video 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 
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
T86157 (author)  knexpert17003 years ago
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.
could you please make an instructable on the electronic part.
I have the frame and the claw built. and the arduino code.

thanks :)
it is sooo cool but is ti posabul to make it all of knex if there is can you post it thanks
mikeasaurus3 years ago
simply fantastic!
szzxzzs4 years ago
i think it is very cool 5.0
pls watch my knex creations and rate
Promoting your own posts on someone else's post? Thats a bit rude isn't it?
Sharir17014 years ago
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.
aduskin4 years ago
best ever knex creation in the universe!!!!! PLZ make an instructable of it!!!!
Dumchicken4 years ago
cool now make a clawshot
T86157 (author)  Dumchicken4 years ago
thanks, I'll see if I can!
fredboekel4 years ago
best ever claw i love it
Fr-Pa-Co4 years ago
that is so clever 5* =D
i finnished my claw machine 2 months ago and never posted i will post today
T86157 (author)  knexinventer4 years ago
I'd love to see it. let me know when you post it :)
how did you make your claw it would make a great instructable
T86157 (author)  knexinventer4 years ago
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!
awesome! 5*
thehoyboy4 years ago
omg amazing
mulletman64 years ago
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
T86157 (author)  mulletman64 years ago
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.
instruct394 years ago
best ever claw machine! I would make if i had all the electrical parts.
Sorunome4 years ago
cool!!!! :D
~KGB~4 years ago
that iz pro.