Introduction: New K'nex Ball Machine Update #1

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Hey everyone! Welcome to my first Instructable! This is a preview/update for my first ball machine. I used a lot of other people's lifts/elements so I will leave links to those in their respective steps. I haven't measured, but I'd say this is about 5.5 feet tall, and once I get more parts in from ebay it will be taller. In all there will be 2 or 3 networks, and 8 (give or take) paths. I also don't have a name for it, so suggestions would be appreciated :D

Step 1: Video Overview

This is a video over of my machine. A lot of work has been done since filming so there will be some differences!

Step 2: Network 1 Lift/separator.

Picture of Network 1 Lift/separator.

Link to the separator: https://www.instructables.com/id/Quad-Switch-Knex-...

Link to the lift: https://www.instructables.com/id/Ferris-Wheel-Lift...

The first network has 1 lift and one separator. The lift I used is a modified version of SandroKnexMaster's Ferris Wheel Lift (when I originally built it, it didn't work). I also used Collinjo12's Quad Separator, and it works decent enough. The reason for this is because I think it was built for the newer balls.

Step 3: Network One Paths (There Are 4)

Picture of Network One Paths (There Are 4)

Path one is the elliptica by IAmCanadian. The path after leads to the second network.

Link: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-ball-machine...

I don't have a plan for path two yet but I'm thinking of doing a cross tie path with a loop.

Path 3 is a combination of the clicker dropper from the big ball factory and the rattling stairs by Kairah in Metropolis

Link to stairs: https://www.instructables.com/id/Metropolis-Knex-B...

Path 4 is a combination of the element "turnstiles" by shadowman in citadel, and a basic flex rod path.

Link to turnstiles: https://www.instructables.com/id/Citadel-Knex-Ball...

Step 4: Network 2

Picture of Network 2

This has two lifts; One is the sliding arm lift by Sandroknexmaster, and the other is a standard chain lift.

At the top the is a path separator with two paths- on is a orange connector and tubing path, and the other is a micro coaster path which will lead to another lift

Link to sliding arm lift: https://www.instructables.com/id/Sliding-Arm-Lift-...

Comments

Mister Gears (author)2017-11-04

I like it ! Maybe you should try to imagine some elements, but also it's looking good !

sandroknexmaster (author)2017-07-16

Looks good so far!

KneXFAN200 (author)2017-06-19

NICE or should I say, NOICE! Here are some names: Nexsus, Necromania, ripidzigger, and The NKM.

Thanks! I like Necromania :D

Lexi Knex (author)2017-06-19

wow this bm looks nice ! keep on going ;D

Thanks! I did a lot of work on network 2 so I might post another update soon!

Swansong (author)2017-06-15

That's really neat, thanks for sharing! :)

NexusKnexMaster (author)Swansong2017-06-16

Thank you!

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Bio: My name is Cam, and I am a 13 year old k'nex builder. My main focus is ball machines, and currently, I am working ... More »
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