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My Knex Ball Machines Answered

These are all of my Knex ball machines. I got interested in building them in 2007, when I built my first working ball machine, the Spiral Plunge.

I thought I'd add my earlier machines, which were built before the Death Trap. Some of their pictures are below, but not all of them. The rest can be viewed here:
www.knexforum.com/members/shadowman/albums/my-knex-ball-machines-before-death-trap/
I also have videos of them right here:
www.youtube.com/user/39Shadowman#grid/user/8324FF1BE969C097

Here's the ball machines that I have videos for:










Here's my official gallery of these machines.

Click here to see more videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/39Shadowman



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Sorunome (author)2010-11-02
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Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2010-11-02
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Shadowman39 (author)Sorunome2010-11-03

After I saw your comment I did. I forgot about this topic, lol.

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gerrits13 (author)2009-11-25

post instructions on the big arm lift on wipeout

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Shadowman39 (author)gerrits132009-11-25

I can't, I took that apart a long time ago. I didn't get much pictures of it, so I can't recreate it like I did with the other lifts.

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Tornado96 (author)Shadowman392010-08-09

You could make a newer and stronger version of it.

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Shadowman39 (author)Tornado962010-08-10

Arms that big are hard to make strong, unless they go slower.

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Tornado96 (author)Shadowman392010-08-11

Not really. I've made arms over 25 blues long and I just had to gear down a classic motor by one yellow gear.

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headshothoncho (author)2010-06-06

how does the chain drop the ball on the top of the diffusion? i dont get it, cause i wanna make one too :)

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A dark gray connector connected to the chain pushes the ball out. Here's a picture of the top. It's hard to see, but the ball holder is in the top right corner.

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so, if i get it right, you have a blue rod with the to oranges on it, but where is the drak gray con then, cause i cant spot it :)

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It's two chain links above it.

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Shadowman39 (author)2009-11-04

I added some more machines. :-)

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KnexFreek (author)2009-09-21

HOLY SHI#$@$#%@&$#@%&*()*&%$#%&*()_(*&%$#@%&*()_+(*&%$#@$%&*()_(*&%$#@%&*()_+)(*&%$#@$%&*()*&%$#@$%&*()_+(*&%$#@%&*()_)(*&%$#@$%&*()_+)(*&%$#@!$%&*()_+)(*&%$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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knexguy (author)KnexFreek2009-09-23

Because you don't look cool, you look like you had a seisure on the keyboard.

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KnexFreek (author)Shadowman392009-09-25

really??? btw i meant it in a good way!! i really like them

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Shadowman39 (author)KnexFreek2009-09-25

It was funny when knexguy said "you look like you had a seisure on the keyboard." I'm glad you like my machines :-)

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KnexFreek (author)knexguy2009-09-24

wow thanks... :( i just thought the ball machines were awsome. :(

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knexguy (author)KnexFreek2009-09-25

Then you should have said that.

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KnexFreek (author)knexguy2009-09-25

i know :( but i was excited

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KnexFreek (author)knexguy2009-09-25

well i thought they were more than awesome and i wrote what i wrote cause i just wanted to no harm meant

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Shadowman39 (author)KnexFreek2009-09-25

It's okay, I've seen worse comments than that.

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The_Lost_Carrot (author)2009-07-17

truely amazing makes trainman look like a noob

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DJ Radio (author)The_Lost_Carrot2009-07-29

CHAOS is still better than fission.

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fishhsifboy (author)2009-09-06

amazing i like the death trap and wipe out most u should make an instructable of some of ur elements?? please??

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Shadowman39 (author)fishhsifboy2009-09-06

I have an instructable of the Double Helix Lift right here:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Double-Helix-Lift/

I'm going to make instructions for elements after I finish Cataclysm.

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Serial-Cricket (author)2009-07-20

These all blew me away. I think The Death Trap and The CHAOS are tied. They're really good. You should be very proud of yourself. Fived and Subscribed.

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Darth Trainman (author)2009-07-17

I agree, these are all better than mine.

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You have some competition now.

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not all i think chaos is better than fission

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Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-07-18

I think Wipe Out is the best. Do you still have it??

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No, I took it down a while ago (in March)

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i agree wipeout has loads of new innovative elements like the spiral lift (0:40)and the step things(1:30)

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DJ Radio (author)2009-07-17

someone should link trainy to this just to see his face melt.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-07-16

I wonder what trainman would say....face successfully melted btw.

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He probably would pass out. lol

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I doubt that. chaos is just as good, if not better, than the first ball machine picture.

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The one called wipe out is by far better then chaos. IT has ten paths. How many does chaos have??

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