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You remember me telling that I had to take down Dystopia back here?
I just say two words: APRIL FOOLS! :D
I hope I managed to fool many of you guys.
But I also got something for you: I made the pics of a vid I made while constructing the parallel arm lift, and I made the vid public for you guys!

50 Replies

Tornado96 (author)2012-04-04

Make a larger counter weight. you're motor is NOT very happy! :P

Sorunome (author)Tornado962012-04-05

It IS happy :P

Tornado96 (author)Sorunome2012-04-05

happy motors do not groan... I really suggest making a larger counter weight. You have to pieces...

Tornado96 (author)Tornado962012-04-05

*the pieces

Sorunome (author)Tornado962012-04-06

Well, the problem is that there is already build a lot of stuff around it, maybe in the instructions of it :P

Tornado96 (author)Sorunome2012-04-07

Or you could not be lazy, take some of that out and add a tiny bit of weight to it for better performance... It's called constructive criticism.

Shadowman39 (author)Tornado962012-04-07

He said he would make the counterweight heavier, so I guess he finally did listen to us. :-P

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392012-04-12

Yes :P

Shadowman39 (author)Tornado962012-04-04

If it breaks, then I'll get to laugh. :-)

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392012-04-05

It won't brake :P

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2012-04-05

The white worm gear might come off of the rod lol.

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392012-04-06

That never happen to me yet...to you? xD

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2012-04-06

Not to me, but it has happened to other people before. If the motor doesn't break, the rods with the gears will be twisted at least.

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392012-04-06

I have already such a twisted grey rod, it came with something i bought from ebay

Tornado96 (author)Shadowman392012-04-05

So will I! :D

Sorunome (author)Tornado962012-04-06


Purple Waffles (author)2012-04-01

Thats good. I wish i could say the same for Exodus...

Sorunome (author)Purple Waffles2012-04-02

Do NEVER EVER take down a ball machine before it's finished. I bought like 5-10k for catastropha to manage to finish it.

martijnb95 (author)Sorunome2012-04-02

well, yesterday i did take down my unfinished bm... :(

Sorunome (author)martijnb952012-04-02

why, Why, WHY!
Even thought I really wanne make something completly different out of know i'm not taking down dystopia...

martijnb95 (author)Sorunome2012-04-02

it was too big; i did want to make one around my room, but it wasn't worth finishing it: there wasn't enough space for exiting new lifts and elements.
fortunately, i started a new one, with a new lift system. i'll call it ''double claw lift.''
so i took it down only for new lifts and probably elements.
there will be a video from the unfinished one.

sathothy (author)martijnb952012-04-07

Too bad to hear about your unfinished one. But I'm lookinf forward to your newer one!

Sorunome (author)martijnb952012-04-02

that is bad... :(

Purple Waffles (author)Sorunome2012-04-02

I dont have the money to spend...

Also i have good ideas for new elements, lifts and overall structure of the ball machine.

Sorunome (author)Purple Waffles2012-04-02

Oh...hopfuly the lifts are not one of my 8+ lift ideas! :D

Purple Waffles (author)Sorunome2012-04-03

We'll see, won't we...


Sorunome (author)Purple Waffles2012-04-03


KneXtreme (author)Purple Waffles2012-04-03

If you do tear down Exodus could you at least make a video of what you've got so far?

Sorunome (author)KneXtreme2012-04-03

i second that

Purple Waffles (author)Sorunome2012-04-03

Dont worry i already filmed what was made :)

Sorunome (author)Purple Waffles2012-04-04

whew :)

shadowninja31 (author)2012-04-03

That was absolutely amazing! That totally worked and I'm glad to see it was all a joke. Can't wait to see it completed!

Sorunome (author)shadowninja312012-04-03

hehe, I managed to fool you all MUHAHAHAHAHAHA! :D (except shadowman as it was his idea ^^)

Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2012-04-03

Don't put all the blame on me, you came up with the idea of an April fool's joke in the first place. :-P

Sorunome (author)Shadowman392012-04-04

Well, but I didn't had a idea what to do.

shadowninja31 (author)Sorunome2012-04-03


Lightning Thunder (author)2012-04-02

man tsk tsk tsk....u hurt my feelings:( now im sad:(

sorry... :P

nah man jk:)

hehehe :P


KneXtreme (author)2012-04-03

Totally fooled. I'm glad to see it's still here :)

Sorunome (author)KneXtreme2012-04-03

hehe :P

martijnb95 (author)2012-04-02

that lift looks cool! btw, parallel arm lift does already exist.
you can get it; no way there will be instructions for my one, sad story.......

Sorunome (author)martijnb952012-04-02

that lift was invented by shadowman39 in his unfinished ball machine and the name doesn't belong to you :P

martijnb95 (author)Sorunome2012-04-02

you're right, but wouldn't it be confusing to have two lifts with the same name?
also, i do have an instructable about the parallel arm lift, i got confused with the returning arm lift. :)

Sorunome (author)martijnb952012-04-02

but....shadownam already named this lift parallel arm lift in the unfinished ball machine :P

martijnb95 (author)Sorunome2012-04-02

Oh, darn it. I have to rename it now. :J

Sorunome (author)martijnb952012-04-02

hehe :P

sathothy (author)2012-04-02

But you posted it on march 31