Introduction: Knex Ferris Wheel

I made a new and cool Ferris Wheel out of knex!
The aweseome thing about it is that it is standing so free.
Go to my website (www.sorunome.de) for other cool projects!

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Step 1: Lower Part

You'lll start with the lower part.

Step 2: Wheel Stuff

Now you'll make some wheel stuff.

Step 3: Gearbox

Now it's time to make the gearbox. Be sure to turn all the gear rods correctly.

Step 4: Connect the Gearbox.

Now you'll have to connect the gearbox.

Step 5: Ferris Wheel

Now you'll make the main wheel.
It consists out of 32 segments, they are all the same.

Step 6: Other Wheel Stuff

Now you'll make the other wheel stuff.

Step 7: Add the Rest of the Chain

Now you'll just have to add the rest of the chain and you are finished!
The number of chain links required is 88.

Comments

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)2015-10-06

does it change something if i use another motor beacause i don t have this one. Its for my second ball machine.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-10-07

Should work with any motor, you just have to make the motor part on your own.

And ball machine? Are you sure you don't want to be making https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Ring-Lift-Ver... ?

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)Lexi Knex2015-10-07

nop i want to build this one

and this motor goes faster than each others no ?

so well i will probably change some gears ...

(sorry for my bad english i speak french )=

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-10-07

Yeah the 12V motors are more powerful than the others, but as this isn't carrying any lift up you should be fine with upgearing some other motor.

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)Lexi Knex2015-10-07

ho my god i was confused i was sure it was for a ball machine but no xD

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Lexi Knex made it! (author)2015-10-06

i think it will go too slowly )=

I want to build it D'=

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)2015-09-04

great! does it need the tubing?

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-09-04

Yes, it's essential to get a good wheel shape for the wheels to grab

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-09-04

Oh ok i can't build it then :( Oh well.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2015-09-04

awe, too bad :(

The thin (orange) tubing would maybe work, too

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Linkin_J_Knex made it! (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-09-04

I have no tubing :-( At least I have lots of other pieces to work with!

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Greenman2 made it! (author)2013-09-25

Cool

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-09-26

Thanks!

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xobile001 made it! (author)2013-09-08

Nice work! You could totally build a London Eye model like this.

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2013-09-09

Ha, thanks! And yes, you could :)

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kvnfln9000 made it! (author)2012-04-07

perfect for a knex stargate...

...wish i had more knex :(

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-04-12

Haha, nice idea :D

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I_am_Canadian made it! (author)2012-02-19

This is FANTASTIC! Another brilliant creation from Sorunome. Keep it up :-D

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-19

Thanks!

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TheFoofinator made it! (author)2012-02-19

WOW. You do realise there is only 1 of this kind of Ferris wheel on the world, which is also the largest? Great job I wondered when someone would make one they are a real challenge.

The Big O

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-19

Thanks! And no, i didn't know that it was unique :)

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TheEngineeringFreak made it! (author)2012-02-19

Yet another awesome creation... Following!

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-19

thanks!

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)2012-02-19

Very nice! I remember reading somewhere that these kind of Ferris wheels realy exist, and somewhere in Japan, there goes an rollercoaster through the ''hole'' in the wheel

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Sorunome made it! (author)Sorunome2012-02-19

Thanks! And I think I saw once a pic of those ferris wheels...

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2012-02-19

No problem =D

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