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.

[via Dave Banks]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

  • Max Isom


  • John

    Yes, I looked, yes it’s cool – but what a sad waste of time…

    • John Baichtal

      Versus what, watching TV or something? I think it’s an amazing use of time!

  • DM

    Hey , that looks soo awesome. Where/how did you get the pieces/sets/parts, how do I get them, i’d like to build something like that one day