Introduction: Project IMMEUBLE K'nex Ball Machine

Here it is, my (third) brand new K'nex ball machine. This one is somewhat more difficult than the other ones. A few people have requested I make instructions, so without further wait...

Project IMMEUBLE!



Pieces:
Gray Rods: 5
Red Rods: 41
Yellow Rods: 113
Blue Rods: 219
White Rods: 103
Green Rods: 151
Flexi Rods: 4
Blue 3D Connectors: 84
Purple 3D Connectors: 70
White 8-Slot Connectors: 21
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 138
Green 4-Slot Connectors: 5
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 71
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 29
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 20
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 14
Tan/Brown/Orange Tabbed Connectors: 2
Motors: 1/2
Balls: 5 or less
Blue Bearings: 6
Silver Bearings: 1
Gears: 4 Red
Chain Links: 52
Total: 1218 Pieces

Step 1: The Tower, Part 1

This part is the bottom section of the main part of the tower.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 20
Blue Rods: 47
White Rods: 20
Green Rods: 5
Blue 3D Connectors: 28
Purple 3D Connectors: 18
White 8-Slot Connectors: 2
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 1
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 3
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 8
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 6
Blue Spacers: 4
Gears: 2 Red
Total: 166 Pieces

Step 2: The Tower, Part 2

This is the second part of the main section of the tower.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 3
Yellow Rods: 12
Blue Rods: 22
Blue 3D Connectors: 11
Purple 3D Connectors: 10
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 1
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 1
Total: 60 Pieces

Step 3: The Tower, Part 3

This is the third part of the main Tower section.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 4
Yellow Rods: 12
Blue Rods: 18
Blue 3D Connectors: 10
Purple 3D Connectors: 6
Total: 50 Pieces

Step 4: The Tower, Part 4

This is the fourth part of the main tower. This includes the motor and top gear.
Upon completion, you are finished with the main part of the tower. Now you will be building the support half of the tower.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 3
Yellow Rods: 12
Blue Rods: 21
White Rods: 4
Green Rods: 6
Blue 3D Connectors: 10
Purple 3D Connectors: 8
White 8-Slot Connectors: 1
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 4
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 1
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 2
Tan/Brown/Orange Tabbed Connectors: 2
Blue Bearings: 2
Silver Bearings: 1
Gears: 2 Red
Total: 79 Pieces

Step 5: The Tower, Part 5

This is the first part of the support side of the tower.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 22
Blue Rods: 39
Blue 3D Connectors: 16
Purple 3D Connectors: 10
Gray 2-Slot Connectors:8
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 1
Total: 96 Pieces

Step 6: The Tower, Part 6

This is the second Part of the Support tower.

Pieces:
Gray Rods: 1
Red Rods: 4
Yellow Rods: 4
Blue Rods: 6
Green Rods: 2
Blue 3D Connectors: 3
Purple 3D Connectors: 4
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 1
Green 4-Slot Connectors: 1
Total: 26 Pieces

Step 7: The Tower, Part 7

This is the third part of the support tower.

Pieces:
Gray Rods: 4
Red Rods: 6
Yellow Rods: 4
Blue Rods: 7
Blue 3D Connectors: 3
Purple 3D Connectors: 8
Green 4-Slot Connectors: 1
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 35 pieces

Step 8: The Tower, Part 8

This is the Top of the Secondary tower.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 5
Yellow Rods: 5
Blue Rods: 3
White Rods: 3
Green Rods: 1
Blue 3D Connectors: 2
Purple 3D Connectors: 6
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 2
Green 4-Slot Connectors: 1
Total: 28 Pieces

Upon completing, attach this to the main tower, and now it's time to make the elements.

Step 9: The Pathing, Part 1

This is the beginning of the pathway descent element.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 3
Blue Rods: 2
White Rods: 7
Green Rods: 7
White 8-Slot Connectors: 3
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 4
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 6
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 1
Total: 33 Pieces

Step 10: The Pathing, Part 2

A continuation of the pathing.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 3
Yellow Rods: 1
White Rods: 10
Green Rods: 8
White 8-Slot Connectors: 4
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 10
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 39 Pieces

Step 11: The Pathing, Part 3

The Third Part of the continuing continuation of the pathing.

