133Views30Replies

Author Options:

Unfinished Ball Machine Answered

Hi guys

umm well the title pretty much says it. For sometime now, many of you have known that I have been working on a new ball machine. However, one thing you should know about the ball machine is that I am quitting on it. :-(

WHY?

1) Not enough space :-( - see pics
2) Not enough time - I know that you have to make time if you want to K'nex, but over the past month, I have not really had the chance to build at all due to studies and other stuff :-P. Its quite unpredictable when I was going to get it finished by

These are the main reasons why I am quitting as well as I am not sure if I have enough pieces :-(

BUT...

After tearing down this ball machine, I will begin a new one hopefully. This one will not be high but it will be more wider, compact and dense around the bottom. I am happy to inform you that this will feature a white floor as well as 2 networks as far as I have planned :-).

Anywho, thanks for reading this post and feel free to comment

Also, for any of you wondering, the last picture is a new ball machine lift which I hope to post in a week or two.

Till next time

Hunter999

30 Replies

user
hunter999 (author)JM19992014-02-19

Thanks! I am glad you like it :-)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
nerfrocketeer (author)2014-02-04
user
hunter999 (author)nerfrocketeer2014-02-06

Yup me too :-(. I've already teared down the ball machine.

On the brighter side, production for my new ball machine, might begin on the weekend IF I manage to sort ALL of my pieces out :-P

Also, the website is looking sweat! You did a great job. Very informative! :-D

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
nerfrocketeer (author)hunter9992014-02-07

*torn :P

And I didnt know the website was "sweaty", unless of course you meant "sweet." :P :P :P

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
hunter999 (author)nerfrocketeer2014-02-08

Yes, I agree I do have bad grammer :-P

And I you do know that the term "sweaty", also means good. Although it is not Standard English, it is slang.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
hunter999 (author)hunter9992014-02-08

And you*

Bad grammer....again.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
nerfrocketeer (author)hunter9992014-02-08

Aight! But I ain't be speakin' in dem ebonics son. So you best beleive that I be up in this hood posted on the block reppin dat blue and orange to all my homies all day and all night mayne! Jeah! XD ;)

P.S. its GrammAr. :P

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
hunter999 (author)nerfrocketeer2014-02-15

Hehe, yep. I'm not really much of a person who uses slang. Only just a few termas, all the same =D

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Sorunome (author)2014-02-07

Awe, to bad you had to quit it, it's looking good so far!

(i noticed there's a white rod missing in the floor :P)

Anyways, hopeing you'll be albe to complete your things in the future!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
hunter999 (author)Sorunome2014-02-08

Yep, I know. The White Floor was not really complete actually (can you see in the pic that it just ends suddenly with no borders). I am going to order some more white connectors.

Also, thanks!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Sorunome (author)hunter9992014-02-08

Yeah, a white floor eats a lot of pieces.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Shadowman39 (author)2014-02-03

It's a shame that you had to quit on it, it was looking good! That small space does look hard to build in. I'm looking forward to the next ball machine. :-)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
hunter999 (author)Shadowman392014-02-04

Also it had your alternating arm lift :-)

I modded it a bit so it works with 12V motors! I could post a pic if you would like.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Shadowman39 (author)hunter9992014-02-04

Haha, yeah you could post a picture. I could add it to the Ible and/or the lift guide.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
hunter999 (author)Shadowman392014-02-06

I would, but I currently have only one white gear for 12V motors which is a pain and that is currently in bezempjes ball shooter. After I have posted that, I will post a pic hopefully!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
hunter999 (author)Shadowman392014-02-04

Yeah it was! Thanks! I too am looking forward how my ball machine is going to turn out :-)

It will feature 3 12V motors. I just brought 2 12V motors off ebay for under $16!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Shadowman39 (author)hunter9992014-02-04

Wow, I've never come across such a good deal, usually they're $40 per motor. o.o

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
hunter999 (author)Shadowman392014-02-06

hehe, yep! I also got 400 purple connectors for $15 :-D

Production for my new ball machine will start this weekend. If not, then the next!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer