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Shake: a new Knex ball machine

Shake

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.

Parts list
green rods: 129
white rods: 264
blue rods:105
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
motor: 1
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.

 
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OZKNEX221 year ago
do you need the big yellow gear i dont have any
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bedankt, heb je wel de goede motor gebruikt, bij mij deed de lift het perfect
ik heb wel een goede motor maar mijn bal is iets te groot denk ik
WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU SAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I HAVE THE RIGHT MOTOR BUT MY KNEX BALL IS TOO BIG
Actually, it's "I do have a good engine but my ball is a little too big I think."
Mr. Muggle's first one is "Thanks, you do have the right motor, the elevator did to me perfectly."
k-n-e-x(leaved ibls)'s first one is "hey I did it again now he built it."
Mr. Muggle's second one is "Okay, happy!"

(Google Translate- translate.google.com)
wrong..
google translator isn't always right
hey ik heb het nog een keer gebouwd nu doet hij het wel
Oke, gelukkig!
Tom Buckey4 years ago
Video? anyone.
Mr. Muggle (author)  Tom Buckey4 years ago
sorry,that's not going to happen
Why? You don't have it anymore?
Mr. Muggle (author)  Tom Buckey4 years ago
no but I just can't upload the video, it's too big, and the ball machine is long gone
Oh, Okay I'll make it then and find out.
Mr. Muggle (author)  Tom Buckey4 years ago
thanks
years later..
about the mystery maze ball machine what time is "coming soon"
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor3 years ago
the video is already there
id it take u to make it
very gooooood....

can i use ur ferris weel on my ball machine?
i need to modify it though
Mr. Muggle (author)  firebombfury3 years ago
yes
why don't you name it " something thats apart of the ball machine
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor3 years ago
lol, yeah
ok
ah i don't want to do this
where did you get that motor
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor3 years ago
it's in the terrain trecker set
oh, thanks
all the rods should be not optional for support
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor3 years ago
yes
ok
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor3 years ago
I´m not gonna bother, sorry
it dosen't really matter
how come evryone is using the wired red motor
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor3 years ago
I´m actually using an unwired gray motor here.
oh
I think the lift is very clever. Cool! 5/5!
Mr. Muggle (author)  knexpert#108294764 years ago
thanks a lot
sebergast4 years ago
deze is best wel cool maar jou engels is beter dan mijne hoor :D
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