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K'nex Ball Machines Answered

I've noticed that there has been a recent rise of ball machines being made by the k'nexers. I think this is great. I personally love ball machines and have made 4 of them. I am currently working on a 5th one which is approximately 170 cm. or 67 inches tall. It has 4 paths so far. Comment if you are currently building or planning a ball machine.

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

10 years ago

I'm working on a ball machine called Cataclysm. I'm almost finished with the main lift system.


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knexinventer
knexinventer

Reply 9 years ago

neat post how to make the lift

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 9 years ago

This lift is long gone. In fact, that comment was the first ever comment I posted on Ibles!

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

Wow, you should make the car go down a runway back to the start so it can pick the balls up again without hassle.

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knexsuperbuilderfreak
knexsuperbuilderfreak

Reply 10 years ago

who thats amazing i love the car and lift

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The_Lost_Carrot
The_Lost_Carrot

Reply 10 years ago

blimey! and i thought wipeout was good. anyway i'm currently planning on building my own. gonna start when this lot of knex comes i bought from ebay =]
£27.70 (postage included) for 1200 pieces + case

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

Reply 11 years ago

WOW

How many knex pieces do you have?!?

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

Reply 11 years ago

Alot more then that takes up. Right now I have that bm built, knexsayer, my ak, adamsdead shotgun, my lancer, my torque bow and about 2k pieces left over. Old video of stuff -

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

Reply 11 years ago

I saw that video. I Really wan to be able to keep the creations i make

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

Shoot you gotta lot of knex.... a lot more than me....

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The KNex Weasel
The KNex Weasel

Reply 11 years ago

Cool. I like this machine.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

11 years ago

project dos from me

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

11 years ago

I am making one right now. I am currently working on the second path

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ajleece
ajleece

11 years ago

i am trying to build a ball machine but i dont have much of an idea on how to build one....... i dont have a chain so i am making it that you just put the ball in from the top. i am hopefully getting some more peices soon so i will have less peice limitations

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ajleece
ajleece

Reply 11 years ago

ok....this is what i have made so far. it uses a custom chain

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

use iacs ball lifter thing

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The KNex Weasel
The KNex Weasel

11 years ago

I will be posting another ball machine sometime soon (and possibly an Instructable if I'm in the mood to terrorize Trainman) once I take apart Glacier (Found here). I'm planning on making it a vamped-up Loopin' Lizard. But first, I have to get through something else--Final exams.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

11 years ago

If I had the pieces I would have made a ball machine by now. I used to love real ball machines of sorts when I was a kid. I always wanted to get that one knex set but it was just too much at the time.

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

wait- the madness or whatevr one?

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 11 years ago

I think it was whatever the ball tower one was. Was supposed to be as tall as...I don't remember but it was tall.

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

i have a ball tower made by them its like 4 or 4 1/2 ft.

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builder968
builder968

Reply 11 years ago

ball machines i have BBF-5 ft tall MMBM-4 1/2 ft tall

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

11 years ago

Built this today.

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pls
pls

Reply 11 years ago

I LOVE the use of the flexi rods, thats awesome! Any chance you could post it?

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

Reply 11 years ago

Well I already expanded it, im sure you could build it from the video, it's very simple.

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pls
pls

Reply 11 years ago

Sounds good.

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

Reply 11 years ago

iPhone, to play music.

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

well duh i know that but y in video

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

Reply 11 years ago

To show one of the machines features...

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

Reply 11 years ago

Awesome! Are you gonna post at KI?

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pls
pls

11 years ago

I has one :) Gonna make another one soon.

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pls
pls

Reply 11 years ago

orly?

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pls
pls

Reply 11 years ago

????

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pls
pls

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks!

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shadowninja31
shadowninja31

Reply 11 years ago

ya btw: wats on the table in the background?

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pls
pls

Reply 11 years ago

My cannon :)

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pls
pls

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks :D

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Bartboy
Bartboy

11 years ago

I don't have enough pieces..... But I do have a roller coaster.