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My complete ball tower showcase Answered

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Just figured I'd post the images of all my ball machines (at least the ones I HAVE images of, mind you :D)

Click on the pictures to see details of them.

Fun Facts:
-Although Enigma was much larger than Dynamo, it took half as long to build.
-On Dynamo, the part with the Flexi-Tube and Ferris Wheel was initially a Maze (or, as I call it, a Ribcage). Due to balls having trouble making it through, I decided to replace it.
-On Enigma, I had initially planned it to be two 8-foot-tall towers. Unfortunately, with all the elements I wanted to put in, I had to alter my design to make them all fit.
-Both of the two machines have at least two loops on them and a spiral bowl.
-The red staircase in Enigma goes across the machine instead of from one tower to another one adjacent to it.
-Both machines have seven path separators.

EDIT: New ball machine added.

Feel free to comment, and if you want to showcase any ball towers you've built, be my guest.
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jollex (author)2008-10-13

Mine is so much better, :P

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Bartboy (author)jollex2008-10-13

but mine takes the cake, ; P

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jollex (author)Bartboy2008-10-13

That technically is not a ball machine because the ball is fixed, I think, =P.

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Bartboy (author)jollex2008-10-14

yes, it can be unfixed without the grey connector on the top, so it is a ball machine

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jollex (author)Bartboy2008-10-14

So the ball comes off the red rod?

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Bartboy (author)jollex2008-10-14

no, but its not fixed in place

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dsman195276 (author)Bartboy2008-10-15

ok, lets just end this conversation and call me the winner. for the smallest ball machine would be a plain ball, role it on the ground.

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I beat you. My smallest ball machine was two blue 3D connectors interlocked together. Then you attempt to roll it around.

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but yours has two pieces (two blue connectors) mine is only one ball! haha!

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But it's a two-piece ball, isn't it?

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Bartboy (author)The KNex Weasel2008-10-15

I win! just a plain marble! has nothing to do with knex....

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No i win! A mini bb from a pellet gun!

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No! I win with.............. antimatter!!!!!! Ha!

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maid63 (author)The KNex Weasel2009-01-10

chocolate milk rocks!!! woot!!!

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The KNex Weasel (author)maid632009-01-16

It'd take too long to explain. Put it from your mind for now. You will know after awhile.

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then (author)The KNex Weasel2009-03-08

what'd take 2 long to explain?

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Der Bradly (author)then2009-03-08

Just wait for middle school...

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I win wit' chyo' mama.

(Somebody had to say it.)

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DJ Radio (author)The KNex Weasel2009-12-06

The balls on the Motorized Madness ball machine are 1 piece.

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not the big air ball tower balls...

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The Jamalam (author)jollex2009-04-25
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You all fail ('cuz you're spamming my topic). (/Devious laugh)

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Fail all round!

(btw, did you get my PM?)

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Yes, I got your PM, and I'll answer it when I have time.

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Bartboy (author)dsman1952762008-10-15

no, cause the ball willl eventually stop, where as this will only stop when you turn off the motor

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dsman195276 (author)Bartboy2008-10-16
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The KNex Weasel (author)Bartboy2008-10-14

Basically, the wheel lifts the ball as high as it can reach?

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jollex (author)Bartboy2008-10-15

It still isn't a ball machine because the ball doesn't come off the rod.

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The Jamalam (author)jollex2009-04-24

it harnesses balls, thus it is a ball machine. (DO NOT MAKE ANY IMMATURE COMMENTS YOU IMMATURE, IMMATURE PERSON.)

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The KNex Weasel (author)jollex2008-10-14

Good point. I guess you could just call it some really small drop tower.

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Seleziona (author)Bartboy2009-12-05

oh my god, that's awesome

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Bartboy (author)Seleziona2009-12-05

Thanks, it was really easy after I got the idea.

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