K'netic Energy - K'nex Ball Machine

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Introduction: K'netic Energy - K'nex Ball Machine

About: Hi, I'm Nick. On most sites (like YouTube and SSCoasters) I'm known as koolcoasterkid. I mainly build K'nex ball machines(the kind that go around the room). I've been building k'nex since I got my first set …
This is K'netic Energy, and largest and most complex K'nex Ball Machine to date!


To see a video of one ball going through each path, click here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS8Upr...

Here are some statistics about the machine:
- over 25 000 pieces
-5 lifts
-4 motors
-16 balls
-20 different paths
-6 months of construction

This machine also featured some new element designs as well. Some examples are the 2 way bridge over the door, the free-fall lift, the free-fall path with large yellow gears, and the trap doors.

An interesting fact about the machine; near the end of construction, carpenters came to redo my floor. As a result, I had to disassemble the entire machine in small chunks, and move it to my basement until the floor was done. Afterwards, I had to re-assemble and -realign all 28 sections that had been taken apart. The finished product looked exactly like before, luckily, and with no damage.                                                                                                                                                                                                        


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    89 Comments

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    knexpro7575
    knexpro7575

    2 months ago

    Whenever the balls hit each other on the X separator, I said bonk as they hit each other and went left Haha!

    I'm making a replica of your ball machine and I made a similar plan design and It doesn't look the same since my room's a lot smaller than yours.


    Also when you had to break the machine down into chunks, I'm guessing it was pretty frustrating when that happened since you put so much work into this incredible machine.
    Anyway, Congrats on the machine, ;)

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    EliteKnex101
    EliteKnex101

    7 years ago

    Not that big.. :/ but its really cool I have a 50000+ pce one

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    hunter999
    hunter999

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    +1

    I highly doubt he has. I mean he has not posted any 'Ibles to indicate he has that many pieces and he only joined 4 days ago...

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    koolcoasterkid
    koolcoasterkid

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    He may have that many pieces, as he has already recreated Shadowman's Skeeball Machine.

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    TheUnfortunateHobbit
    TheUnfortunateHobbit

    Reply 7 years ago

    Yeah, he probably got the picture off Google or something

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    knexiskool
    knexiskool

    8 years ago

    cooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    waggy101
    waggy101

    8 years ago

    Thats HUGE

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    www139
    www139

    8 years ago on Introduction

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Raul53
    Raul53

    8 years ago

    You play too much with k'nex don't you

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    jmiester
    jmiester

    8 years ago on Introduction

    According to your comment below, I'm about your age, and Goddamn I wish I had that much K'nex...
    I'm moving soon, so HOPEFULLY my parents will let me do something like this :)