K'nex Ball Machine Intertwined

Introduction: K'nex Ball Machine Intertwined

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

I'm proud to present you my newest, biggest and best preforming ball machine yet, Intertwined. Feel free to ask questions!

Some facts:
-14 tracks
- 5 networks
- 7 lifts
- half a year of building time

Special thanks to Sandroknexmaster (elements), Sorunome (Ultimate Chainsaw Lift), 39Shadowman (Shifting Arm lift) and Tornado96 (Shifting Arm lift and Semi-Circle Lift) and all the other K'nex ball machine builders on YouTube and Instructables.

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    46 Discussions

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    www139
    www139

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Question: what tubing do you think is best for building a knex ball machine?

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    martijnb95
    martijnb95

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    in some cases the old orange tubing is better. due to the thinner radius, you can make tighter corners with the track. also, in a general 2 orange connectors on a blue rod type path, the ball lies deeper within an orange tubing based path, making it more stable. besides that, the ball holds more tortional energy, so it makes for a general slower, but not nescesary more energy loosing type of pathing.

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    www139
    www139

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I came to the same conclusion. It also looks good w/ the gold connectors :P

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    dickheijboer
    dickheijboer

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I think the rollercoaster tubing because it's strong.

    (But I haven't got that many of that)

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    www139
    www139

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. (sorry for the late reply)

    Hey, I just made my first instruct abeles account, I am filming my new ball machine right now

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    dickheijboer
    dickheijboer

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I saw it, it's great, and can't wait for the new video!

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    More like, overgoes it by proxying through the US :P

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    Sorunome
    Sorunome

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    it is because youtube is just stupid. You could send me the file over skpye, though :3

    AMAZING ball machine! :-D A great way to kick off the "ball machine season" (a.k.a. summer); makes me want to continue my next ball machine! I would list what I liked the most, but the list is already overflowing. I especially commend you on the elevator and crane lifts: I have tried both before, but neither one successfully. Makes yours all the more impressive! ;-)

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    dickheijboer
    dickheijboer

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! I also like that lifts, and I the instructions of the elevator lift are coming soon, maybe friday! Can't wait to see your ball machine!