Introduction: Spiral Stepper Lift, a Knex Ball Machine Lift
Here are the intructions for the fourth new lift in my knex ball machine Elysium.
It is based on the stepper lift, but instead of two sets of steppers, this lift has four.
In step 3, you can choose how high you want to make your spiral stepper lift.
The gearbox is different from the original one used in the ball machine, this one uses less gears.
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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 colour:
Total rods: 922
Total connectors: 679
Blue spacer: 168
Silver spacer: 94
Tan clip: 11
Small blue gear: 4
Medium red gear: 2
Big yellow gear: 2
Total other: 351
Grand Total: 1952
Step 2: Entrance
This is the entrance where the balls wait to enter the lift.
Step 3: Steppers
You can choose how many steppers you want in your lift. I built 13 in this instruction, the same number I originally used in my ball machine. Keep in mind that you have to add three more steppers after this step. That means this lift will have a total of 16 steppers.
Step 4: Exit and First Extra Stepper
This is the exit. There is also one of the extra steppers in this step.
Step 5: Second Extra Stepper
The second extra stepper for this lift.
Step 6: Third Extra Stepper
The third and last extra stepper.
Step 7: Stepper Connections
These parts connect the steppers to the axle.
Step 8: Axle
The axle, where two sets of steppers are connected, twice.
Step 9: Crank
The crank pushes the steppers up and down.
Step 10: Motor
In this last step we will build the motor and attach it to the rest of the lift.
Step 11: Finished!
The Spiral Stepper Lift is finished!
Always slide the switch of the motor to the left.
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