Everest - the Worlds Tallest Freestanding Knex Ball Machine

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Introduction: Everest - the Worlds Tallest Freestanding Knex Ball Machine

About: You can find me over on Knexflux! https://knexflux.net
Yes, it is true, I made the worlds tallest freestanding knex ball machine!
It is standing 5.51 meters tall and is totally freestanding!
Gallery: http://www.sorunome.de/knex/ballmachines/everest

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    96 Discussions

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    FanPlastic
    FanPlastic

    4 years ago

    Really cool! is Icarus taller or does this still hold the record?

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you!

    Icarus is taller, but it isn't freestanding, though ;)

    Nice! late comment lol :)
    Maybe I will try to build a higher ball machine, when it's summer (It can start snowing every moment now where I live xp)
    I just bought 40 kilo knex so I think I have enough pieces to make a higher one :D

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    no idea, like 40 thousand pieces. No idea how much it weighs, though, but my guess is A LOT :P

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    knex akbar
    knex akbar

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    damn... i have around 9.000 pieces now, i sold all my metalic knex

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    i'm trying to get ahold of more grey 5-way connectors :P

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    knex akbar
    knex akbar

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    more? why would you need more you can literally build anything now haha

    because i sold all my metallic knex i am limited to only something around 350 purple 3d connectors, i used to have ALLOT more but most of my purple 3d connectors were those ugly grey ones

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I only have like 500 of those and in my current project my approximation is that i'll need 2k of those <_<

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    knex akbar
    knex akbar

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    are you ever going to make a ball machine with instructions?

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    knex akbar
    knex akbar

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    i already knew about those, i meant another one with like more elements,bigger base, more pieces

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    nah, takes waaaay too much time and anyone with like 10k+ pieces would rather build their own machine ;)

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    knex akbar
    knex akbar

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    ah whatever, all my ball machines will have instructions

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    just wait till you'll make a 20k+ pieces ball machine :P

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    knex akbar
    knex akbar

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    don't have 20k pieces... yet,

    knexpert#3.14159265358979323 has some ball machines with around 7k and 9k pieces, all having instructions

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    knex akbar
    knex akbar

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    lol i know the 1st 100 digits after pi using the phoenetic code

    82097494459230781640628620 (continues after what you just wrote i think.. no google)

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    once knew 108 but forgot more than half, and now i only remember like 51 >.<

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    knex akbar
    knex akbar

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    you mean like actually REMEMBER all the numbers?

    google the phonetic code and just memorize 4 sentences wich lead to pi :p

    my turtle pancho,will my love pick up my new mover ginger

    my movie monkey plays in a favourite bucket

    ship my puppy michael to sullivans backrubber

    a really open music video cheers jenny f jones,

    this is how i memorize it