Introduction: Right Handed Armlift, a K'nex Ball Machine Lift

Picture of Right Handed Armlift, a K'nex Ball Machine Lift
I hope it's all clear enough.
Any questions? comment!

Green: 77
White 39
Blue: 97
Yellow: 39
Red: 43
Grey: 7

Dark-grey: 31
Light-grey: 4
Orange: 23
Red: 24
Green: 32
Yellow: 49
White: 3
Purple: 52
Blue: 22

Blue spacer: 103
Tan clip: 16
Y-clip: 30
Blue clip: 6
Blue gear: 1
Red gear: 5
Chain link: 32
Motor: 1

Step 1: Entrance Track

Picture of Entrance Track

Step 2: Motor and First Crank

Picture of Motor and First Crank

Step 3: First Arm

Picture of First Arm

Step 4: Second Crank and Arm

Picture of Second Crank and Arm

Step 5: Two Arms and Exit Track

Picture of Two Arms and Exit Track

Step 6: Chain

Picture of Chain

Difficult part because the two cranks have to work together.  

Step 7: Finished!

Picture of Finished!

Your Right handed armlift is just finished! 


MisterBukweet (author)2015-02-19

Cool lift... I'm going to build this lift.. maybe even 2 of them.. one right handed and one left handed.. but I doubt that it would work for me ... I don't have a steel file cabinet to bounce my balls off of..

hunter999 (author)2013-10-21

Can you make this lift higher? provided that there is more torque for the motor.

dickheijboer (author)hunter9992013-10-21

Of coarse you can, the motor is strong enough, I think. But than you have to make another crank. One crank for two arms.

Great lift! Arms look chaotic, but always go to the right place...nice on the synchronization. :-)

Thanks man, yes the synchronization with the chain is the most difficult part..

KneXtreme (author)2013-10-11

Must... build... lift...

dickheijboer (author)KneXtreme2013-10-11

Thanks! :)

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-10-07

Where's the left handed one!? XD

You can build him...? :D

No. Me no has motors. :(

Buy one?

If I find one at a store. (I don't buy online).

Ahh, okey.

Sorunome (author)2013-10-05

Wow, that thing is awesome, great job!

dickheijboer (author)Sorunome2013-10-05


Sorunome (author)dickheijboer2013-10-05

no prob :D

dickheijboer (author)Sorunome2013-10-05

Are you gonna build it? Or not.. ?

Sorunome (author)dickheijboer2013-10-05

eventually maybe, but i have already all lifts done in apocalypse.
But it is looking so awesome :)

dickheijboer (author)Sorunome2013-10-05

Ohh, yes, I know!
Thanks, your lifts are better.. :)

Sorunome (author)dickheijboer2013-10-05

nah, i'm not that good at knexing

hunter999 (author)Sorunome2013-10-08

No man your awesome! :) One of the best knexers on this site IMO!

Sorunome (author)hunter9992013-10-08

Ha, thanks a lot! ^.^

hunter999 (author)Sorunome2013-10-08

No problemo ;)

dickheijboer (author)Sorunome2013-10-05

Sorunome not good at knexing? Never!

Sorunome (author)dickheijboer2013-10-05

yes man

dickheijboer (author)Sorunome2013-10-05

You build awesome lifts and ball machines!

Sorunome (author)dickheijboer2013-10-05

not *that* awesome IMO

Well you can't say you are not good at writing scripts :p


Sorunome (author)dickheijboer2013-10-07

i can say everything i want ^.^

In your dreams ;)

/me start dreaming

/you having nightmare


hunter999 (author)2013-10-04

Awesome dude! Very innovative and creative! Brilliant concept, keep it up! :-)

dickheijboer (author)hunter9992013-10-04


hunter999 (author)dickheijboer2013-10-08


knexpert#10829476 (author)2013-10-06

Really nice lift!


koolcoasterkid (author)2013-10-05

Great! I really like how the arms move in different ways and they are not running at the same speed. Again, very cool design. Hope to see more from you! :D

Thanks! But they run at the same speed!

sandroknexmaster (author)2013-10-04

Looks good! Reminds me of the multiple arm lift. You mean this? Never seen before but the system is the same, but the mine has 2 cranks and 4 arms. :)

That's exactly what I mean :p




Shadowman39 (author)2013-10-04

This is a nice concept! I'm assuming it'll be in your next ball machine? :-)

dickheijboer (author)Shadowman392013-10-04

Thanks! :Uhh don't know yet, becouse I only want to use 12v motors and I got only 2..

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Bio: I'm a 17 years old K'nex ball machine builder. I'm from Holland.
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