Introduction: Micro Coaster Track | a K'nex Ball Machine Path

Hello again! I have for you a NEW k'nex ball machine path! This utilises the micro k'nex rollercoaster track, turned on its side so the ball can roll along it! Right, here are the pros and cons!

Pros:
• Low friction so the ball slides along it quickly
• A great substitute for tubing path
• Makes micro k'nex useful

Cons:
• Not as simple to connect it to original k'nex
• Can't turn vertically

Step 1: How to Build It!

The track is extremely simple to build, just follow the pictures!

1: Overview
2: Build these
3: Assemble
4: Assemble

Step 2: How to Connect It to Original K'nex!

So, I bet you were wondering how does it connect?

1: Overview
2: Build these
3: Assemble

Now, how does it connect from below? There are many ways however this is one simple way.

1: Overview
2: Build this
3: Asemble

Step 3: Finished!

Let me know what you think of this new path! Bye for now!

Comments

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)2015-10-10

Looks good!

I think I have seen something like this though, it might not be entirely new.

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-10

Thank you a third time xD. So did I but I found that track didn't work. the ball went through the middle with the track on either side as rails.

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2015-10-10

Maybe I don't know, I've never build it myself.

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-10

OK. I only tried it a tiny bit

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www139 made it! (author)2015-10-04

nice element! Now all it needs is a ball machine to go under it! :P

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-06

Lol, or above! xD this comment didn't come in my emails :(

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www139 made it! (author)www1392015-10-07

If it went above the track, it would crush it! No, I think below is better.

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-07

erm... I'm confused...lol. If it went below the ball machine the ball machine would crush it xD. lol

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www139 made it! (author)www1392015-10-07

no, if you were to build a frame and drop it on top of the track, it would crush the track, right??? :P

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-07

That's what I just said by accident because I was confused lol. But, if the half the ball machine was above it and half below it would be in the ball machine where its supposed to be not above or below xD I'm so happy, I got 3 more k'nex balls so now I have 4!!!!!!

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www139 made it! (author)www1392015-10-08

well, if the machine were on top of the element, and the element were inside the frame, the ball wouldn't make it to the lift because the lift starts just off the ground, not on the ground :P

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www139 made it! (author)2015-10-07

"Can't turn vertically"

well, actually it can turn vertically. Just use a rollercoaster turn piece!

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-07

turn pieces? All of mine are straight :/

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www139 made it! (author)www1392015-10-07

I guess the turns are newer... I don't know.

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-07

probably, I got my first (and only) micro coaster when micro k'nex was fairly new :)

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www139 made it! (author)www1392015-10-08

ok, that's probably why. ;)

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)2015-10-04

and a little trick

try to do a piece count as a step

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

Hmmm, well I don't tend to do piece counts. Would you find it useful if I included them in my ibles?

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)Lexi Knex2015-10-04

yeah beacause my storage is tricky and then its hard when there is no piece count but ... its your choise not mine (+=

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

Well, if enough people request them I'm likely to do them. I may make one for my dinosaur ible (Which is sort of my trial for instruction-making) and see how it goes :D

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)2015-10-04

wow such a great instructable like everytimes anyways that s cool

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

Thank you as always! today I started developing another new element too!

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)Lexi Knex2015-10-04

ho yes !!!

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

it utilises k'nex bricks however.... I may just scrap the idea.... it's too simple and I want to be innovative!

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)Lexi Knex2015-10-04

great

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Knextremely stupid made it! (author)2015-10-04

Nice idea!! I love how you said "make micro knex useful" lol they are pretty useless aren't they

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

oh and I'm also working on a new element utilising k'nex bricks

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

Yep :) I'm surprised this hasn't been thought of before!

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knexcreator141 made it! (author)2015-10-04

It basically means you put the round into the side of the gun and if you look in picture 1 the slanted purple and orange connector pushes the round into the chamber

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

oh, OK so you develop a sideways magazine? im still a bit confused

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knexcreator141 made it! (author)knexcreator1412015-10-04

Yes but you can only put one round at a time look at reds pdr on YouTube

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

OK. :D

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knexcreator141 made it! (author)2015-10-04

I would never had thought of that?

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

thank you:)

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knexcreator141 made it! (author)knexcreator1412015-10-04

No problem! well done. This Is what I've been up to.it has adjustable sights and it's breach loading!

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

oh cool! adjustable sights sounds good :) I don't really know much bout k'nex guns....What's breach loading? Also, where to start when building a gun? I've built IAC's Spiff and compact ast pistol but I think that's just about it:/

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