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Ever since Wipe Out, people have been interested in building new lifts for Knex ball machines, so I made this guide!

This guide will include all of the ball machine lifts that have been built. In each step is a short description of the lift, a credit to the builder, and links to instructions/videos. If a lift includes at least one picture it'll either be added into an existing step or made into a new step. If a lift includes no pictures, but only a video, it will be added to the second to last step, titled "Lifts Without Pictures". This is to make the guide official, instead of only including lifts with pictures.

If you want your lift added or know of another lift to be added, just post a comment below with links/pictures. Please have good quality pictures, not ones that are blurry, fuzzy, dark, etc. Every builder is credited to their lift, usually with a hyperlink to their profile, but if you don't want your lift on this guide due to copyright reasons, just tell me and I'll take it off of the guide.


Please tell me if you have any suggestions or feedback for this guide. I hope you find it useful!

This guide started out with only 10 steps, but now it has over 70! The search bar below allows you to search steps by title, just in case you can't find a lift within the huge mass of steps. Thanks to Sorunome for programming it. :-)

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For building parts of ball machines other than lifts, here are some more official guides:

Building ball machines (by RNB, Tornado96, and Shadowman39)
Elements (by Knextreme)
Path separators (by mathsboy314)



 
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The 2 lifts from Revolution :)

http://www.instructables.com/id/Floor-Double-Arm-L...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Sandros-Wheel-Lift-a-knex-ball-machine-lift/

For some reason, whenever I try to make a lift other than a chain lift, it DOESN'T WORK. And I am getting VERY bored of chain lifts.

Sorunome2 months ago

some new lifts in here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBZBZ7akolc

hunter9997 months ago

There was ACTUALLY instructions posted for the stepper lift before Retrograde:

Link
Shadowman39 (author)  hunter9997 months ago

I think those instructions are incomplete.

I know this is a late reply, but I actually did use that link for the main structure (though never could find it after!) The problem was that it mentioned nothing about entrance and exit paths or the crank mechanism at the top. Those all had to be improvised...thanks again to knexpert#10829476 for making better instructions of the Stepper lift from my Retrograde pictures. :-)

dickheijboer3 months ago

New lift:

http://www.instructables.com/id/EQVP22RHVS19501/

Sorunome3 months ago

I was too late O_O

Lego Andrew7 months ago

Copyrights...

I'm Suing.

Shadowman39 (author)  Lego Andrew7 months ago

?

You heard me, Copy cat. That's MY Ball Machine.

hunter99910 months ago
Too bad bezempje deleted his account and ibles :-( This look like a cool lift/shooter.I'm gonna try to build this from the pics, if I succeed I will post an ible on it...
Shadowman39 (author)  hunter99910 months ago
I'm sure people will be glad to see an Ible of this. :-)
YAY!!!!! I rebuilt it perfectly!! :-D One Q - What height do you think this should reach? At the moment I seem to get 1 metre + in height.... but I have like 4 rubber bands on the end and the motor does not have enough torque so I am yet still tinkering around. I have also modified some parts of the shooter.

I can post if you would like, let me know and i'll begin a Ible if so. :-)
Shadowman39 (author)  hunter99910 months ago
That height sounds good. What type of balls does it use? You may want to ask Sandro before posting, as he has a similar version, I'm not sure if he was posting instructions of his. If this comment has any grammar errors then sorry, I'm having a hard time reading right now (blind spot)...
Sandro said his mechanism is completely different to bezempjes so I can post. Also it uses the newer K'nex balls: these ones. I'm gonna change it round though. It seems at the moment the 2 motors shown above do not have enough torque that is required, to make it worth building as it seems to be getting very very low heights. So instead im going to try a 12V motor and tinker one in. That ought to do it! :D (*late comment)
I'm sure bezempjes also works with the old style knex balls.
And as you can see, my version works almost entirely different, so please don't hesitate to make instructions when you're finshed! :D
Does it really reach more than 1 metre height? That's quite a lot, much more than I expected ;) That's probably the biggest difference between yours and mine: the height. Mine is more designed to attach in a white floor so it can shoot the balls from a lower floor to a higher floor (or something like that)
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster8 months ago
I remember bezempje saying that his works with older balls but they don't reach a good enough height.
Yeah older style balls are heavier.
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster8 months ago
Eyup, which is why I like them better. Only problem with them is the holes.
Ha, sometimes when I was building the white floors of my ball machines, the balls didn't roll because they landed on the hole >.<
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster8 months ago
Yeah, they also get stuck on rods. I mean, the odds must be rare, but it happens often. o.o

