How to make an LED Spinnie/ Rollie/ LED Cylinder!

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Well, at first I was making some of these, and I was also making some of these as well (kind of.)

I really wanted to put something into the Get the LED Out! Challenge, then this idea just popped into my mind like how you pop popcorn! Mmmm, popcorn. Yum.

So, here's how to make and LED Spinnie, LED Rollie, or a cool LED Cylinder tubish thing with only a few pieces, and most of them are K'nex!

I hope you like it!

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Step 1: Items.

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The items you will need are:

  • 3 tire outsides.
  • 3 tire insides.
  • Toy with LED sphere inside.
  • A lot of green rods. About 40, just in case. Make it 50.

Step 2: Obtaining the LED part.

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To get the LED part, open up your toy with the LED sphere inside.

Once you do that, open up the sphere and get the LED thing.

Step 3: Wheels Part 1.

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Get 1 wheel outside (tire part, black.)

Put in 1 gray inside for the wheel.

Now, add on 16 green rods in the spaces provided.

** Make sure the tire looks like how it does in the second picture!

Step 4: Adding in the LED thing.

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Now, look at the first picture.

See the button?

You want the circle part of the button to go FACE DOWN into the wheel's hole.

Check out the pictures for more help.

Once you finish doing that (in about less than 20 seconds), move onto the next step.

Step 5: Wheels Part 2.

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Now, just get the black outside for the wheel, and add it onto the green rods of the bottom wheel.

Once you do that, get the gray wheel inside.

Push it into the wheel, but make sure it doesn't go in all the way, because it can't, and it would make the other side pop out.

Once you do that, move onto the next step.


Once you finish what is typed above these words, look inside the wheel's holes. If you can see the battery (kind of) in one side, and the button in the other side, that should be good. Then, get a white rod and push it into the button. If it starts blinking and stuff, you're good to go.
Pretty cooool. +1 and 3 thumbs up! Wait... Darn, I only have two.
my bro was born with three...and my cats have 7 PER PAW
7 toes, not thumbs
i have threee xD
Goodhart7 years ago
A unique application indeed.
GorillazMiko (author)  Goodhart7 years ago
Thanks (for the +1 too) Goodhart! :-)
how can you see if someone voted for you??
lol I don't think he can
Very nice done, however I want a video of it.
cool, pretty soon there gunna have led splodies!, Booooom!!!! ooooo look at the coooolors!
dsman1952767 years ago
cool. i might make.
GorillazMiko (author)  dsman1952767 years ago
You better.


Sorry, I was bored. :P

Better get back to doing my homework...

PS: Yes, I have the Instructables Robot printed out. He rules.

dsman1952767 years ago
it seemes they have the plastic ball with spring switch/acceleramiter in a lot of toys. i have two and put one in my knex roller coster.
Very nice!
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Made with knex, and it doesn't suck! Great job Gorillaz! +1
GorillazMiko (author)  LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Thanks for the +1! I have not won ANYTHING on Instructables yet except for a patch and some stickers Eric sent me. I'll be really happy if I win the random prize for the LionBrand Yarn challenge, this contest, and the Share the Love contest. Good luck!
I hope you win something. I've won a shirt and some stickers
GorillazMiko (author)  LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Thanks for the kind words LinuxH4x0r! I hope you win something too. ;-)
Brennn107 years ago
Neat! This is a nice design!
bobbyk8817 years ago
Sweet!!! I need to make an instuctable on something for both contests.