Introduction: "AUTOMATED" K'nex Ball Machine Elements
The elements you are about to see come from our ball machine "Automated". I hope you find this instructable helpful. I will give tips and pointers on how you should do it.
Step 1: Element
This element I got from someone but I changed it. It is a two ball activated,one ball comes rolling on and gets stuck in the pit. Then a second one comes and both balls fall off.
NOT MY BEST ELEMENT
Step 2: Ferris Wheel
This is an amazing element. The ball will land in between the red connecters and white rods,causing the whole element to spin. However you need the ferris wheel to be more to one side so that when the ball lands on the ferris wheel it will tip over.
Step 3: Custom Modern Guard Rail
Guard rails keep the ball from coming off.
Step 4: Red Ball Dropper (in This Case Yellow)
This is a cool element. When the ball lands on the red rods/yellow rods, it will go down and let the ball roll off coincidently making the weight go up.
Step 5: Funnel
this comes in handy when catching flying balls
Step 6: Free Fall/catcher
This element is a type of free fall/catcher good for catching a ball after a loop
Step 7: Some Track...
This track is like the track in the background (what I call the boring track)
Step 8: Loop ( the Box Loop)
This is what We call the box loop it's main structure is a box and very easy to build you can make it as big as you want.
Step 9: The Switching Area
This is the switching area on our ball machine. It is somewhat different because the switches are sideways not upright. This method uses less space.
Step 10: Weird Funnel
This was used of coarse to catch a ball.