Introduction: K'nex Foosball Table Instructions

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As promised, here are the instructions for the knex foosball table! This foosball table is very complicated to build, so pay very very very close attention to the pictures and image notes! Otherwise something may go very wrong.

Anyhow, feel free to look at the pictures above and watch the video. Then move on to the next step to count your pieces!

See you then!

Here's the link to the instructable:


Step 1: Part Count

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Here are the pieces necessary to make the k'nex foosball table! They are listed in their classic color from smallest to biggest.


Green rods:1144

White rods: 110

Blue rods: 504

Yellow rods: 252

Red rods: 55

Grey rods: 24

Total rods: 2,089


Dark grey (1 slot) : 66

Light grey (2 slot): 5

metallic* orange (2 slot): 48

orange (2 slot): 208

metallic* red (3 slot): 28
red (3 slot): 157

Green: 19

Purple (4 slot 3D): 452

Yellow (5 slot): 730

Blue (7 slot 3D): 76

White (8 slot): 92

Total connectors: 1,940


Blue spacers: 78

Grey spacers: 41

Blue or Y clips: 12

Tan clips: 14

Y clips: 22

Total misc.: 167

Grand total: 4,196

*these are only if you want to have teams. Otherwise, just add this amount to the classic colored list of that part.

Step 2: The Legs

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Well, you couldn't call it a table without the legs, now could you? This part is optional, as it would still work without the legs; you'll just have to build a different place to put the balls. It could be a tabletop foosball table though!

Step 3: The Table

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Okay, for those of you that are blind and didn't see me tell you this at the beginning, READ THE IMAGE NOTES!You'll really need them because this step is really involved!

(it is the best step and also the biggest one, so that's pretty cool)

Step 4: The Floor

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I know this is what you've been waiting for! We're going to make the slick floor in this step! Again, pay attention to the image notes; they'll help you a lot!

Step 5: The Goals

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In this step we'll make the goals. If you want to have teams, remember which side you have the goals on, because when it comes time to add the players, you'll want to put them on the correct side...right...?

Step 6: Attaching the Legs to the Table

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As the title indicates, in this step we'll be attaching the legs! Finally, it'll be a real table!

As stated before, this is optional!

Step 7: The Players

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In this step we will make and install the players! Remember that they are installed on their relative sides.

I'm sorry this happened, but when making the instructions, I put one of the sets of players on backwards. It is indicated with an image note (hey, remember how I said to look at them?), so when you come across it remember to reverse it. Hope I didn't cause any trouble! :)

Step 8: Done!

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Hooray! You made your very own k'nex foosball table! Have fun using it, and possibly have a friend or two use it with you.

Oh, if you made this, feel free to post a comment with a picture of your k'nex foosball table! If you do decide to it'll be added to this step.

Thanks for sticking with it!



random_builder (author)2017-01-11

This is really good!! I don't have near enough knex to make this, but it still is really cool! Congrats on getting featured!

www139 (author)random_builder2017-01-12

Thanks a lot! :)

Jake_hates_lego (author)2016-07-06

what is the makerspace contest and how do you join?

www139 (author)Jake_hates_lego2016-07-09

The makerspace contest ( is a contest that allows ibles users to collaborate in a sense. So basically, you have a team of 5-20 members, and you and your team post instructables (refer to the contest page for prize details). We are on a team called "Retro Robots". If you'd like I can contact our team captain to see if you can join our team! Just let me know. :)

The Knex Inventor (author)2016-06-08

Great project! Thanks for posting instructions! I would love to build it, but I am short of pieces at the moment. :-(

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-08

That's too bad. Glad you like it though!

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-08

Yeah, I will probably get more in the future.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-08


The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-08

BTW, would you mind sharing where you got yours?

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-08

Yeah, sure! We first got some on, and way overspent for what we got. now we get them on ebay where you can get 1000 pieces for $10!

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

What seller do you buy from?

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Lots of sellers. Forkidsofallages is pretty good because they have low prices and a good selection of parts. Other than that just search for whatever part you're looking for and you'll probably find a good deal no matter the seller. :)

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

Yeah, that's who I usually buy from as well.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

No kidding!

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

No kidding.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

No kidding?

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

No kidding.

Yeah, I got two new motors from them in the mail today, and started work on my new ball machine.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Awesome! What type of motor?

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

Tethered power pack motors.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Cool! Those are the best type. They are very powerful and fast. :D

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

Yeah. Did you want me to send you pictures of the ball machine, or not? I got a message saying "-No kidding- Sure! That would be cool!", but when I checked here, the comment was gone.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

huh, weird. Yes, I'd love to see it! Maybe I could send you a picture of some projects I'm working on! :D

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

BTW, would you be interested in working on a collaboration instructable with me? It could be about anything K'NEX; guns, ball machines, useful stuff, models, etc...

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Hey, that would be awesome! I've never collaborated with anyone on instructables before! Oh, that gave me an idea! We're on a team for the makerspace contest. Would you be interested in being a team member? I'd still be interested in collaborating with you, but it's jut a thought. I'd have to ask the team captain to add you as a member. :)

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

Great! Is there anything in particular that you want to make?

What is the makerspace contest? I've never heard of it before.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

oh, sorry. I should have sent you a link. :P Here:

Really anything k'nex is fine to collab on. Maybe a lift or something? Some new elements or separators? :)

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

Thanks for offering, but no thanks.

Sure! Anything works.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Okay. Alrighty, we'll talk about it tomorrow through a PM. :) Maybe google hangouts would be a good way to keep in contact in an easier way for collaborating! :)

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

Talk to you tomorrow! :-)

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Okay! I'll send you my hangouts info in a PM along with those pics tomorrow. ;)

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

Could we PM back and forth instead? I don't like to give out information.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Okay, I'm cool with that. I just thought it may be easier and more instant with hangouts. :)

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

Yeah, sorry. I just don't like to give out information. Talk to you tomorrow!

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Yeah, I respect that. :) See ya later! :D

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

You too! :-)


www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18


www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Bye! :D

Let me know if you are interested.

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18

Alright. Sounds good! I will send you some pictures tomorrow when I get a chance. It would be great to see what you are working on as well!

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

Yes! Can't wait! :D

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-18


www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-18

_No kidding_!

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-08

Yeah, I started off with some very small kits, and bought quite a bit more on Ebay also.

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-08

Same here! Keep expanding and looking for deals! :D

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-08

You too!

www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-08

Okie dokie! :D

The Knex Inventor (author)www1392016-06-08


www139 (author)The Knex Inventor2016-06-10

oh, no! Comment number 666! :O

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