Introduction: K'nex Contraption Project - Cosmos
This is my latest contraption to date. It is still in progress and is set to be completed by Dec. of 2015 or 2016. Currently the contraption features several unique elements and expands across the entire room. It is the largest, most complex and most interactive contraption that I have constructed. This project is intended to tell a unique story as one follows the K'nex balls through an intertwining maze of different pathways. Currently there are only two ways that are 100 percent complete and many more in progress. The giant loop is the main attraction so far and is the center of attention in this design. Many more elements will take on their important positions in this universe of K'nex as they are created. Below is a video of one of my favorite and most innovative ideas ever- The Trampoline Shower, which is set up high in a centralized location on the machine to illuminate its prominence in this contraptional design. Enjoy!
Step 1: Jan. 2019 Cosmos Update
Just a few more ways to complete. It is taking a little bit longer to complete. There will be a total of 16 ways and I am estimating around 25,000 to 30,000 pieces.
Step 2: Labyrinth Element
Here is a new element I have included that was inspired by that wooden marble labyrinth maze game that I grew up with. The ball works its way through the maze with the assistance of the pivoting platform. Instructions on this new element will come around after the disassembling of the contraption, which probably will not be for a few years. If anybody wants more detailed photos of the element so that they can build it or something similar, let me know and I would be more than happy to show the workings of it.