Excalibur Knex Ball Machine

Introduction: Excalibur Knex Ball Machine

About: I like to build with K’NEX as you can find many things I’ve built here. I also love to watch YouTube videos, have played piano and drums for over 10 years, listen to music (not country), and play video games...
Welcome to my biggest and greatest k'nex ball machine built to date, Excalibur! It features 8 paths, 6 new elements, and uses 2 motors , taking two months to construct. This is also the first time I use tube track as well as gold connectors and track splicers.

What helped me build this massive contraption is the very first k'nex set ever made, the 63030 roller coaster set that I found on Ebay with a good price and condition.

I would like to thank these people for their inspirational elements used on the machine. (Knextreme, knexpert#10829476, Sorunome, sathothy, Thibault Art, 95martb, Kairah89). Details for my new
elements can be found on my elements and path guides. Thanks for viewing and build on!!!

Here's the video of Excalibur IN ACTION:

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    11 Discussions

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    my wookie
    my wookie

    6 years ago on Introduction

    very nice... but if you ask me you have WAY too much free time. (however you can never have too many Knex/ legos : )

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    dickheijboer
    dickheijboer

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    (If you want to K'nex, you have to make free time.. :D)

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    hunter999
    hunter999

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Nice, looks great. Fast chain lift with good elements. A good chance for a feature =D Well Done!

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    hunter999
    hunter999

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Adding to my last comment, good use of Mario Kart pathing!

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    6 years ago on Introduction

    yay, i made it in the credits of an awesome ball machine :P
    great job man :D

    The first thing I said when I saw the element at 1:18 was, "Oh, cool!", and that was by no means the only time I said that phrase during the course of the video! ;-) (I also liked the little trolley cart, and the 270o ball arm with path to hold ball...very nifty.) Great job, a wonderful machine. Since you said in the description the elements will be posted soon, I will be saved having to ask! :-D

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    collinjo12
    collinjo12

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks!!! The 270o ball arm was not my idea, I got it from Thibault. Anyway, I do have pictures of most elements used but some don't have descriptions yet.

    Very nice!
    I like the elements at 1:18 (Is it based on step 6 in my new elements guide from Dragonfire?) and 2:44 (That's awesome!)