Introduction: Project Uno - the Jamalam's First Attempt at a Ball Machine!

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!

Comments

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5FDPfanJL (author)2012-04-09

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

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knexman32 (author)2012-03-24

can you put more picsfor the base

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knexman32 (author)2012-02-28

can you mske more pics for da base??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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dannypalmer2001 (author)2011-10-26

i cant realy unders stand the base please put more pics on it

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kutlulknex (author)2010-04-03

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

greetings: kululknex

p.s. DEAD X_X DEAD

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cupcake43 (author)2010-02-16

base is a lil bigg

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djstylecontroller (author)2010-01-23

no pun intended?

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cooldude246810 (author)2009-07-03

i agree wit mr.random and donaven no offence

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i agree even more 4 vs one we win BREAKE IT DONWN A LITTLE

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coolsonic45 (author)2009-11-27

look at my commet on step one

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coolsonic45 (author)2009-11-27

can u send me more pics plz im having troumble making it coolsonic45/KNEXlover out plz respond by

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coolsonic45 (author)2009-11-26

I would of did the piece count but made an accountaweek ago;-)

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GeekBeam (author)2009-11-10

can you sub the huge gear at the bottom for a smaller gear? maybe use less chain links in the process

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The KNex Weasel (author)2008-10-04

Can you post a parts count of the machine? BTW: Cool ball machine. Nice job for your first attempt.

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read the intro, could you do it for me?

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-01-16

Suck on THIS! The new assault unit in the ABWI (Anti-Bunny Weapons Implementation) Project CAT

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-01-17

meet project DEATHSTAR too
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and dont forget the various weapons the bunnys themselves can hold!

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-01-17

NUKE!

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FACE THE TEXT MUSHROOM CLOUD

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DrWeird117 (author)DrWeird1172009-01-17

Whoa. FAIL

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-01-18

does that mean i win?

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-01-18

Hell no!

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-01-18

i will have to take the victory by force then. Meet:

MECHABUNNEH!

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You just got owned, bigtime by my basic trooper. shame on you.

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-01-18

I'll just get Homer. BUM-BUM-BUM-BUMBUM.

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DrWeird117 (author)DrWeird1172009-01-18

DAMN IT.

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-01-20

I think that marks my victory

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-02-14

No! IT DOESN'T!

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-08-11

I win

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-08-12

Fine.

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-02-14

lol

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-02-14

muhahaha

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-01-20

some homer...

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-08-12

Is that a pen0r?

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-01-18

Okay, I will win the Bunny Genocide.

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-01-17

Bunny Genocide! WHOO-WHOO!

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-01-17

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(\_/) (*.*) (> <) DEAD BUNNY! NOW GO DIE

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-02-14

There is none.

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The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-02-14

made you search for it XD

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DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-02-14

Grrrrrrr....

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Okay, did I just miss something?

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Never mind...I was talking about those oddball comments (Starting with DrWeird117).

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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.

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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

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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

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The Jamalam (author)Tom Buckey2009-01-17

my ball machine lol its ok if u giv me credit for the base

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It depends on what gears you use. You might be able to slide through with 44, or you could try a new custom lift.

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What is a Y connector?

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On one end, it's a rod. On the other, it's a connector.

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