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Knex Coin Sorter V2

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Hello everyone! I have been planning this project for a while now: Coin Sorter Version 2! This sorter has many new features and improvements over Version 1, including:

  • Faster sorting
  • Easier to adjust for different coins
  • Choices of how to take the coin holders out and easier to replace them (more info in Step 7)
  • No longer uses a motor
  • Includes an optional funnel so inserting coins is easier

These features make this sorter much better than the original. This coin sorter sorts American coins (dimes, pennies, nickels, and quarters), but can be easily adjusted to sort coins of different sizes. Also, I've made the instructions so that the coin funnel is optional, just in case you don't have enough pieces. The funnel just makes it easier to add the coins into the sorter. I first built this new sorting system in my skeeball machine. If you use this coin sorter anywhere else, please be sure to give me credit. 

This won in the Rods and Connectors Contest, thanks for everyone's support! :-)


Here's the video of Coin Sorter V2 in action:
 

 

 


So, if you want to build it, let's sort to the next step!

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badinbadin7 days ago

Hey Shodowman39 any chance you can make the coin sorter for the Canadian money?

Shadowman39 (author)  badinbadin6 days ago

I've heard that there are Canadian coins that are the same size, so I'm not sure. If you choose to sort only coins of different sizes then yes, it is possible.

No they are not I have had to adjust the coin sorter a little bit for the coins. In Canada we have two more coins a one dollar coin and two dollar coin so if you could just make it so that those can go in the coin sorter it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

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www1393 months ago
Hi shadowman39 I made a social network that I would like to share with you. Keep in mind it doesn't work on atat connections. Right now I'm on a cell phone but when I get a chance I will give you a link along with the master password. Hope you like it!
Shadowman39 (author)  www1393 months ago

If by atat you mean At&t, I won't be able to connect.

AusKnex_4 months ago
Will it work with Australian coins as there a bit bigger...? Thanks.
Shadowman39 (author)  AusKnex_4 months ago

It will work if you adjust it differently.

akshat210455 months ago
Here is my version of it! I was on mobile version so I couldn't use the I Mad It comment... Also I made it with bins and they fall in perfectly so I didn't add those things in the front!!!!!
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Shadowman39 (author)  akshat210455 months ago

That looks great, thanks for building!

No, thank YOU for making such easy-to-follow instructions. Also, thanks for the patch.

Shadowman39 (author)  akshat210455 months ago

Ha, you're welcome. :-)

akshat210455 months ago

You still want some pics? I modified it to use Indian Rupees.

Shadowman39 (author)  akshat210455 months ago

Sure!

Sorry for getting it late... I will definitely post after some more modding.

Shadowman39 (author)  akshat210455 months ago

Ok, that's fine. :-)

Ok, so I'll get some pictures for you after school. (I'm gonna use the 'I Made It!' comment.)

Shadowman39 (author) made it!6 months ago

"I made it" test

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i made it test reply

Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome6 months ago

There has to be a picture for it to work. :-P

new test reply

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Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome6 months ago

Did you check the made it button or is it not showing up?

i checked it, but aparently it only works for first comments.

Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome6 months ago

Oh. That's strange, I got this comment in my emails about 5 hours after you posted it. Same with some comments on Dr. Richtofen's Orangeboard.

welcome to instructables

Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome6 months ago

Thanks, I hope that I'll enjoy my stay. ;-)

Good job! I tried to make one for Canadian coins but it is very hard since some of our coins are extremely close in size, so it is very hard to separate them using a knex coin sorter.
Shadowman39 (author)  MrShadowKnight1610 months ago
Ah, that's too bad. Thanks though!
Np
Yeah, I was wondering if it would be possible with Canadian money too. Guess not. Great work on the coin sorter though Kyle :)
Shadowman39 (author)  koolcoasterkid9 months ago
Write a petition to the Canadian government requesting changing the sizes of the coins. :-D
koolcoasterkid10 months ago
Not the most efficient way to sort coins, but the coolest.

Good job :)
Shadowman39 (author)  koolcoasterkid10 months ago
Lol, thanks :-P Unfortunately it would require non-Knex parts to make the funnel part more efficient. But I can't think of any better way to actually sort them, since this design does it efficient already.
www13911 months ago
Wow!
Bow I won't have to say
"Is that a nickel .......... or a quarter.......Hhhhhmmmmmm..........
www139 www13911 months ago
oops!
I did "bow" instead of "wow"
-_-
www13911 months ago
wow!
now I won't need to go
"oh there's a nickel... or is that a quarter?....hhhhmmmmmmmm........."
Shadowman39 (author)  www13911 months ago
Haha, thanks!
www139 Shadowman3911 months ago
congrats on your win!
Shadowman39 (author)  www13911 months ago
Thanks again :-)
www139 Shadowman3911 months ago
your welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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