Introduction: K'nex Ball Machine Maximum

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: )

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

Picture of End

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


FanPlastic (author)2016-01-05

This was one of the first ball machines I ever saw, thanks for the inspiration!

dickheijboer (author)FanPlastic2016-01-09

That's awesome! Thank you!

sandroknexmaster (author)2015-06-12

Congrats on the grand prize, well deserved :D

Thank you so much Sandro! Actually I think you deserved it...

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 ;)

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!

GWorks (author)2015-06-02

Well done! I'm happy you won the grand prize :D

dickheijboer (author)GWorks2015-06-03

Thank you! I'm so happy to!

Lolman4000 (author)dickheijboer2015-06-08

Me too!

dickheijboer (author)Lolman40002015-06-10

That's nice!

DIY KING 00 (author)2015-06-05

congrajulations on winning grand prize!

dickheijboer (author)DIY KING 002015-06-06

Thanks man!

knex crazy (author)2015-06-05


dickheijboer (author)knex crazy2015-06-06

Is there something wrong with the video?

www139 (author)2015-06-04

congradulations on winning grand prize!

dickheijboer (author)www1392015-06-04

Thanks a lot!

www139 (author)dickheijboer2015-06-04

You're welcome!

Dreamwave (author)2015-06-03

wow...aside from that I am basically speechless.


"this thing is fr***ing FANTASTIC!"

dickheijboer (author)Dreamwave2015-06-03

Thank you so much! People like you make me build such things. :D

koolcoasterkid (author)2015-06-02

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.

Thank you, I almost ran out of time. Maybe in your own ball machines. :P

Can't wait to see something more about your current ball machine!

r0b0t14 (author)2015-06-02

amazing, dude really good job (imaginary high five) =)

dickheijboer (author)r0b0t142015-06-03

Thank you! (high five)

CuriosityMachine (author)2015-06-02

Really fun to watch, congrats on the win!

Thank you so much!

Sorunome (author)2015-06-02

Congrats for grand price :o

dickheijboer (author)Sorunome2015-06-03

I can't believe it, thank you!

GWorks (author)2015-05-27

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

Well made, Dick :D good luck in the contest!!

dickheijboer (author)GWorks2015-05-27

Hehe, did you like it or do I have to make one long video next time?

Thank you sir!

GWorks (author)dickheijboer2015-06-01

Somehow I didn't recieve an email of your response, so thus the late reply.
First of all congratz on being finalist, well deserved ofc :D
I saw that you just posted a complete video.
To be honest, it was a annoying after a while, but also informative (for each step)& added overview :) And I know you had to post it before time ran out, so it's okay.

dickheijboer (author)GWorks2015-06-01

Doesn't matter. :P

Thank you!

Thanks for being honest, I won't do like this next time.

Gargamel-Knex (author)2015-05-31

WooaaaW ! Congratulations ! You are a finalist ;)

Thank you so much!

Antzy Carmasaic (author)2015-05-31

That's huge! Do you have to reset things for it to start over?

Thanks! No I don't have to reset anything, I just have to switch the machine on.

n1cod3mus (author)2015-05-31

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.

it does look awesome though ;-)

dickheijboer (author)n1cod3mus2015-06-01

Sorry for the dark videos. Here is a video for you of 'Maximum' at work:

Knex2thelimit (author)2015-05-30

Congrats on being selected as a finalist!

Thank you!

milkdud55 (author)2015-05-28

hey dude my names dudley i know you dont know me but i think if you sent me an email ( you wont regret it

dickheijboer (author)milkdud552015-05-28

Hi dudley, why should I send you an email?

legogamer (author)dickheijboer2015-05-30

Be careful, he might blackmail you! (completely kidding)

More likely he'll virtually send you a year's supply of milk duds...

dickheijboer (author)legogamer2015-06-01


legogamer (author)2015-05-30

He'll probably just send you lots of milk duds...

coolkidtn (author)2015-05-29

AWESOME!! Who wouldn't vote for this??!!

dickheijboer (author)coolkidtn2015-05-29

Thanks! I hope everybody did! :)

15knexLaz (author)2015-05-29

Very nice ball machine, it's bigger than your previous ones?

When comes the main video on youtube?

dickheijboer (author)15knexLaz2015-05-29

Thanks a lot, yeah, this is by far my biggest ball machine?
I don't know for sure, I think it will be next week.

Lolman4000 (author)2015-05-28

Looks amazing!

dickheijboer (author)Lolman40002015-05-28


About This Instructable




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