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Offline mathsboy314

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Ball machines that are quick to make
« on: November 02, 2017, 10:34:19 pm »
Occasionally my cousins (4yo and 8yo) come to visit and they want to build a ball machine with me. Usually they have to go home before we're done.
I was hoping someone could recommend a simple design that I could build with them in under two hours.

My design was one lift, two tracks, one element, and the whole thing was 3 red rods high. Maybe someone could also recommend the easiest lift and element to make?

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Re: Ball machines that are quick to make
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 11:06:19 pm »
Hmmm. I don't really know... Well here is the smallest elements and lifts that I can find on 'ibles:
https://www.instructables.com/id/In-and-Out-Spiral-a-Knex-Ball-Machine-Element/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Ball-Machine-Element-Tiny-Tilter/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Ball-Machine-Element-2/ (this one is a little big)
https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-ball-machine-scissor-arm-element/ (wait nvm that one is yours.  :P)
https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Ball-Machine-Element-ZigZagFall/
That is all the small elements I could find, but there might be more.
There aren't many small lifts at all on 'ibles. There is the Spinning Push lift (https://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Push-Lift-a-Knex-Ball-Machine-Lift/) But that is kinda big. Another one is Jump lift (https://www.instructables.com/id/Jump-Lift-a-knex-ball-machine-lift/) but I have made that one and it doesn't lift high, but it throws the ball far.
Hope I helped!  :)
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