New K'nex Ball Machine Update 1




Introduction: New K'nex Ball Machine Update 1

Hello everyone this is an update on my new ball machine. At the moment it has 3 out of 14 paths completed but building has momentarily stopped due to lack of pieces ;) These pictures show its development over the last 6 months from the very first lift to how it stands in my room now while I am writing this. A video preview of the ball machine should be out soon (If my computer decides to work). It should hopefully be completed within the summer of 2015 and I will post a video of the whole thing working and another instructable on it so stay tuned ;)

Thanks to Shadowman for the lift and path separator and all the other knexers for inspiration I hope you all enjoy it.

-Northern Fields-

P.S if anybody can think of a name for it please comment because I have absolutely no clue what to call it ;P

Step 1: Getting Bigger...

In these pictures the framework begins to get larger and I have created a white connector flooring for the main lift. No paths or real path separators have been made but there is another small chain lift in front of my window

Step 2: Paths Starting

In these pictures I have started on paths but most noticeable of all is that I have lengthened the frame work so it goes completely over my window and the chain lift is now nearer to my bed. Unfortuneately, because the frame work is longer it has sagged so after this I have supported it better.

Step 3: First 3 Paths Done

This is the stage I am up to now I hope you enjoy the pictures ;P



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    Wow. That's huge!

    Thanks, its going to keep getting bigger though ;D

    :D can't wait for it to be finished! How many pieces do you have appx.?

    Wow! Just saw that you posted the new paths, very nice! Still don't think I have enough parts ;)

    hahaha me too I have got some more coming tho so hopefully Ill be able to get the paths all finished by the end of summer ;)

    That flooring looks beautiful, keep up the good work!

    Thank you so much I like the flooring too I always want to make that bit of the machine look as cool as possible ;) Thank you so much are you working on anything now ?

    No problem!

    Yes, a ball machine is in development, I hope to finish it somewhere summer 2015 but I'm not sure about that.

    Oooo really I can't wait it seems so many people have ball machines in construction and everyone wants to be finished this summer hahaha ;) will it be an around the room one or a free standing one like paradox? I bet it's going to be amazing in fact im sure of it ;)

    Yeah many want to participate in the contest :) It's freestanding btw.