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  • nschmal1 commented on nschmal1's instructable K'nex Contraption Project - Cosmos3 months ago
    K'nex Contraption Project - Cosmos

    I am not sure why the video is not working. It works fine when I watch it seperate on my computer through quick time but uploading it to instructables, it doesn't work. Any ideas?

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  • Citadel Knex Ball Machine Elements - Instructions

    Hmmm. That makes a lot of sense actually. Thanks. That gives me a new perspective to look at things moving forward in the K'nex world. After my brother and I made the Prize, my initial reaction was, oh no how will we top that or make a better one, but yaa it's not all about the size I guess. Cosmos happens to be bigger I think because I was drawn to that concept when I started it 4 years ago, but reflecting back, part of the uniqueness of these contraptions is the journey and experience that each contraption yields. Innovation and quality are definitely important factors and I thought both Citadel and Depot were epic in their own ways, always amazed at the elements you include into them. Do you think you will make instructions eventually for the Depot elements? I really liked the cement...

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    Hmmm. That makes a lot of sense actually. Thanks. That gives me a new perspective to look at things moving forward in the K'nex world. After my brother and I made the Prize, my initial reaction was, oh no how will we top that or make a better one, but yaa it's not all about the size I guess. Cosmos happens to be bigger I think because I was drawn to that concept when I started it 4 years ago, but reflecting back, part of the uniqueness of these contraptions is the journey and experience that each contraption yields. Innovation and quality are definitely important factors and I thought both Citadel and Depot were epic in their own ways, always amazed at the elements you include into them. Do you think you will make instructions eventually for the Depot elements? I really liked the cement truck spiral lift.

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  • nschmal1 commented on nschmal1's instructable K'nex Contraption Project - Cosmos3 months ago
    K'nex Contraption Project - Cosmos

    Definately does, such a journey. Yaaa weird I just remember acquiring some blu, red and white roller coaster tubing all at once way back from someone or somewhere, it probably was the headquarters. I don't see it on any set and didn't see that color on ebay. Certainly more expensive than buying just regular parts. Lol, I had a vision of having all of us KNEX masters meeting up and uniting somewhere with unlimited KNEX and building some sort of epic giant contraption.

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  • nschmal1 commented on nschmal1's instructable K'nex Contraption Project - Cosmos3 months ago
    K'nex Contraption Project - Cosmos

    Thanks. Me too. I started this project back in Dec. 2014 on my college break, thinking id have it done in 2015 then had a few curveballs in life that have caused me to have to put it on hold for some time, but just started back up this January, and its at about 95% completion. I've always loved the concept of putting paths that snake through the giant loops. I've done that on some previous projects. Yaaa. I have the white roller coaster tubing on the humpty hump way. I forgot i had it but rediscovered it last month and have never used it until now. I do not remember where I got it from. The only time maybe i picked some up was when my brother and I were Knexperts from 2006 and went to Knex headquarters so I wonder if we got it there, not too sure to be honest.

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  • Citadel Knex Ball Machine Elements - Instructions

    oooh i see, but i guess you got it working without having to pause at the bottom, i find that certain lifts can just take longer to figure out and edit along the way. thats happening to me with a spiral type lift on my latest contraption, which is now at about 95% completion. I saw the depot project you made, that was awesome. I like how it had the whole construction theme to it. Can't wait to see the next project! Im in a situation where my current project is probably 30,000 pieces and is my most complex and biggest yet. I sort of had a feel all along that each contraption I made needed to some how top the previous one, but maybe thats not the case. Did you ever find yourself in that situation?

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  • Citadel Knex Ball Machine Elements - Instructions

    ooh cool, yaa thats the one, the elevator lift, thanks so much, i cant wait to try it out on my next project! How did you come up with that idea? Are you currently working on a new contraption,

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  • Citadel Knex Ball Machine Elements - Instructions

    How did you build the 4 ball wheel lift from 1 minute into the video

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