Introduction: 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

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

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

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.

Step 5: The Frame, Part 4: Fourth Layer

The Fourth large piece of the frame.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 1
Yellow Rods: 17
Blue Rods: 35
Green Rods: 4
Blue 3D Connectors: 13
Purple 3D Connectors: 13
White 8-Slot Connectors: 3
Red 3-Slot Connectors 1
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Tan/Brown/Orange Tabbed Connectors: 1
Blue Bearings: 2
Silver Bearings: 1
Gears: 2 Red
Total: 97 Pieces

Build this, than attach it to the previous Steps.

Step 6: The Frame, Part 5: the Extender

This part extends the Frame by a small amount.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 3
Blue Rods: 5
White Rods: 3
Green Rods: 4
Blue 3D Connectors: 1
Purple 3D Connectors: 3
White 8-Slot Connectors: 1
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 2
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 24 Pieces

Build it and connect it to the Frame.

Step 7: The Motor

Simply attach the motor.

Pieces:
Motors: 1
Total: 1 Piece

Step 8: The Descent, Part 1: an Auxillary Attachment

A part that supports the Approach Path

Pieces:
Red Rods: 1
Yellow Rods: 1
Green Rods: 1
Green 4-Slot Connectors: 1
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 6 Pieces

Step 9: The Descent, Part 2: the Approach Path

This path approaches The Red Ball Drop.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 3
Blue Rods: 3
White Rods: 14
Green Rods: 6
White 8-Slot Connectors: 4
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 4
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 12
Total: 46 Pieces

Build and attach to designated spots.

Step 10: The Descent, Part 3: the Red Ball Drop Holder

This part supports the Red Ball Drop.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 2
Yellow Rods: 2
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 8 Pieces

Step 11: The Descent, Part 4: the Red Ball Drop

Here is the Red Ball Drop, A segment that makes the ball descend, while keeping it perpendicular to the ground.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 4
Blue Rods: 7
White Rods: 1
Green Rods: 4
Blue 3D Connectors: 2
Purple 3D Connectors: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 6
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 4
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 6
Blue Bearings: 8
Silver Bearings: 4
Total: 48 Pieces

Step 12: The Descent, Part 5: the Final Path I

This is the first part of a long path at the end of the descent.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 3
White Rods: 23
Green Rods: 14
White 8-Slot Connectors: 8
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 3
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 17
Total: 68

Step 13: The Descent, Part 6: the Auxillary Supporters I&II

These two support the first part of the Final Path.

Pieces;
Yellow Rods: 10
Blue 3D Connectors: 2
Purple 3D Connectors: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Total: 16 pieces

Step 14: The Descent, Part 7: the Final Path II

This is an elongated part of the Final Path.

Pieces:
Red Rods: 6
White Rods: 6
White 8-Slot Connectors: 3
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 5
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 1
Total: 21 Pieces

Step 15: The Descent, Part 8: the Auxillary Supporters III&IV

These parts hold up the end of the Final Path.

Pieces:
Yellow Rods: 1
Blue Rods: 9
White Rods: 1
Green Rods: 1
Blue 3D Connectors: 2
Purple 3D Connectors: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 2
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 1
Total: 19 Pieces

Build these but set them aside for now.

Step 16: The Descent, Part 9: the Final Path III

This is the end part of the Final Path.

Pieces::
Yellow Rods: 6
White Rods: 12
Green Rods: 9
White 8-Slot Connectors: 5
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 10
Total: 44 Pieces

Build this, then attach and attach the Auxiliary Supports III

Step 17: The Chain, Parts 1&2: the Chain and Claw

In this section you will make that final part, the Chain

First, make the Claw. Then, make the chain and attach both to steps 1-16

Pieces:
Blue Rods: 1
Green Rods: 2
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 1
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 1
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 2
Tan/Brown/Orange Tabbed Connectors: 2
Blue Bearings:1
Chain links: 50
Total: 60 Pieces

I only used one Claw, but you can use more if you want to use more than one ball.

Step 18: Wrap-Up

Congratulations! You Have Finished!
To turn on your NANO, turn the switch RIGHT.
Place a Ball on the Designated Stop shown Below,
and watch your machine Go.
Pieces:
Balls: 1 (or more)
Total: 1 (or more)

Step 19: Troubleshooting

The NANO is an advanced piece of machinery,but it has its problems.


