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Hi fellow Knex' addicts,
I'm proud to present you "Maximum", a "around-the-room K'nex ball machine", the biggest ball machine that I have made so far. It has taken me 7 months to complete. Please feel free to ask questions about it.

"Maximum" is the entry for my K'nex Contest submission. I would appriciate a lot if you will vote for me!

-Dick Heijboer-

(For new elements designed by me, please visit: https://www.instructables.com/id/My-new-Knex-ball-machine-elements/ )

Step 1: Network 1

Step 2: Track 1 Network 1

Step 3: Track 2 Network 1

Step 4: Track 3 Network 1

Step 5: Track 4 Network 1

Step 6: Network 2

Step 7: Track 5 Network 2

Step 8: Track 6 Network 2

Step 9: Track 7 Network 2

Step 10: Track 8 Network 2

Step 11: Network 3

Step 12: Track 9 Network 3

Step 13: Track 10 Network 3

Step 14: Track 11 Network 3

Step 15: Track 12 Network 3

Step 16: Network 4

Step 17: Track 13 Network 4

Step 18: Track 14 Network 4

Step 19: Track 15 Network 4

Step 20: Track 16 Network 4

Step 21: End

Thanks for watching. Don't forget to vote! ^^

<p>This was one of the first ball machines I ever saw, thanks for the inspiration!</p>
<p>That's awesome! Thank you!</p>
<p>Congrats on the grand prize, well deserved :D</p>
<p>Thank you so much Sandro! Actually I think you deserved it...</p>
<p>I don't see why I'd deserve it more. Anyways, good that you won, now it's a sure thing those parts will be used for more cool projects ;)</p>
<p>In your ball machine are much more new elements and lifts... But thank you that you think I deserve it! That's absolutely a sure!</p>
<p>Well done! I'm happy you won the grand prize :D</p>
<p>Thank you! I'm so happy to!</p>
<p>Me too!</p>
<p>That's nice!</p>
<p>congrajulations on winning grand prize!</p>
Thanks man!
video?
Is there something wrong with the video?
<p>congradulations on winning grand prize!</p>
<p>Thanks a lot!</p>
<p>You're welcome!</p>
<p>wow...aside from that I am basically speechless.</p><p>:recovers:</p><p>&quot;this thing is fr***ing FANTASTIC!&quot;</p>
<p>Thank you so much! People like you make me build such things. :D</p>
<p>Wow, this machine is massive, great job on completing it! Also, I think I've seen this style before somewhere... :P Plenty of new elements and stuff, makes me want to start building again too. </p>
<p>Thank you, I almost ran out of time. Maybe in your own ball machines. :P </p><p>Can't wait to see something more about your current ball machine!</p>
<p>amazing, dude really good job (imaginary high five) =) </p>
<p>Thank you! (high five)</p>
<p>Really fun to watch, congrats on the win!</p>
<p>Thank you so much!</p>
<p>Congrats for grand price :o</p>
<p>I can't believe it, thank you!</p>
<p>My last minutes before this comment consisted of *Scroll* *click video* *watch* *scroll* *click video* *watch* *scroll* *click video* *watch* and that for 21 steps :P<br></p><p>Well made, Dick :D good luck in the contest!!</p>
<p>Hehe, did you like it or do I have to make one long video next time?</p><p>Thank you sir!</p>
<p>Somehow I didn't recieve an email of your response, so thus the late reply.<br>First of all congratz on being finalist, well deserved ofc :D<br>I saw that you just posted a complete video. <br>To be honest, it was a annoying after a while, but also informative (for each step)&amp; added overview :) And I know you had to post it before time ran out, so it's okay.</p>
<p>Doesn't matter. :P </p><p>Thank you! </p><p>Thanks for being honest, I won't do like this next time.</p>
<p>WooaaaW ! Congratulations ! You are a finalist ;)</p>
<p>Thank you so much!</p>
<p>That's huge! Do you have to reset things for it to start over?</p>
<p>Thanks! No I don't have to reset anything, I just have to switch the machine on.</p>
<p>the ball run looks very good but your videos are very dark and it would have been nice to see a video of the whole thing working with all the tracks and networks working at the same time.</p><p>it does look awesome though ;-)</p>
<p>Sorry for the dark videos. Here is a video for you of 'Maximum' at work: </p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86yLYpQZy0c</p>
<p>Congrats on being selected as a finalist!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
hey dude my names dudley i know you dont know me but i think if you sent me an email (dlawson255@gmail.com) you wont regret it
<p>Hi dudley, why should I send you an email?</p>
<p>Be careful, he might blackmail you! (completely kidding)</p><p>More likely he'll virtually send you a year's supply of milk duds...</p>
<p>Hehe.</p>
<p>AWESOME!! Who wouldn't vote for this??!!</p>
Thanks! I hope everybody did! :)
<p>Very nice ball machine, it's bigger than your previous ones?</p><p>When comes the main video on youtube?</p>
<p>Thanks a lot, yeah, this is by far my biggest ball machine?<br>I don't know for sure, I think it will be next week. </p>
<p>Looks amazing!</p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
Wow, this is truly awesome :o, amazing job man! I might use some of these elements (I plan to begin a ball machine in a month - I have 13 weeks holiday :-)) Voted, hope you win :D

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