Equipoise: a K'nex Ball Machine

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Introduction: Equipoise: a K'nex Ball Machine

About: I have a YouTube channel where I do LEGO and K'Nex stuff but my instructables account is going to be pretty much just K'Nex. But still check out my YouTube channel! And I will keep posting new stuff so chec...

Hello, this is Equipoise, my 13th Ball Machine. It has 5 lifts and 5 paths. There is a lot of Mario Kart track. There is also a "red floor" aka some of the wide mario tracks used like a white floor to collect all of the balls. The video is in with the images, You might have to hunt to find it :)

It is an Entry in the "Automation" contest, so vote, vote, vote!

The music in the video is a trombone quintet my entry in Christopher Bill's YouTube composition competition.

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Lift 1: Mario push lift, built by me

Lift 2: Mathsboy314's slider lift

Lift 3: Mathsboy314's multiple arm lift

Lift 4: Sandroknexmaster's Jump lift

Lift 5: Chain lift

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Path 1: 3 rail pathing, then some clicky pathing I designed, then multiple arm lift, ther mario track, then drops into a basket, then Sandro's Jump lift.

Path 2: Orange tubing path, then a big ferris wheel by knextus, then mario kart track, then green motorized madness track

Path 3: Motorized madness spiral, then a flapper element I made, then www139's zigzag panel drop from Impossible.

Paths 4 & 5: www139's Separation and connection from Impossible.

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Equipoise

[ee-kwuh-poiz, ek-wuh-]

noun

1.an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.

I named it Equipose because it has the same number of lifts as paths!

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    www139

    2 years ago

    Awesome ball machine! Wow, thirteenth ball machine! Most everybody would never even think of being able to build that many ball machines! I like your building style. Keep it up! :D

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    Thanks! Many of the 13 were much smaller than the machines most people build though.

    True, but it's still remarkable.