Project Tres Ball Machine: the Preview

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About: Figured it was high time to give this a quick edit. I was an active part of the K'Nex community from about '08, I still occasionally lurk. I did a lot of dumb stuff on here but I'm past it now. I'm currently...
My latest and third (successful) ball machine/tower, and the follow up to uno and dos.

It features 4 paths, and reaches only about 3 ft tall. This has churned up about 3/4 of my pieces, and is so reliable that it has never failed me before.

It uses a few elements, including a new one I like to call the "black hole" on the fourth path. This is the first ball machine to use it, and in the future project quatro I will make much more use of it.

It includes:
  • basic pathing
  • yellow slides
  • ferris wheels
  • black hole
  • path separator
  • wave drop
  • spiral
  • jumps
  • gaps

All in about 3 ft of ball machine.

I'll post the full video soon, this is just the preview.

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    PLEASE POST INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!!!!!! I REALLY WANT TO MAKE THIS!!!!!!!!

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    I'm afraid this was dismantled 7 years ago, I never made instructions. However the tower should be easy to build from what you can see, since it's entirely repetitive, and you might be able to piece together the track if you're lucky. Have fun!

    Awwwwwwwwww... dang it!!! I'll try to copy it. If I can, could I post instructions on it? Also, your ball machine "Project Uno" was the first ball machine I ever built!!! I liked it soooo much! Thank you!!!!! It inspired me to do more. But like you said i'll try to copy it. One question, do you play with your k'nex any more? Thanks, KneXFAN200.

    Feel free, I've had a lot of feedback asking for instructions. Good luck to you! Thanks for your kind words, it's nice to see that something I made when I was 13 still has a positive impact on people haha. I've not played with K'Nex more than once every few months for years, unfortunately. I just don't have the time any more - most of my year is spent in another city for University so I don't even have it with me most of the time.

    oh. Thank you sooo much!! Also, Merry Christmas!

    hey i reckon your ball machines are better than your guns-and thats saying something-and they are perfect for me (i dont have nearly enough for darth trainman's project chaos or anything like that) 5 stars

    when will new video be? i have a new ball machine but wont be posting

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    y not

    to complicated :/ and my dad is working away and needs the camera for work.

    i made yur crossbow 3 weeks ago. its a great gun!

    yes

    you should improve the stock on it because its rubbish. if you have post sum pics if you can

    its an ok stock

    well it was rushed when i made it

    ok

    ppppppppppppppppppppppppppppplllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee make instructions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Maybe, it's a bit too big but I can have a go.

    strange I didn't know this was a follow up to itself? "My latest and third (successful) ball machine/tower, and the follow up to uno and tres."