This group is for people who love ball machines
Posted by dance1212 10 years ago
Hi guys! Im gonna make 5 mini ball machines!! i will make them and you will decide on the winner They will be mini!! so dont go off thinking they're gonna be like shadowman's awesome bm's I'll make\post the first one today or tommorow -megametal8
Posted by MegaMetal8 8 years ago
Programmer for an art project? I can give you an excellent opportunity to learn some things about insect detectors, and to challenge your creativity! I need a some help from a programmer/ technical person for my art project (immediately)- Short about the project: The Project is planned for the end exam exhibition at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, June/ July 2008, but might also be shown at later occasions. The work is an installation with video projections, machines and live insects. A box is located on the top of a pedestal. The box contains crane flies, which will be seen through a small window. The crane fly's movements are intercepted by sensors which translates the movements to commands for a machine. The walls in the room are covered by video projections. By means of wires, the machine can move around in the whole room. Technically what I need is: Through an actometer (insect movement detector) the electric impulses created by the movement of the insects, can be viewed in a software on a computer. What i need to do is to use the graph of movements in the software to send output commands to a machine (made by me, controlled by Remote controlls). I am not sure of how this can be done in the best way possible, but I have some suggestions which I can explain more precisely later on. I am looking for someone who have knowledge in terms of programming, and could be able to come up with a good solution, as well as maybe collaborating/ helping me out with my project. Please let me know if you are interested, know someone or know where I should go to meet the right people here in amsterdam. All answers are appreciated! Thank you in advance Andrea
Posted by andamiranda 10 years ago
A knex ball machine contest. there will be 3 types of ball machines there is smallest ball machine, most ball machine elements, and biggest ball machine. submit an instructable and i will anounce the winners. when we have enough knexers submit thier instructables. the 3 winners will get a sub from me;)
Posted by cupcake43 8 years ago
Can someone post an instructable on how to build a DIY brick making machine or DIY compressed brick making machine? Cheers!
Posted by rickyt 4 years ago
Any ideas or instructables for an inexpensive machine gun?
Posted by wdelisle 7 years ago
Here's a movie of a gorgeous, useless marble moving machine. Check out the guy's marble machine website as well; he's got a lot of discussion about raising marbles and making marble movement machines. He has built several others as well but this was my favorite, probably because of the lovely wooden musical noises created by the falling marbles.
Posted by rachel 10 years ago
I have a request for a knex machine gun that works sort of like a real machine gun. The bullets (barrels on the chain) fire and when the ammo leaves the barrel, something happens to move the chan around. Any suggestions? Maybe someone could try this and build a whole new class of machine guns!
Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago
Posted by La Tour Rouge 7 years ago
Just had this idea, and in a flurry of building, I have a prototype. It's a knex machine that plays the xylophone. Right now, it can only play five notes eight times. I am hoping to increase this. In the photo, the machine is rigged to play the opening of the Imperial March :D
Posted by DRADIS 10 years ago
Which is more popular on Instructables.com: K'NEX guns, or K'NEX ball machines? Please post your opinions below. (Note: Credit for the ball machine picture goes to sandroknexmaster, and partial credit goes to dr. richtofen for the gun)
Posted by The Knex Inventor 2 years ago
I've noticed that there has been a recent rise of ball machines being made by the k'nexers. I think this is great. I personally love ball machines and have made 4 of them. I am currently working on a 5th one which is approximately 170 cm. or 67 inches tall. It has 4 paths so far. Comment if you are currently building or planning a ball machine.
Posted by jollex 9 years ago
This is the second ball machine I made. I did not post my first one because it was 2 feet tall and had only one path. I am still pretty much a beginner at making ball machines. I am not going to post this because pretty much everthing is from from Darth Trainman's instructables How To Make A Ball Machine and The Ultimate Guide to K'nex Ball Machine Elements. I have made a video and posted it on photobucket and YouTube.
Posted by jollex 10 years ago
My eldest sent me this very satisfying seven minutes of engineering: Enjoy...
Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago
These are all of my Knex ball machines. I got interested in building them in 2007, when I built my first working ball machine, the Spiral Plunge. I thought I'd add my earlier machines, which were built before the Death Trap. Some of their pictures are below, but not all of them. The rest can be viewed here: www.knexforum.com/members/shadowman/albums/my-knex-ball-machines-before-death-trap/ I also have videos of them right here: www.youtube.com/user/39Shadowman#grid/user/8324FF1BE969C097 Here's the ball machines that I have videos for: Here's my official gallery of these machines. Click here to see more videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/39Shadowman
Posted by Shadowman39 9 years ago
Here is Atlantis, my knex ball machine. This machine has new layouts and designs not yet seen in ball machines of its size. Atlantis will only have one lift and four paths, this ball machine is mainly made for its looks. This ball machine is built on a 5X5 red rod base with 5X5 red rod walls that are slanted. This machine has two finished paths, one is almost complete, and one that has not been started. Some of the elements can be seen from the pictures. Im currently out of pieces, and wont be getting more for a long time, so Atlantis may not be standing for long. This ball machine has been in progress for months now. Tell me what you think!
Posted by DELETED_Blue Mullet 2 3 years ago
What can I turn my old GE digital answering machine into? Just curious, if anyone has any ideas or has done anything with it?
Posted by antonzedd 9 years ago
Instructables K'NEX Community, The reason I am posting this forum topic, is that I have not had much experience making K'NEX ball machines, and would like to know how YOU design YOUR K'NEX ball machines. Please post your responses below. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks!, -The Knex Inventor (Note: Credit for the ball machine picture goes to Kairah)
Posted by The Knex Inventor 2 years ago
I have been trying to find a reasonably priced milling machine but also trying to find one that doesn't charge two times the price of the machine in shipping costs. I have been looking on Craigslist for the past six months and haven't seen anything. I am in Seattle, WA. Does anyone have any ideas of where I should look?
Posted by tranoxx 5 years ago
Hello, Does anyone know of a clear casting resin that when cured is also machinable? I have an idea for a project that involves encasing objects in resin and then using power tools, milling machines, lathes, etc. to partially expose the object by cutting though it and the casting. Any thoughts on what resin to use and where it can be purchased? Thanks!
Posted by WaffleM 4 years ago