Knex Ball Machine: Uprising

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About: I'm a 16 year-old guy who loves to build mechanics out of knex. my main interests are ball machines and roller coasters. My real name is Matt and I'm a christian. I live in Australia or more commonly known a...

Intro: Knex Ball Machine: Uprising

Hey peeps!

I'm proud to present my most recent ball machine, UPRISING!!!

I'm very pleased with how this came out. IT contains 6 lifts and 7 paths with 2 new elements and took about 10 months to build (and then another 3 months to film and edit because of my laziness). Balls travel throughout the paths encountering elements such as loops, mazes, half-pipes, twisty track, ball arms and several other elements. 

The lifts include:
Small wheel lift
Small arm lift
Alternating Arm lift
Chainsaw lift
Single helix lift (varioation of Shadowman39's double helix lift)
Jigsaw lift


This machine was a total joy to build. My puppy is also a huge fan of the machine as it loves to run around following the balls as they roll around the contraption. Hope you guys enjoy it! :D

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    72 Discussions

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    Lightning Boy

    3 months ago

    Cool! This thing is huge! How much knex do you even have??????

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    Ethan1023

    2 years ago

    What should prevent, shall we say, and uprising?

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    KneXFAN200

    2 years ago

    How many k'nex do you even have????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/?? Nice Job I can't belive you've done this!!!!!

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    KnEx FrEaK 1

    3 years ago

    I was wondering if you could help me or give me a tip on this. I always get stuck on creating successful turns. it really frustrates me. I can create custom coasters like KnEx would premake but whenever I do this I get stuck and give up.

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    Linkin_J_Knex

    2 years ago

    How the hell have I never seen you before in Instructables? Subbed and great ball machine :)

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    www139

    3 years ago on Introduction

    wonderful K'nex ball machine! Are you going to continue building?

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    lschraud

    4 years ago

    How much free time do you have on your hands?

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    jritz1

    4 years ago

    Dude your talented!!! I could only build your electric eel!!! And THAT was hard!!!

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    blockabloke

    4 years ago

    Oh my ... That is so big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sorunome

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Wut, why does this ball machine look so new to me O.O
    Well, it is looking awesome anyways! :D

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    dickheijboer

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I don't know of there is already a commend from me here but I like this ball machine very much. I like how you have match the classic colored parts with the not classic parts! Favorited....
    (Sorry for the bad English)

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    vishalapr

    5 years ago on Introduction

    There should be a Knex contest on instructables :D would be great to see awesome machines made from Knex!

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    beagledudley

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Anyone Have An Instructable On Chain Rolling? I Need A Better Way Than What I've Been Doing!

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    beagledudley

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah! It Would Be An Awful Big Instructable. Do You Mind If I Steal Some Of Your Ideas? I Love All Of The Elements And Would Like To Put Some In My Machine:)