The Corkscrew | a K'nex Ball Machine Lift

About: Excuse the cringe in my old instructables, I was 14.

Hello! I'm back with another K'nex creation, this time it's a lift! It was featured in 3XODUS and was the second lift. It has taken me so long to get round to doing this because I have had to neaten it up and make it work reliably. (And procrastination got in the way a bit...) Anyway, you want to build it? Well, let's go!

Step 1: Piece Count

Rods: 177

Green - 85 (May be off slightly)

White - 17

Blue - 27

Yellow - 7

Red - 30

Grey - 11

Connectors: 150

1 Slot - 12

2 Slot (Orange) - 3

3 Slot - 24

4 Slot - 11

5 Slot - 35

8 Slot - 21

7 Slot 3D - 23

4 Slot 3D - 21

Miscellaneous: 43

Metallic Blue Clip - 14

Tan Clip - 1

Blue Spacer - 4

Grey Spacer - 23

Motor (Remote controlled small motor) - 1

Total - 370 Pieces

Step 2: The Frame

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Step 3: The Exit

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Step 4: The Entrance

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Step 5: The Path

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Step 6: The Motor

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Step 7: The Corkscrew

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Step 8: Finished!

You made it, well done! Please tell me what you think of it down in the comments! Subscribe for more 'ibles like this :) Favorite and share but more importantly, have a great day!

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    34 Discussions

    My argus failed. My second attempt was okay, but I realised that it just wouldn't work in the end. :/ here's a picture if the internals

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    It doesn't have to be shell ejecting :) I'm going to have a second attempt. The stock will be hard to make it sturdy.

    Wait! I have an idea, why don't we just do a collaboration on it together! Does it sound good? If so, we should use email, that is all I really have.