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Here's my newest project - Enigma Minor. It's compact, has a lot of paths (5!) and looks cool. The name was suggested in my question "how shall I call my new K'nex ball machine" It looks like project Splat, but I modified it. My add - ons on Splat:

 - 1 extra path: Freefall
 - 2 kinds of path separators: the classic version and the Infinity-Switch
 - 1 new element, that I've designed: the dual ball element. (on path 4 and 5)
 - less pieces!

Good luck with building!
 
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Step 1: Pieces

Here's the piece count!

Rods:
- Green: 244
- White: 138
- Blue: 289
- Yellow: 64
- Red: 1
- Grey: 9

Connectors:
- Grey 1 – way: 71
- Grey 2 – way: 9
- Orange 2 – way: 25
- Red 3 – way: 144
- Green 4 – way: 29
- Purple 4 – way: 106
- Yellow 5 – way: 137
- Blue 7 – way: 51
- White 8 – way: 35

Spacers:
- Blue: 50
- Gray: 37

Other:
- Blue clip: 4
- Tan clip: 4
- Y – clip: 26
- Blue hinge: 4
- Black hinge: 4
- Red gear: 6
- Chain: 46
- Battery motor with short lead: 1
- Original K’nex balls: 2 or 3

Total: 1537 pieces.

Step 3: Receivers

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A receiver's a path that brings a ball back to the lift. In this step you'll make them. Look carefully to the amount of spacers and where Y - clips are placed!

Step 6: Spinner

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This is the Spinner, a well - known element. This could be painful for your fingers, so be careful. 
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knex akbar5 months ago

are you still alive? please make more ball machines!! :)

I'm about to install the chain right now... after spending several hours on this project, the only thing I can find bad to say is.... You must have the tiniest little girl hands..... it was tough to get into many of the places to make connections.... I has been a much fun build and I can't wait to see it in action.... I'll be sure to send you a pic... thank you for a nice project
OZKNEX221 year ago
cool i mite build later or when i have time
~Meme~1 year ago
Are all the cogs needed? I only have 3.
~Meme~1 year ago
Are all the cogs needed? I only have 3.
Crumble3 years ago
how far are you into the enigma major?
RNB (author)  Crumble3 years ago
I started designing. I've 3 new lifts in mind, I'll go build it within a few weeks.
when is it done?
RNB (author)  guitarshredder1232 years ago
Not now :P. I liked rollercoasters better, so I stopped it. However, currently I'm almost done with Enigma Minor II.
nice, with instructions?
RNB (author)  guitarshredder1232 years ago
Yup :D
ok i'm making a ball machine soon first i need to take appart al my knex creations
Orangepanda2 years ago
hey RNB this ball machine is awesome!!!!!!!
this is going to be my first ball ive built so thks for that!
can i keep u updated on how im going because ive never made one before!
thks if i can
=D

RNB (author)  Orangepanda2 years ago
Sorry for the late reply! How far are you?
Ik ben trots op Nederland door jouw SUPERRRRRRRRR ballenbaan!!!

Dankjewel!!!
RNB (author)  CassisDude983 years ago
Bedankt! Omdat deze baan zo'n succes is, heb ik besloten om door te gaan met de 'Enigma's'. Ik ben nu een gigantische baan aan het bouwen die Enigma Major heet, later komt er nog een Enigma Micro
Eigenlijk zou je ook instructies moeten moeten maken voor de Enigma Micro
(hoeveel stukjes gaat die in beslag nemen?)

Alvast bedankt!!!
RNB (author)  CassisDude983 years ago
Enigma Micro: Nog geen enkel idee :-P. Eerst bouw ik de Major, later komt Micro nog.
waneer komt de major
RNB (author)  guitarshredder1232 years ago
Ooit hopelijk. Ben nog steeds niet gestart :(
maak dan een micro,dat lukt vast binnen 2 weken ;)
knexman322 years ago
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knexman322 years ago
I WISH I HAD ENOUGH KNEX BLUE RODS AND GREEN RODS BUT ANYWAY 5 *****'S
EPIC imma build it if i have enough blue rods
god i hope i have enough
I just finished the machine (pretty cool, by the way) and everything works but the Spinner. For some reason, the ball seems to fall out a fraction of a second too soon, landing on the track below. Then its momentum carries it in the direction it's supposed to go, however, the Spinner, which is still spinning at high speed, stops the ball and causes it to go backwards off the track. Is the Spinner supposed to carry the ball all the way down until it starts to go back up, or is the ball supposed to fall out but then roll through without the Spinner disturbing it?
RNB (author)  Barfopotamus3 years ago
The Spinner is supposed to disturb the rolling. Still, the spinner is spinning in the same direction as the ball goes, and it should work. If it keeps giving problems, add an extra fence at the back of the track.
I fixed it by replacing the red connectors and y-clips with gray connectors so that the track was slanted.
Crumble3 years ago
if this is an enigma minor, then what is an enigma MAJOR?
RNB (author)  Crumble3 years ago
Thanks for the name! I'm gonna build an big ball machine soon, do you mind if I call it Enigma Major?
Sorunome RNB3 years ago
Can i see then plz on skype, when you started?
RNB (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
Just started, building a new lift as start... (tell ya on skype!)
Sorunome RNB3 years ago
awsome! :) :) :)
Crumble RNB3 years ago
Nope, go ahead, i look forward to seeing that :P
cool knex133 years ago
looks relly good!


10/10



MUST MAKE IT.
RNB (author)  cool knex133 years ago
Make it, and gimme pics of it, I'll add them to the last step!
cool knex13 RNB3 years ago
well....... Later on but I will make it.
knexlego3 years ago
is it the big chain not the small
RNB (author)  knexlego3 years ago
Big one.
i made it and modified it so you can use only one ball
Sorunome3 years ago
what is the coaster in the background of the first pic?
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