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Hello everybody! This is my first attempt at a ball machine, I have built none ever before, and I used Darth trainman's instructables to help me, so some elements I give credit to Darth trainman for.

Pros
  • Sort of piece ammount friendly
  • 2 paths
  • 2 towers
  • Some elements!

Cons
  • Some steps may be hard to follow, because I thought that if I broke it up too much, I couldn't put it back together again afterwards.
  • May need editing for my low amounts of gears

Watch the avi video, also I had loadsa spare pieces on the floor =D watch out for my dodgy filming, though, and I had no motor on it at that time.

Have fun!

Nb. No piece count yet, because I am no good at them, can someone give me a piece count?Also, this ball machine can support at least 4 balls, i cannot test more because I don't have them :P

Step 1: Piece Count - Courtesy of Knex Weasel!

Green Rod: 146
White Rod: 121
Blue Rod: 202
Yellow Rod: 142
Red Rod: 74
Gray Rod: 35
TOTAL RODS: 712

Y Connector: 5
Tan Connector: 7
Green/Black Hinge: 1
Blue Hinge: 1
Dark Gray Connector: 82
Light Gray Connector: 6
Orange Connector: 72
Red Connector: 81
Green Connector: 8
Yellow Connector: 110
White Connector: 33
Purple 3D Connector: 136
Blue 3D Connector: 69
TOTAL CONNECTORS: 611

Large Yellow Gear: 2
Red Gear: 1
Medium Yellow Gear: 1
Gray Gear: 2
Blue Spacer: 1
Silver Spacer: 10
Chain Links: 63
Ball: 4
TOTAL OTHERS: 84

GRAND TOTAL: 1407

Step 2: Base

Try and build this, if you can't, then comment on the help step and I will postit in more detail.

Step 3: Tower 1

This is for tower 1, again, if you need help comment on the last step

Step 4: End of Both Tracks

Just build this

Step 5: The 1st Way

Build this as you go

Step 6: The 2nd Way

Step 7: Chain! :O

This is seriously the hardest part to build on the entire machine... I hope you don't believe me...

Step 8: Get Some Balls!

get at least 4 balls, i don't know how many it will support, but tell me.

Anyhow, add a motor to the red rod in the third picture, and it will work well. Send me a film!

Step 9: FAQ's

Ask questions and I will try to answer them!
plz plz plz plz plz plz plz PLZ do step by step on your jamalam 2 PLZ i will be your biggest fan if u do
can you put more picsfor the base<br>
can you mske more pics for da base??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
i cant realy unders stand the base please put more pics on it
pretty nice but it is pretty small (comes because i,m building one who is much and much bigger i think it is coming soon on 1 juli<br /> <br /> greetings: kululknex<br /> <br /> p.s. DEAD X_X DEAD
base is a lil bigg
no pun intended?
i agree wit mr.random and donaven no offence
i agree even more 4 vs one we win BREAKE IT DONWN A LITTLE
look at my commet on step one
can u send me more pics plz im having troumble making it coolsonic45/KNEXlover out plz respond by
I would of did the piece count but made an accountaweek ago;-)
can you sub the huge gear at the bottom for a smaller gear? maybe use less chain links in the process<br />
Can you post a parts count of the machine? BTW: Cool ball machine. Nice job for your first attempt.
read the intro, could you do it for me?
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Whoa. FAIL
does that mean i win?
Hell no!
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DAMN IT.
I think that marks my victory
No! IT DOESN'T!
I win
Fine.
lol
muhahaha
some homer...
Is that a pen0r?
Okay, I will win the Bunny Genocide.
Bunny Genocide! WHOO-WHOO!
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(\_/) (*.*) (> <) DEAD BUNNY! NOW GO DIE
No.
There is none.
made you search for it XD
Grrrrrrr....
Okay, did I just miss something?
?
Never mind...I was talking about those oddball comments (Starting with DrWeird117).
Sorry, I was in too big a hurry to read it all when I typed it. I'll see if it's possible to make a parts list for you.
Okay, I've made an estimated parts count for you after looking at each of the pics: Green Rod: 146 White Rod: 121 Blue Rod: 202 Yellow Rod: 142 Red Rod: 74 Gray Rod: 35 TOTAL RODS: 712 Y Connector: 5 Tan Connector: 7 Green/Black Hinge: 1 Blue Hinge: 1 Dark Gray Connector: 82 Light Gray Connector: 6 Orange Connector: 72 Red Connector: 81 Green Connector: 8 Yellow Connector: 110 White Connector: 33 Purple 3D Connector: 136 Blue 3D Connector: 69 TOTAL CONNECTORS: 611 Large Yellow Gear: 2 Red Gear: 1 Medium Yellow Gear: 1 Gray Gear: 2 Blue Spacer: 1 Silver Spacer: 10 Chain Links: 63 Ball: 4 TOTAL OTHERS: 84 GRAND TOTAL: 1407
so it having 63 chain links is a estimate or is that true coz i only have 44 and if its okay i will try to make a smaller version of it and post it
my ball machine lol its ok if u giv me credit for the base
It depends on what gears you use. You might be able to slide through with 44, or you could try a new custom lift.
What is a Y connector?
On one end, it's a rod. On the other, it's a connector.

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