Introduction: Project BOX K'nex Ball Machine

My smallest Ball Machine to date. Also, this is my final tiny ball machine. From now on, I go bigger (no pun intended).

Pieces:

Red Rods: 3
Yellow Rods: 20
Blue Rods: 197
White Rods: 58
Green Rods: 100
Blue 3D Connectors:20
Purple 3D Connectors: 103
White 8-Slot Connectors: 39
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 56
Green 4-Slot Connectors: 6
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 19
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 7
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 1
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 9
Tan/Brown/Orange Tabbed Connectors: 2
Motors: 1
Balls: 1
Blue Bearings: 7
Silver Bearings: 5
Gears: 4 Red
Chain Links: 35
Black Y Connectors: 2
Total: 695 Pieces

Step 1: The Center Frame

This is where the lift will be located.

Step 2: The Wheel Side

This side will hold the wheel later on.

Step 3: The Other Side

This side will hold the other stuff.

Step 4: The Top Gear

This part will support the chain.

Step 5: Mini Thisorthat

This part decides where the ball goes.

Step 6: The Micro Ramp

This leads to the Wheel.

Step 7: The Wheel

This part spins. Build, take out a blue rod, then put in the Wheel. Replace blue rod.

Step 8: The Ramps

These two make the ball drop.

Step 9: The Chain

This part has 35 Black chain links.

Step 10: Usage

Fix this part.

Add ball, Turn on.

Comments

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Fulffy_Walrus (author)2012-09-11

will it work with green motor

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Knex4Life23 (author)2012-07-24

Great ball machine, I built it and I love it. Thanks!

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Zeethesquirrel (author)2011-09-17

Cool
Imma build it now

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coolsonic45 (author)2009-12-06

is this big or small chain links beacus i only have small if so can u give me links to where to buy some big ones

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ryry2011 (author)coolsonic452011-02-17

ebay or knex.com but get the standerd from knex those are the one you are looking for not the other ones the other ones are small

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screamin serpent
you get 127 big chain links with it

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ryry2011 (author)2011-01-30

what is the big knex thing in the back round

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Lightning Thunder (author)2010-11-11

5 stars!

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Lightning Thunder (author)2010-11-11

Awesome!!!!!!!!

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colton blake (author)2010-06-03

I made this a while ago but i can say you're very smart!

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slithien (author)2010-05-22

 dont know to build this or immueble??? i know il build both!!

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knex obsessed (author)2009-05-11

this is so cool, can you make this but as a bigger version pleaz also can someone help me as i can't rate

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The whole point of it being small is that is supposed to be a small ball machine, what are you?

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i didn't say it was small i was just askin if you could make it into a bigger version

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Mr. Muggle (author)knex obsessed2009-09-23

If you want a bigger version, check out my ball machine, it also has a ferris wheel and two ramps, it's only bigger and a different lift system:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-a-new-Knex-ball-machine/

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If he made it into a larger version it would defeat the point of it being small which is what it is meant to be. If you want to build a large ball machine, find an Instructable that actually shows how to build a large ball machine.

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rsbingham (author)2009-08-04

I built this ball machine a few days ago. Every day I've added at least one more different path/element. My final addition, which I'm working on now, is a double helix lift. The basis, obviously, is the Project BOX Ball Machine.

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randomocity (author)2009-07-11

Do u think u could take better quality pictures? 4 me it was kinda hard 2 understand at certain parts...

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The Jamalam (author)2009-02-14

i would make some kind of inuendo here but I wont...

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Can I?

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if you must...

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That's what she said. (sorry for the late joke, I didn't notice)

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theperson2 (author)2008-06-21

zzgs how is it a fake? So its small Darth trainman is just trying to post someone for every on if they have 1000 or 10000 pieces so ha

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I almost agree with you, except I don't think something with 103 purple connectors and 197 blue rods is something everyone with exactly 1000 pieces would have (except perhaps for me...I have 640-ish purple connectors and about 750 blue rods, but even then...)

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grevious (author)The KNex Weasel2008-09-13

WHAT THE FU** THAT IS LIKE A BAJILLION PIECES i really need more knex. but sadly, i also need more money..............

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The KNex Weasel (author)grevious2008-09-14

Me, have a bajillion pieces? I doubt it. More like 7,500 for me. The Big Ball Factory comes with loads of both pieces.

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grevious (author)The KNex Weasel2008-09-16

but still 750 blue rods, i dont even think i have 100, or 75, the most i have is like 77 red rods. but thats about it. oh and about 145 yellow connectors.

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The KNex Weasel (author)grevious2008-09-16

That's still quite a lot. You could build some cool ball machines with that amount of pieces. P.S. I now have almost 900 blue rods.

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Psh... 2000+.

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grevious (author)Darth Trainman2008-09-17

HOLY CR*P, how long have you been collecting? plus, HOLY CR*P YOU HAVE ALOT OF PIECES, you have more blue rods than i have pieces nearly, thats nucking futs. plus, i asked the knex weasel about lifts because i have no chains, u know any ideas?

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dance1212 (author)grevious2008-10-19

look at i-am-canadians lift i recommend it

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Jesus. (author)dance12122009-05-08

me to

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grevious (author)dance12122008-10-19

ok then, ill try that out, i might make one sooner or later hopefully.

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That's true, Trainman has about three times as many pieces as me.

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Ngh.

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grevious (author)The KNex Weasel2008-09-17

yeah i could, but some of the required pieces i need i dont have, plus i have no chains? any other ideas on lifting the ball upwards?

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Thats a good set man...

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I didn't know you were here.

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~KGB~ (author)2009-05-06

really cool. i built it and theres no crap things about it. ill give you 5

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Hiyadudez (author)2009-05-03

Sweet ball machine 5*s. And: 1. Is that your AWesome Vivisector in the background? 2. How high can u make a ball machine with 5782 peices of knex? 3. I Just bought 57 feet of orange track, can u show me how to make the loop you used in CHAOS? Thanks!

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knexjay (author)2009-02-21

ahh

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Tom Buckey (author)2008-10-19

also trianman can u plz plz plz do some more ballmachines with less than 45 chain links coz thts all i havand im sure lots of others will agree with me thanks

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Yeah, But ball machines with 45 links are REALLY small.

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i no as ive tryed but all my ball machines are absaloot poo an i need help i have no roller coaster or ball machine trak so just on more plz!!!!!!

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KrazyKow (author)Tom Buckey2008-11-01

Could you please learn how to spell? It's really annoying Thanks.

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The Jamalam (author)KrazyKow2009-02-14

You tell that chtspkr! lol

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The Jamalam (author)2009-02-14

in the video is that your vivisector machine gun in the background?

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grevious (author)2008-11-14

lol
"1337 pursphekivs"
"leet perspectives"
i know chtspk =D

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ILIKEPIE333 (author)2008-11-09

cool 5*s

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Tom Buckey (author)2008-10-18

thanks darth trianman I've made my first ever ball machine. I've changed it a bit i swaped the elemnts with different ones ill update it on this site and sent u some pic to see wat u fink for a amatuar

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