Pieces:
White Rods: 12
Green Rods: 7
White 8-Slot Connectors: 4
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 3
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 6
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 3
Total: 35 Pieces

Step 12: Support Structure I

The First of many supports.

Pieces:
White Rods: 2
Green Rods: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 8 Pieces

Step 13: The Pathing, Part 4

The final part in the continuation of the continuation of the aforementioned pathing.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 3
Blue Rods: 3
White Rods: 11
Green Rods: 7
White 8-Slot Connectors: 5
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 5
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 6
Total: 40 Pieces

Step 14: Support Structure II

The second of many supports.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 1
Blue Rods: 1
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 4 Pieces

Step 15: The Quarter Spiral, Part 1

This is the first part of the quarter spiral.


Pieces:
Red Rods: 3
Yellow Rods: 5
Blue Rods: 4
White Rods: 6
Green Rods: 4
White 8-Slot Connectors: 1
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 5
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 6
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 6
Total: 40 Pieces

Step 16: Support Structure III

The third of many support structures

Pieces:
Red Rods: 1
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 3 Pieces

Step 17: The Quarter Spiral, Part 2

The second part of the quarter spiral segment.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 3
Yellow Rods: 6
Blue Rods: 4
White Rods: 4
Green Rods: 6
White 8-Slot Connectors: 1
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 5
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 4
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 8
Total: 41 Pieces

Step 18: The Red Path

My Reversible Red Path. It should be left hanging.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 2
White Rods: 8
White 8-Slot Connectors: 2
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 6
Total: 18 Pieces

Step 19: Support Structure IV

The fourth support structure. Connect the red path to this.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 1
Green Rods: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 1
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 2
Silver Bearings: 2
Total: 7 Pieces

Step 20: The Yellow Path, Part 1

The first part of a long yellow path.

Pieces:
Blue Rods: 13
White Rods: 2
Green Rods: 19
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 20
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 7
Total: 61 pieces

Step 21: Support Structure V

The fifth support.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 1
Yellow Rods: 3
Green Rods: 1
Green 4-Slot Connectors: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 1
Total: 8 Pieces

Step 22: The Yellow Path, Part 2

The continuation of the aforementioned yellow slide.

Pieces:
Blue Rods: 5
White Rods: 7
Green Rods: 19
Flexi Rods: 2
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 25
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 3
Total: 61 Pieces

Step 23: The Yellow Path, Part 3

The continued Yellow Slide.

Pieces:
Blue Rods: 8
Green Rods: 14
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 16
Total: 38 Pieces

Step 24: The Yellow Path, Part 4

More Yellow path-y-ness.

Pieces:
Blue Rods: 5
White Rods: 6
Green Rods: 10
Flexi Rods: 2
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 26
Total: 49 pieces

Step 25: Support Structure VI

Another support.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 1
Yellow Rods: 1
Blue Rods: 1
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 1
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 6 Pieces

Step 26: The Yellow Path, Part 5

The final stretch in the yellow Road saga.

Pieces:
Blue Rods: 5
White Rods: 3
Green Rods: 9
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 12
Total: 29 Pieces

Step 27: Support Structure VII

This one supports the Yellow path. Just Keep it for now.

Pieces:
Blue Rods: 1
White Rods: 1
Green Rods: 1
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 1
Total: 6 Pieces

Step 28: The Home Stretch

The last little segment of path standing between you and completion. Build this, add Support VII, then say WTF, and proceed to step 29.

Pieces:
White Rods: 10
Green Rods: 9
White 8-Slot Connectors: 4
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 10
Total: 33 Pieces

Step 29: The Yellow Path - the Fatal Error

In step 28 you said WTF, and for good reason. There was a horrible mistake. To fix it, make step 24 one Yellow connector shorter, and put that connector on Step 26 instead. Now it should fit. If not... Use physical force...

Step 30: The Chain

First you must build 4 strips of 10 chain links, then four grabbers, and pull tightly. Very tightly. It should be nice and tense.

