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

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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!

Picture of 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!

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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!

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

Comments

sandroknexmaster (author)2015-10-10

Looks good!

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

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.

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

OK. I only tried it a tiny bit

www139 (author)2015-10-04

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

Linkin_J_Knex (author)www1392015-10-06

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

www139 (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-07

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

Linkin_J_Knex (author)www1392015-10-07

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

www139 (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-07

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

Linkin_J_Knex (author)www1392015-10-07

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!!!!!!

www139 (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-08

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

www139 (author)2015-10-07

"Can't turn vertically"

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

Linkin_J_Knex (author)www1392015-10-07

turn pieces? All of mine are straight :/

www139 (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-07

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

Linkin_J_Knex (author)www1392015-10-07

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

www139 (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-08

ok, that's probably why. ;)

Lexi Knex (author)2015-10-04

and a little trick

try to do a piece count as a step

Linkin_J_Knex (author)Lexi 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?

Lexi Knex (author)Linkin_J_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 (+=

Linkin_J_Knex (author)Lexi 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

Lexi Knex (author)2015-10-04

wow such a great instructable like everytimes anyways that s cool

Linkin_J_Knex (author)Lexi Knex2015-10-04

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

Lexi Knex (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

ho yes !!!

Linkin_J_Knex (author)Lexi 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!

Lexi Knex (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-10-04

great

Knextremely stupid (author)2015-10-04

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

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

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

knexcreator141 (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

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

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

OK. :D

knexcreator141 (author)2015-10-04

I would never had thought of that?

thank you:)

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

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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