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Short Start Arm Lift: a knex ball machine lift
« on: February 16, 2016, 05:57:04 am »
Short Start Arm Lift: a knex ball machine lift
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This is the first of 3 new lifts in our k'nex ball machine Impossible. This lift is like a regular arm lift, but it is unique in that the start path is very short, meaning it uses less pieces and takes less space. 
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Re: Short Start Arm Lift: a knex ball machine lift
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 02:10:53 pm »
Cool, I like the design but doesn't it still take up the same space? I mean sure the start path is shorter but the arm still means you cant have any paths going across it?

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Re: Short Start Arm Lift: a knex ball machine lift
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 01:06:40 pm »
saw it on youtube and it looks like a great idea! :)
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Re: Short Start Arm Lift: a knex ball machine lift
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 02:34:09 pm »
Nice lift! You should maybe embed a video, though :P

Cool, I like the design but doesn't it still take up the same space? I mean sure the start path is shorter but the arm still means you cant have any paths going across it?
I think he means the entry path being short?
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Re: Short Start Arm Lift: a knex ball machine lift
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 03:18:16 pm »
Yh but even if the entry path is short it doesn't really save any space because the arm will still take up basically all of the space? I assume to space save was the aim of this lift?

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Re: Short Start Arm Lift: a knex ball machine lift
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 03:48:58 pm »
Thinking of making a new ball machine soon, I'd love to use this! ;D
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Re: Short Start Arm Lift: a knex ball machine lift
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2016, 03:48:57 pm »
Yh but even if the entry path is short it doesn't really save any space because the arm will still take up basically all of the space? I assume to space save was the aim of this lift?


you've got a point. yeah, the arm does take up quite a bit of space, but that's the thing with arm lifts (unless you're austron and you came up with this:
). they take up space, and there's not really anything you can do about it. There may be a way to have a hinged piece of pathing that, when the arm pushes it, moves up and lets the arm pass safely and falls back down. just a thought. :)



Nice lift! You should maybe embed a video, though :P

oh, yeah... duh! right on it!

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