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Project NANO Ball Machine

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This is the second ball machine on this site. This is an even smaller machine than DEUX and hopefully more of you will build it. This machine has only ONE path and is easier still to build, though it still uses a lot of pieces. This also has a somewhat requested component, the Red Ball Drop.



So without further Pause, I present NANO!

Friendly and Critical comments are welcome, Spam will be deleted. unless it's religious war spam!

Pieces:
Gray Rods: 0
Red Rods:17
Yellow Rods: 98
Blue Rods: 152
White Rods: 81
Green Rods: 61
Blue 3D Rods: 56
Purple 3D Rods: 64
White 8-Slot Connectors: 43
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 30
Orange Tabbed 5-Slot Connectors: 0
Green 4-Slot Connectors: 1
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 58
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 19
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 6
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 8
Tan/Brown/Orange Tabbed Connectors: 2
Wheels: 0
Motors: 1
Balls: 1 (or more)
Gears: 4 Red
Chain Links: 50
Total: 707 Pieces

 
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Step 1: The Rising Path

Picture of The Rising Path
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This is the medium upon which balls will travel upwards, propelled by the Claw Components.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 12
White Rods: 15
White 8-Slot Connectors: 4
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 12
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 45 Pieces

Set this part aside, you will need it in the following steps.

Step 2: The Frame, Part 1: First Layer

Picture of The Frame, Part 1: First Layer
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This is the front part of the frame.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 11
Blue Rods: 20
White Rods: 6
Green Rods: 4
Blue 3D Connectors: 6
Purple 3D Connectors: 10
White 8-Slot Connectors: 4
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 1
Red 3-Slot Connectors 2
Blue Bearings:4
Silver Bearings: 4
Gears: 2 Red
Total: 74 Pieces

Build this, then add on the Rising Path.

Step 3: The Frame, Part 2: Second Layer

This is the second layer of the Frame

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 15
Blue Rods: 40
Green Rods: 8
Blue 3D Connectors: 19
Purple 3D Connectors: 19
White 8-Slot Connectors: 7
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 4
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 114

Build this, then attach it to Steps 1&2.

Step 4: The Frame, Part 3: Third Layer

Picture of The Frame, Part 3: Third Layer
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This is the third part of the frame.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 17
Blue Rods: 32
Green Rods: 4
Blue 3D Connectors: 11
Purple 3D Connectors: 13
White 8-Slot Connectors: 3
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 84

Build this and connect it to Parts 1, 2, & 3.
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nice
yay
Ball drops at the end here.
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Try not to shake your camera.
Try taking pictures closer and add the text on detailed parts of bit inserting.
Dont get this step 1 bit
TheKnexDude4 years ago
My cat will love this!
She didn't =(
Knex12352 years ago
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is this your first one its so small? and again COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
MegaMetal84 years ago
YAY

LAST BIG BIT OF FRAME!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
I KNOW ISN'T IT GREAT

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


BEAT THAT!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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You lost. You said Hooooooooo

Not Woooooo
it as supposed to say woo hoo but i fell asleep on the O button :P
lol
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zzgs6 years ago
who thinks it uses too many blue rods?
I don't. I have about 5 times that many blue rods.
Well I have 10x as many! :3
Not now!
Just now have 2x as many.
Cool. I have 16 times as many now.
i have 123 times as many!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
rostw zzgs3 years ago
me 3
mmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Jesus. zzgs5 years ago
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mikezard3 years ago
can u also use a normal motor
codenameraw3 years ago
i finally found out how to do it and it works thanks man
horton1233 years ago
this is so coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
arkantos723 years ago
very nice but can you make elements like the red ball drop also in mini knex, couse I got the problem that I almost only got small knex :D
TheKnexDude3 years ago
This is waaaaaaaaaaaaay cool!
at 0:18 there's a part you aren't gonna build in the instrucatble.
this was the first instructable i made when i first came on this site it ws awesome
...*looks through pictures.* OMG BROKEN CONNECTER! *faints*
MegaMetal84 years ago
iv got the green motor does it matter??

my motor like that kinda broke

ill make it now and post pics when im done
Luke4ever4 years ago
Ive got 2 roller coasters, 3 micro knex sets, 2 ball factory sets and about 20 small sets. 
brentbrent4 years ago
how the h e double hockey sticks do you get the grey connecter to stay in the chain!

dont no i having the same promblem
coolsonic454 years ago
yes if its the same size
legolover55 years ago
what do u do all day long. i thought that i was a super knex builder having 5 sets and all but you really owned me.
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