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Cataclysm Knex Ball Machine-Update Answered

I finally finished the new lift system for Cataclysm! It uses two CyberKnex motors for the are to go up and back down. When the ball exits the arm, it pushes switches to push the arm back down and reset the mechanism.

Here's a video


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Tornado96

8 years ago

Here's a challenge for you. Try making a motorized tilted maze.

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Shadowman39Tornado96

Reply 8 years ago

I have lots of maze elements planned for this ball machine, and even a new kind of path separator.
But I don't want to give any of my ideas away (it'll be a surprise).

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Leigo AndreShadowman39

Reply 6 years ago

FRANKLY, IT'S 2011 WHEN I POSTED THIS COMMENT, AND I SAW YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEO, AND I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING.

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SorunomeShadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

What kindof knew path seperator do you want to do?

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knexpert#10829476

7 years ago

Can you make an instructable for the various switches and automatics used in this ball machine lift? I would like to apply your knowlege into my ball machines plus I like fidgety stuff like that.

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Mr. Muggle

8 years ago

Genius (tell me if I spelled that right, I'm dutch)

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SorunomeMr. Muggle

Reply 8 years ago

The smily is the wrong way around. You have to make it like this :-)

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Bartboy

8 years ago

LEGO TRAINS!

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Shadowman39Bartboy

Reply 8 years ago

It's fun to watch when it's going around the ball machine. ;-)

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BartboyShadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

I had like 700$ worth, but my basement flooded and it all got wrecked :(
INSURANCE CLAIMS FTW!

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Shadowman39Bartboy

Reply 8 years ago

That sucks! I'm glad I have all my Knex and Legos upstairs.

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BartboyShadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

But the insurance company was really nice. We got new carpets, drywall, and a bunch of other stuff. They gave us a spending limit of 25,000$.

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DJ RadioBartboy

Reply 8 years ago

I'll give you all my legos for 100 bucks.  I have a lot of legos, I started collecting them when I was 4, I stopped in 2005.

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BartboyDJ Radio

Reply 8 years ago

I'm 13, do you think I'd spend that on Legos? :P

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DJ RadioBartboy

Reply 8 years ago

My whole lego collection is worth over $1000 bucks in reality, and it comes with lots of discontinued parts.

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BartboyDJ Radio

Reply 8 years ago

Discontinued? I have a set from the 60s.

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DJ RadioBartboy

Reply 8 years ago

Wow.  But I have lots of old parts from the 90's. 

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BartboyDJ Radio

Reply 8 years ago

I mainly had 5 year old trains and 50 year old classic sets.

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DJ RadioBartboy

Reply 8 years ago

I remember my first Lego set... It was a truck and 2 racecars.  I thought you couldn't make the minifigures sit down so I took the legs off when I made the truck driver drive.

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Shadowman39DJ Radio

Reply 8 years ago

My first Lego set was a soccer set. I still have the minifigs and some of the other parts.

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Shadowman39Bartboy

Reply 8 years ago

That's good. Did you get your Legos back?

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Tornado96

8 years ago

Could you please make an instructable on how to make the lift system when your done it is awesome!!!!

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Shadowman39Tornado96

Reply 8 years ago

Hmm... I might. But it would be very hard to make instructions for it.

Don't get your hopes up, though.

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Tornado96Shadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

by the way I've just made a small ball machine with a few of my pieces and I'm working on the instructable right now. It has four paths and I hope you like it.


 

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Tornado96Shadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks! That coming from you is an honor. I'll tell you when the instructables ready

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Killer~SafeCracker

8 years ago

This looks great man. Are you planning on adding more tracks to it??

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smilee

8 years ago

Amazing! How long did it take you to build just the lift? I can't wait for the finished product!

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Shadowman39smilee

Reply 8 years ago

I began building the lift at the end of July.

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dutchwarlord

8 years ago

nice really nice
you one of the best knexers on this site (ball machine expert)