Introduction: Knex Ball Machine: Elysium
I am proud to present you my big ball machine Elysium. It is the biggest and most complex machine I have made so far. There are some unique features like a moving floor, 8 new lifts, and multiple new elements.
The lowest floor is not like any other white knex ball machine floor, as it is motorized. The floor makes random movements, so you never know where the balls will end. The surface itself is also different than white connector floors: this one is a combination of white a red connectors. This pattern was much more flexible, necessary to make it move.
If you want more than a moving floor, take this: All lifts in this machine are new. 9 lifts in total, 8 new lifts, because one lift has been used twice. Some of them are small and simple, others are bigger and more complex. The last lift also serves as a path separator.
Besides the new lifts, there are also multiple new elements. You can find one new path separator as well.
Because this machine's networks are not very clear and interconnected, the video is split up in so called 'parts'. There are 4 parts in total. This machine has 18 paths and 7 connections. Connections are smaller paths (that are not really long enough to be called paths) that connect one part to another. Here's an overview:
Part 1: 2 lifts, 4 paths
Part 2: 3 lifts, 3 paths, 2 connections
Part 3: 3 lifts, 5 paths, 3 connections
Part 4: 1 lift, 6 paths, 2 connections
Some more information:
Build time: 26 July 2014 - 15 May 2015
Height: 2,75m (= 9 feet)
Width: 2,10m (= 6.9 feet)
Depth: 1,45m (= 4.8 feet)
Number of pieces: 40252
Instructions for the first new lift. (Ferris Wheel Lift)
Instructions for the second new lift. (Tube Claw Lift)
Instructions for the third new lift. (Sliding Arm Lift)
Instructions for the fourth new lift. (Spiral Stepper Lift)
Instructions for the fifth new lift. (Eagle Arm Lift)
Instructions for the sixth new lift. (V Lift)
Instructions for the seventh new lift. (Rollercoaster Ring Lift)
Instructions for the eighth new lift. (Separating Arm Lift)
Instructions for the path separator. (Leapfrog Separator)
Elysium won the second prize in the knex contest! Thanks to everyone who voted, it is much appreciated!
Thanks for your time, thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoyed!
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