Far too often.

And it sucks if, because of a rod sticked into the whole, and you notice it to late, some gearing gets destroyed in a lift >.<

Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome7 months ago

Yeah, that's bad. :-P

ever thought about using that phenomina for making a lift, though? :P

Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome7 months ago

No, it would have to line up every time, lol.

This would work on a ball machine with no turns... such as the Quark.

1 metre = manually, I am yet configuring round what to do as the motor keeps clicking since it is under a lot of torque. 4 rubber bands = 1 metre+ in height so I am trying to get a 12V motor since the torque is really high

BUT....

Since this lift is made to fit a yellow rod scale and the 12V motor is for a blue rod scale, I am having a hard time tinkering one in :-/. The floor would have to be quite high for this lift (like the one in your ball machine: Euphoria it is a red rod raised off the ground).

IF I am successful, it will be in my next ball machine :-)
Yeah, back then people used yellow rod boxes, now most ball machines have red rod boxes.
But I'm sure you'll find a way to attach the 12v motor :D
Can't wait for your ball machine!
Shadowman39 (author)  hunter9999 months ago
Nice! And a late comment is better than no comment. :-)
Just finished another lift!
http://www.instructables.com/id/Jump-Lift-a-knex-ball-machine-lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster8 months ago
Added!
Yay!
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster8 months ago
Are there any more lifts planned?
No, all new lifts from Paradox are posted :D
I still have the path separators, but I'm not sure if I'll post them...
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster8 months ago
Nice! And I thought there was only one new separator. :-P You might as well post them, unless you need time for other things.
Yes, both networks have 1 new separator :D
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster8 months ago
Ah, I need to watch the video again.
Haha :p
knex akbar8 months ago
did bezempje delete his youtube too? i can't find any videos
Shadowman39 (author)  knex akbar8 months ago
Yeah, he made his videos private. But, there are people who are rebuilding some of his lifts, so there will eventually be instructions/videos.
Just posted a new lift: http://www.instructables.com/id/Center-Arm-Lift-a-knex-ball-machine-lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster8 months ago
Added!
Thanks! :D
KneXtreme1 year ago
damit, i just came here to point that out XD
he,he
Hey I'm popular! Already two people asked to add my lift :)
lol, get used to it ^^
Let's do a contest between you and KneXtreme: Coming soon I'll post the second new lift of Euphoria. The one who asks first in a comment to add my new lift wins! :)
if i win, can i get a cookie please? XD
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome8 months ago
You asked for a cookie instead of a muffin? :-O
O.O I must have been under the devils influence when posting that.
Sure! :D
I'm in. What do I get if I win?
A chocolate cookie! :D
Have fun shipping :P
Haha I gonna bake them now! :)
Shadowman39 (author)  KneXtreme1 year ago
Added. :-)
Thanks! :)
hunter99910 months ago
For my next challenge, I might build this...
Shadowman39 (author)  hunter99910 months ago
Kool!
Coaster Kid
Shadowman39 (author)  koolcoasterkid8 months ago
Who's that?
I'm not sure, but it sounds like a kool guy!
