>hehe! :D</p>
<p>Ok, now that was epic!</p><p>Can you make a vid thingy of every path? :3</p>
<p>Sorry guys, the ball machine is already demolished, because I had to do that before I go back to school.. :( I'm sorry! </p>
<p>Awe :(</p><p>It was still an awesome machine, though! :D</p>
<p>Thank you Sorunome! If more people want that, I will do that. </p>
<p>I count as more people... Do I? Yes I do :p</p><p>I'd also like to see a vid with every path/lift :)</p>
<p>Maybe, maybe, now I'm on vacation. </p>
<p>Ah nice! Where'r you heading?</p>
<p>Haha to Austria guys.. :P</p>
<p>A nice place ;)</p>

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