Introduction: Knex Project 1: Relentless

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this is my first instructable and bigger and better are still to come.
sorry if some of the instructions are hard to follow because i feared that if i take it apart to much i may not be able to put it together again.
if you need help just comment and i will do the best i can, so with that out the way lets get started!

Step 1: The Lift

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just build waht u see.
its not that hard :)

Step 2: Path 2 (in the Video)

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again very simple

Step 3: Top Chain Lift

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agian simple pimple

Step 4: Path 1 ( in the Video)

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OMG this part is sooo simple

Step 5: Path 1 Part 2

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this supports the path
also very easy

Step 6: Putting Them Together

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this step is showing is how to put steps 4 and 5 together
this is a little difficult......!.nart.!.

Step 7: Base Support

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easyer than adding "balls" hehehehe

Step 8: The "steps" Support

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this may prove a little diffacult if needed i will do more pics

Step 9: The "steps"

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the acctual steps

Step 10: Connecting Them Together

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TBH it was quite hard for me to put back together

Step 11: Chian and Balls

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easy easy easy

Step 12: The Motor

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all motors can be used!!!!


poil87 (author)2011-01-20

nice sound

aarrnnoo (author)2010-08-05

umm: how many of those black things do you need ( the black tihng that pulls the ball up (lift)

Tom Buckey (author)aarrnnoo2010-08-05

42-46 I think.

aarrnnoo (author)Tom Buckey2010-08-06

ok ty: in 2 weeks i am back at my knex and il count my then :)

cooldude2468 (author)2010-01-05

hey how exactly do u get the bit to lift the balls on the chain because ive been trying for ages and i still don't get it?could u please reply asap:) 

Tom Buckey (author)cooldude24682010-01-06

Thanks for giving my machine a go, but I dont quite understand what has gone wrong:
1. have you already connected the chain?
2. Is it the fork thing that wont pick up the ball?

brentbrent (author)2009-11-07

cool! i have all the parts ecsept for a few peices but that promblem will be solved when my motorized madness ball machine comes by UPS

Lowney (author)2009-09-11

You should add like a fan or something that spins when the ball hits it (on the stairs) to add some excitement! But very good.

Tom Buckey (author)Lowney2009-09-11

this was my first ever ball machine that built so it is a bit dull. ive got a new one coming along. it was inspired by I_a_c splat!

Lowney (author)Tom Buckey2009-09-11

Ah cool

lilnorm123 (author)2009-05-25

add a parts count plz

Tom Buckey (author)lilnorm1232009-05-25

i took this apart ages ago so i carnt rely do it (n)

lilnorm123 (author)Tom Buckey2009-07-21

too bad

AlexD2261 (author)2009-06-29

wha is the song called that you used on the video

Tom Buckey (author)AlexD22612009-06-29

it says in the video at the end but its call technologic by daft punk :)

erikos kostarikos (author)2009-06-17

i think that if you had enough knex you would build ONE ball machine that goes THROUGH your whole house:D i totally love your ball machines. well let's stop talking and give you your 5 stars:P

thanks alot and Ive tried that idea a while ago but it failed but I might try it again

AlexD2261 (author)2009-06-01

how many chain links are there

Tom Buckey (author)AlexD22612009-06-01

44 or 43

AlexD2261 (author)2009-06-01

and can u get back to ASAP please

knexpert#10829476 (author)2009-04-21

Donad attach the red rod on the tower. This is a miner mistake. Im not being bossy.

knexpert#10829476 (author)2009-04-16

Your welcome. Also the beginning of path 2 where you have the red ramp attached to the main tower, don't snap the red rods into the tower. My ball always gets stuck when the switcher puts it on. Other than that, I love this ball tower, keep up the good work!

thanks !! im working on a even new ball tower but i need a name. any ideas?? knex project 3: ( here is what you will call it )

Nucleoplasm maybe.. or zygomorphic... Yes these are real words

lol thanks! i mght use zygomorphic ! it sounds cool

knexpert#10829476 (author)2009-04-15

Tombucky, I have found an error in step 2. The first picture shows the both grey rods with two y black connectors. Please fix this before anyone gets confused like me.

thanks for pointing out the problem i will do that soon

Bartboy (author)2008-12-23

Good , but the steps need more detail.

Tom Buckey (author)Bartboy2008-12-24

kk i will redo tht step

Tom Buckey (author)Tom Buckey2008-12-24

redone them :D tell me if there any better

Bartboy (author)Tom Buckey2008-12-24

Much better! You have real potential. Try making something else, I'm eager to see your other work.

Tom Buckey (author)Bartboy2008-12-24

i built this ball machine about 1 week ago so ill give it a bit more time if people need more help. ill have new video but not a instructable be4 new year kk. the only thing is i only have 44 chain links soo :(

Bartboy (author)Tom Buckey2008-12-24

Not another Ball machine, some other type of device.

Tom Buckey (author)Bartboy2008-12-26

oh kk but im not that good at other stuff but ill try

Tom Buckey (author)Tom Buckey2009-01-03

iv tryed to make almost all other knex things but no lukck if u give me some ideas ill try them

TigerNod (author)Tom Buckey2009-04-14

A loop, though that could be hard on small ball machines,

A jump, so the ball flies to a basket,

A bowl, as seen in this video

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TigerNod (author)TigerNod2009-04-14

Sorry, the link has failed, here's another attempt:

Tom Buckey (author)TigerNod2009-04-15

oh thanks for the ideas but i dont have any tubing im looking for some on ebay at the moment :)

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-01-29

cool nice job on ur frist ible

The KNex Weasel (author)2009-01-17

Ooh...pretty cool.


Tom Buckey (author)2008-12-26

if u build this please tell me what you think. thanks.

Der Bradly (author)2008-12-25

This looks Awesome!

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Bio: Hi! Im tombuckey. I live in Liverpool, England. I build knex ball machines from my own ideas and also build other peoples knex guns. I ... More »
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