Introduction: Knex Blinds Opener

This is a knex blinds opener, powered by the red battery pack motor. It is activated by tunring the motor on in one direction to close it, and another direction to open it.

It has a rubberband wrapped around the wheel which gives it the friction to grip onto the blinds cord. WIthout it the wheel spins but the the cord doesnt move.

Tell me what you think, and please rate too. Also, if you think i should post, tell me in a comment.

Thanks, hiyadudez.

Comments

author
dragonsniper made it!(author)2011-03-13

what is the song called

author
Hiyadudez made it!(author)2011-03-14

Technologic by Daft Punk

author
tterraj123 made it!(author)2011-02-18

i have curtains :(

author
dragonsniper made it!(author)2011-06-14

lol

author
cool+knex13 made it!(author)2011-02-19

cool

author
Oblivitus made it!(author)2010-10-28

Nice.

author
BalintRules made it!(author)2010-10-19

(1) cool! (2) 5* (3) POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

author
smattman22 made it!(author)2010-09-21

:O that's awesome! Why'd I make this comment so small? If you read this *hands cookie*

author
Senior+Waffleman made it!(author)2010-10-11

Is it chocolate chip?

author
%7EZ%7E made it!(author)2010-10-11

COOKIE!!!!! And Hiyadudez, pretty neat.

author
Michaelgoode made it!(author)2010-09-29

thatsace, i have the same style blinds so i could do this, or remake summat similar (:

author
Tom+Buckey made it!(author)2010-09-21

Love it <3

author
%7EKGB%7E made it!(author)2010-09-21

thats pro. 5*

author
erikos+kostarikos made it!(author)2010-09-21

I like the idea, but it doesn't matter for a blind one if the curtains or something are open or closed.

author
%7EAeronous%7E made it!(author)2010-09-21

Post. I reckon you should put some extra weight in it... with a heavy blind that could lift? Nice job.

author
Senior+Waffleman made it!(author)2010-09-20

cool

author
TSC made it!(author)2010-09-20

Nice!

author
KnEx_MaStEr made it!(author)2010-09-20

nice!!

author
MegaMetal8 made it!(author)2010-09-19

Cool

author
prodo123 made it!(author)2010-09-19

Good one! One question though, does it have an automatic cutoff/shutoff, because my blinds close both ways? BTW wish you could control the motor with a remote so you can be even lazier and do it from the couch :D

author
talons98 made it!(author)2010-09-19

post plz

author
instruct39 made it!(author)2010-09-19

awesome! great job 5*

author
MrSillyGuns made it!(author)2010-09-19

Very innovative!! NICE JOB 5*!!

author
H1T4TCH1 made it!(author)2010-09-19

Definately post! You're so creative with K'nex!

author
mettaurlover made it!(author)2010-09-19

Cool, though it would be more practical if you had one of the motors with the longer cord in it.

author
Millawi+Legend made it!(author)2010-09-19

Cool!

About This Instructable

1,689views

4favorites

License:

Bio: My name is Hiyadudez. I make stuff. &quot;The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.&quot;
More by Hiyadudez:Hidden Chair CompartmentQ-Tip Snowflake DecorationsHidden Drawer Compartment
Add instructable to: