K'nex Ball Contraption- the Prize

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This is our largest and most complex ball contraption to date. It took nine months to build, has multiple unique elements, two lifts and sixteen different paths. It took approximately 31,000 pieces to constuct and over 100 lbs. of K'nex. Individual photos of the elements can be posted. Please comment and let me know which elements you would like to see up close.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpWz10k151w

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    www139

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Are you the same person who built knex in the apartment?

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    nschmal1hunter999

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    I believe the person just took it off of our youtube page and claimed that they had built it with their neighbor

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    hunter999nschmal1

    Reply 3 years ago

    Oh right, sorry. So you're the real deal! Very nice job done here and excellent choice of music. Hanz Zimmer <3 The prize has always been one of my favourites, phenomenal job. :-)

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    nschmal1hunter999

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! I greatly appreciate all of the positive comments. ya the music seemed to fit very well, my bro choose the music. This was our second contraption that we built together, combining all of our pieces and different styles of building really seemed to come together. Over this past Christmas break, I started constructing an even larger more complex one. It's going to be quite the project!

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    hunter999nschmal1

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! I look forward, this ball machine raised the bar in 2012 for ball machines lol :-)

    I remember seeing this ages ago on YouTube and thinking how awesome it was, and it still is! This was one of my all time favourites, before I got into ball machine building.

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    Thanks! I was considering getting on instructables back in 2011 when I found out about the sight but never got around to it until recently when I decided to embark on the adventure of my latest contraption. I have a whole range of favorites for ball machines, I think all of the builders have a unique spin to their creations, ut I do really enjoy ones like yours and austrons that emcompass the entire outskirts of the room!

    The Prize always reminds me of the time that I just started posting machines on youtube, which is already a few years ago (which is quite a long when talking about the internet). This machine still belongs to my favourites, excellent work!

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    nschmal1Gargamel-Knex

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    haha. thanks. what do you mean? have you seen my creations in the past. Also when is your ball contraption expected to be complete?

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    nschmal1Gargamel-Knex

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Cool. Glad you like them. My brother and I have built several ball contraptions in the past but the only one we had videoed and put on YouTube was the prize, completed in 2011. Look forward to seeing your new contraption this summer!

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    Sorunome

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Video is not available in germany :(

    But could it be that that is the L-shaped ball machine that is already on YT since quite some time? If that is so, I saw it quite some time ago and it looked amazing :)

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    nschmal1Sorunome

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Yes indeed. We built this back in 2011 and took it apart just last year. I just recently started a new contraption over Christmas break

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    Sorunomenschmal1

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Looking forward to it! (Just hopefully it won't be blocked in germany due to copyright stuff ._. )

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    SorunomeSorunome

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    The post date that I can see hints to that this is the amazing machine i remember seeing :P