The pictures below are not my ball machines - They belong to the Totally awesome 'Darth Trainman'!!!
( These are the only AMAZING ball machine pictures I could find )
Also, just to say, i will be adding more elements on as time slowly passes by this slowly fading world..
Step 1: Normal Pathing
This pathing is just normal :)
Step 2: Yellow Steps
This is my own creation (well i think it is... because ive never seen it before)
In this the ball rolls down the steps, making quite a bit of noise on its way from clicking loudly on the yellow rods.
Step 3: Roller Coaster Pathing
In the roller coaster pathing, you need an extra piece of tubing in the middle as if you dont the ball will hit on the little tabs, causing it to slow down.
Step 4: Royal Path
This, again, is my own creation, in this path, the ball travels down a 'Half-Tube' And this path does not have very much freedom to turn corners.
Step 5: Basket
This is just a basket which catches flying or falling balls that i made and design MYSELF.
Step 6: Long Track...
This track is not for highspeed balls, because the ball falls off the track when it hits the yellow connectors. Only use this track at angles of about '15-20 degrees'.
Step 7: Freefall
In this elements the ball just boringly drops very fast down a chute.
Step 8: This Way That Way.
In this element the ball falls down a sort of half-pipe while knocking into blue rods, causing it to go this way... or THAT!!!
You can make this as wide or short as you want.
Step 9: Corners Without Tubing.
This is basically a quite long corner that the ball can go around without using tubing. And no, i did not design this, but it is an element!!!
Step 10: Wavy Path.
This is basically just a path which is wavy...
Step 11: Tunnel Path
This is just the normal pathing, but a bit closer together and has flexi rods over the top. (tunnel)
Step 12: Hinge Ramp
This is a ramp made by using knex hinges (hinges shown in the 4th picture)
Step 13: Green/Red Path
This is just a novelty path.
Step 14: Yellow Path.
This path is a complete waste of peices as it used lots, but to be honest i think it looks pretty cool.
Step 15: Cog Path.
You cannot make this path if you do not have alot of red/yellow cogs. In this path the ball rolls down a ramp of cogs, making a large noise. (you cant turn corners with this path)
Step 16: Rotary Path.
In this path the ball rolls down a path, which has freely rotating horizontal wheels that the ball kknocks on its way down.
Step 17: Path Diverters.
This element is cool because it is all in one BIG block. This fits into yellow rod towers the best, but im sure all you great knex ball machine makers out there could fit it into any type of ball machine!!!