Shadowman39 (author)  koolcoasterkid8 months ago
It? :-P The only one I know of is koolhackerkid.
You can add my new lift: http://www.instructables.com/id/Falling-Arm-Lift-a-knex-ball-machine-lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster9 months ago
Added :-)
Thanks! 8-D
dickheijboer9 months ago
New lift: http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-and-down-lift-a-Knex-ball-machine-lift/?comments=all#CXSYRQQHPA4E0EG :)
Shadowman39 (author)  dickheijboer9 months ago
Added!
Thanks!
One of the best guides for K'nex stuff on here :D
Shadowman39 (author)  koolcoasterkid9 months ago
Cool beans, thanks!
Let me tell you, you will find out if you do it again...
Shadowman39 (author)  koolcoasterkid9 months ago
?
hunter99910 months ago
Also if I get time, I might try to build this, right now I'm working on a ball machine as do you! Do you have any references in which this lift was used previously? I just need a better view of the actual thing that is hooked up to crank, which causes the ball to move up from the circular motion.
And where is the motor on this, I don't see one.
Shadowman39 (author)  hunter99910 months ago
I don't think there is one, lol.
Shadowman39 (author)  hunter99910 months ago
I've never built one and I don't know much good references, but you can talk to Sorunome. He has one built and was able to build it from pictures/videos.
Is it possible to make a lift only using counterweights, no motor? 'Cause my motor is kind of derping out and it stops working randomly. They're all really good lifts, but they all need a motor, and I REALLY want a lift on my ball machine I'm building right now PLEASE HELP
This concept could help: http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-ManualMotor-Gear-box/
And here are some lift/element hybrids for setting up an unmotorised circuit (requiring second circuit): http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-to-liftelement-hybrids/
The weighted kick and the quarter arm look good. I'll give them a try once I get hold of some more parts.
Shadowman39 (author)  TheUnfortunateHobbit11 months ago
All lifts require power of some sort, so if you can't use a motor you'll have to use a handcrank. You could make an element/lift hybrid that uses a counterweight, but it would have to be reset manually every time.
Sorunome1 year ago
Do you already have this lift on there? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wyQGC0oYHg
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
No, but it doesn't have any pictures so I'll have to wait to add it.
IMO you should also add the lifts without any pics, only that way this guide will become more complete :)
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
I don't want to have steps that are blank. :-P
Shall I make screenies of the vid? :P (also, better smiley over here)
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
The answer to that question is in the intro. ;-)
I already knew that, i was trolling :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
Oh, and don't think I didn't notice that little remark about the better smiley. Just be glad you were talking about my smileys and not your noseless ones. :-)
You are mixing up words:
noseless and with noses
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome11 months ago
Just be glad you were talking about my smileys and not your with noses ones. :-)

You just confirmed that you make smileys with noses! YAY!
wtf did i write?

