Knex Ball Machine Element Infinity Switch

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Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Element Infinity Switch

About: You can find me over on Knexflux! https://knexflux.net

Hi everyone,
this is a switch designd by yardking. Because his is just for golf balls I post here my version for knex balls. It works with modules. You'll have so many paths as you have modules plus one. Have fun with building it up and thanks again to yardking.

(Hope everything is spelled correctly, i'm German)


Step 1-8 are building the modules
Step 9 is building the modules together
Step 10 is building the hed
Step 11 is building the tail

Step 1: Back Frame


Step 2: Front Frame


Step 3: Rod of Mechamism


Step 4: Back Frame + Rod


Step 5: Back Frame + Mechamism


Step 6: Adding the Front Frame


Step 7: Connecting Rod


Step 8: Lower Frame

This module is finished. if it doesn't work corectly you have to move the two white rods in ore out.

Step 9: Putting the Modules Together

Put the modules like this together.

Step 10: Head


Step 11: Tail


Step 12: Finishing Statment

You've just build a new kind of switch!
If you have any problems be free to ask.

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    109 Discussions

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    pauldelcour
    pauldelcour

    3 months ago

    Hi there. I was looking for a 3-way separator and came across this idea. I build it and it seems to work really well and is relatively simple. Well thought out. I am incorporating it in my Fruitmachine, the idea being tot spread the balls in a tray under each of the 3 wheels and from there on create a payout mechanism. This will help greatly. Thnx!

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    siessmayerad
    siessmayerad

    6 months ago

    This is kewl! I like how it releases the ball at the time it comes in, and not having to wait for more to come.

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    MTP27
    MTP27

    3 years ago

    I built it and when the ball rolls across it, it turns some of the other ones. How would I fix that?

    This is a really really cool element, I'm using it in my newest ball machine (which I'll hopefully post to my YouTube channel soon) and it's absolutely incredible how clever this is! XD Unfortunately the support structures on my machine are slightly tilted (due to bracing it between the door frames of out house cause I want to make it go all over our entire house without getting in the way) and that throws it off balance slightly, but that's nothing a little tweaking can't fix! Thank you for some very ingenius ideas! :D

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Haha, thanks!

    The idea wasn't mine though, it was yardkings, I just tweaked it for knex balls ;)

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    wde dijk
    wde dijk

    7 years ago on Introduction

    ik snap er helemaal niks van
    grapje hoor maar hij is bes goed ik gebruik hem zeker

    (sorry kun jij ook nederlands?)

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    dr. richtofen
    dr. richtofen

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    "I don't get it at all.
    Just kidding, it's pretty good, I'll use it for sure"
    Something like that ^^

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    ah, thanks for translating :D
    (btw, ponies are awesome (and i watched ponies since before you had your pony avatar))

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    Leigo Andre
    Leigo Andre

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Lol.. No Sneak Peeks in the picture or anything :D

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    dr. richtofen
    dr. richtofen

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    You're welcome :D
    (And indeed. I started watching it in about middle~end 2012. Got my first mlp shirt last Wednesday :D )

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    ha, I started in the second quarter of 2012 :P
    And I ahve my first mlp shirt since months and expecting another one in the mail soon :D

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    dr. richtofen
    dr. richtofen

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Cool :D I got mine printed (that FS 'yay' shirt, as they're nowhere available in Holland, as far as I know)

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Ha, I got both of mine off redbubble, so also got 'em printed.
    BTW, my favourite pony is Derpy, how about you? :D

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    dr. richtofen
    dr. richtofen

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Hmm, picking a favorite one is hard for me. I think Fluttershy, Vinyl Scratch or Octavia

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    Miq313
    Miq313

    6 years ago

    For some reason this doesn't work. Can pls tell me why. Thanks.

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    www139
    www139

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    It's because you didn't raise up one side. He shows how to in the last pic