Project N (Knex Ball Machine) - the Smallest and Most Pointless Ball Machine Ever

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Introduction: Project N (Knex Ball Machine) - the Smallest and Most Pointless Ball Machine Ever

Here are the instructions on how to make the smallest ball machine on instructables.


Step 1: Piece List

Piece List

Rods
Red - 1
Yellow - 12
Blue - 26
White - 12
Green - 30

Connectors
Blue - 15
Yellow - 10
Purple - 27
Red - 2
Light Grey - 2
Dark Grey - 8

Other
Grey Spacers - 9
Blue Spacers - 9
Y-Clips - 2
End Caps - 8
Medium Gears - 7
Small Gears - 1
Chain Links - 21
Motors - 1

Step 2: Base Part 1

1-3:Make
4-6:Make
7:Connect

Step 3: Base Part 2

1-4:Make

Step 4: Top

1-3:Make

Step 5: Chain and Chain Support

1:Make
2:Make 2. Put one on the 6th and 16th chain link.
3:The Chain is 21 chain links long.

Step 6: Assembly

Almost Done!
1-2:Base Part 1 + Base Part 2
3:Top + Base Parts 1 and 2
4:Chain Support + Base Part 2
5:Add Chain
6:Add Balls
7:Press the motor switch to the right.
DONE!!!!!

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    76 Discussions

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    Lennywc
    Lennywc

    7 years ago on Step 5

    How about a shot from the side ?

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    awesomeman108
    awesomeman108

    9 years ago on Step 3

    this is the ''BEST'' pointless ball machine ''EVER''.

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    imans314
    imans314

    10 years ago on Introduction

    just made it. I love it though it is useless.

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    nye99
    nye99

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    took the words strait off of my keyboard

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    Bartboy
    Bartboy

    11 years ago on Introduction

    My motor dose not work, it is the one like yours, but older.

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    Mudbud
    Mudbud

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    were do you get motors like that!!!!!!!!!!11?!?!?

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    Bartboy
    Bartboy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    In the old sets, when they came out.

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    dsman195276
    dsman195276

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    on this the speed of the motor is critical to making it work(less speed = less kick to the ball making it launch forward). try changing the batteries in it.

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    Bartboy
    Bartboy

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    okay, but I did have to rewire and re solder it, as the wires broke, so ill try that

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    lilnorm123
    lilnorm123

    11 years ago on Introduction

    can u make this with only four big gears? i dont have 6.

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    AngelCutums
    AngelCutums

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    You should try taking out the two outside(the ones in between the top and bottom) gears. I haven't made it myself, but it looks like it would still work. (P.S. you would also have to take out some of the chainlinks)

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    iasinme
    iasinme

    11 years ago on Step 6

    hey, i tried to make this and it just doesn't have enough information.

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    mettaurlover
    mettaurlover

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    you have not even heard of POINTLESS until you have seen my parent's efforts to clean my room!

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    mettaurlover
    mettaurlover

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    seriously: it makes the average landfill look clean.