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Other Discussions / Mega Maker
« on: July 19, 2017, 04:20:28 pm »
For all you nerds out there who don't have a Wii U, or if you do, don't have super mario maker, there's a FREE PC game that's basically the same, only based off Mega Man!! You heard that right, 100% FREE!! And it's super light (runs on my 10 yr old PC with no hitches what.so.ever. If you don't know anything about mega man, no prob! I don't know anything about it either, but it's still heck of fun!

Here's how you can get it: Go to this link: https://mega-maker.com/download.html

and  extract it with WinRAR or similar extractor. This game only works with windows though, sorry mac/linux users (although for the latter I bet you could hack it somehow :D )

Create an account and there you go!


Once you get the game:

I have arranged a little challenge for everybody on kf:

Make your best level (either totally trolly or totally epic), and post the name in the  reply section below for others to play! Then we can vote on which level we think is the best!


I'll start: I made a level a couple days ago (kinda sucks because the game is still so new), but it's called Bad Bad Portals (there are two of them, one is an updated, larger version but they're both made by me). Good luck! =D

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Ball Machines, Lifts and Elements / K'nex Ball Machine Impossible
« on: March 21, 2017, 12:30:14 am »
K'nex Ball Machine Impossible
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Hi there!
After 10 months of work, we're proud to present you our biggest k'nex ball machine: Impossible! This is by far our biggest k'nex ball machine ever, and has: 13 paths, 7 lifts divided into 2 networks. The whole thing runs on 2 motors, but a 3rd is necessary for an element. It is kind of confusing how the lifts are divided, so I'll tell you how it works. The first motor runs the top 2 arm lifts, and the wheel lift in network 1, and the chain lift in network 2. The second motor runs the first and second lift in network 2, the bottom arm lift in network 1, and the separator for network 1.
Some stats:
Height: 2.31 meters (7' 7'')
With and depth: 91 cm (3')
Number of pieces: 21,727
Number of balls: 20
Number of motors: 3
If you have any questions/comments, feel free to leave a comment or PM us.
This instructable is now an entry in the "Make it Move" contest. If you feel like it, would you vote for it? It would be much appreciated.
Thanks for watching/looking!
www139
Instructions for the new elements: https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-ball-machine-Impossible-elements/
Instructions for the separator: https://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Separator-a-Knex-Ball-Machine-Separator/
Instructions for the first new lift: https://www.instructables.com/id/Short-Start-Arm-Lift-a-Knex-Ball-Machine-Lift/
Instructions for the second new lift: https://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Push-Lift-a-Knex-Ball-Machine-Lift/
Instructions for the third new lift: https://www.instructables.com/id/Versatile-Chainsaw-Lift-a-Knex-Ball-Machine-Lift/


Took quite a while to get this over to kf...no idea why...maybe I'm just lazy... *yawn*

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General Knex Discussion / Good eBay deals for k'nex pieces!
« on: March 05, 2017, 06:51:18 pm »
Post any good deals for k'nex pieces that you've found if you can't get them! Because everybody loves more k'nex pieces!

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Forum Games / Change one letter!
« on: March 05, 2017, 02:18:13 am »
Okay, I know there are a lot of words in the english language, but how many can be created by only changing one letter?! Okay, here's an example.

bird (has 4 letters)
bid (has 3 letters, one letter changed)
bide (has 4 letters, but only one letter changed)

You can either remove, add or replace one letter, so choose what you change wisely!

I'll start us off!

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Okay, that was a joke.

Here's the real thing. We'll start with the word
meal
.

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I have recently had a hard time coming up with new lifts and elements (like...forever), and I thought it would be a good idea to ask the community here on KF if they had any ideas, so that if they did but didn't have the pieces to do it I could make it and give them half credit for it. Sounds cool? Post your ideas below! BTW, this isn't just for me; You see an idea listed here, go ahead and grab it and use it for yourself! :D

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General Knex Discussion / Let's make k'nex big again!
« on: October 27, 2016, 08:02:22 pm »
Hey there!
  I was recently surfing on YouTube, and came across some of the old ball machines from 2008-2009. You know, the golden age of knex (at least in my opinion). I am continuously inspired by how complex, and just sheerly amazing they are. That got me thinking: you know how a meme is huge (John Cena, Rick rolling, etc.), But after a while it becomes the past? I feel like that is starting to happen with knex. I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way. There are still a lot of awesome knex builds, just not as many people building them. I just feel as though it's time to, as a group, step up our game, myself included. Make collaborations and big releases, and if it's your first and you don't have as many pieces as other builders, make it the best you can. Share your builds on social media (Facebook, Google+, etc.), and just get the word out there! Maybe it'll inspire the next age of knex builders to come to be. Don't let knex die!!