Pieces:
Blue Rods: 4
Green Rods: 12
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 12
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 4
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 12
Tan/Brown/Orange Tabbed Connectors: 8
Blue Bearings: 12
Chain Links: 52
Total: 112 Pieces

Step 31: The Motors

The final step in building your machine. Just add motor(s)...
Pieces:
Motors: 2 or 1
Total: 2 or 1 Pieces

Step 32: How to Use

Add 5 or less balls, turn the switch(es), and watch her roll.
Pieces:
Balls: ≤5
Total: ≤5 Pieces

Step 33: Troubleshooting

Any problems? PM me and I will put up the solution.

Comments

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knexpert%2310829476 made it!(author)2012-09-17

I like how compact it is.

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knexman32 made it!(author)2012-03-21

where do you put the path

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coolsonic45 made it!(author)2011-12-02

I wonder whats for dinner.

BOMBS

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Pizzapie500 made it!(author)2009-10-05

8 white rods not 7 Step 9

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knex+instructor made it!(author)2010-06-09

give him a break he had to count 1200 peices

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Pizzapie500 made it!(author)2011-10-31

I was just trying to help...

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Pizzapie500 made it!(author)2009-10-05

Dude 4 blue rods not 3 (on step 8)

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Pizzapie500 made it!(author)2009-10-05

Also 1 gray connector

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knexman32 made it!(author)2011-10-31

dude does everything haf to be perfect and if not give give king darth trainman a little break all ready seriously!!!!!!!!!!!! love your ball tower TRAINMAN!

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zzgs made it!(author)2008-06-13

where can i find the balls?

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Cristiano+Ronaldo made it!(author)2011-10-20

Knex.com

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pie25x made it!(author)2010-06-10

In your underwear

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k-n-e-x%28leaved+ibls%29 made it!(author)2010-12-03

he means the yellow\red balls

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deviant made it!(author)2008-01-27

hey traiman i want to make it but i dont have the balls what do i do

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supernova12 made it!(author)2008-01-28

use golf balls or squash balls

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Mad+Cat made it!(author)2008-06-12

January 28th?

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Mepain made it!(author)2008-06-13

June twelfth?

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Darth+Trainman made it!(author)2008-06-14

June 13th?

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Mepain made it!(author)2008-06-14

Fuzzy?

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emuman4evr made it!(author)2008-06-14

... meow? ...

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bannana+inventor made it!(author)2008-07-21

Bark?

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builder968 made it!(author)2008-07-29

Quack?

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bannana+inventor made it!(author)2008-07-29

Booooop?

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instructable+doggie made it!(author)2008-07-29

MOO!

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builder968 made it!(author)2008-08-04

cluck?

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instructable+doggie made it!(author)2008-08-05

meow?

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Barfopotamus made it!(author)2008-08-18

WTF?!

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instructable+doggie made it!(author)2008-08-18

beep

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xXzachBXx_at_live_dot_com made it!(author)2008-08-30

car alarm?

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GeekBeam made it!(author)2009-11-05

.....
squeak
.....(as in tiny mouse guy saying hi)

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TheKnexDude made it!(author)2011-07-01

pow?
i'm a bomb

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The+Jamalam made it!(author)2008-09-11

bop

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builder968 made it!(author)2008-08-21

lol

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zchan1120 made it!(author)2010-03-23

giggity wiggity squiggity

LLOOOOOLLLL!!!

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Owenmon made it!(author)2008-12-23

giggity?

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builder968 made it!(author)2008-07-29

tweet?

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builder968 made it!(author)2008-09-28

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Darth+Trainman made it!(author)2008-06-15

Wuzzy?

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DrWeird117 made it!(author)2008-11-06

Was a?

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builder968 made it!(author)2008-12-09

LOL!!!you dont have balls!

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DrWeird117 made it!(author)2008-11-21

(stifles laughter)

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The+Jamalam made it!(author)2008-09-11

use golfballs or a tennis ball

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Der+Bradly made it!(author)2008-09-24

golfballs work, tennis balls don't

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The+Jamalam made it!(author)2008-09-25

they do for specially made ones, like my 1st one

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The+Jamalam made it!(author)2008-09-11

XD!!!!

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bannana+inventor made it!(author)2008-07-21

lol That could be bad. lol :D

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Mad+Cat made it!(author)2008-06-08

Use golfballs.

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then made it!(author)2008-04-23

You got punned

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ep5 made it!(author)2008-02-22

buy them at knex.com

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Trogador made it!(author)2008-02-20

...*no comment*

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