Also, holy necropost batman
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome11 months ago
I've seen worse necros. ;-)
My biggest necro so far is 10 years :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome11 months ago
Woah o.o Was that on SSC?
nope, on a animorphs forum
mathsboy31411 months ago
(Step 27)
This is what I meant when I build the multiple arm lift!
After I build this I saw the multiple arm lift, sorry man!
No problem, you solved my problem!!
:)
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy31411 months ago
:-P
Shadowman39 (author)  Shadowman3911 months ago
Oh I see what you mean now, I always thought the multiple arm lift used arms that were on different sides instead of the same side.
Sorunome11 months ago
How long until this will be the 'ible with the most steps? ^.^
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome11 months ago
I think the Ible with the most steps has around 100, so not any time soon. :-P
nuuuuu, it would be awesome, though :D
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome11 months ago
At that point it might be laggy, lol.
who cares? ^^
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome11 months ago
Me. :-P
but but but, i bet the lag won't be that much :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome11 months ago
We'll just have to see, haha.
lol
stevenator200011 months ago
How do you make the ball carrier work on the chain?
Shadowman39 (author)  stevenator200011 months ago
I'm not sure exactly how to describe it, so I'll just show a close-up picture I found.
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Shadowman39 (author)  Shadowman3911 months ago
In case you're wondering, the picture is from this Ible.
dickheijboer11 months ago
New lift: http://www.instructables.com/id/Right-handed-armlift-a-Knex-ball-machine-lift/ :)
Shadowman39 (author)  dickheijboer11 months ago
Added!
Thanks man!
I like the updates to the guide; nice job. Also, congratulations on passing 25,000 views!!! :-D
Haha, thanks man! So what have you been building lately?
Nothing actually; life's been really busy (I really should start a new project soon...). I do need to post that project you answered my questions for though, hopefully in a week or two it will be up. ;-)
Ah, it'll be nice to see that posted. :-)
mathsboy31411 months ago
Austron's Carden Gear Ball lift:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJmS4MU7EYI (First version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwzpHMq5Tw4 (Fast version)
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy31411 months ago
Added!
Sorunome11 months ago
hm, looking though some old stuff, this machine has a launching mech that isn't in here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB6b8GtekT8
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome11 months ago
Added!
yay
mathsboy31411 months ago
Can the second non-motor lift of this video get added to this guide? What if a motor was added?
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy31411 months ago
It's more of a lift-element hybrid, but if it moves on its own (crank or motor) it can be added.
Is this lift featured in Citadel? (15 seconds into the first update video)
If so you might as well link this step to the video... and the other steps pending completion.
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Ok, I've updated the incomplete steps. :-)
New lift, Ball Car Back-roll by Thibault: http://youtu.be/3o5IGtNmEIQ 
dang it, i just wanted to post it >.<
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
:-)
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Added!
mathsboy3142 years ago
Is there any way of resetting this lift?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU9wwah19b8
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3142 years ago
Yeah, the arms and little holders would have to be put back in place.
I'll rephrase the question:

Is there any way of making an element to reset this lift?
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3142 years ago
It would be possible, but there would need to be an additional lift to lift the balls to the elements.
Maybe the lift in the video is the lift which brings the ball to the element which resets the lift...

(That's if the element fits in the height the ball is lifted)
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3142 years ago
There would have to be a motor in there somewhere, since it's impossible to make a perpetual motion machine.
Hmm...
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please don't defy physics, that'll be the end of the universe! D:
Physics defy me... that's why the element to reset the lift looses an extra 2 red rods.

(I'll also make version with a motor so it can added to this guide, but the motor will run off pure awesomeness of the site of the end of the universe.)
but but but.....the ending universe......NOOOOOOOOOO :(
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
At least the cookieverse won't be destroyed. :-D
will the portals be destroyed?
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
Maybe, but we have around 200 anyway, so some of them will have to survive.
what, i only have 100 O.O
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
I meant mine and yours combined. :-P
oh, lol :P
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Lol, you're going to try making a perpetual motion machine?
I did, but it only caused frustration... my next ball machine will be close; network 2 won't have motors!
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Haha, I was thinking of doing something like that, but I'm too lazy. :-P
Sorunome1 year ago
ok, this comment is leet.
1337th comment on this step :D
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
What does the 7 stand for?
1337 = leet = eleet = elite!
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
Sweet and elite?
dude, look it up :P
being elite at something means being best at something :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
I already know what it means. :-P I just felt like saying sweet and elite.
w/e
Isn't the 'Crankavator' (step 70) a really big version of the wheeled crankshaft lift? They could go together.
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Yeah, they are similar I guess. The crankavator is more in the style of an elevator though, since it uses string. But I'll think about it.
I've got a few Ideas for a ball lift:

1. Slingshot: A rubber band gets stretched back with the ball on it. Then it releases and sends the ball shooting up a track.

2. Cradle: A rollercoaster gets pulled up one side of a "U" shaped rollercoaster track, gets released, and hits the ball on the bottom up the other side.