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Introduce Yourself / Hey! Sorry it's coming late...
« on: October 27, 2016, 04:40:46 am »
...I just recently started digging around the forums. I joined this site about a year ago (I'm too lazy to check when exactly)
  My brother and I share this account, but I'm more active on here. So, without any further ado, I'll introduce myself to you guys!
  I'm 15 years old, and, so you all can relate to me,  I made more of the recent builds (the foosball table is my biggest solo build). I am a freshman in highschool this year. Now you might be thinking, he's a little old...! I was held back a year in kindergarten because my birthday is in October. And this has really gotten personal! :P

  I live in California in a smallish town that you probably don't know of. I'll just say it's about 2hrs driving time from San Francisco. You can look it up in your own time/send me a private message and ask me. :)

I like k'nex, computers, and building computers. I used to love Lego before k'nex came into my life, but I still find time to dig into those tubs of bricks every once in a while.

Some random facts about me!
  My favorite day: Friday
  My favorite time of the day: lunch
  Favorite pastime: knex, computers, hanging out      with my brothers, replying to forums on KF.

  Favorite movie: Star Wars (the whole original trilogy, and TFA)
 
I'll keep you all posted on new builds (none are happening so far, but a new one may be coming within the next couple months, fingers crossed!)

Any questions? Well that's what this is for! Ask away! :D

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Site Feedback and Questions / Preloading images
« on: October 26, 2016, 07:49:23 pm »
Hey! I love this site! It is so intuitive and just looks and works great! I have looked at quite a few instructions, and I think this is something 'ibles does right: Would it be possible to preload the images for the instruction? Say, it loads the first step completely and then after the first step is loaded, you use AJAX to load in the rest of the images. That would also remove the need for a page reload every time you access the next step, as well as removing wait time while the image loads so you can look at it without waiting for it to load. What do you think? :)

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Forum Games / Add one word
« on: October 24, 2016, 09:36:04 pm »
Hello! Let me explain what I'm going for (if you don't understand from the title...)

Basically, you add one word to the previous post. So, say I said, "A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". You could say "A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The..." and so on. Each post adds one word until you have a really long post!

Rules:
  New paragraphs ARE allowed!
  Repeats are NOT allowed
  If somebody says something that doesn't make sense, downvote the comment!

I'll start us off:
  My

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Ball Machines, Lifts and Elements / k'nex ball machine Impossible elements
« on: September 13, 2016, 06:14:33 pm »
k'nex ball machine Impossible elements
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Hello! Here are the instructions for the new elements in our knex ball machine Impossible. If you want to build one of these elements, follow the pictures and image notes. They will help you a lot! Have fun building!

Special thanks to sorunome; this wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him!

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Misc / K'nex foosball table
« on: March 27, 2016, 07:06:21 am »
K'nex foosball table
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Hey there! This is a foosball table that I made. I thought, after counting the pieces, that it wouldn't be that much of a stretch to make instructions for it, so without further ado, here they are!

We'll start with the video:

The Video:


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Compact separator: a k'nex ball machine separator
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This is the new separator featured in our k'nex ball machine Impossible. This separator has some inspiration from Thibault Art's ball machine route 66 at 7:30. This separator is very compact (hence its name), as it is only a blue rod high. You can put multiple separators in succession to separate multiple paths, or just use one.
  Either way, have fun building! Be sure to look at the image notes. They'll help you a lot.

The video:

here, take a look at the video so you can see what you'll be making.

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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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Spinning Push Lift: a k'nex ball machine lift
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This is the second of 3 new lifts on our knex ball machine Impossible. This lift has an arm that spins around and pushes the balls up 2 flexi rods. I know you may be thinking, "That looks a lot like Sandroknexmaster's lift Sliding Arm Lift (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hahONKdTg-o), but we actually came up with it before Elysium. You can see it in the preview for our ball machine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_ry5_5lIjg). You can see the gearing that makes it spin in the beginning of the video and other places of the video.

Instructions will be on knexflux and instructables, but the instructable will come when the knex contest opens up this year.

Thanks for watching/building!

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versatile chainsaw lift: a knex ball machine lift
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This is the third of three new lifts from our knex ball machine ImpossibleThis lift is very versatile (hence it's name) because you can make it go straight up, flat, or even upside down! If you build this lift, make sure to follow the image notes! They will be very helpful! If you have any problems, feel free to comment or PM us. We'll try to answer any questions or reply to any comments within 48 hours. 
Have fun building!

The Video



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