Introduction: Knex Ferris Wheel

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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

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You'lll start with the lower part.

Step 2: Wheel Stuff

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Now you'll make some wheel stuff.

Step 3: Gearbox

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

Step 4: Connect the Gearbox.

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Now you'll have to connect the gearbox.

Step 5: Ferris Wheel

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

Step 6: Other Wheel Stuff

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Now you'll make the other wheel stuff.

Step 7: Add the Rest of the Chain

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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

Lexi Knex (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.

Sorunome (author)Lexi Knex2015-10-07

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... ?

Lexi Knex (author)Sorunome2015-10-07

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 )=

Sorunome (author)Lexi Knex2015-10-07

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.

Lexi Knex (author)Lexi Knex2015-10-07

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

Lexi Knex (author)2015-10-06

i think it will go too slowly )=

I want to build it D'=

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-09-04

great! does it need the tubing?

Sorunome (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-09-04

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

Linkin_J_Knex (author)Sorunome2015-09-04

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

Sorunome (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-09-04

awe, too bad :(

The thin (orange) tubing would maybe work, too

Linkin_J_Knex (author)Sorunome2015-09-04

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

Greenman2 (author)2013-09-25

Cool

Sorunome (author)Greenman22013-09-26

Thanks!

xobile001 (author)2013-09-08

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

Sorunome (author)xobile0012013-09-09

Ha, thanks! And yes, you could :)

kvnfln9000 (author)2012-04-07

perfect for a knex stargate...

...wish i had more knex :(

Sorunome (author)kvnfln90002012-04-12

Haha, nice idea :D

I_am_Canadian (author)2012-02-19

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

Sorunome (author)I_am_Canadian2012-02-19

Thanks!

TheFoofinator (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

Sorunome (author)TheFoofinator2012-02-19

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

TheEngineeringFreak (author)2012-02-19

Yet another awesome creation... Following!

thanks!

dr. richtofen (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 (author)dr. richtofen2012-02-19

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

dr. richtofen (author)Sorunome2012-02-19

No problem =D

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