This is regent, my Ninth ball machine! It has 2 lifts 1 network and 4 paths. 2240 pieces. I composed the music for the video. Regent is a word I learned in history class that I thought sounded cool. It has lots of cool elements. Not much else to say.
1. a person appointed to administer a country because the monarch is a minor or is absent or incapacitated.
Step 1: Lifts and Path Selectors
First there is Sandroknexmaster's sliding arm lift ( not to be confused with mathsboy314's "Sliding arms" lift) which lots of people say doesn't work like it should but it worked just great for me. Then there is a chain lift and 3 normal vertical path seperators, nothing fancy.
Step 2: Path 1
Path one is just a basket and then my vertical helix drop element... which has its own instructable here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Helix-Drop-a-Knex-Ball-Element/
Step 3: Path 2
Path 2 features a flexi-rod spiral and then some basic 3 rail pathing with a spinner.
Step 4: Path 3
Path 3 was the last one that I built, so I had hardly any pieces left. It's a free fall, and then a little pathing with some panels that the ball hits when it goes by, then the ball drops through a hole and onto a green connector path, then falls through some flexi-rods, then goes back to the lifts.
Step 5: Path 4
The final path starts with a spinner, then the ball goes on some wheel arms. The rods that the wheel arms are on are attached to gears, so those flower things spin back and forth as the ball goes on them. It's hard to explain, you have to watch the video.
Step 6: The End
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