Grid Machine Update

The ball machine I am currently working on is Grid Machine.  My nickname for Grid Machine is Machine of Tricks.  This is what it looks like so far:

Grid Machine So Far

Today, I added a lot of elements and pathing to Path 4.  One of the tracks looks impossible,  but it does work!   Below are some pictures of it.   I call it The Trick Swoop.   The arrows point to the track.

The Trick Swoop

The Trick Swoop (2)



A Short History of My Ball Machines

Updated 6/23/2014

I love to build K’nex ball machines, and I have been building them for a few years.  Here is a list of some that I have built.

  • Ball Machine in the Dining Room: Never Finished

Ball Machine in the Dining Room

  • Crazy Moment: Never Finished
  • Crazy Double: Finished. It was a combination of a Big Ball Factory set and a Trampoline Tower set.  I connected them with tubes from the Big Air Ball Tower set.
  • Trampoline Factory: Finished

Trampoline Factory


I think Ball Machine in the Dining Room was my tallest ball machine for around two years.   Then came Grid Machine which beat my record.  Grid Machine almost touches the ceiling.  The highest point on Grid Machine is 1 1/2 inches from the ceiling.





This is one of my K’nex ball machines.

I call it X-Tower because from the top, the main structure looks like an X.

It has 8 Paths: Path 1, Path 2, Path 3, Path 4, Path 5, Path 6, Path 7, and Path 8. It has 5 Networks: Network 1, Network 2, Network 3, Network 4, and Network 5.

Thanks to SandroKnexmaster and KneXtreme for their element designs.

Below is the video: