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Knex Ball Machine - Splat Answered

This is a small ball machine that I made while I was sitting in my bedroom thinking about my childhood. I was origionally going to post it, but it didn't quite turn out the way I intended. Its small, and is fun to show to guests and whatnot.

For those wondering about the name, me and my buddy had just finished editing the video. I realised that I needed a name for it, and just that moment my buddy's bird puked on my head, making a splat sort of sound. Presto, the name splat.

Since the video wasn't going to be anything special, I put it to ragtime music and aged it accordingly.

Hope you like it!



I've counted the pieces. Just for the heck of it, I'll run a little contest to see who can guess closest to the real number. The prize is a virtual high five and cookie. Closes on Friday.

Updated - Winners!

The correct answer is... (drum roll)... 1749! This means that cj81499 is the clear winner, being off by only 14 pieces! Good job, and congratulations! Thanks for guessing everyone.


if i make this can i post it (and of corse giving credit to you)

How many balls do you have? I have 5.

I have 4!!! (Yeh i know im a year late i just couldn't resist)

Where do you ever buy all that balls? exept the 'new' balls, I have only 4 of them!

eBay. :-) I hate the new balls, lol. I have around 9 of them, and I never use them.

Actually I have 30, but I never use the 9 balls from Motorized Madness and Big Air Ball Tower.

No human being can possibly have 10 balls, let alone 5! lolz Im playing =P

I have 7........ But i don't use 2 of them...............(I think you know why! lol)

Could you make instructions for it

I have 27 balls


8 years ago

ive only got 3 ; ( LOLZ!

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol


~p.s. i wasn't kidding about the ball thing.

you just won a valuable prize!!!. 5 stars on your next 5 instructables!!!!!!!!

~batteries not included~

How much chain do you have