Introduction: DenCity- a K'nex Ball Machine Instructions
This instructable is currently in beta as of descriptions of the paths but all the photos are uploaded.
Also, this is the first instructable where I cropped all the pictures!
Credit goes to yardking42 and Martijnb95 for use of some of their elements.
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Step 1: Piece Count
Blue 3D: 265
Purple 3D: 458
Dark- grey: 346
Track-splice clip: 1
Red gear: 20
Large yellow gear: 2
Yellow gear: 4
Blue gear: 13
Purple flexi-rod: 25
Orange flexi-rod: 13
Black rod: 4
Tan(red) rod: 8
Small tire: 5
Medium tire: 1
Large tire: 1
Chain links: 71
GRAND TOTAL: 6,910
Step 2: Base
The base is the start of all ball machines. It is also the start of most of the problems I faced when I was structuring the machine itself.
The last pic will explain why.
Step 3: Gear Mechanisms and Wheel Lift
This step includes all the gears for most of the machine as well as the wheel lift. This step may take you a while.
Step 4: Main Support, Lift, Motor and Drive-Shaft
Almost done with the mechanics!
Step 5: Chain-Transport System
The main feature on the machine despite being there only for path 1.
Step 6: Secondary Supports and Path Selecters
Last long step before the paths!
Step 7: Path 1
The first path has the most interesting element on the machine, the single-ball block-gate.
Step 8: Path 2
This path uses Yardking42's Sidewinder element and
Step 9: Path 3
I would call this the lazy path because there is no major elements besides some super path.
Step 10: Path 4
The phoenix rises again! This uses my favorite element I used in two other ball machines as well as a wheel arm from Davinchi.
Step 11: Path 5
This path uses super path as well as
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