K'nex Ball Machine Canopy

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Introduction: K'nex Ball Machine Canopy

About: I'm a 17 years old K'nex ball machine builder. I'm from Holland.

Hi everyone,

I'm proud to present you Canopy, a new kind of K'nex ball machine. Hopefully you like it. If you have any questions, please comment.

Canopy is my entry for the Community Contest: Toy Rods and Connectors. I would be glad if you vote!

Video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv86tzmyAQ8&list=UUoyezMqvzrdK5tiN1guO7kA

Some facts:

  • four lifts (powered by four 12v motors)
  • eight tracks
  • meters of track
  • 25 K'nex balls
  • thousands of K'nex parts
  • three months of working

Dick Heijboer

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    117 Discussions

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    Ethan1023
    Ethan1023

    2 years ago

    That's just ludicrous.

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    FanPlastic
    FanPlastic

    4 years ago

    Very unique design, great job

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    dickheijboer
    dickheijboer

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you!

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    That_Jamie_S_Guy
    That_Jamie_S_Guy

    Reply 4 years ago

    I want one of these over my bed! xD

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    KnexGeek16
    KnexGeek16

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Im trying something like this for my first and last KNEXPERT entry I hope it turns out as good as yours

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    dickheijboer
    dickheijboer

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Of cours it is ok! I wish you very much luck with the building! Somebody els did it also:

    If you need any help please pm me.

    (Sorry for the late reply.)

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    KnexGeek16
    KnexGeek16

    5 years ago

    Is it ok if I use something similar to your idea of taking the return track underneath the bed?

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    martijnb95
    martijnb95

    5 years ago on Introduction

    that is nice! a long time ago, i tried a ball machine around my bed, but it sucked XD. this one is amazing

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    www139
    www139

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hey that's creative! You used the same song in Intertwined, but this one's slower! That's smart! Nice!!

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    dickheijboer
    dickheijboer

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, it's not the same song, but the songs are both of Hans Zimmer.

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    www139
    www139

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Oh. The beginning sounds similar

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    Shadowman39
    Shadowman39

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This machine looks great, it must be cool to have it looming over the bed. Nice job!

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    dickheijboer
    dickheijboer

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! I was cool indeed. Now my whole room is cool. How is your ball machine doing?

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    Shadowman39
    Shadowman39

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    So you haven't taken it apart? I haven't been building Citadel, but just recently I've gotten interested in Knex again. I've been cleaning my room, and when that's done I'll start working on it.