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Everest - The worlds tallest freestanding knex ball machine
« on: April 21, 2012, 06:01:48 am »
Making a new ball machine...
And please help me with the name!
I have no idea how to call it.
And yes, as far as I know it is the world record on freestanding knex ball machines......

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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 07:07:37 am »
it doesn't really do anything, does it? since there are no paths or machines or anything, it just drops down ö

but it is huge

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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 01:57:58 pm »
That is really high. How do you keep it from falling over when there's wind?
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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 03:16:07 pm »
1st in these pictures i just made the tower yet, am still working on more.
2nd it will end in the (hopfully) worlds largest knex ball machine looping :D
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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 03:28:59 pm »
Man. It's tall. Hope you get a world record with this. Or at least media attention.

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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 03:30:31 pm »
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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 03:34:55 pm »
I probably won't get media attention, knex usually doesn't.

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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 03:41:34 pm »
I probably won't get media attention, knex usually doesn't.
Unless you make a house 1:1 scale, yeah.

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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 03:38:25 am »
And...does anyone have an idea how to call it?

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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 09:50:04 am »
Lol wow that is nice outside now. XD However isn't it a bit risky with winds? ???

Also are you still working on your other machine?

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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2012, 09:54:52 am »
My other ball machine is finished, I'll upload the vid on Friday.
And I have of the new ball machine everything in modules in my room....5 towers + the track i'm building atm... D:
EDIT: And wind is very much a problem as it doesn't have a high surface.
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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2012, 08:45:32 am »
Ok, I decided to make some pics of all the towers standing in my room.... http://goo.gl/DMbbg
EVERYTHING out of knex you see lying around will be used for it.....well, i hope i'll not forget what will go where xD

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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2012, 08:56:44 am »
It is just when it's finished a ball tower with one path.

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Re: Tall knex ball machine
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2012, 02:20:50 pm »
That's one of the longest URL I seen O.O

Anyway looks nice. :D I hope to see it in action soon. :)