Introduction: K'nex Counter

Picture of K'nex Counter

Hey guys, so here is the project I've been working on for the past three months. 

This is a counter that counts up to 99. It has two ten spoked wheels, that have the numbers 1-9 on them.  So when the first wheel get's up to 9, the next movement turns the second wheel to 1 and the first wheel to 0. It keeps doing this pattern all the way until both wheels get back to 0-0.  

The first thing I had to figure out when I was building this was how to get a wheel with 10 spokes.  That actually came pretty easy. (But they are kind of hard to put together).

The second thing I had to figure out was how to get the whole mech working. That it's self took a good month and a half.  The rest of the time was spent figuring out the face plate and finishing it up.

So, it might be a month or so after school started, but I hope you all like it.
Now let's hear some feedback.


didexo (author)2014-04-10

Not even any internals...:/

LvNo1000 (author)2013-08-11

Sounds awesome, but I wish it had instructions.

Kool_Beanz (author)2013-01-21

This is really Kool!

pushpin637 (author)2011-08-15

Can you email me the ten spoke wheel and how it counts. the mechanism. please

builder911 (author)2011-06-23

5 star with 67 ratings

dnmonsen (author)2011-02-13


Austin1400 (author)2011-01-19

This would help me alot. I have I think over 1000 k'nex. I can't sort them by hand. Thanks!

rustymia (author)2011-01-02

can you post an instructable on the ten spoke wheel

TheFoofinator (author)2010-12-16

Please post soon! I would like to use this as an ammo counter for an assault rifle.

~Aeronous~ (author)2010-09-26

This is 5stars, WITH 29 ratings, which means everyone rated this 5.

Hiyadudez (author)~Aeronous~2010-10-05

No really....

~Aeronous~ (author)Hiyadudez2010-10-05

Was that a fail?

Hiyadudez (author)~Aeronous~2010-10-06

Sorry, that was a typo. I meant to say Not really.

~Aeronous~ (author)Hiyadudez2010-10-07

Typos are unacceptable.


nebih (author)Senior Waffleman2010-10-09

now it's 5 * with 42 ratings

Senior Waffleman (author)nebih2010-10-09

damn, i know

5* with 47 ratings!



lol xD


I dont know anymore

what is Doh?????????????

Doh is what homer says in the simpsons

I don't watch simpsons.

DOH!!1 xD

cadleqe (author)Sorunome2010-11-27


48 ratings :o

navseawif (author)2010-11-07

can u pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls show a how to

Sorunome (author)2010-11-01

That sounds cool. Can you make instructzions, please? :)

ledfreak01 (author)2010-10-25

omg thats cool when you gonna post vid. or sumthing
i would love to see how it works

rustymia (author)2010-10-16

instructable plz

TheFoofinator (author)2010-10-15

Please post, that 10 spoke wheel would come in useful!

lukeD (author)2010-10-12

when you gonna post it?

Senior Waffleman (author)2010-10-09

When is the video gonna be up?

freakyqwerty (author)2010-10-03

how did you make a ten spoked wheel

shadowninja31 (author)2010-09-27

Wow I haven't seen you hear in a long time. Nice to know you are still here. Great idea, although if it was a little more compact that would be nice. But that will not deteriorate from my overall opinion as it is very cool.

There was no was to make it any more compact with the mech I used. Trust me I was trying for over three months.


TheDunkis (author)2010-09-26

Video? It's one of those pointless kind of things that becomes impressive when you have to build it yourself. I'd still like something that's impressive as well as useful. Still, no one has tried out my piece dispenser idea.

MrSillyGuns (author)TheDunkis2010-09-26

sounds awesome, u should talk to Shadowman39 :D

Torpe (author)TheDunkis2010-09-26

A piece dispencer????? What????????

I wanna build!


Yup pretty much. Things always seem more impressive when you have to figure out how to make it work by scratch.

Fire is probably the best example. Thank god I've never tried it. XD

Exactly, not always hard just the pride in doing it yourself.

Senior Waffleman (author)2010-09-26

WOW!!! Ratings are 5*, that amazing!!!

The Jamalam (author)2010-09-25

Just got you up to 5* :)

Haha thanks.

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