K'nex Ball Machine Canopy





Introduction: K'nex Ball Machine Canopy

About: I'm a 17 years old K'nex ball machine builder. I'm from Holland.

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!

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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

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    That's just ludicrous.

    Very unique design, great job

    I want one of these over my bed! xD

    Im trying something like this for my first and last KNEXPERT entry I hope it turns out as good as yours

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    Of cours it is ok! I wish you very much luck with the building! Somebody els did it also:

    If you need any help please pm me.

    (Sorry for the late reply.)

    Is it ok if I use something similar to your idea of taking the return track underneath the bed?

    that is nice! a long time ago, i tried a ball machine around my bed, but it sucked XD. this one is amazing

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    Hey that's creative! You used the same song in Intertwined, but this one's slower! That's smart! Nice!!

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    Thanks, it's not the same song, but the songs are both of Hans Zimmer.

    Oh. The beginning sounds similar

    This machine looks great, it must be cool to have it looming over the bed. Nice job!

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    Thanks! I was cool indeed. Now my whole room is cool. How is your ball machine doing?

    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.