Just putting the idea out there for you(s) to experiment with. First person to make one gets a cookie...
... from sandroknexmaster
Haha! I have a lot of cookies so just start building guys! XD
Do you also have muffins? :D
Off course :D (but coockies are better :p)
I prefer ze muffins :P
No you mean cookies ;)
*muffins
Didn't I hear you say cookies?
That sure is a pretty wierd spelling of muffins
Just look at the irresistible round shape of a cookie with delicious pieces of chocolate... Easy choice if you ask me :D
Just smell the very good smell of a freshly baked muffin....irrisistable.
I never did, so I can't know :P
you never ate a muffin? O.O.O
Nope :D :D :D
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat D:
I'm a muffin virgin :P
change that. NOW. ^^
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
Muffins are round and chocolate as well. :-P
But cookies are crunchy :D
BUt muffins are better ^^
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
I already gave him a muffin, so you can give him a cookie so he has one of each. :-P
I'd like to give him a cookie, but he only wants muffins :P
because they are more awesome.
I'm sure you don't want muffins anymore after tasting a cookie :D
i've eaten both :P And muffins clearley win.
Wath about a combinations :D
muffins ONLY! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA >:D
You can NEVER have enough muffins. NEVER!!!!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
(These could be part of the concept lifts)
Maybe this step (lifts without pictures) should include concept lifts, where people can post ideas for lifts when they don't have the time/pieces
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
That's a good idea, but I would probably make that a separate step. Also, how does the search bar (in the intro step) work for you?
I was thinking it could be part of the conclusion if not that step.
The search bar is great. It's like ctrl + F for the names of steps, which is helpful when I'm searching for all of a type of lift.
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Ah, I never knew about the ctrl F thing. Also, I'm adding your puzzle lift.
what? And you call yourself a computer user? Ctrl+f is the most helpful thing EVER!
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
I rarely ever use keyboard shortcuts. :-P
the longer i am on a comp the less and less i use a mouse..... :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
I don't even know how to type properly, haha.
i bet i can type quicker than you :P
My personal record is 90WPM (words per minuet)
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
I can't play a minuet. Octavia can though.
^^
You are suddenly going insane with mlp references ^^
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
I remember you misspelling minute as minuet one other time, and I gave you a hard time the last time as well. :-P
well, my spelling sucks, so ^^
Shadowman39 (author)  Shadowman391 year ago
And just one more thing about the search bar: do you like it better with or without text highlighting? I thought it might look less clean with highlighting, and there isn't much need for it.
If the box is only for titles, I think you should leave the highlighting.
yaaaaay, see shadowman, i won! :D
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
:-(
>:D
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Ok, I just don't want it to look too messy.
Sorunome1 year ago
Uh, should i get some good shots of the elevator lift? (it is finished but the bm isn't so.....)
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
It's fine if the ball machine isn't finished yet. In fact it's probably better since the lift will be harder to see once the paths are done.
ok!
/me grabs cam and tripod :D
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
Added :-)
yay
Just posted a new lift!: http://www.instructables.com/id/Push-Lift-a-knex-ball-machine-lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
Added! (Step 40)
Thanks a lot! =D
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
You're welcome, which lift will come next? :-)
With that falling arm :D But I still have to start...
yaaaaaay, it'll be awesome :P
I hoe so :D
*hope
:)
Does anyone know a lift (or even element) that the spring motor can be used in?
you could try to make a launch mechanism with it.
Sorunome1 year ago
NEW LIFT!!!!!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Shredder-Lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
You sound excited. :-P Added!
Do you want more pictures for the step?
Shadowman39 (author)  Lego Andrew1 year ago
If you want me to add more I will.
Sure, i guess. The ibe where the balls are coming up top view
I'm always a few hooves ahead of you :P
You add my Leeft!
Now I HAPPY!
download.jpg
Shadowman39 (author)  Lego Andrew1 year ago
Haha :-P
Guide for making a revolving knex ball machine (including how to turn it into a lift): http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Revolving-Ball-Machine/
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Added! (step 52)
If this ball machine gets an entrance and exit track placed in a way that it's a lift, would it get a step or fall under something like 'spiral wheel lift' or 'spinning free-fall lift'?

