K'nex Automatically Reversing Elevator Lift (by Austron) Instructions

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K'nex Automatically Reversing Elevator Lift (by Austron) Instructions

So, here is finally instructions for an Austron's K'nex ball machine lift, it take me much time, so I don't know if I'll do it again. All the instructions are based on the Austron's video called "K'nex Automatically Reversing Lift". I will post soon(if I've enough time) an other instructions for an other Austron's lift...

Step 1: Pieces Count

You need all these pieces to build the lift :-)
If you don't have enough pieces or if you don't have a special piece, you can buy it on Knex.com or on KNEX User Group
Connectors : 894
dark grey : 59
grey : 10
red : 30
orange : 14
green : 44
yellow : 327
purple: 191
blue : 147
white : 72
Rods : 1515
green : 349
white : 315
blue : 366
yellow : 315
red : 132
grey : 27
dark : 6
pink : 5
Specials : 428
medium yellow gears : 6
medium red gears : 8
little blue gears : 2
big yellow gears : 2
white gears : 2
12 volts motors : 2
Y clips : 41
blue clips : 2
pink lock clips : 25
orange 3D clips : 2
chain parts : 168
big wheel (dark part) : 12
big wheel (grey part) : 15
blue spacers : 130
grey spacers : 10
balls : at least 1
TOTAL : 2837

Step 2: The Bottom (part 1)

Let's start with the first tower of the bottom.

Step 3: The Bottom (part 2)

Now the second tower of the bottom

Step 4: The Bottom (part 3)

The last part of the bottom ;-)

Step 5: The Waiter

An important part of the lift...

Step 6: The Entrance Path

Step 7: The Elevator (part 1)

Watch out to the wheel's position !!!

Step 8: The Elevator (part 2)

Step 9: The Towers

You can make it higher if you want to make a bigger lift. Don't forget to make the chain longer :-)

Step 10: The Gear Box (part 1)

Here is the beast ^^

Step 11: The Gear Box (part 2)

This step is looking exactly like the previous, but watch out ! Everything is reversed !!!

Step 12: The Gear Box (part 3)

almost there...

Step 13: The Gear Box (part 4)

You finished the hardest part :-)

Step 14: The Rails

Step 15: Attach the Chain

Be careful, the 2 chain must be exactly in the same position !!!

Step 16: The Exit Path

Step 17: The Counter Weight

Do some test to ajust the wire's length :-)

Step 18: Well Done !

If something went wrong, be sure that everything is well attached and that you don't missed anything in the instructions.
Big thanks to Austron :-D (original author of this lift)