this is a new ball machine that features an odd lift system and two paths. It can hold two or even three balls but My advice is to use only one ball because the lift works best with one ball. The big gray motor can be substituted for another motor but you might have to gear it down a little more. If you do use the big black motor: If your battery is full, the faster speed might also work.
In the first few steps I'll help you to build the frame and the lift, after that the switcher and then both paths, at the end you could add decoration which is optional.
for beginners (and experts and anything between those too): look really carefully at the pictures and read all my notes, if you don't follow the instructions extra carefully the entire ball machine might fail to work.
PS: if you notice my english is bad, I'm from holland.
green rods: 129
white rods: 264
yellow rods: 220
red rods: 50
gray rods: 18
flexi rods: 18
dark grey connectors:87
light grey connectors: 5
orange connectors: 60
red connectors: 32
green connectors: 27
yellow connectors: 97
white connectors: 62
purple connectors: 167
blue connectors: 87
Y connectors: 9
tan connectors: 7
blue caps: 1 (tan connectors can be used too)
gray spacers: 16
blue spacers: 11
big sized yellow gears: 1
little sized blue gears: 1
balls: at least 1
and maybe some extra gears if you have a weak motor.
Step 1: The Frame: the First Stage
Most red rods of the frame are optional (recommended though), I'll put a note on those red rods that aren't optional to use.
Step 2: The Frame: the Second Stage
Step 3: The Frame: the Third Stage
Step 4: Putting the Frame Together
Step 5: The Lift Wheel
Step 6: Attach the Lift Wheel
Step 7: Lift Slope
Step 8: The Frame: the Fourth Stage
Step 9: Attach the Fourth Stage
Step 10: Attach the Lift Slope
Step 11: Pick Up Slope
Step 12: The Switcher and Support
Step 13: Attaching the Switcher, the Support and the Pick Up Slope
Step 14: A Part That I Cannot Name
1: make it.
2: attach it like this.
Step 15: The First Path, Step One
Step 16: The First Path Step2, the Ferris Wheel
Step 17: The First Path Step Three
Step 18: Attaching the First Path
Step 19: Constructing the Second Path: Step 1
Step 20: The Second Path Step 2
Step 21: The Second Path: Step 3
Step 22: The Second Path Step 4
Step 23: The Assembly
Step 24: Decoration (optional)
1:first collect these flexi rods.
2: the are connected like this.
3: I especially advice to make this part, it is really an addition to your ball machine.
4: view from above.
5: attach like this.
ALSO READ THE LAST STEP.
Step 25: Finishing It
if the lift is not working:
1 look at the way connectors are shifted or turned in the wheel, on the lift slope and on the pick up slope.
2 if your motor can't take it gear it down a little more or use another motor, except I can't help you with that.
3 use only one ball, it works best.
if the pathing isn't working:
1ad a yellow connector and two grey connectors as shown on the picture
2 look very good at the pictures to see where a grey connector is added on the white rod.
if the ferris wheel isn't working:
1 look carefully at the way the connectors are in place in step 15.
2 you could always ad extra guard rails or support, if you want help with that just PM me or ask for help on the forum.