Knex Ball Machine Copper Update




About: Hi, I'm KneXtreme. I'm a Christian and I'm home schooled. I love to build with almost anything especially knex. I also do Taekwondo and collect coins. Just so you know, I don't hang around youtube ...
Hi fellows.
As you can see I am working on a ball machine. Sorry for some of the grainy pictures. (I'm building it in my basement) I'll get better lighting for the official video and pictures.
     So far the machine has 3 networks and 5 lifts including, a large chainsaw lift, bezempje95's stacker lift, a wheel lift with holes, Shadowman39's modified stepper lift, (modified for the newer balls) and last but not least, Shadowman39 and Tornado96's alternating arm lift. Whew! It also has a conveyer belt based on Keggore1's (therealkeggore) conveyer belt. It also has a new type of path selector as seen in picture thirteen. The path selector is a white connector floor slightly elevated in the center. So when the ball drops in the center it rolls in 1 of 4 detections choosing a different path.
     I am planning on making 10 paths maybe more depending on how many pieces I have left. Once I'm half way done with the paths I'll post another update. Enjoy the video!



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    15 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Wow It feels awesome to see our lift being used by someone else *sniffle*

    haha Looks great so far! havn't seen a Ball separating machine in a while!

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. I've been meaning to make a ball separating machine for a while but never got around to building one until now.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    This looks great so far! Cool to see the ball separator at the beginning, and the 4-way path selector. I also have that minifig head in picture 13. :-P

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I might try that sometime, but I already hand-sorted my coins, so I'll have to unsort them first haha.