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!



Step 1: Piece Count

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:


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

Total rods: 125


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

Total connectors: 119


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!

Your separator is finished!

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

Thanks for watching / building!

<p>That is a VERY nice machine considering that it doesn't have a motor</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>I know what I'm using on my next ball machine! Very genuine mechanism!</p>
<p>Thanks a lot!</p>
&iquest;T&uacute; hablas espa&ntilde;ol, verdad? Yo s&eacute; es correcto. :P
<p>No I don't O,O</p>
:P Yo se tener uno a tu. Hahaha. <br><br>(I have one on you then)!
<p>Ah mais est-ce que tu peux aussi parler du fran&ccedil;ais? ;)</p>
<p>No hablo frances, perdon senor. (I can't figure out how to add accents on ibles).</p>
<p>Maybe with your keyboard?</p>
Oh, I-Had-Not-Thought-of-that. &lt;Says mechanically&gt; :P<br><br>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.
<p>What about replying to PMs. The phone app doesn't have that feature. :-)</p>
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. :/
<p>Yeah I also have that problem sometimes...</p>
<p>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. :)</p>
<p>Rarely I do, to respond to PM's and add image notes, but that's all. iOS 7 doesn't support ibles.</p>
<p>Nice, Maybe I will build it! :)</p>
<p>Thanks! And let me know when you build it :D</p>
<p>Sorry, I'm won't build it becouse I've got not enough pieces for two paths more. I'm sorry. :)</p>
<p>No problem at all ;D</p>
&iexcl;Es formidable! &iexcl;Me gustan tus haceres, amigo! Y no, uso a la translatadora de Google para escribir. Hay errores, (probably). :P <br><br>My pitiful attempt to use my knowledge from Spanish class and some of my Spanish speaking friends and relatives. ;)
<p>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</p><p>But I understood &quot;Es formidable&quot;, thanks for that :)</p>
Yep! It's great! ;)
<p>Nice! I like that it's both a separator and a ball collector. :-)</p>
<p>And thanks for 2100th comment :)</p>
<p>Wow! 2100th comment. I haven't even got to 1000 yet. Btw, cool separator!</p>
<p>Haha just comment on every new knex-related instructable, and your number of comments will increase very fast ;)</p><p>And thanks! :D</p>
<p>Or you can try exploring out of the K'nex world ;-)</p>
<p>Indeed :D</p>
<p>I have 4473 comments :P</p>
<p>Thanks! :D</p>
<p>Nice path seperator! :D</p>
<p>Thanks! :D</p>
<p>Wow! Thats a really neat mechanism, I quite like it :-) Good job, favorited! :D</p>
<p>Thanks for favoriting! :D</p>

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Bio: Hey! I'm Sandroknexmaster. I like building with knex, especially ball machines. I live in Belgium. I speak Dutch, but also English and French. I ... More »
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