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Hi! Today you are going to see the new elements for our ball machine The Element. Here are a few specifications regarding the approximate size and number of pieces, etc...

Dimensions:

Tower 1:

width: 4ft.

height: 5ft.

length: 3ft.

Tower 2:

width: 1/2ft.

height: 6ft.

length: 2ft.

Pieces: 9,602

Building time: 1.5 months (during the summer so no school at the time)

This was our 2nd official machine (there were others, but they were really bad).

 
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Step 1: The video

Step 2: Corn cob or bannana boat instructions

get these parts:

2 large wheels

12 yellow rods

2 dark grey connectors

1 silver spacer or three blue

1 blue spacer

3 small clips (tan or blue)

Step 3: New flipper instuctions

14 blue rods

2 white connectors

2 dark grey connectors

2 white rods

2 orange connectors

6 red connectors

1 blue spacer

4 'y' connectors

Step 4: New clacker instructions

3 small tires

2 tan connectors

3 orange connectors

2 blue clips

3 blue rods

1 dark grey connector

2 yellow rods

Step 5: New single ball dropper instructions

Here's how this element works: One ball is stuck on the tire and another one comes and pushes the tire out of the way and lets the first ball through, only to get stuck itslelf.

parts:

16 purple connectors

1 big tire

1 small tire

2 green connectors

12 green rods

1 dark grey connector

1 orange connector

4 white connectors

10 blue rods

1 'y' connector

Step 6: Ferris wheel

This ferris wheel has a pleasing spiral look and it spins for a pretty long time!

ok you will need:

16 green connectors

2 white connectors

16 white rods

24 blue rods

You will need to enlarge the images to see the notes by the way.

Step 7: Spine track

Picture of Spine track
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This element is a little like the Metropolis element "rattling stairs" in that it makes noise, but different in that it uses totally different pieces. Instructions coming soon (hopefully!)

Nice!

www139 (author)  sandroknexmaster7 months ago

Thank you there is more new elements on the way. I will just take a lot of detailed photos of the new arm lift right now because we don't want to take apart the ball machine yet. When we do take it apart I will give instructions for it.

Good to hear!

www139 (author)  sandroknexmaster7 months ago

yup!

tofu9118 months ago
Great build. You should add a video to show it working.
www139 (author)  tofu9118 months ago

Here is a link!

http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Element-a-knex-ball-machine-2014/

didexo8 months ago

Cool!

www139 (author)  didexo8 months ago

Thanks!