Or would those lifts fall under it as a category for lifts?
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
It would get its own step. Nice ball machine! Also, did you get my last PM regarding your path separator guide?
If you're talking about the tilting panel that splits to 4 paths, yes.
Redo of spiral wheel lift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuPQV5koaBM 
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Alright, I've edited the step.
Should I make instructions for a large crankshaft lift such as in this ball machine (1:37)
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Yeah, why not? :-)
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Added! (step 38)
I've remade the rollerball lift; the old one only lifted about a green rod.
Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-micro-rollerball-lift-1/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-PH6Jt0Mw
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Cool, I've edited the old micro rollerball step (step 52).
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Funny, Tornado96 came up with a lift like that also. :-P When he posts his, I'll add them to a new step.
Is that the one you're using in your latest ball machine?
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Yeah. Hopefully he'll post the instructions soon. If not, I'll add yours in anyway.
Sorunome1 year ago
New lift :P
http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Shifting-Arm-Lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
Never knew about that one, thanks!
ha, good that i told you about your own lift :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
I just went to edit that lift in, and... it's already in! (Step 24). :-P
meh, w/e
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
:-D
joezim0071 year ago
Instructions and video aren't available anymore for 59 :(
Shadowman39 (author)  joezim0071 year ago
Yeah, he deleted his videos and instructions. :-(
joezim0071 year ago
How about the Small Wheel Lift http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Wheel-Lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  joezim0071 year ago
This lift is already in Step 33. :-)
Didn't you make a shifting arm lift recently?
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Yes, I just haven't added it here yet. :-P I'm too lazy right now, it's getting late. Maybe tomorrow. :-)
Shadowman39 (author)  Shadowman391 year ago
Added, in Step 24.
15000th viewer! :)
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
Haha, nice :-P
New lift
Name:          Slider lift
Video:          http://youtu.be/LB3ykR_vr-I
Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Slider-ball-lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3141 year ago
Added. :-)
KneXtreme1 year ago
Shadowman39 (author)  KneXtreme1 year ago
Added, nice avatar by the way. :-)
Thanks :>)
Thanks for adding!
You win a cookie! XP
Yum! Thanks!
jameshond1 year ago
i have made a launcher to looks like this
Shadowman39 (author)  jameshond1 year ago
Cool! You're one of the only ones to build a launcher like this. :-P
thanks here is an photo
2012-05-10 18.38.56.jpg
Shadowman39 (author)  jameshond1 year ago
Nice, have you tried adding rubber bands to the wheels?
thanks yes it is tape for more power
martijnb952 years ago
1000th comment!! :)
Congrats! :D

Niemand heeft u daar mee gefeliciteerd dus ik doe het maar :)
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
That comment is a year old. :-P
Yeah I know but he's already 1 year depressive cause you didn't say "thanks"
So I did it in your place :D
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
Haha
New lift: http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Small-Returning-Arm-Lift/
Darn it. You beat me to it. he,he ;)
Shadowman39 (author)  KneXtreme1 year ago
This is a full competition now isn't it? Haha
Yes it is and I'll be the champion!
Haha can I have a cookie please? Oh no I mean a chocolate cookie :D
Oh... Ok. It's only fair since you were my 650th commenter.
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Yummie! :D
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
Added. :-)
darn. I wanted to say that
mathsboy3142 years ago
How much force is needed for the stacker lift?
One ball moves so little when the stacker turns so maybe the motors could be replaced with an element...
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3142 years ago
The force depends on how high you make it.
mathsboy3142 years ago
Is the a way of gearing an element to a car so the ball powers the car part of the way around the car track?

Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdmFTE_1qU4 at 2:45
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3142 years ago
I guess it is possible since it's done in that video there. :-P It depends on how long the track is.
Actually, I was thinking that the track is a ramp, so the ball powers the car up the ramp, then the car rolls back down.
Sorunome3 years ago
You can also modify it to make it go higher
That's what she said.
she??
Damn, you got me. Thats what HE said.
LOL! :-D Perfect!
>:(
:-P
hey!!!!!! >:(
:-D
That is not funny!!!!
P.s.Smileys withoutnoses RULE!!! :P
RNB Sorunome3 years ago
NO! Smileys WITH noses rule, cuz they can smell!
Sorunome RNB3 years ago
*sight* not again, you know that the nosless smileys rule! :P
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IT was funny that's why I luaghed SORUNOUM :-D
lol, you spelled it wrong...and smileys without noses RULE! :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
He spelled it wrong on purpose, just to see you get mad, haha.
the only problem is: I'm not mad!!! :P
SORUNOUM! :-D :-D :-D
Keep going!!!
OK! SORUNOUM! :-D :-D :-D
i don't care misspelling anymore! :P
OK! SORUNOUM! :-D :-D :-D
dude, forget the nose! :P
NO! SORUNOUM! :-D :-D :-D
RNB Tornado963 years ago
NO! SURONOUM :-D :-) :-P
Tornado96 RNB3 years ago
NO! SORUNOUM! :-D :-D :-D
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
NO! SORUNOUM! :-D
NO! SORUNOUM! :-D :-D :-D
NO! SORUNOUM! :-D :-D :-D
why do these smileys have noses! >:(
You guys no that the smileys with noses are evil?
And you know that I don't care anymore right? :-)
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
I don't care anymore either, even though smileys with noses are superior to ones without. :-)
Agreed!
Ok, people think different. :)
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NO! SORUNOUM! :-D :-D :-D
.....
smileys without noses still rule!!! :P
NOT...
Thisi s weird. I'm getting less comments since the start of smiley war II
lol, mabe it is coz the nosless smileys won!!! :P
RNB Sorunome3 years ago
No, The Smileys WITH Noses won!!!!!! SURONOUM!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorunome RNB3 years ago
not, its a tie! :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
Why is you not being mad a problem?
dunno, smileys without noses RULE!!! :P
RNB Sorunome3 years ago
You and you smileys that can't smell..........
Sorunome RNB3 years ago
*not a propper english grammer* :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
Look who's talking...
hehe, i know that my english grammer and spelling is bad! :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
:-P
:P
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yeah! did you already join the group?
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never mind
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yeah!
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why not?
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just noticed, thats my 1500 comment!
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so youre in my 100th comment list.
yeah! :)
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
NO!
smileys without noses DO RULE!!! GET THAT!! :D
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
No, that is not true!
why do you keep liing? :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
I'm not lying, you are!
na
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
Yes.
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
:-D
:'(
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
Okay, I'll put that in.
collinjo122 years ago
Hey, I just finished making a video and instructions for a simple version of your modified stepper. IMPORTANT: In your description of this, say that the original builder of this lift was a guy named Thibaultisthebest. (What, it's true.)
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Shadowman39 (author)  collinjo122 years ago
Added. :-)
Thanks :D But the original version wasn't so choppy. I just tried to figure it out to the best of my ability.
Shadowman39 (author)  collinjo122 years ago
Yeah, I was just saying the one in the instructions is.
Shadowman39, out of all curiosity, do you thing you are a boss ?
Lego Andrew2 years ago
The video is private...
it used to be public.....
The instructions are gone to......
meh, that stinks
Shadowman39 (author)  Lego Andrew2 years ago
I'm afraid I can't do anything about that. :-(
Sorunome2 years ago
New lift! http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Free-Fall-Lift-a-new-knex-ball-machine-l/
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome2 years ago
Added. :-)
Thanks for adding my lift!
Shadowman39 (author)  sandroknexmaster2 years ago
You're welcome
Thanks!
Haha, i'm the new lift hunter xD
You can make a guide yourself :D
Why? He'll update soon enough :P
Sorunome2 years ago
11000th viewer! *yay* :D
KneXtreme2 years ago
Your welcome to use my wheel lift. http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Wheel-Lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  KneXtreme2 years ago
Ok, I put it in the wheel lift step. :-)
Sorunome2 years ago
Andrews elevator lift out of tartarus:
http://img.removedfromgame.com/imgs/elevator1.png
http://img.removedfromgame.com/imgs/elevator2.png
http://img.removedfromgame.com/imgs/elevator3.png
http://img.removedfromgame.com/imgs/elevator4.png
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome2 years ago
You never read the new section I added in the intro?

