Introduction: Dick Heijboer's New K'nex Elements

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Hi everyone!

This is my new guide to K'nex ball machine elements.
I'll also update this guide with more elements later on, so be sure to check it out!
All the elements are designed by me, but feel free to use them for your own purpose.

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Scroll further down to see more new elements from my ball machine Intertwined.

Step 2: Cooperating Arms

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Step 3: Two Balls Element

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Funny element which works only with two balls.. 

Step 4: Ferris Wheel

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A larger ferris wheel than the normal one...

Step 5: Tunnel Path

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A new kind of track! 

Step 6: Three-ball Dropper

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A new kind of ball dropper made of panels.

Step 7: Snowflake Maze

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A nice maze inside a support tower. :)
It uses many white snowflake connectors,  you can also use the 7-way 3D connectors. 

Step 8: Two-ball Dropper

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Two-ball dropper which tilts forward.

Step 9: Tunnel

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Step 11: Pannel Path

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Step 12: Small Wheel

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Step 13: Trampoline

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Step 15: K'nexman's Ferris

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Step 17: Two Balls Element

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This will only work with two K'nex balls. :)

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Step 19: Helix

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My version of the helix.

Step 20: Flipper

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The ball has to enter with speed.

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www139 (author)2016-01-10

Nice guide! :)

dickheijboer (author)www1392016-01-16

Thx! =)

www139 (author)dickheijboer2016-01-16

Sure! I think I will come here quite often for cool elements to use! :)

dickheijboer (author)www1392016-02-18

That would be cool!

www139 (author)dickheijboer2016-02-18

Yeah! They're pretty good elements. It's nice that they're all in one place.

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-09-06

epic elements !

Thanks mate!

yw :D

dickheijboer (author)2014-08-29

And again, a new element!

sandroknexmaster (author)2014-05-17

Cool new elements!

Thank you sir! I hope you will use one! :)

That's possible, I'll see :)

Thank you!

dickheijboer (author)2014-03-17

New element!

hunter999 (author)dickheijboer2014-03-23

Very neat idea! Well thought out design.

Speaking of which, the K'nex contest is returning this summer! You gonna join? :-)

dickheijboer (author)hunter9992014-03-25


Yay! Of course! I've to hold "Intertwined" a secret, becauce I think I don't have a finished ball machine right than!

hunter999 (author)dickheijboer2014-03-30

Sounds great man! I look forward to it, I saw the preview. Lets hope we both win prizes! :-)

dickheijboer (author)hunter9992014-03-31

Yeah, lets hope that! Do you know if I publish the vid and not an Instructable I can join the contest? :)

hunter999 (author)dickheijboer2014-03-31

As far as I'm aware, yes. Though, personally I would say to post pics and a vid as with just a vid, it decreases the chances of winning a prize. (see link)

dickheijboer (author)hunter9992014-03-31

Yeah, I know, I'll also include pictures on my instructables, thanks though! :)

dickheijboer (author)2013-11-16

New elements!

hunter999 (author)dickheijboer2013-11-22

Nice! I like it!

dickheijboer (author)hunter9992013-11-22


hunter999 (author)2013-10-27

This seems to have more views than your ball machines! Weird :-/ but cool :D

dickheijboer (author)hunter9992013-10-27

Yeah, but how to do? My ball machine is finished, about two weeks the video, en than more new elements... Also a new lift is coming.. :)

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-10-07


Thanks! :)

koolcoasterkid (author)2013-09-30

Awesome! Nice elements, and it's nice to see the tunnel path up close. Looking forward to this machine!

Thanks, thanks! Yeah, I like that path, are you gonna build it? It will be finished about 5-6 weeks or so! :P

I think I might build it. It looks very cool!

Thanks dude!

dickheijboer (author)2013-10-01

New step!

Nice. I might use this in my machine as well!


Shadowman39 (author)2013-09-30

Cool! What ball machine is that in the intro picture?

dickheijboer (author)Shadowman392013-09-30

Thanks! That is my new ball machine witch will release in 5 or 6 weeks.. :)

Shadowman39 (author)dickheijboer2013-09-30

Ah, it's nice that we get to see a preview. :-)

dickheijboer (author)Shadowman392013-09-30

Yeah, a small little preview, do you like it?

Shadowman39 (author)dickheijboer2013-09-30

Yep! I see a Knex man. :-P

dickheijboer (author)Shadowman392013-09-30

There are more than 20 K'nex mans in this ball machine! ;)

Shadowman39 (author)dickheijboer2013-10-01

Wow, that's a lot! I only have about 16. :-P

dickheijboer (author)Shadowman392013-10-01

Yes, that's a lot, my little brother likes tho build them and place on a "secret place".. :p

Sorunome (author)dickheijboer2013-09-30

yay, can't wait! :D

sandroknexmaster (author)2013-09-30



hunter999 (author)2013-09-30

Favorited! Look awesome and I hope to incorporate your three ball dropper maybe in my upcoming ball machine that I am going to begin! Also I will credit you if it is used, I hope to see more elements :) :) :)

dickheijboer (author)hunter9992013-09-30

Thanks! The tree-ball dropper is cool to use with a pannel path! ( at 1:10 ) And can't wait!

Nice elements! More soon to come, I hope? :-)

Sure, if my new ball machine is finished! And than I talk about 5-6 weeks.. :)

About This Instructable




Bio: I'm a 17 years old K'nex ball machine builder. I'm from Holland.
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