Introduction: K'nex Ball Machine Impossible Elements
Hello! Here are the instructions for the new elements in our knex ball machine Impossible. If you want to build one of these element, follow the pictures and image notes. They will help you a lot! Have fun building!
Step 1: Shifting Floor
This element is a white floor that moves up and down. It's better to have a slower moving newer style motor because there's a little bit of lag that lets the floor fall. This makes it less graceful but it works better and the ball stays on it longer.
Step 2: Falling Push Arm
this element is kind of like the red ball dropper except it has an extra pusher that pushes the ball off. If it doesn't work correctly, turn the tan clips outward just a tad until it does work.
Step 3: Gold Connector Pathing
This path is cool because if it weren't for the tabs on the gold connectors, the ball would just fall through! Easy to build, looks cool, totally worth a build!
Step 4: Hub Tire Freefall
As the title suggests, you'll need hub tires (5 of them to be exact), but if you want to experiment you could make it with different tires.
Step 5: Bumper Pathing
This path is simply a bunch of bumps that make a loud noise when a ball goes down it. Fun to watch and makes more noise than you'd think!
Step 6: Red Connector Pathing
This path is very smooth and works pretty well. Sometimes if there's a lot of momentum the ball will fall off the sides, but that's pretty rare.
Step 7: Gear Flipper
This element consists of a gear and when the ball comes along, it gets stuck in one of the gear's holes and the gear goes flipping! For some reason this one didn't want to work very well in the video, but it works well now—trust me!
Step 8: Spiral Staircase
Regular spiral staircase but with one, small difference...wait, you didn't notice that it's really small?
Step 9: Purple Pathing
a path with purple connectors...what more can I say?
Step 10: Panel Zig-Zag Drop
This element consists of a bunch of small panels that are placed diagonally on a structure, and the ball will slip on them and rattle quite a lot!
Step 11: Basket Arm
Yeah, it's a basket, it's an arm...what more can be said?
Step 12: Gear Pathing
This Path is surprisingly very smooth and works very well!
Step 13: Panel Path
The balls roll on the panels, and makes a little noise to boot!
Step 14: Flexi Funnel Tunnel
This element is pretty complicated, so make sure to read the image notes. It also uses a lot of flexi rods, so make sure you have enough before you build it!
Step 15: Complex Path
This path is very complex (hence its name O.o), so be extra extra sure you read the image notes very carefully!
Step 16: Pass'n-Drop
This element consists of 2 short paths and the ball falls from one to the other. You can make this as high as you want, but it might have to be changed a little...or a lot, depending on how you do it.
Step 17: Spiral Spinning Ball Arm
This arm has a spiral attached to it, but it is geared up a lot so it looks like a spiral in midair! Visually satisfying and looks amazing when it spins!
Step 18: Back and Forth Arms
This element consists of 4 arms that are joined together. You cannot make this any higher, however, you can put multiple elements on top of each other and make it as high as you want!
Step 19: Tight Flipper
The ball starts off by flying through the air and then it goes into a flipper! Need I say more?
Step 20: Flap Drop
Like the classic BBF element but smaller, more dense and just—cooler! Some forewarning: it doesn't always work when the ball is placed on the top, so have a small drop into this element.
Step 21: Connector Path
This path is made with mostly connectors, looks amazing, and makes a nice clacking sound.
Step 22: Spinner
This element is like a flipper, but it holds on to the ball longer and lets it go when it has started spinning fast! It's very fun to watch, too.
Step 23: Panel Wheel Path
This path uses small wheels attached on panels, and when the ball comes on it, it bounces on the wheels.
Step 24: Separation and Connection
This element takes 2 balls, separates them and puts them together again, in a very fast, entertaining way. But who am I kidding, who's going to actually build this?!