Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Flashback Elements

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hi this is an instructable for how to build some cool elementsfrom flashback.
i hope it's clear enough!
sorry for bad english, i'm from holland.

Step 1: Flipper

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this is another design, but it works as good as trainman's one.
it's not invented by me, but by kagekumo, but i never saw an instructable of it.

Step 2: Corkscrew

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it was hard to make this corkscrew work, but i did it!
it might be hard to make it work. just modify it a little.
make sure that you drop start is three red rods above the begin.

Step 3: Simple Stairs

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i made stairs!
not hard, good working

Step 4: Super Path

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well, it needs lots of orange connectors, but it works really good and it can be bended in all directions and it sounds nice.
this is a solution for when you don't know how to connect awsome elements.

Step 5: Ferris Wheel

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this is a good working ferris wheel.

Step 6: Horizontal Ball Arm

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i made this from the pieces i had left

Step 7: Vertical Ball Arm

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Step 8: Clickers

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ball rolls down and it makes a nice sound.

Step 9: Gap Element

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the ball rolls and falls and rolls again........

Step 10: Rolling on Rods

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i know it is a hard element, so make sure you support it very good.

Step 11: Obstacle Path

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this works best when you don't make it too steep.

Step 12: Moving Steps

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took me ten minutes to create

Step 13: Flipping Ball Arm

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takes less knex and looks good

Step 14: Maze

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the ball chooses the way it goes.
you can make it wider or higher and it can be used diagonally
not my idea

Step 15: Path Slower

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use this for slowing a ball on orange slide.

Step 16: Basket

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used for flying balls

Step 17: Chair Looking Ball Holder P1

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Step 18: Chair Looking Ball Holder P2

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Step 19: End

succes on your own ball tower!


www139 (author)2014-09-28

in step 6 does the motor need batteries?

PossiblyaDinosaur (author)2013-08-25

Lol I made the super path just from looking at obligation and flashback on utube

poncho531 (author)2012-02-18

Nope! You only need 24 of the 3rd pic.

Shadowman39 (author)2011-06-09

Great ball machine and elements! My favorites are the corkscrew and chair ball holder. :-)

martijnb95 (author)Shadowman392011-06-09

Thanks, i ' m gonna post the rolling arm lift too.
Can you add it to your guide when it is finished?

Shadowman39 (author)martijnb952011-06-10


Tornado96 (author)Shadowman392011-07-11

you still have to add my lifts to the guide...

martijnb95 (author)Tornado962011-07-12

Yes the rolling arm lift will come, but it's something later because i was very busy with school. I already made pictures of it.
I'll post it in another ible.

Tornado96 (author)martijnb952011-07-12

uh what? I was talknig to Shadow... :-P

Shadowman39 (author)Tornado962011-07-12

Gurve meh teh pictures. :-)

Tornado96 (author)Shadowman392011-07-14

Just take them from the ible :-P

martijnb95 (author)Tornado962011-07-13

ok forgot that! 8)

~KGB~ (author)2011-06-08

corkscrew is epik.

martijnb95 (author)~KGB~2011-06-08

Thanks! 8^>

~KGB~ (author)martijnb952011-06-08


beanieostrich (author)2011-06-08

This is a kool machine =D

Sorunome (author)2011-06-07

cool! I love it! :)

martijnb95 (author)Sorunome2011-06-07

Thanks :^>

imans314 (author)2011-06-06


imans314 (author)2011-06-06

Thanx for all those instructions!!

martijnb95 (author)imans3142011-06-06

You're welcome
I also gonna make instructions for the rolling arm lift 8•}

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