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Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« on: August 03, 2014, 07:26:07 pm »
Dysphoria - a knex ball machine


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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball machine
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 07:30:16 pm »
Whoa nice. :D
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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 08:02:26 pm »
I see where you get the name. Also that with what Streetwalrus said.
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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 08:07:37 pm »
Whoa nice. :D
thanks!
I see where you get the name. Also that with what Streetwalrus said.
I try to find positive names for my ball machines :P And thanks :3

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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 04:20:20 am »
How do that many KNex get lifted up simultaneously without some pieces snapping under the weight? O.O

Nice by the way :D, I like how it managed to get the ball to the top :D
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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 04:25:08 am »
How do that many KNex get lifted up simultaneously without some pieces snapping under the weight? O.O
Counter weights can do some nice magic :)
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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 02:21:17 am »
I guess counter weights can help indeed. I was just kinda worried that at one point or another one piece could bend more easily :P


Also how much batteries does this use and how long do they last? :P
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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 06:59:32 am »
Plug-in motors :P

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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014, 12:52:16 pm »
You use car motors? O.O
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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 03:12:20 pm »
Knex motors are just simple 3V CD motors. You can easily just cut the cord connecting them to the battery container and connect them to any 3V DC power source instead.
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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2014, 08:20:13 am »
I can't wait to see what you are going to do with it more o.o Have you ever experimented with making as machine controlled by a calculator like through the IO port? That's something I wanted to do when I had enough stuff!

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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2014, 10:41:29 am »
Knex motors are just simple 3V CD motors. You can easily just cut the cord connecting them to the battery container and connect them to any 3V DC power source instead.
They also have 12V motors, which I am using in that lift

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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2014, 12:40:34 pm »
I can't wait to see what you are going to do with it more o.o Have you ever experimented with making as machine controlled by a calculator like through the IO port? That's something I wanted to do when I had enough stuff!
that would be cool actually, plus perhaps it could make it on Omni front page news easier with calc-related stuff :P
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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2014, 10:17:24 pm »
That looks amazing....
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Re: Dysphoria, a Knex Ball Machine
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2014, 01:02:35 pm »
Ok, this wasn't exactly easy to make.



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