"I thought I may say something about pictures for the lifts. I am not going to accept screenshots anymore, because those images are usually blurry/bad quality. So please, if you want your lift/other lifts posted, include good pictures."
I did read it :P
I thought if I looked at it nearly frame per frame so I could choose the non-blurry moments. It is now just the same as if you made a pic in 420p :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome2 years ago
Still has black bars on the sides. :-P
Cant you crop it? Besides, the whole point is to have as many lifts here as possible!


Raiser lift...
Shadowman39 (author)  mathsboy3142 years ago
I want the pictures to be good quality though.

The raiser lift was just a prototype... not a complete lift. No motor means no lifting. And, without an exit track, it would just fall out.
hm....that sounds like i have to rebuild some lifts..... xD
Maybe i'll do it xD
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome2 years ago
You should get his permission first, he might want to rebuild it instead. :-P
Maybe i won't do it :P
And of course I'll ask first for permissions before rebuilding :P
Go ahead, but I'll also do a version!
Haha, thanks, but first i have to finish the worlds largest knex ball machine :P
I could cut them out
Tornado962 years ago
I believe it's time for a little upgrade eh, Kyle? ;-)
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado962 years ago
Yes, a little upgrade will be nice. :-)
Sorunome2 years ago
New lift
http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Parallel-Arm-Lift/
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome2 years ago
Added
*yay* :D
Tornado963 years ago
TOld you it would reach 30. :-)
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
Yep. Next, we'll try 50. >:-D
LOL. I highly doubt it.

But it would be cool. But then there would be too many lifts to choose from. :-P
It will reach 50 after all our lift ideas and the finishing of our ball machines... :D
Probably lol!
RNB Tornado963 years ago
I start my ball machine in may. After that there'll be quite a lot lifts more :-D
Tornado96 RNB3 years ago
Wow can't wait to see it!
me nither!
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome3 years ago
Me neither!
Me neither.
me neither
:-P
:)
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
And I just started mine!
YAY SHADOWMAN RETURNS!!! What ever hapenned to I don't think I'll make another ball machine at least until Summer holidays. ;-)
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
I didn't say that, lol.
Yes you did. :-) on Skype
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
I changed my mind then. :-)
lol I'm glad you did. ;-)
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
You won't be glad soon. :-)
Wait... why wouldn't i?
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
Why aren't you on Skype?
Because my brother was using it to call a friend of his >:-(
is that http://www.instructables.com/member/rollerbolder/ youre brother??? hes saing that on my ob....
Yup :-(
oh, didn't know that. my brothers don't have instructables.
Yeah He's not exactly what you would call active
i know
Lol he's watching me while I write this comment :-P
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
Does he spy on you all the time? :-P
If he did he wouldn't have a normal face ;-)
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
You wouldn't beat him up. Or anyone for that matter. :-P
I've made him cry countless times. >:-D
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
Haha :-P Has he made you cry?
HA as if that's ever going to happen...
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
Would you cry if he tore down Dragon Jewel?
NO I'd jsut build it again and make it better :-)
Shadowman39 (author)  Tornado963 years ago
I would be furious if that happened to me.
I think Cataslysm was a bit bigger than Dragon Jewel and I think that you needed a bit more work on it thn Tornado on Dragon Jewel! :D