Introduction: Cardboard Motorized Car

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In this instructable i will be teaching you how to make a small motor powered car made of k'nex, cardboard and a few other supplies.

Step 1: Supplies

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You will need...

-1 7x7 inch piece of cardboard
-2 2x2 inch cardboard circles
-2 lego wheels
-3 inch skewer
- a k'nex motor
- a k'nex stick that would fit in the motor
- gorilla glue (or any glue)
- gorilla tape (or any tape)
- and something to keep the cardboard circles from falling out (i used k'nex pieces)

Step 2: Gluing the Motor to the Cardboard

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Now you'll need the 7x7 inch piece of cardboard, the motor, the skewer, the k'nex stick, and the gorilla glue.

Take the cardboard and put the glue all over it then put the motor in it with the "on switch" facing up. (You can also tape the motor to the cardboard.)

Then put the k'nex stick through the cardboard and the hole in the motor, then put the skewer on through the front.

Step 3: Putting on the Wheels

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Now you need the motor that is already glued to the cardboard, the wheels, the cardboard circles, the things used for keeping the cardboard circles from falling out, and gorilla glue.

Put the cardboard circles on the k'nex stick and put the other k'nex pieces next to the cardboard circles to keep them from falling out.

Then put glue in the lego wheels and put them on the skewers.
let it dry for a couple of minutes.

Step 4: Customizing Your Car

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Now that your done with the mechanics you can accessorize.
You can cut construction paper to look like flames and glue it to the car.

I put LED's in front of mine and it looks hella sick when it drives. swag.


patriots8888 (author)2011-05-09

should add a video other than that, way to go 5*

speedbump14 (author)2010-06-15

i have seen that there are several difernt moter colers does that mean that they are difernt or are they the same i have seen black green blue silver moters is there a diference please write back and look aat my knex suspenshon buggy

inergy (author)speedbump142011-02-06

Different powers.

KnexFreek (author)2010-01-17


KnexFreek (author)KnexFreek2010-01-17

 5 stars

Paper Maker (author)2009-09-06

Oh My! Its Franken Car! (jk) Nice. Keep up the good work!

Tunja (author)2009-07-29

Great project, keep up the good work |o..O|

dorito (author)Tunja2009-08-03

r u kidding this is jank

brunoip (author)2009-07-24

Nice project, reminds me one I did several year ago

GianniMora (author)brunoip2009-07-25

thanks brunoip

lemonie (author)2009-07-25

KNEX - cardboard cross? Is it a sin against nature? (looks nice) L

GianniMora (author)lemonie2009-07-25


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