Sandro's Wheel Lift, a Knex Ball Machine Lift




Hey! I'm Sandroknexmaster. I like building with knex, especially ball machines. I live in Bel...

Intro: Sandro's Wheel Lift, a Knex Ball Machine Lift

Hi everyone!

This is the second of 2 lifts used in my ball machine Revolution.

I liked it very much and it works excellent, so here are the instructions.

You can always send me a question if necessary with a comment or PM.

I hope you like it and thanks for watching / building!


Step 1: Piece Count

If you want you can count the pieces before you start building.

Here is a list with all pieces included in this lift, named by their original color:


Green: 25

White: 38

Blue: 41

Yellow: 19

Red: 26

Gray: 8

Flexi-rod medium (Yellow rod lenght): 2

Flexi-rod big (Gray rod lenght): 2

Total rods: 161


Dark-grey: 4

Light-grey: 6

Orange: 4

Red: 18

Green: 12

Yellow: 42

White: 9

Purple: 24

Blue: 4

Total connectors: 123


Blue spacer: 47

Silver spacer: 6

Tan clip: 4

Y-clip: 6

Small blue gear: 1

Medium red gear: 1

Motor: 1

Total other: 66

Grand Total: 350

Step 2: Entrance

Step 3: Motor

Step 4: Wheel

Step 5: Exit

Step 6: Finished!

Yay! The Wheel Lift is finished!

Always slide the switch of the motor to the left.

If you have built this lift, you can always send me a picture so I can add it to this step.

Thanks for watching / building!


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45 Discussions


3 years ago

Great wheel lift :D I'll probably include this in my next ball machine! I'm planning on creating a few elements involving micro k'nex and k'nex bricks to add some variety :) Oh and btw, I have 2 NEW element instructions!! (Sorry to keep bugging you about my ibles but you are my 'k'nex idol' ) :D

12 replies

thanks for the fith time today lol. if you search on YouTube 'akiyuky' go on his/her channel and find the vid which showcases an element called 'fork'. I'm trying hard to recreate it however km terrible with gears and cogs and I'm struggling so badly.


Reply 3 years ago
that's it if you want to see. im just telling you in case you want to make it when you have no idea what to make for a new element xD


Yeah I know him, he has some good stuff. But that fork lift exists already in knex, austron's cardan gear ball lift.