Intro: Spinning Freefall Lift, a Knex Ball Machine Lift
Here the instructions for the new lift in my knex ball machine Dragonfire.
I have changed the lift a little bit, more exactly the entrance.
In the vid of Dragonfire, you can see that there are several balls rolling to the arm at the same time, but the arm can lift only one ball at time, that's why there is an extra path (path 4).
In this new version there is another way to bring the ball to the entrance of the arm.
Now only one ball can roll to the arm, and not two (or more) at the same time.
If something is not clear enough, let me know!
PS: Thanks to KneXtreme for the name of this lift!
Step 1: Piece List
First, you have to count the pieces.
All the pieces are named by the original color.
tan clip 8
blue clip 5
blue spacer 22
silver spacer 25
small blue gear 2
medium red gear 2
medium yellow gear 1
large yellow gear 1
blue* knex motor 1
And off course you'll need some knex balls!
*I used a new knex motor. They exist in different colors.
Use the blue one, that one has the best speed.
You can't use a green one cause it turns to fast.
Step 2: Entrance
Step 3: Gearing
Step 4: Exit
Step 5: Top
Step 6: The Arm: Middle Part
Step 7: The Arm: Entrance
Step 8: The Arm: Exit
Step 9: Completing the Arm
Step 10: Attaching the Arm + Side Support
Step 11: Finished!
Thanks for building my lift. (or watching the ible only)
When you have used it in your ball machine, just give me some credit and let me now.
Then I'll add a photo of your Spinning Freefall Lift to this step!