Stacker Separator, a Knex Ball Machine Path Separator

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Introduction: Stacker Separator, a Knex Ball Machine Path Separator

About: 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 hope you like my stuff, and like always comment, rate &amp...
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

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!

Your separator is finished!

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

Thanks for watching / building!

~Sandroknexmaster~

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    37 Discussions

    That is a VERY nice machine considering that it doesn't have a motor

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    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.

    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. :/