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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    88 Discussions

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    EliteKnex101
    EliteKnex101

    6 years ago

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

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    hunter999
    hunter999

    Reply 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

    Yeah, he probably got the picture off Google or something

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    knexiskool
    knexiskool

    6 years ago

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

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    waggy101
    waggy101

    6 years ago

    Thats HUGE

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    www139
    www139

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Raul53
    Raul53

    6 years ago

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

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    jmiester
    jmiester

    6 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 :)