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New Knex Ball Machine
« on: May 13, 2016, 01:52:31 pm »
Hi All,

Decided to create a topic, for progress of my yet untilted 2016 Ball Machine.

There is a preview video here:



Currently has 4 networks, with 3 more planned.
When finished will have 32 paths.
Build time July 2015 - Present.
Estimated pieces so far: 40,000

It currently has 5 new sorting mechanisims.
6 New lifts.

here is a link to the photo album:

http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/smunt93/profile/

Any questions just ask :D

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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 11:48:24 pm »
That thing is quite big, nice! :o
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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 10:53:59 am »
Looking great :D
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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 01:45:53 pm »
Latest preview video!


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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 06:06:26 pm »
Latest preview video!


That is seriously looking extremely impressive! Much better than my BM's XD I'm excited to see where this goes :D
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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 07:34:35 am »
Looks great. Rotating tower is especially eye-catching!

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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2016, 01:00:54 pm »
That rotating tower does look super-awesome indeed!
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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2016, 03:03:19 pm »
Cheers guys!

I will try and upload a more detailed preview video of the rotating lift. Its taken me 3 iterations and 5 years to get it near-perfect! :D

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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 07:02:14 pm »
Here is a better video of just the rotating lift!


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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2016, 10:17:02 pm »
looking quite awesome!

I have a question concerning the exit: how do you make sure the ball always lands on the track, i couldn't spot a gare mechanism, but maybe I missed it?
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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2016, 11:06:39 pm »
I guess you mean at the top?  There is a rail that stops the ball falling off between the 4 exits currently, (although in theory could be as much as 20 exits). It uses orange Flexi rods, its a little bit hard to see the contrast in the video.

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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2016, 11:22:24 pm »
Mostly impressive!
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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2016, 11:25:06 pm »
I guess you mean at the top?  There is a rail that stops the ball falling off between the 4 exits currently, (although in theory could be as much as 20 exits). It uses orange Flexi rods, its a little bit hard to see the contrast in the video.
Ah, yes, I did mean at the top, that makes sence ^.^
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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2016, 05:21:17 pm »
Apologies for the lack of progress! But im nearly finished.

I have 4 paths left to finish!

Looking like its going to have 13 lifts, 29 tracks, plus 4 sub tracks. All arranged over 4 networks.  :D


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Re: New Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2016, 05:46:58 pm »
That looks like one huge machine, nice job!
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