Instructables
Picture of Project NANO Ball Machine
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

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
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


BEAT THAT!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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.
i have two roller coasters, several smaller sets and two large boxes from target from the pre-micro days. beat that.
hey I have to broken wrist and a ankle
he, are you dutch
from knex!!!??? and i thought my hands hurt but your wrist and your ankle!? aaaahh
Darth Trainman (author)  liveforairsoft6 years ago
And this is relevant to anything... How?
Hiyadudez5 years ago
You meen parralel to the ground? Not perpendicular lol.
smattman225 years ago
XD balls haha
Trainman 2000 u r the best at ball machines the Project Chaos was the best one ever the Nano was cool to thanks skaterboy!!!!
artix5 years ago
this is cool to watch
legolover55 years ago
can u do something with less than 24 chain links. i hardly have any pieces. these are really cool and all but i cant build them plus i dont have the money to buy more pieces.
AHHH! A BROKEN CONNECTOR!!!!!!!!!
arrow shot6 years ago
a few of the peices such as red gears and chain links...and a working motor...i dont have...and does the ball have to be knex brand? or can it just be any ball that fits? ps.-im not actually sure if they have a knex ball...im just being cautious
well you could just make i_am_canadians chain less lift
here is a link to it http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex_Ball_Machine_Lift/
Darth Trainman (author)  arrow shot6 years ago
It COULD be any ball... as long as it fits...
Tom Buckey5 years ago
somebody who has build this or darth trainman can you tell me if you could make this with just 45 chain links?
gywy5 years ago
could you make this with gray rods, im running out of pieces.
you are the knex ball machine GOD. i wanna build this but not enough links =(
GTRPLR19955 years ago
THIS WAS AWSOME........................................for like 5 minutes, then I was taking it apart.
liusaaaa15 years ago
where do you get the balls?
Derin5 years ago
nice
j-klijnema5 years ago
does any one know the title of the song
theperson26 years ago
i made my own ball machine its quite small and every time the claw goes past the red cogs my motor slows down and clicks alot you'll all say that something is blocking it but nothing is can i have help master trainman
or you batterys may be low tht happeend to myn then i changed the batterys and it was fixed !!!!! try it
Darth Trainman (author)  theperson26 years ago
Hmm. Do you have anything obstructing the path of the claw? 'Cause the only thing I can think of is... Something is getting caught. Check again, if not post a video.
Jamese1236 years ago
Thanks
Jamese1236 years ago
When i built it the path by the right side of the tower it didn't work please respond why.
Darth Trainman (author)  Jamese1236 years ago
Try fiddling with it a lot.
mrbox6 years ago
=) Heres some more projects for all you ball machine builders out there... well try to make these (NOTE these aren't mine I just want an even smaller one cause im outta greens from the Immueble made by Darth Trainman, which by the way was pretty darn cool!)

Click this link and try making ones like the ones from the link>? If you sorta get what im saying =)

http://home.wanadoo.nl/dark.link/home.htm
I've known about that for 7 years now. I want to build that huge, narrow ball tower there.
Darth Trainman (author)  mrbox6 years ago
i've seen those. Second one gave me inspiration to make -xXxXx-
=) Im not much of a ball machine person... not until i was running low on pieces and didnt want to build another gun... so i made the second ball machine on that link cause it didnt use alot of greens so I built it =)
zzgs6 years ago
does the ball from electronic arcade work in it?plz respond
zzgs6 years ago
it is cool but my ball will not roll down all the way. I have tried every thing.HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
zzgs6 years ago
when my ball lands on that arm thing it doesnt go down. If you know whats wrong with my ball thing plz respond
Darth Trainman (author)  zzgs6 years ago
Did you build correctly?
zzgs6 years ago
no.
robinator6 years ago
this ball machine is the coolest knex thing ive ever made. It took me 3 hours and 45 minutes to build.
theperson26 years ago
claw always stops when the is a peice of joining track
theperson26 years ago
does it matter what way the tan connectors go p.s can i make nano out of a loopin lizzard set a 325 value tube a 10 modelkit and a 250 peice value tob
knex216 years ago
do you need to break the purple connector plz reply
Darth Trainman (author)  knex216 years ago
No.
dramamine6 years ago
I wonder, how badly did your fingers hurt after building? Or do you just have lots of calluses over them so it doesn't hurt?
Darth Trainman (author)  dramamine6 years ago
This was pretty mild - But the -xXxXx-: my hands literally bled.
You really like knex so much that you'll let yourself bleed? That's just.. strange.
Darth Trainman (author)  dramamine6 years ago
Let's not put it that way... let's say K'nexing can be very hard work.
No it's not, usually.
There's something I agree upon. :d
when i was younger i was way into knex. I had the ball factory and the rollercoaster, among others. My fingers pretty much always hurt :)
My fingers didnt hurt after building it.... I just have thick skin
that is what happend to my to.
theperson26 years ago
can I use the balls from the loopin lizard
Zenosythe6 years ago
Someone should mod this so it can use micro knex chains, as those seem to be really common right now. And what stores carry big sets of knex in Canada?
Darth Trainman (author)  Zenosythe6 years ago
None. Use eBay.
timmy1234s6 years ago
Do you know where I can get the motors? I really need them. By the way what is Hyperborea? Is it a country? A state? What is it?
oh. Then do you know where I can get the motors for the project?
Darth Trainman (author)  timmy1234s6 years ago
eBay. Or knex.com.
Darth Trainman (author)  timmy1234s6 years ago
From Wikipedia- In Greek mythology, according to tradition, the Hyperboreans were a mythical people who lived far to the north of Thrace. The Greeks thought that Boreas, the North Wind, lived in Thrace, and that therefore Hyperborea was an unspecified nation in the northern lands beyond Scythia. Their land, called Hyperborea or Hyperboria — "beyond the Boreas (north wind)" — was perfect, with the sun shining twenty-four hours a day.
timmy1234s6 years ago
Never mind on what I said about Hyperboa.
Thedude45926 years ago
Hi Darth Trainman 2000 My name is Shaun and i am very new to ball machines i just finished project nano and i am having troubles with the chain lift if u could please sent me proper instructions rather than pics that would be great oh and how long ago since u first got your knex set mine would be about 4 years old and now i am 16 so i am stilling enjoying
Darth Trainman (author)  Thedude45926 years ago
What do you have problems with, on the chain?
lach4096 years ago
grrr...i dropped my ball and i had to put it back on again...
mutt2566 years ago
where do you get this lot of peices?
do u need a fast motor
No.
This was a fun project because Its the only ball machine I have enough parts for... lol. I had to make a lot of mods though, took me a day to get it to work.. The ball never had enough momentum to go down the straightaway. I got it to work though. I also added an entire new section onto it! Ill post pics if you want.
Yeah... That happens. That's why Ball Machines always need so many mods.
Wow its amazingly sturdy. I built a 5 foot roller coaster out of knex only to have my cat tear it down. The cat plays with the balls and it doesn't fall apart!! great job! +1
mrbox6 years ago
Train you changed your name? =(
mrbox6 years ago
i need more balls (knex balls)
nkk07 mrbox6 years ago
lol
jr5000pwp6 years ago
You know yellow is the same as red except that its yellow.
jr5000pwp6 years ago
I just built project nano but only have 19 chain links. I have ordered 60 more from the knex official website and are coming by around January 5th 2008.P.S.: I am new, got any ideas for knex things I should build?

