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Stacker Separator, a knex ball machine path separator

Hello knexers!

Here are the instructions for the first new path separator in my knex ball machine Paradox.
The stacker separator stacks 2 balls, then a third one enters and all balls exit the separator at once.
You can also give this separator 2 entrances if you want (intro picture 10)
As you can see, the mech is 1 blue rod by 2 white rods and a blue rod: not perfect to implement in a standard red rod ball machine. So I also made a frame, that way it's easier for you to attach it in your own ball machine.

If you build the separator, read every image note, they're very useful!

Thanks for watching / building!

~Sandroknexmaster~

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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 separator, named by their original color:

RODS:

Green: 32
White: 34
Blue: 39
Yellow: 2
Red: 16
Grey: 2

Total rods: 125

CONNECTORS:

Dark-grey: 15
Light-grey: 8
Orange: 5
Red: 10
Green: 10
Yellow: 15
White: 4
Purple: 44
Blue: 8

Total connectors: 119

OTHER:

Blue spacer: 16
Silver spacer: 10
Y-clip: 14
Blue clip: 1

Total other: 41


Grand Total: 285

Step 2: Mechanism (part 1)

We're going to start with the first part of the mechanism. This is the biggest step in this instructable.

Step 3: Mechanism (part 2)

The second part of the mechanism.

Step 4: Frame

This is the red rod frame, it allowes you to easily implement the seperator in your ball machine. It's not necessary, but I'd recommend to make it.

Step 5: Entrance

This is the entrance. Like I said in the intro, you can give this separator 2 entrance tracks.

Step 6: Finished!

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Your separator is finished!

Like always, you can send me a picture of yours if you built it.

Thanks for watching / building!

~Sandroknexmaster~

I know what I'm using on my next ball machine! Very genuine mechanism!

Thanks a lot!

nerfrocketeer4 months ago
¿Tú hablas español, verdad? Yo sé es correcto. :P
sandroknexmaster (author)  nerfrocketeer4 months ago

No I don't O,O

:P Yo se tener uno a tu. Hahaha.

(I have one on you then)!
sandroknexmaster (author)  nerfrocketeer4 months ago

Ah mais est-ce que tu peux aussi parler du français? ;)

No hablo frances, perdon senor. (I can't figure out how to add accents on ibles).

sandroknexmaster (author)  nerfrocketeer4 months ago

Maybe with your keyboard?

Oh, I-Had-Not-Thought-of-that. <Says mechanically> :P

No, everything I've ever done on Instructables is from my phone. Therefore, I use the app, and for me, at least, the accents don't exist.

What about replying to PMs. The phone app doesn't have that feature. :-)

Yeah, only for that and adding image notes and word effects. Also I get on to check out forums every once and a while. But I get on on my phone every day, and sometimes I see comments but can't reply to them 'till I can get to a desktop/my laptop. :/
sandroknexmaster (author)  nerfrocketeer4 months ago

Yeah I also have that problem sometimes...

sandroknexmaster (author)  nerfrocketeer4 months ago

Wow have you never logged in with a computer!? I mean, the app is good, but I think it's easier to make ibles with a computer. :)

Rarely I do, to respond to PM's and add image notes, but that's all. iOS 7 doesn't support ibles.

dickheijboer4 months ago

Nice, Maybe I will build it! :)

sandroknexmaster (author)  dickheijboer4 months ago

Thanks! And let me know when you build it :D

Sorry, I'm won't build it becouse I've got not enough pieces for two paths more. I'm sorry. :)

sandroknexmaster (author)  dickheijboer4 months ago

No problem at all ;D

nerfrocketeer4 months ago
¡Es formidable! ¡Me gustan tus haceres, amigo! Y no, uso a la translatadora de Google para escribir. Hay errores, (probably). :P

My pitiful attempt to use my knowledge from Spanish class and some of my Spanish speaking friends and relatives. ;)
sandroknexmaster (author)  nerfrocketeer4 months ago

Nice try, but I don't see why you would speak Spanish to someone who doesn't understand it ;) I'm not Spanish at all :D

But I understood "Es formidable", thanks for that :)

Yep! It's great! ;)
Shadowman394 months ago

Nice! I like that it's both a separator and a ball collector. :-)

sandroknexmaster (author)  Shadowman394 months ago

And thanks for 2100th comment :)

Wow! 2100th comment. I haven't even got to 1000 yet. Btw, cool separator!

sandroknexmaster (author)  KneXtreme4 months ago

Haha just comment on every new knex-related instructable, and your number of comments will increase very fast ;)

And thanks! :D

Or you can try exploring out of the K'nex world ;-)

sandroknexmaster (author)  hunter9994 months ago

Indeed :D

I have 4473 comments :P

sandroknexmaster (author)  Sorunome4 months ago

:O

Yay!

sandroknexmaster (author)  Shadowman394 months ago

Thanks! :D

Sorunome4 months ago

Nice path seperator! :D

sandroknexmaster (author)  Sorunome4 months ago

Thanks! :D

hunter9994 months ago

Wow! Thats a really neat mechanism, I quite like it :-) Good job, favorited! :D

sandroknexmaster (author)  hunter9994 months ago

Thanks for favoriting! :D