Introduction: Knex Ball Machine #32049 Instructions
I AM BACK! Missed you guys a lot!
I am back to present to you a very special instructable, one you cannot find anywhere on the internet from my knowledge. This is the original32049 Ball Machine from I'm assuming a construction book of ideas which I cannot find any concrete evidence supporting my idea. Anyway, this ball machine is VERY special to me. I printed this out in high School back in 2009 and recently found the diagram while cleaning my room and thought, "This Machine is so hard to find nowadays, I should make instructions for it!" so I'm rekindling this masterpiece Knex brought onto our creative minds with this instructable and I hope you enjoy making this special ball machine!
Also, got a new Canon camera so super clear pics!
To be honest, this machine has a lot of classic elements like the Spiral Lift, Spiral Staircase, Ball Drop Arm and Zig-Zag element that I see in present day super-machines and it really is a pioneering machine if you ask me! If anyone knows more about this, PLEASE let me know! Enjoy!
Piece Count coming soon, friends!
Step 1: Base, Support and Return Path
Since I don't have a motor like in the diagram, I took a pic of it showing how it goes on.The black and white diagram shows how to put the motor on :)
Step 2: Path Changer Mechanism
An interesting mechanism for manually changing paths with a knob!
Step 3: Ball Dropper Element
A nice little ball drop with some clickers.
Step 4: Quarter Arm Element
Jee, does this thing look familiar? I used a larger, more complex version of this element on Phoenix, Torque and DenCity! This is where it started!
Step 5: Path Selectors 1
Very simple selectors, very piece-efficient!
Step 6: Spiral Lift
The classic Spiral Lift! Used this in Phoenix, Torque, Ionization and DenCity!
Step 7: Zig-Zag Element
My second favorite element on this machine!
Step 8: Path Selectors 2
These are influenced by the knob in this step!
Step 9: Spiral Path Element
A nice little Spiral Element for some reason fits tightly on.
Step 10: Ball Arms
Just about done! After this, congratulations!