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Cataclysm Knex Ball Machine-Update Answered

I finally finished the new lift system for Cataclysm! It uses two CyberKnex motors for the are to go up and back down. When the ball exits the arm, it pushes switches to push the arm back down and reset the mechanism.

Here's a video


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Mr. Muggle
Mr. Muggle

11 years ago

Genius (tell me if I spelled that right, I'm dutch)

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks, and you spelled it right. :)

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 10 years ago

The smily is the wrong way around. You have to make it like this :-)

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 7 months ago

10 years later, I just now realize you made a smiley with a nose, without me having to tell you to do it. This is a great moment. ;-)

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Mr. Muggle
Mr. Muggle

Reply 7 months ago

oh hi there

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 7 months ago

Hey! It's been awhile haha.

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Tornado96
Tornado96

11 years ago

Here's a challenge for you. Try making a motorized tilted maze.

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

I have lots of maze elements planned for this ball machine, and even a new kind of path separator.
But I don't want to give any of my ideas away (it'll be a surprise).

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Leigo Andre
Leigo Andre

Reply 9 years ago

FRANKLY, IT'S 2011 WHEN I POSTED THIS COMMENT, AND I SAW YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEO, AND I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING.

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 10 years ago

What kindof knew path seperator do you want to do?

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knexpert#10829476
knexpert#10829476

10 years ago

Can you make an instructable for the various switches and automatics used in this ball machine lift? I would like to apply your knowlege into my ball machines plus I like fidgety stuff like that.

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 10 years ago

I was thinking of making a mini version of it that had a similar mechanism.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

11 years ago

LEGO TRAINS!

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

It's fun to watch when it's going around the ball machine. ;-)

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

I had like 700$ worth, but my basement flooded and it all got wrecked :(
INSURANCE CLAIMS FTW!

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

That sucks! I'm glad I have all my Knex and Legos upstairs.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

But the insurance company was really nice. We got new carpets, drywall, and a bunch of other stuff. They gave us a spending limit of 25,000$.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

I'll give you all my legos for 100 bucks.  I have a lot of legos, I started collecting them when I was 4, I stopped in 2005.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

I'm 13, do you think I'd spend that on Legos? :P

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

My whole lego collection is worth over $1000 bucks in reality, and it comes with lots of discontinued parts.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

Discontinued? I have a set from the 60s.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Wow.  But I have lots of old parts from the 90's. 

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

I mainly had 5 year old trains and 50 year old classic sets.

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

I wish I had some old trains.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

I remember my first Lego set... It was a truck and 2 racecars.  I thought you couldn't make the minifigures sit down so I took the legs off when I made the truck driver drive.

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

My first Lego set was a soccer set. I still have the minifigs and some of the other parts.

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

I'd take it if I had the money.

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

That's good. Did you get your Legos back?

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

Nah, I just kept the money :P

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Tornado96
Tornado96

11 years ago

Could you please make an instructable on how to make the lift system when your done it is awesome!!!!

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

Hmm... I might. But it would be very hard to make instructions for it.

Don't get your hopes up, though.

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Tornado96
Tornado96

Reply 11 years ago

by the way I've just made a small ball machine with a few of my pieces and I'm working on the instructable right now. It has four paths and I hope you like it.



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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

Nice, I like the loop :-)

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Tornado96
Tornado96

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks! That coming from you is an honor. I'll tell you when the instructables ready

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Tornado96
Tornado96

Reply 11 years ago

The instructables ready.

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Killer~SafeCracker
Killer~SafeCracker

11 years ago

This looks great man. Are you planning on adding more tracks to it??

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, lots more lifts and paths :-)

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Killer~SafeCracker
Killer~SafeCracker

Reply 11 years ago

Thats great man. I can't wait to see it.

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smilee
smilee

11 years ago

Amazing! How long did it take you to build just the lift? I can't wait for the finished product!

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 11 years ago

I began building the lift at the end of July.

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dutchwarlord
dutchwarlord

11 years ago

nice really nice
you one of the best knexers on this site (ball machine expert)