Introduction: Skywards K'nex Ball Lift

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This is the first ever ball lift I made.

This ball lift is simple but effective it only take six seconds to go all the way up.

The build time is about 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes.

I think the hardness is about the moderate level. I made this one especially because it uses very few non-micro pieces. Here is a video in the ball lift. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel! OK let's get started.

Step 1: The Lifting Arm

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To make the lift you start of with building this.

Step 2: The Lifting Arm

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Now build this.

Step 3: The Lifting Arm

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Now connect them.

Step 4: The Starting Rails

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Make these.

Step 5: The Starting Rails

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Now connect them with a yellow rod.

Step 6: The Starting Rails

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Make four of these now.

Step 7: The Starting Rails

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Connect them on.

Step 8: Motor Help Part

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Build this backwards "L" shape part.

Step 9: Motor to Wheel Connection

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Put this on a grey rod in the same order as in the picture

Step 10: Chain Connecting

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Connect ten chain links nine times and then connect five chains.

Step 11: Chain Connecting

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Connect them all then repeat what you did just now.

Step 12: The Base

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To make the base start of with building this.

Step 13: The Base

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Now build four of these.

Step 14: The Base

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Now connect only two of them.

Step 15: The Base

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Now put two on.

Step 16: The Base

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Put the other two on like this.

Step 17: The Middle Part

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Make this.

Step 18: The Middle Part

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Now add these pieces.

Step 19: The Middle Part

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Now build this.

Step 20: The Middle Part

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And put them on.

Step 21: The Middle Part

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Build this separately.

Step 22: The Middle Part

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Now attach it on.

Step 23: Connecting the Middle Part to the Base

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Connect them like this.

Step 24: The Top Part

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Make this.

Step 25: The Top Part

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Now put them on.

Step 26: The Top Part

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Then make these.

Step 27: The Top Part

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And again put them on.

Step 28: The Top Part

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Now put the motor on.

Step 29: Other Part

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Now for one last bottom part. Make as shown in the pictures and put them on a red rod.

Step 30: Other Part

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Now put it on the bottom part

Step 31: Other Parts

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Remember to attach the backwards "L" shaped piece on like this.

Step 32: Puting the Chain on the Ball Lift

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Now put the chain on as instructed in the pictures.

Step 33: Puting the Lifting Arm On

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Remember to put the lifting arm on the chain like this.

Step 34: Maintaining and Turning on the Ball Lift

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You always want to turn the motor on the right way if you don't there is a big chance of it falling apart. The right way is to move the switch to the downwards pointing arrow.

Step 35: Troubleshooting

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If the lifting arm accidentally hooks on any pieces like this then move the lifting arm the other way as shown in the picture.

Step 36: Getting the Ball to Go Up

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All you have to do is shown in the pictures. Once you did that turn the motor on the right way.

Comments

sandroknexmaster (author)2015-02-17

Cool!

autumsawesome (author)2014-11-22

A hundred views in only one and a half days holy smokes!

Fission Chips (author)2014-11-20

This looks great, and I'll bet it works awesome in K'NEX ball machines! Great instructions, and happy K'NEXing!

JM1999 (author)2014-11-20

This is really cool!

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