Clockwork - K'nex Ball Machine





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Published on Sep 13, 2012

This is Clockwork, my fifth major K'nex ball machine, and my largest and most complex K'nex structure to date. It took 8 months to build, has over 40,000 pieces, over 450 feet of track, 21 different paths, 8 motors, 5 lifts, and a one-of-a-kind computer-controlled crane, as well as two computer-controlled illuminated K'nex balls.

As requested, here is a raw video of the machine with the original sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk8dr5...

Also, a video of the machine running at night with the LED balls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY9BSh...

Since people have been asking about the music, it is an original composition I wrote specifically for this machine and this video. You can find it here: http://soundcloud.com/austron/clockwork

Interactive 3D panorama of the machine: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=8...

Long exposure of the machine running at night: http://i.imgur.com/76ZGv.jpg

For more videos of specific details of the machine, as well as construction history, visit my channel!

If you have any questions, send me a private message or email me at AustronKnex@gmail.com

Comments • 3,683

This is Austron. I am just writing a comment from my secondary YouTube channel because I have no idea how to find new comments in my inbox with this new flawlessly designed and totally perfect YouTube layout made by a group of very handsome and proficient web designers. If you can read this, please send help! I have been wandering aimlessly around the new interface for weeks now and am running low on food and water. Please feed my cat and pick up my mail...
Hello Austron. Don't worry, help is on the way. My highly trained Paul helped me track down your comment. The cat ate the mail, so that all kinda worked out I guess. 
The Zecromancer
4:58: Samus?
fo shizzle
I have never had a bucketlist before, up until now. This is probably the most extraordinairy, amazing, mindwlowing and simply awesome thing I have ever seen. Well done sir, you just won the internet
Jayne Horswill
I come here just as much for the music as the K'nex. I have it on my iPod, it's beautiful.
Mister Ketl
Impressive... I didn't know Windows 8 already existed back then. 4:22
I was running the developer preview back then, it was officially released about a month and a half after I made this video.
BigBad PlushMovies
I watched this video a long time ago and this absolutely mind blowing to see this architecture in a small room well done
I just stick with music lmao
Jim Big
Can't pay your rent? Can't pay your property taxes? You're evicted! and take your machine with you. And BTW you must pay in corporate script known as Federal Reserve Notes. Stop spending your time like this and start slavin'.
Brian Ford
I hope you bear a son.
Matthew Webster
I've seen that build. Tight!
Dazington F
This is amazing. One of the best things I've ever seen on Youtube. Great work.
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