K’nex: Trick Flip-Flops Ball Machine Element Instructable

I made another ball machine element and an Instructable for it.  I call the ball machine element Trick Flip-Flops.  It looks like an element containing normal flip-flops. However, I call it Trick Flip-Flops because the flip-flops are weighted on one side and go back into place once triggered by a ball.

Sorry there is no video.  I just couldn’t get the element to stand up on its own for a video.  It will be in my next ball machine, though.  You can see it in action then.

 

Below is the picture and link to the Instructable.

Trick Flip-Flops Ball Machine Element Instructable

 

Trick Flip-Flops

-Knextus

Spacerail: Poleopolis

I built another of my own design Spacerail ball machines.  I call it Poleopolis because it has so many poles.  It contains my new dumper element.  I built my dumper element with my dad, and it is made out of wood and metal.  It takes 3 balls to tip the mobile track. See image below.

Dumper Element

For this Spacerail ball machine, I did something I have never done before: horizontal poles!  Below are the pictures of the two horizontal poles in this ball machine.

Horizontal Pole 2

Horizontal Pole 1

Below are more pictures of Poleopolis, and its video.

Front, Ground View

Front, Regular View

Top View

Back, Regular View

Back, Ground View

-Knextus

Spacerail: 232-Ultimate

I built yet another of my own design Spacerail ball machines. I call it 232-Ultimate.  This time it has three Networks and four Tracks.  It was so big I had to put it on a board to carry it.  Below are the pictures and video.

Front, Regular View

Front, Ground View

Back, Ground View

Back, Regular View

Top View

Note: I made a mistake in my video.  The second time the text Network 2 appears it is really supposed to say Network 3.

 

Sorry I haven’t been posting about my K’nex ball machines.  I have just been so busy with other projects.  Hopefully I will post about Grid Tower and Grid Machine soon.  I am still filming and editing Grid Machine’s video.  It takes it a lot longer to film and edit K’nex ball machine videos than Spacerail ball machine videos.

 

-Knextus