Hello! It's been a VERY long time since I posted on Knex for various reasons, and I just got an idea for a little dispenser module. I haven't seen many Knex candy machines, and I don't think I've seen any with instructions, so I'm gonna add to that small collection. It's compact with not to many pieces, and the mechanism is simple. It doesn't have a coin thing, but I'll try to add one. Also, some of the pics are blurry (neeeed a new camera), so sorry about that. The pictures will also explain most of the build. The video down below is the dispenser with Jelly Bellys.
Step 1: Structure
This step shows you how to build the part that houses the slide mechanism. If you run out of white 8-way connectors, use the 7-way blue connectors. Lots of random green/black rods to keep the mechanism smooth.
Step 2: Candy Chute!
This tube-like thing holds all the candy or whatever you put inside the dispenser.
Step 3: The Mechanism + Ramp
This is the part that dispenses the candy and the ramp directs the falling candy to the receiving box.
Step 4: Receiving Box Thing
The box that holds the candy when it falls down.
Step 5: Other Bits
Build or get what's in the pics.
Step 6: Assembly
Connect all the parts in order as seen in the images. Also, get two thin rubber bands.
Step 7: Done!
Feel free to add on/use the dispenser in other machines. Thanks for viewing!