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By using strings you would make it easier to connect the wheel to the rod that goes through the middle.
How will you power it?

Project Progress / Re: I am making a new knex chain ball lift.
« on: February 14, 2020, 05:20:58 am »
How steep can it go?

Project Ideas and Help / Re: Building a Message Mover
« on: January 31, 2020, 04:58:02 am »
Here is a complete list of lifts that we (people on this forum) have made:

If you're looking for something easy, I would suggest the chain lift. It requires special chain pieces.

If you're looking for something interesting but sturdy, I would suggest a helix lift. It requires special tubing.

Another sturdy lift is the Up and Down Lift. I made a version with a much lower piece-count that I can share with you.

If you're looking for something aesthetic (but big) I would suggest a wheel/ring lift.

If your lift is only raising balls 2ft, I would suggest an arm lift.

Almost every lift requires the ball to start a few inches above the ground, so that the lift can reach underneath the ball.

How long do you plan to build it?

Project Ideas and Help / Re: Building a Message Mover
« on: January 28, 2020, 07:17:34 am »
Here is a simple track to build:

Here is a list of quirky elements that you can put in the track:
I'm not sure how friendly that guide is for new builders.

You can get inspiration by searching for "Knex ball machine" on Youtube.
If you have any specific designs you would like help with, we can help!

Project Ideas and Help / Re: Building a Message Mover
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:39:15 am »
You could build a rollercoaster track from one room to the other and attach the message to the rollercoasters?

You could build a ball track and put the message inside the ball?

General Knex Discussion / Re: i am looking for help
« on: January 25, 2020, 12:09:36 am »
Can you be more specific? What do you need help with?

Project Ideas and Help / Re: simple spiral/helix lift
« on: December 03, 2019, 11:40:23 pm »
Can you share the instructions here?

Edit: I took a couple pictures of my lift and uploaded them here:

Site Feedback and Questions / Re: banned?
« on: December 02, 2019, 10:49:18 pm »
Is this the video you're talking about? I've made a lift very similar to this and I could make instructions.

It's nice to see new people joining!

General Knex Discussion / Re: Pullback
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:01:11 am »
I made a pullback Ferris wheel in one of my ball machines.

General Knex Discussion / Re: When do you name your project?
« on: June 23, 2018, 03:45:34 am »
I'm at the point where I just number my projects. I can never think of a good name.

Have you ever bought knex on ebay and got a weird, torn, plastic bag filled with unusual wheels and other knex pieces which are the wrong colour and don't quite clip nicely to the rest of your knex? You'd find a red flexi-rod in those bags.

I like it, but the squeaking is so annoying.

Other Discussions / Re: Contest Suggestions
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:10:28 am »
My plane would probably crash every time it tries to land.

Project Progress / Re: Bottle Flipper Progress
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:10:08 am »
The ball lands on an arm. The counterweight of the arm contains a gear which can move.

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