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My Knex Ball Machines Answered

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



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Sorunome

7 years ago

Catacyclysm isn't in! :(

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Shadowman39Sorunome

Reply 7 years ago

After I saw your comment I did. I forgot about this topic, lol.

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gerrits13

8 years ago

post instructions on the big arm lift on wipeout

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Shadowman39gerrits13

Reply 8 years ago

I can't, I took that apart a long time ago. I didn't get much pictures of it, so I can't recreate it like I did with the other lifts.

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Tornado96Shadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

You could make a newer and stronger version of it.

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Shadowman39Tornado96

Reply 8 years ago

Arms that big are hard to make strong, unless they go slower.

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Tornado96Shadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

Not really. I've made arms over 25 blues long and I just had to gear down a classic motor by one yellow gear.

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headshothoncho

8 years ago

how does the chain drop the ball on the top of the diffusion? i dont get it, cause i wanna make one too :)

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Shadowman39headshothoncho

Reply 8 years ago

A dark gray connector connected to the chain pushes the ball out. Here's a picture of the top. It's hard to see, but the ball holder is in the top right corner.

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headshothonchoShadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

so, if i get it right, you have a blue rod with the to oranges on it, but where is the drak gray con then, cause i cant spot it :)

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Shadowman39

8 years ago

I added some more machines. :-)

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KnexFreek

8 years ago

HOLY SHI#$@$#%@&$#@%&*()*&%$#%&*()_(*&%$#@%&*()_+(*&%$#@$%&*()_(*&%$#@%&*()_+)(*&%$#@$%&*()*&%$#@$%&*()_+(*&%$#@%&*()_)(*&%$#@$%&*()_+)(*&%$#@!$%&*()_+)(*&%$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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knexguyKnexFreek

Reply 8 years ago

Because you don't look cool, you look like you had a seisure on the keyboard.

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KnexFreekShadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

really??? btw i meant it in a good way!! i really like them

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Shadowman39KnexFreek

Reply 8 years ago

It was funny when knexguy said "you look like you had a seisure on the keyboard." I'm glad you like my machines :-)

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KnexFreekknexguy

Reply 8 years ago

wow thanks... :( i just thought the ball machines were awsome. :(

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KnexFreekknexguy

Reply 8 years ago

well i thought they were more than awesome and i wrote what i wrote cause i just wanted to no harm meant

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The_Lost_Carrot

9 years ago

truely amazing makes trainman look like a noob

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fishhsifboy

9 years ago

amazing i like the death trap and wipe out most u should make an instructable of some of ur elements?? please??

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Serial-Cricket

9 years ago

These all blew me away. I think The Death Trap and The CHAOS are tied. They're really good. You should be very proud of yourself. Fived and Subscribed.

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Darth Trainman

9 years ago

I agree, these are all better than mine.

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Killer~SafeCracker

9 years ago

I think Wipe Out is the best. Do you still have it??

i agree wipeout has loads of new innovative elements like the spiral lift (0:40)and the step things(1:30)

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

someone should link trainy to this just to see his face melt.

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

I wonder what trainman would say....face successfully melted btw.

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DJ RadioKiller~SafeCracker

Reply 9 years ago

I doubt that. chaos is just as good, if not better, than the first ball machine picture.

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Killer~SafeCrackerDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

The one called wipe out is by far better then chaos. IT has ten paths. How many does chaos have??