Introduction: Knex Micro Rollerball Lift
This is made to be customized at the car entrance, car exit, motor attachment, ball exit, or the entire thing could be customized; just follow the steps but ignore the pictures.
Great for collabs with people who like knex rollercoasters.
Step 1: What You'll Make
You'll make these, but can easily be customized.
Step 2: The Scaffold
The scaffold raised at a 45 degree angle at most.
Step 3: Addition to Scaffold
If you're following the pictures you would notice the scaffold can't hold up now, so this piece will hold it up until you decide something better.
Step 4: The Bottom Gear
Something needs to hold the chain: the gear. Make sure it almost touches the track if you're making a custom version.
Step 5: Top Gear
If your scaffold is a micro red rod across then the axle for the top gear should look like this. The motor gets attached onto the black rod.
Step 6: Connecting Track Pieces
These few pieces will attach the track on.
Step 7: Bonus Bit to Hold Back Track
This is to curve the track back on itself. Don't add if you're making your own custom version.
Step 8: Adding the Track
Get some track and connect it. If you're following the pictures and struggle to get the track on, look closely at the track connections and align it by that.
Step 9: The Chain
The car needs a chain to pull it up. Use 102 links if you're following the pictures.
Step 10: Support Sides
These will stop the ball from falling off the sides until they reached the top.
Step 11: Entrance and Exit Track
The entrance track is a path leading to a rod which is high enough to let the car under, but low enough to stop the ball going under. The exit track is like that too, except at an angle so the ball gets pushed off.
Step 12: Adding the Entrance and Exit Track
If you're making a custom version, you would've made the previous step on the lift to the description, so skip this.
Step 13: Done!
Now to add anything else custom to it, such as the rollercoaster track, motor, and enhance the exit track.
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