How to Make a White Knex Floor

Introduction: How to Make a White Knex Floor

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This instruction is more some general instruction - how to make a white knex floor for ball machines!
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Oh, and if you'll post a pic of your white floor I'll add it to the last step.

I decided I won't continue publishing each friday a ible, but now if i publish a ible it'll rather be friday than a other day. Oh, and i just forgot to publish this one, i had it already since a week.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Step 1: Planning

Planning is important, so you plan where the lift(s) is/are so that you know where the floor is most down, you also need to plan where you put support towers unless you don't want to have to take the floor apart several of times, like I had to did on Dystopia :D

Step 2: Make the Lifts

Now you'll need to make the lifts, don't add the entrance track as you'll have to make your own, or you could also leave the entrance track and then switch from the white floor to that track. I'd prefer first one as it is looking IMO better.

Step 3: Make the Stuff Under the Floor

Now, if you want to have anything under the floor, it is a good idea to add it.
Things under the floor could e.g. be track.
It is also a good idea to already add support towers.

Step 4: Now Make the Entrance Track

Now it's time to make the entrance!
Make sure that the floor is where the ball enters the lowest.

Step 5: Supporting the Floor Somewhat

These are just some supports for the floor.

Step 6: Some More Supporting

Make sure that the floor is just supported from underneath with Y-connectors clipped to the white rods, that way the ball can roll smooth on top of it.
Note that if the floor is steeper it will work better, but if it is not so steep it will look cooler as the ball will roll longer on it.

Step 7: Making Borders

Now you need to make borders that the ball won't roll off the sides.

Step 8: Some Extra Features

Now you can give the floor some extra features to make it more interesting!

Step 9: The End

Ok, this was this weeks 'ible! I hope you enjoyed it!
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If you give me a pic of your white floor I'll add it to this step!

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    38 Discussions

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    That_Jamie_S_Guy
    That_Jamie_S_Guy

    4 years ago

    Cool this may be useful when I build my next ball machine =) How do you add the pictures like that at the end?

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you!

    You can add pictures like that by using the "source" button in the editor and edit the HTML like so: <img src="<image URL>" />

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    That_Jamie_S_Guy
    That_Jamie_S_Guy

    Reply 3 years ago

    I'm starting a new ball machine! :D I'm making the beginning of the white floor at the moment

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 3 years ago

    Looking nice so far, good luck with it! :D

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    That_Jamie_S_Guy
    That_Jamie_S_Guy

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you :) I've actually done quite a bit more since that previous picture:)

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Haha, thanks, the idea is more-or-less a community-developed idea, though, IIRC the first machine featuring a white floor was kairahs metropolis

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    Shadowman39
    Shadowman39

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    There is this machine that was posted a year before Metropolis that had a floor, and Wipe Out had floor parts on it too (though they are sort of too small to be considered a floor).

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    It says "The Video is not available" O.O

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    jameshond
    jameshond

    7 years ago on Introduction

    i started with an new ballmachine with an white floor it works good

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    jameshond
    jameshond

    7 years ago on Introduction

    in the last step i can give you an photo can you add it to that stap

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