Introduction: K'nex Claw Machine Game


Check it out guys, I made a K'nex Claw Machine Game for a class project using K'nex pieces, an Arduino board, and some miscellaneous things I found in a junk drawer. I will post a how-to-make of the claw since many of you have requested it. If you already have 

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Linkin_J_Knex made it!(author)2015-09-05

Woah this is cool! This gave me the idea for a k'nex element, a claw that picks up the ball and drops it somewhere else!

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knexpert1700 made it!(author)2012-04-23

cool,did you have to use an arduino.because my arduino keeps on getting an error so it wont work.i have an arduino uno

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T86157 made it!(author)2012-04-23

I used duemilanove. I bought my arduino through my school, however. It could be because at the time I was also using the Arduino 0022 and 0023 software version. I would recommend checking your software. The libraries were changed in them.

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aaronXtreme made it!(author)2013-02-07

could you please make an instructable on the electronic part.
I have the frame and the claw built. and the arduino code.

thanks :)

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knex+hafferoder made it!(author)2011-10-28

it is sooo cool but is ti posabul to make it all of knex if there is can you post it thanks

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mikeasaurus made it!(author)2011-10-25

simply fantastic!

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szzxzzs made it!(author)2011-08-04

i think it is very cool 5.0
pls watch my knex creations and rate

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The+Chunky+Sniper%21 made it!(author)2011-09-29

Promoting your own posts on someone else's post? Thats a bit rude isn't it?

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Sharir1701 made it!(author)2011-05-27

kill me now i think i'm dreaming !!!!!!!!!!!!! *pinches himself to see if he's dreaming* OUCH !!! omfg ... i'm not... awesome construction man... i'd love to have one... try making an ible... anyway, 5* and subscribe !!!! keep up the good work.

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aduskin made it!(author)2011-05-22

best ever knex creation in the universe!!!!! PLZ make an instructable of it!!!!

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Dumchicken made it!(author)2011-03-18

cool now make a clawshot

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T86157 made it!(author)2011-03-19

thanks, I'll see if I can!

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Dumchicken made it!(author)2011-04-25

thx

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fredboekel made it!(author)2010-12-25

best ever claw i love it

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Fr-Pa-Co made it!(author)2010-12-21

that is so clever 5* =D

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knexinventer made it!(author)2010-12-10

i finnished my claw machine 2 months ago and never posted i will post today

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T86157 made it!(author)2010-12-10

I'd love to see it. let me know when you post it :)

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knexinventer made it!(author)2010-12-12

how did you make your claw it would make a great instructable

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T86157 made it!(author)2010-12-12

I'll post an instructable once I turn in this project to my professor. Basically I made a modified (and simplified) claw based on claws I found here on instructables.com and on youtube.

The only issue you may have building my claw is that you need broken Knex rods. Hopefully you have some without having to break any (I have had my Knex set for over 10 years now and have accumulated a nice collection of Knex rods that were accidently snapped in half). Broken Knex are still good!

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aleceatsfood made it!(author)2010-12-11

awesome! 5*

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knexsuperbuilderfreak made it!(author)2010-12-10

post?

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thehoyboy made it!(author)2010-12-09

omg amazing

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mulletman6 made it!(author)2010-12-09

That is awesome.

Can you show a few pictures of the claw as its a similar idea to something i was trying to figure out how to make, but failed

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T86157 made it!(author)2010-12-09

Hope this helps.

I'll try to upload more pictures of the claw when I have more time. I basically used a lot of other people's designs I found on youtube to make a K'nex claw and simplified it to work with what I have. I actually had to use a K'nex piece that was snapped in half because it does not have the rounded end which obstructs the jaws of the claw.

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instruct39 made it!(author)2010-12-09

best ever claw machine! I would make if i had all the electrical parts.

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Sorunome made it!(author)2010-12-09

cool!!!! :D

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%7EKGB%7E made it!(author)2010-12-09

that iz pro.

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