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Here it is - a giant guide to masses of different elements for your ball machines. This technically is not an instructable per se, rather, it is an ad...
This is the simplest Element. It is, in fact, hardly an element but rather a connector of elements, though it can be used as an element when combined ...
This is also a pathing of types, but it allows balls to travel at higher velocities and allows for many more twists and turns. Loops and turns work w...
Ferris wheels are big cheeses - they take up large amounts of space and pieces, but in the end they turn out fickle. If you can get them to work well ...
Possible the dullest element around. Here, the ball simply falls down a chute. it's mainly used for connecting Elements.
This is a spiral originally seen in the Big Ball Factory. It can be extended or shrunk to your needs. It is a fine and classic addition to any ball ma...
This is an original that I am allowing to be modified. In this, balls go though a boxy maze in which it passes though freely rotating wheels.
This one is from the Trampoline tower, i believe. it's a vertical drop with failures that allow the ball to slip though.
This is a derivative of pathing - essentially, curved pathing wrapped around a single tower. It only works on a blue rod tower, however.
There's no better name for these anyway... The ball falls onto this and flips over directly underneath the other side. It looks cool in rapid sucessio...
Featured in the "Trampoline Tower". Balls bounce off these and into a designated target (Hopefully a Basket).
These are often useful to catch flying balls(No pun intended).
This is basically 3-Railed Green Roller Coaster Pathing from the Screaming Serpent. It works Okay, but I prefer Orange Tubing.
This is a small (tiny actually) element which receives a ball, lowers its arm, and deposits the ball on the opposite side. Featured in NANO.
Another novelty path. This uses far too many pieces and is pretty useless outside of a short transport.
This is an element originally viewed in the Big Ball Factory. In this, the ball falls onto a platform, which then falls and deposits the ball further ...
Yes, here is another element from the BBF featured in my -xXxXx-. Here is a slope, without much freedom for turns. It sure looks pretty cool though.
This path is really useless, but it was shown in the -xXxXx-.
This is similar to a Regular Path Separator but it is tilted Horizontally.
These are like very simple red ball drops. They receive and deposit balls, usually onto other Balll Alternators. Seen in the -xXxXx-.
Not exactly an element, but rather it's to say that paths can be used as elements.
Again, these are not ideas to be directly copied. Rather, they are ideas to be toyed and tinkered with, ideas to be developed. Thank You For Reading...
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Posted:Dec 3, 2007
CHAOS, K'nex Ball Machine
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