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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.

Enjoy!


 
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Step 1: Pieces

This is the piece list. Go get them!

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

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

Other
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!

Step 2: Base #1

Picture of Base #1
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This is one of the sides of the main body. Nice and easy.

1: The hunk of knex you are about to make
2: Make this flat thing first
3: Then make this other piece. It is not the same as the other one
4: A close up of the end
5: Put the two together to get this piece
6: A view of the side. Connect all the blue rods
7: What you have just made

That was boring. Lets move on.
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Great lift! Simple but so good ;)
I_am_Canadian (author)  sandroknexmaster2 years ago
Cheers!
I_am_Canadian (author)  sandroknexmaster2 years ago
Cheers!
hunter9992 years ago
It's great well done, you should be proud:)
I_am_Canadian (author)  hunter9992 years ago
Thank you :-)
knexandnerf3 years ago
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I_am_Canadian (author)  knexandnerf3 years ago
Looks like a delicious spammich.
knexandnerf3 years ago
on turnpike can you exchange the chain for the lift
I_am_Canadian (author)  knexandnerf3 years ago
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!
fuzi3 years ago
is there a way to make 2 of these and connect them with 1 motor
I_am_Canadian (author)  fuzi3 years ago
I'd think so, though I'm not sure the motor would have enough power....

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!!
hunter9993 years ago
is the really small blue gear a grey small gear????:/
I_am_Canadian (author)  hunter9993 years ago
I'm pretty sure it needs to be the blue kind for this to work.
horton1233 years ago
this is so cool think i am done
I_am_Canadian (author)  horton1233 years ago
Yay! Good for you.
Randomguy653 years ago
Yikes! Looks a little unstable. No biigie though, I added grey rods for extra support. :-)
I_am_Canadian (author)  Randomguy653 years ago
Yep, the idea was that you would build your ball machine around it, reinforcing it if need be :-)
Jesus.5 years ago
oh no i don't have 17 Y clips i only have 4
I_am_Canadian (author)  Jesus.5 years ago
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 £12!
Thats sweet. I check my local flea markets and stuff sometimes too.
cool. ivenever seen one of them.
now i have like 70!!
I_am_Canadian (author)  Jesus.5 years ago
You bought some?
Fr-Pa-Co4 years ago
Thanks I_am_Canadian i used your lift to build my first ball machine thanks a million
I_am_Canadian (author)  Fr-Pa-Co4 years ago
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
I_am_Canadian (author)  Fr-Pa-Co4 years ago
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
I_am_Canadian (author)  Fr-Pa-Co4 years ago
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 & 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.
zchan11204 years ago
please watch this

i made it

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

 
I_am_Canadian (author)  zchan11204 years ago
Very well done!  I like that one.
Thank you!!

I love your instructables!! I've subscribed!!
I_am_Canadian (author)  zchan11204 years ago
Thanks!
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