Introduction: Waterfall - a K'nex Ball Machine

Ahoy Viewers!

Today I bring you my very first K'nex ball machine - Waterfall. This ball machine consists on having a mixture of ball alternaters and path seperaters. When building this ball machine I wanted it to be unique and memorable and as seeing this had not yet been done,  I thought of having a K'nex ball machine based around alternaters and seperaters (excluding the paths that take around the outside that bring the balls back to the middle). Shadowman39's ball machine "Diffusion", had the same concept, however only half the ball machine was complete with alternaters and path seperaters. It weighs 8 KG and uses a LOAD of pieces, it took around 3 weeks to build. The ball machine itself in the pictures are pretty self-explanatory so I have decided to not include a video of the ball machine running. The name of the ball machine is what the ball machine looks like when in action, ball are continuously deposited from the top one after another and so has the appearance of water gushing down a waterfall.

Without further ado, I bring you Waterfall!

Hunter999

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LindaP5 (author)2015-09-27

Instruction please!

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Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-09-06

wow nice ball machine!

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www139 (author)2013-08-20

how do you get the grey balls?

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hunter999 (author)www1392013-08-20

Get 2 grey halfs and put them together

http://www.knexusergroup.org.uk/acatalog/knex-parts-other.html?region=uk

the eighth one down.

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www139 (author)hunter9992014-10-19

Thanks! (late reply sorry!)

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hunter999 (author)www1392014-10-20

I think that is the latest reply yet I have seen hehe. No problem. How are you guys doing? Got any creations planned? :-)

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www139 (author)hunter9992015-03-19

We're working on another k'nex ball machine. This one should be almost three times as big. How about you?

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www139 (author)hunter9992015-03-19

We're working on another k'nex ball machine. This one should be almost three times as big. How about you?

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www139 (author)hunter9992015-03-19

We're working on another k'nex ball machine. This one should be almost three times as big. How about you?

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www139 (author)hunter9992015-03-19

We're working on another k'nex ball machine. This one should be almost three times as big. How about you?

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www139 (author)hunter9992015-03-09

We're working on another k'nex ball machine. This one should be almost three times as big. How about you?

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www139 (author)hunter9992014-10-20

We're working on another k'nex ball machine. This one should be almost three times as big. How about you?

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TheAwesomestDude (author)2013-06-06

xbox GT?

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You would not be intrested because I don't play Black Ops 2 but my GT: mysterym lad

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Halo?

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Nah mate, Gears of war: Judgement FTW

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Judgment?

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Yes

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omg I just now realized you said "Gears of War" im stupid-oh well im not allowed to play gears of war or Cod

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Unlucky mate, I'll play halo reach with you if you want some time, I have it...

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you don't have to if you don't want to, I got a lot of halo's anniversary,3, 3 ODST, reach, and 4

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Same here, I like halo too =D

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=D

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Grim Reaper 76 did not have his mic in either although you saw it

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that's me

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Yes it is! :)

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Huh oh well-who is he btw

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A friend I grew up with - I know, late reply ;)

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=D Good play on Halo today, cannot believe your a Noble :-o lol and sorry i did not have a mic

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Thanks I know ive only had it for a year now and it's ok you didn't have a mic

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me to

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megustatrains (author)2013-11-05

looks like a pyramid :p but looks pretty cool :D

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Knexman15 (author)2013-11-03

Pretty cool, though a video would have been nice. 5 stars

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hunter999 (author)Knexman152013-11-03

Thanks dude!! :-)

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hunter999 (author)2013-09-03

Thanks a bunch mate!

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Transforminglegodude (author)2013-07-01

I wish I could build a ball machine but I have neither balls nor special machine pieces.

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What do you mean by 'special pieces', give me an example...Also the balls don't cost that much, I got mine dead cheap. I have 8 of them.

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I mean the bendy tracks and motors and chains and... I cant find them anywhere.

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Oh well try looking on ebay first, or the knexusergroup have loads of stuff I'll send you a link http://www.knexusergroup.org.uk/acatalog/knex-shop.html

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nerfrocketeer (author)2013-07-15

What is that other knex thing in picture 7? Looks like a UFO... 8O

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hunter999 (author)nerfrocketeer2013-07-16

Oh on the side you mean, it is the side of a knex ferris wheel I ripped apart

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hunter999 (author)hunter9992013-07-16

Or maybe it is a UFO and it is the first of many knex UFOs to take over the world!

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nerfrocketeer (author)hunter9992013-07-16

XD

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I don't get the point about ball machines/:(

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Why not, you should try building one =D, they are simply for entertainment! Building and watching your project after

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JonnyBGood (author)2013-06-04

Well Done! Wish I could see it working though...

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hunter999 (author)JonnyBGood2013-06-05

Thanks but sorry, its long gone now ;)

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JonnyBGood (author)hunter9992013-06-05

Ah well. Guess I'll see your next one.

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hunter999 (author)JonnyBGood2013-06-08

Sorry about the late reply and it seems so

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