Introduction: Nocturnal- a Knex Ball Machine

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Here it is, Nocturnal, my tenth ball machine! I thought that Regent was my tenth but then I realized that I had miscounted. 1 lift, 5 paths, and about 2500 pieces. Music composed by me via The stars all over the machine are just for the nighttime theme. Link to video:

näkˈtərnl/ adjective

done, occurring, or active at night.

Step 1: White Floor, Lift, and Path Selectors

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This is the first machine that I have done a white floor that all of the paths congregate to. The lift is a chain lift with 2 exits, so it basically functions as a path selector. all of the other selectors are of the classic vertical variety.

Step 2: Path 1

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Path 1 is just a chain drop, and then some pathing back to the floor.

Step 3: Path 2

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Path 2 consists of first, some panel pathing by www139/William Green/Green Connector, two brothers that are my favorite BM builders ever even though they change their name so much. After that, the ball waits for a ball from path 3 to release it with my flower waiter element, whose video can be found here: Then, the ball does a 180, spins a spinner, then finally some 1 slot connector pathing back to the white floor.

Step 4: Path 3

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Path 3 first goes on a tire arm, then releases the waiting ball from path 2.

Step 5: Path 4

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Path 4 is mostly motorized madness track.

Step 6: Path 5

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Path 5 is first some curved Yellow connector pathing, then a big arm onto some blue connector pathing.

Step 7: The End

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Thanks for viewing, Check out my YouTube channel!


sandroknexmaster (author)2016-04-06

Looks good!

Lexi Knex (author)2016-03-10

that was your best (=

FanPlastic (author)Lexi Knex2016-03-10

I actually just got a trampoline tower so the next one will be even bigger!

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2016-03-06

Yay another bm! Great job :D

FanPlastic (author)Linkin_J_Knex2016-03-07

Thanks can't wait for yours

Linkin_J_Knex (author)FanPlastic2016-03-07

Cheers :) it will probably be about a month tho

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