Hello everyone!! This path separator is my own design which was featured in my ball machine Evolution. This was inspired by Thibault's separator. A ball rolls onto the wheel rotating it and three "bumpers" 90 degrees. The ball will then roll about the main path the whole route or only a certain portion depending on which bumper is hanging down on the path.
Watch the video for a better explanation...
Step 1: Piece Count
Lucky for you guys, I did a piece count which will be easier to process if you know for sure you have enough of each piece.
Pictures 2-4 show what pieces I'm talking about below in case you get confused.
Red (metallic green) 23
Yellow (metallic gray) 26
One-Way Gray 30
Two-Way Light Gray 12
Four-Way Gray 25
Gray spacer 43
Blue spacer 27
Tan clip 11
Blue clip 9
Orange clip 1
Black end clip 2
Large Gray End Wheel 1
Step 2: Starting the Base
This small portion will be a guide to building the rest of the structure. Just build what is shown and all pictures here are different angles.
Step 3: Adding Mechanisms and Paths
There are multiple components built in this step, so pay close attention to where everything is attached.
Step 4: Building the Rest of the Base
Now it's time to build the rest of the structure that hold everything else in its place.
Step 5: Adding the Main Paths
These will be the main and "output" paths.
Step 6: Adding the Wheel Shifter and Axle
Here is the rotating wheel which will rotate the axle where the bumpers will be added in the next step.
Step 7: Adding the Bumpers
This is the hardest part of making this separator. Just pay close attention to the position and angle of each piece and where they're supposed to go.