I was fiddling around a while ago on a small ball machine, and decided to try to make a alternate way of bringing the balls to the top of the machine in a way other than a chain lift. Well, this is what I came up with. It is a bit primitive, but I like it nonetheless. It is fun to watch. Also, it uses few pieces (granted more black y connectors than I would have liked), so it is easy on the people with few pieces.

Remember that this is just a concept, and you should make it the way you want. You can stack them on top of each other to make them go higher, make the wheels(s) larger, and mix them up the way you want.


Step 1: Pieces

This is the piece list. Go get them!

Green: 52
White: 36
Blue: 49
Yellow: 13
Red: 67
Grey: 11

Dark Grey: 11
Light Grey: 10
Red: 16
Green: 14
Yellow: 28
White: 12
Purple: 86
Blue: 25
Orange: 13

Grey Spacer: 28
Blue Spacer: 29
Standard Power Pack: 1
Balls: As many as you want
Y Connectors: 17
Red Gear: 1
Blue Gear (the really small one): 1
Tan Clip: 7

Time to get building!
<p>i made a ball machine based on that i was suprised at myself because it was so easy thx for instructions:p</p>
Great lift! Simple but so good ;)
It's great well done, you should be proud:)
Thank you :-)
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Looks like a delicious spammich.
on turnpike can you exchange the chain for the lift
I dont think you could, really, just because many paths go right under the lift - right where the wheel would be.
WOW!! i just finished making it, tried it out, and it got abit stuck and the brown connecter on/in the red cog snaped off and made a dent in my roof lol!
is there a way to make 2 of these and connect them with 1 motor
I'd think so, though I'm not sure the motor would have enough power....<br><br>Just find a place on the axle where you can put on two red gears, do the same with a second wheel, and connect them with chain.
haha, this is so nice!! it's really fun. if you pimp it up a little, you can make a canon of that, i've do that and thats so really fun!!
is the really small blue gear a grey small gear????:/
I'm pretty sure it needs to be the blue kind for this to work.
this is so cool think i am done
Yay! Good for you.
Yikes! Looks a little unstable. No biigie though, I added grey rods for extra support. :-)
Yep, the idea was that you would build your ball machine around it, reinforcing it if need be :-)
oh no i don't have 17 Y clips i only have 4
That sucks! You can order them off knex.com, their like 7 cents each.
ebay is cheaper.also i cant get them cos im british. :-( if youre lucky you can get them cheap in charity shops. i got 5000 peices for &pound;12!
Thats sweet. I check my local flea markets and stuff sometimes too.
cool. ivenever seen one of them.
now i have like 70!!
You bought some?
Thanks I_am_Canadian i used your lift to build my first ball machine thanks a million
Anytime! Photos?
I only took a video. oh by the way do you know a way to send videos to other members im knew you see so if you know plz could you tell me
It would probably be easiest to post it to youtube.
I will i'll send you the link as soon as i've uploaded it and by the way if you know any tips of how to build a ball machine please can you tell me as im starting to build one with some chain i got off ebay
Get a concept, build the lift first, add on any major elements first... Just build many ball machines you figure it out for yourself.
thanks im gonna get my dad to help me get it to youtube and ive started the lift and made a half pipe and ive made a thing which according to MrMuggle is called the uh thing!! :D
lol. I know I'm not I_am_Canadian but of you want to put a video from youtube on to here You need to submit video (you will need a picture for the image) and add a description. Then you click on the button on the bottom that says save &amp; embed video. You then have to go to Youtube on a separate tab. Go to your video and click the embed button under the video and a code will come up highlighted. Pres ctrl + c and go to the Instructable. Click on embed video and it will ask you to place the embed code. Ctrl + v the embed code onto this and then save a preview to see if it worked. It should which means that you can publish the video. I hope that was clear enough. Good Luck! :-)
i am canadian, do you like classical music? in the striker pistol you have mozart's canon in d and a few other ones incliding this on has classical music in. i have been wondering for a long time.
Yes. Classical/baroque/chamber music is all liked by me.
please watch this<br /> <br /> i made it<br /> <br /> yes, i did use some of your instructables and other instructables, and i do not claim all of it to be my own design or concoction<br /> <br /> <div> <div><font color="#810081" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;color: rgb(129,0,129);"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NcKnqQBjCY" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NcKnqQBjCY</a></span></font></div> </div> <div><font size="3">&nbsp;</font></div>
Very well done!&nbsp; I like that one. <br />
Thank you!!<br /> <br /> I love your instructables!! I've subscribed!!
i am making a few mods to this. a track making the ball go to the lift and making your heavy cannon v5 go off when it gets there for a laugh. (lol)
well done<br /> <br /> i spotted iac's lift<br /> <br /> iv subbed to u<br />
I subbed to you, too.
Thanks<br /> <br /> I will hopefully be posting the same video here shortly.<br /> <br /> I am currently working on another ball machine with a seven and a half foot chain lift
This is great! I'm building a big ball machine with three lifts and this will be a good substitute for chain.
Its what it was made for, good luck!
this is useful as im halfway through a ball machine and dont have any chain.
Can u use the other motor

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