The most common problem is if the ball gets stuck - In this case just adjust the track.

Others:
P: My motor is not Running.
A: Either the batteries are dead or the motor is broken

If you have any other Questions, PM me and I will post the Solution


You For Reading,
-TM2koH
Trainman 2000 of Hyperborea

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JonnyBoyyizBack777 (author)2013-12-20

nice

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crazytoothlessd (author)2013-08-25

yay

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knex dude 2000 (author)2013-03-10

Ball drops at the end here.

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knex dude 2000 (author)2013-03-10

Try not to shake your camera.

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knex dude 2000 (author)2013-03-10

Try taking pictures closer and add the text on detailed parts of bit inserting.

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knex dude 2000 (author)2013-03-10

Dont get this step 1 bit

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TheKnexDude (author)2010-07-15

My cat will love this!

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TheKnexDude (author)TheKnexDude2012-02-22

She didn't =(

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MegaMetal8 (author)2010-04-10

YAY

LAST BIG BIT OF FRAME!

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TheKnexDude (author)MegaMetal82010-12-30

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MegaMetal8 (author)TheKnexDude2010-12-31

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MegaMetal8 (author)spazgadget2011-06-01

You lost. You said Hooooooooo

Not Woooooo

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spazgadget (author)MegaMetal82011-06-11

it as supposed to say woo hoo but i fell asleep on the O button :P

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MegaMetal8 (author)spazgadget2011-06-11

lol

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zzgs (author)2008-06-13

who thinks it uses too many blue rods?

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The KNex Weasel (author)zzgs2008-06-23

I don't. I have about 5 times that many blue rods.

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Well I have 10x as many! :3

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Not now!
Just now have 2x as many.

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Cool. I have 16 times as many now.

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i have 123 times as many!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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rostw (author)zzgs2011-06-23

me 3

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TheKnexDude (author)zzgs2010-07-14

mmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Jesus. (author)zzgs2009-04-28

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mikezard (author)2011-05-12

can u also use a normal motor

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codenameraw (author)2011-04-21

i finally found out how to do it and it works thanks man

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horton123 (author)2011-03-01

this is so coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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arkantos72 (author)2011-01-25

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

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TheKnexDude (author)2010-12-31

This is waaaaaaaaaaaaay cool!

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k-n-e-x(leaved ibls) (author)2010-12-15

at 0:18 there's a part you aren't gonna build in the instrucatble.

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knexinventer (author)2010-10-25

this was the first instructable i made when i first came on this site it ws awesome

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Enteryournamehere (author)2010-04-14

...*looks through pictures.* OMG BROKEN CONNECTER! *faints*

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MegaMetal8 (author)2010-04-10

iv got the green motor does it matter??

my motor like that kinda broke

ill make it now and post pics when im done

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Luke4ever (author)2010-02-24

Ive got 2 roller coasters, 3 micro knex sets, 2 ball factory sets and about 20 small sets. 

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brentbrent (author)2009-11-08

how the h e double hockey sticks do you get the grey connecter to stay in the chain!

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coolsonic45 (author)brentbrent2009-11-23

dont no i having the same promblem

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coolsonic45 (author)2009-11-22

yes if its the same size

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legolover5 (author)2009-07-06

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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mettaurlover (author)legolover52009-10-11

i have two roller coasters, several smaller sets and two large boxes from target from the pre-micro days. beat that.

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liveforairsoft (author)2008-02-22

hey I have to broken wrist and a ankle

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he, are you dutch

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Jesus. (author)liveforairsoft2009-04-28

from knex!!!??? and i thought my hands hurt but your wrist and your ankle!? aaaahh

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And this is relevant to anything... How?

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Hiyadudez (author)2009-08-04

You meen parralel to the ground? Not perpendicular lol.

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smattman22 (author)2009-07-27

XD balls haha

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skaterboycdj (author)2009-07-26

Trainman 2000 u r the best at ball machines the Project Chaos was the best one ever the Nano was cool to thanks skaterboy!!!!

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artix (author)2009-07-08

this is cool to watch

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legolover5 (author)2009-07-06

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.

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