Introduction: Knex Scissor Lift

Picture of Knex Scissor Lift
Here is a instruction for a Lift I invented at my one.

Step 1: Gears

Picture of Gears

You'll make the Gears first.

Step 2: Handle

Picture of Handle

Now you'll make a handle

Step 3: This Up and Down Thing

Picture of This Up and Down Thing

Step 4: The Tower

Picture of The Tower

Now you'll make the tower


Koenknexer (author)2015-05-30

good lift

Sorunome (author)Koenknexer2015-05-30

Wha, it was years ago I made this and nobody ever used it in a ball machine, thanks! You just suddenly revived memories :P

albydesign (author)2011-06-05

cool! Can I use this in my ball machine i just started building? =D

Sorunome (author)albydesign2011-06-06

Yeah, of course, but please give credits! :)

albydesign (author)Sorunome2011-06-06

Sure, I will! =D

Sorunome (author)albydesign2011-06-06

Maybe you can make it faster by gearing it less down, I never tried out whether the motor is strong enough for that. :P

albydesign (author)Sorunome2011-06-06

Cool, thanks! I'll try that and tell you whether it works! =D

Sorunome (author)2011-01-04


So cool!!! 5 stars! And nice job! I've seen this kind of principle used in the real world, but never thought of it for a ball machine lift. Good job-you've sparked my imagination...

Hy thanks! :)

Michaelgoode (author)2010-10-09

Its fine, i mmight mod this, is that ok?

Yes, I have tried modding this so that the piston distance ammount went further, but I seem to be struggling on the positioning on part where the piston goes through to push the ;scissor' together

Sorunome (author)Michaelgoode2010-10-14

You'll just have to make this scissors thing higher, then everything goes higher. If it doesn't work you'll need more power so you'll have to make it with the gears (frome small to big). :)

Michaelgoode (author)Sorunome2010-10-14

Ok, im really struggling really hard, I had one attempt then had to go to bed :P

I Made a mistake, it was meant to say 'Im not really struggling that hard'

Sorunome (author)Michaelgoode2010-10-15


Sorunome (author)Michaelgoode2010-10-14

Oh... :)

Sorunome (author)Michaelgoode2010-10-10

Yes, but please give creadits to me. And please juse in future the reply button!

Michaelgoode (author)Sorunome2010-10-12

Starting this now :)

Sorunome (author)Michaelgoode2010-10-12

fine, but don't forget the thng all at the top, unless the ball doesn't get out. :)

Michaelgoode (author)Sorunome2010-10-10

Ok, i will do, (for both)

Michaelgoode (author)2010-10-08

This is ace, it would be asy to modify this so it goes the high like scissers, great job 5 * and subbed

Sorunome (author)Michaelgoode2010-10-09

thanks! :)

floris2burn (author)2010-09-29

It's hard to derive how it works from the pictures, but it's like a scizor lift right?
I tried to make something like it before, but utterly failed at it, good job :)

Sorunome (author)floris2burn2010-09-30

What is "scizor"? (I'm german)

floris2burn (author)Sorunome2010-09-30

I'm sorry, English isn't my first language either.
The correct word is "a pair of scissors". In German it's "die Schere".
I was trying to refer this: scissor lift

Sorunome (author)floris2burn2010-09-30

Ah yah. That's it. And I know what scissors are. I lived once in america, but still was born in germany. :)

Tornado96 (author)floris2burn2010-09-29

How have I forgotten to subscribe to you. I meant to do it when you showed cyclo. Whats wrong with me? :-S

Tornado96 (author)2010-09-28

That's a great idea! It only raises the ball one red rod. Do you think you could make it go a bit higher?

Sorunome (author)Tornado962010-09-29

You could, but it would need morte force, so it would go slower up and down.

Tornado96 (author)Sorunome2010-09-29

This is a great lift to put at the top f ball machines. I might use this on my ball machine. I might customize a bit but I will definately try to use it. Once again great job!

~KGB~ (author)2010-09-28


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