Picture of Shake: a new Knex ball machine

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.

Step 1: The frame: the first stage

Picture of the frame: the first stage
read this:

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.

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I can name it! I shall call it: Bob.
Mr. Muggle (author)  RMConstruction5 years ago
did you build it already?

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i'm almost halfway through!

No, i just looked over the ible.
Mr. Muggle (author)  RMConstruction5 years ago
OZKNEX222 years ago
do you need the big yellow gear i dont have any
Tom Buckey5 years ago
Video? anyone.
Mr. Muggle (author)  Tom Buckey5 years ago
sorry,that's not going to happen
Why? You don't have it anymore?
Mr. Muggle (author)  Tom Buckey5 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 Buckey5 years ago
years later..
about the mystery maze ball machine what time is "coming soon"
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor5 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)  firebombfury4 years ago
why don't you name it " something thats apart of the ball machine
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor5 years ago
lol, yeah
ah i don't want to do this
where did you get that motor
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor5 years ago
it's in the terrain trecker set
oh, thanks
all the rods should be not optional for support
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor5 years ago
Mr. Muggle (author)  Orangeprofessor5 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)  Orangeprofessor5 years ago
I´m actually using an unwired gray motor here.
I think the lift is very clever. Cool! 5/5!
Mr. Muggle (author)  knexpert#108294765 years ago
thanks a lot
sebergast5 years ago
deze is best wel cool maar jou engels is beter dan mijne hoor :D
Mr. Muggle (author)  sebergast5 years ago
bedankt, he, word lid van mijn groep voor hollanders
Mr. Muggle (author) 5 years ago
man, somebody took my rate down really bad
Looks interesting - video perchance?
Mr. Muggle (author)  I_am_Canadian5 years ago
i'm sorry, too big to upload
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