What does it do?
move balls
Darth Trainman (author)  Daniel6620006 years ago
Nothing.
Darth Trainman (author) 6 years ago
Guys, i've built a ball machine bigger than Deux. Shall I post it? Also, i am going to make an instructable on how to make A ball machine in general.
Please post the machine larger than Deux!! I can't wait to build another ball machine!
Darth Trainman (author)  Liberty Prime6 years ago

I like the track, but I think Deux has better "stunts".
Darth Trainman (author)  Liberty Prime6 years ago
Elements.
Really good machine, but it uses too many pieces.
Darth Trainman (author)  Liberty Prime6 years ago
Well it's very hard to have a ball machine with under 500+ pieces. Dude, for a ball machine, this is really TINY. I could try making one with less than 500, but it would not be very interesting. It would be like... a little desktop toy. But the path would be really dull.
The bigger the machine, the better quality it is.
Darth Trainman (author)  Liberty Prime6 years ago
Exactly. Well, up to a point...
nice, can you post some of the bigger ball machines that you have made?
Darth Trainman (author)  Mr Tenacious6 years ago
I could make a bigger one and post it, but all my old big ones are taken down, all that remains are photos. Thousands of photos.
can you make it for a pingpong ball, as i am strugling to find a ball that will fit the Nano.
Darth Trainman (author)  Mr Tenacious6 years ago
Erm... No, sorry. The BBF ball is standard measure. Ping pong balls SHOULD work...
Sorry, i built wrong origginally it works with ping pong balls now.
Darth Trainman (author)  Mr Tenacious6 years ago
Aha.
Ok, i hope it turns out good
Whaleman6 years ago
Sweet!
Mepain Whaleman6 years ago
wtf?
Whaleman Mepain6 years ago
I don't know where the fudge is, but YAY! anyway.
Mepain Whaleman6 years ago
Yeah, I can't find any around here either, that's why I asked you!
Whaleman Mepain6 years ago
have you checked your pants? I always find fudge in my pants. Or you could check the pantry.
in your pockets or in the rear? LMFBO!
Rear pockets!
lol
Darth Trainman (author)  Metal4God6 years ago
Hopefully not the latter.
?
latter means second
Darth Trainman (author)  Whaleman6 years ago
Mmmm.... Fudgy.
Darth Trainman (author)  Mepain6 years ago
WiTF?
I DON'T KNOW! lol
Darth Trainman (author)  Mepain6 years ago
Alas!
Metal4God6 years ago
look here every one
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Darth Trainman (author)  Metal4God6 years ago
LOL, that's actually really funny.
but you hate Jesus?
Darth Trainman (author)  Metal4God6 years ago
I don't hate Jesus, he was a wonderful man who inspired billions. I just do not think he is god.
ok
smidge1476 years ago
wierd i had just watched the video of this on youtube.
I cant register on www.knexinnovation.com. Any help?
Darth Trainman (author) 6 years ago
Hey guys, one more ball machine! EVEN SMALLER! Coming soon to an instructable near you.... Project ATTO
smidge1476 years ago
just as a reminder to people!!! www.knexinnovation.com is up!
It is indeed. +P
Darth Trainman (author)  Mepain6 years ago
Indeed, 'tis a nice place too.
Danny A6 years ago
Neat
John Smith6 years ago
This needs a video. Other than that, it's cool.
Darth Trainman (author)  John Smith6 years ago
Yes, that will be added today.
Mad Cat6 years ago
Thank you so much for posting this!
Doctor Who6 years ago
awesome, better than project duex since not everyone can get enough pieces for it 10/1 rating