Introduction: Sandro's Wheel Lift, a Knex Ball Machine Lift

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Hi everyone!

This is the second of 2 lifts used in my ball machine Revolution.

I liked it very much and it works excellent, so here are the instructions.

You can always send me a question if necessary with a comment or PM.

I hope you like it and thanks for watching / building!


Step 1: Piece Count

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If you want you can count the pieces before you start building.

Here is a list with all pieces included in this lift, named by their original color:


Green: 25

White: 38

Blue: 41

Yellow: 19

Red: 26

Gray: 8

Flexi-rod medium (Yellow rod lenght): 2

Flexi-rod big (Gray rod lenght): 2

Total rods: 161


Dark-grey: 4

Light-grey: 6

Orange: 4

Red: 18

Green: 12

Yellow: 42

White: 9

Purple: 24

Blue: 4

Total connectors: 123


Blue spacer: 47

Silver spacer: 6

Tan clip: 4

Y-clip: 6

Small blue gear: 1

Medium red gear: 1

Motor: 1

Total other: 66

Grand Total: 350

Step 2: Entrance

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Step 3: Motor

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Step 4: Wheel

Picture of Wheel

Step 5: Exit

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Step 6: Finished!

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Yay! The Wheel Lift is finished!

Always slide the switch of the motor to the left.

If you have built this lift, you can always send me a picture so I can add it to this step.

Thanks for watching / building!



bennett2198 made it! (author)2017-07-27

Very well documented instructions. Had no trouble making this lift It's also very dependable. Has not dropped a ball.


KneXFAN200 (author)2016-12-17

Built! Thank you!! I love this sooooooo much!!!

Thanks for building! :)

gamertomsuper (author)2017-01-16

I made it!!!!!! I like it, and it works very good!! nice!!!

Good to hear it works, thanks for building!

FanPlastic (author)2016-04-04

Already in my under construction machine!

Nice! Thanks for building!

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-10-03

Great wheel lift :D I'll probably include this in my next ball machine! I'm planning on creating a few elements involving micro k'nex and k'nex bricks to add some variety :) Oh and btw, I have 2 NEW element instructions!! (Sorry to keep bugging you about my ibles but you are my 'k'nex idol' ) :D

Thanks! I'll take a look.

0_o Thanks :D. As I got the email i was developing a new short distance lift xD

Cool, I hope you can make it work :)

thanks for the fith time today lol. if you search on YouTube 'akiyuky' go on his/her channel and find the vid which showcases an element called 'fork'. I'm trying hard to recreate it however km terrible with gears and cogs and I'm struggling so badly.

FanPlastic (author)Linkin_J_Knex2016-04-03

Akiyuky is da best

Linkin_J_Knex (author)FanPlastic2016-04-04

Yep xD

FanPlastic (author)Linkin_J_Knex2016-04-03

Akiyuky is da best
that's it if you want to see. im just telling you in case you want to make it when you have no idea what to make for a new element xD

Yeah I know him, he has some good stuff. But that fork lift exists already in knex, austron's cardan gear ball lift.

oh OK. lol :D ill check it out now

Wow Thanks so so much fo subscribing!!!!! ill add it to my profile :D

No problem!

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-10-23

Made it :)

Thanks for buiding!

Spent a while adding it to ball machine I now have 0 red sized rods but it looks good:) I love this lift! the tiny but before the lift doesn't work properly yet but the lift before it(I made it myself :D ) works Most of the time :)

oops forgot PIC xD

the knex gun boy (author)2015-05-16

Deze lift is super hij komt in mijn eerste ballen toren


the knex gun boy (author)2015-05-16

I made it and it comes in my first ball machine


www139 (author)2014-08-02

I love Revolution and this lift and the other one used on it. Nice job!

sandroknexmaster (author)www1392014-08-02


www139 (author)sandroknexmaster2014-08-02

Well deserved!

KnexGuy15 (author)2014-07-31

Ok! Thanks!

KnexGuy15 (author)2014-07-29

Can I make a ball machine out of this and put it in the knex contest?

Sure! I would be happy to see it in another ball machine :)

Gargamel-Knex made it! (author)2014-07-22

I made it! XD

Nice lift, good work! You see it in my ballmachine :)

Great! I'm looking forward to see your ball machine.

Thanks for the picture :)

Sorunome (author)2014-07-21

Isn't this one just like the wheel lift? :P

Anyways, nice :D

And what is THE wheel lift?

Anyways, thanks :D

A lift with wheels o.o

But there are so many wheel lifts -_-

I know o.o

Very nice wheel lift. As usual, it works well and looks great! :-D

Knex2thelimit (author)2014-07-21

Quite simple, but I like it!


dickheijboer (author)2014-07-21

Simple but nice one! :)

Thanks! :)

About This Instructable




Bio: Hey! I'm Sandroknexmaster. I like building with knex, especially ball machines. I live in Belgium. I speak Dutch, but also English and French. I ... More »
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