Introduction: Knex Hot Wheels Machine

This project was an attempt to make a knex hot wheels machine. Unfortunately it failed :-( The video explains why.

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nflpanthersfan (author)2017-03-17

but overall nice design!

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nflpanthersfan (author)2017-03-17

almost every section of the track failed

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nflpanthersfan (author)2017-03-17

Those offroad trucks would obviously not work

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Shadowman39 (author)2013-09-29

That's cool! For the record, most of the Hot Wheels sets never worked right, lol. The track design looks nice. Also, did it work with Knex balls? :-P

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www139 (author)Shadowman392014-01-21

yeah!!!!

you could sell that and make just as much money as hot wheels does!!!! :D

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Shadowman39 (author)www1392014-01-21

:-P

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www139 (author)Shadowman392014-01-21

I know, right?!

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KneXtreme (author)Shadowman392013-10-01

Thank you. Yes it did. I forgot to show it though :(

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Randomguy65 (author)2013-10-09

Great idea!


BTW Nice Highway 35 car... still have that movie on DVD. :P

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KneXtreme (author)Randomguy652013-10-11

Thanks.

Ha,ha same here. I have 7 more Highway 35 cars which are in much better condition including Vert Wheeler's Deora 2

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AUG-5OM3 (author)2013-10-03

Very innovative!

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hunter999 (author)2013-10-02

This is awesome, truly innovative and epic! Even though it doesn't work, it was a joy to watch. That loop was great! Maybe you could use some thin(er) tubbing to reduce the friction, as for the lift I agree with Sorunome.

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sandroknexmaster (author)2013-09-30

Looks good! The looping and jump are epic :D

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Thanks :D

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JonnyBGood (author)2013-09-30

Very good idea! I think all that this needed to work better is to lengthen the distance inbetween the landing ramp and the banked turn. I'm really impressed with the overall concept though.

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nerfrocketeer (author)2013-09-29

This is a good idea. As a matter of fact I've been working on my own version of a knex HW machine-but I've integrated hotwheels track, and used a hotwheels motor instead. it allows the machine to have more paths and "elements."

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KneXtreme (author)nerfrocketeer2013-09-29

Thank you. I was going to use hot wheels track but I didn't have enough of it so I tried this version.

Your version sounds pretty cool. Are you going to post it?

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nerfrocketeer (author)KneXtreme2013-09-29

Oh, well i have tons of track and thousands of cars from my childhood. (I collected HotWheels before I discovered Nerf). I probably will post it-when its finished! :P

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dr. richtofen (author)2013-09-29

Cool idea, too bad it didn't work.
Maybe the lift problem could be fixed by making it more like a rollercoaster lift on the top part, instead of that sudden drop like thingy.

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Great idea! Too bad it didn't work out. Perhaps someday, though... ;-D

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Thanks. I know :-( Maybe someday...

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Sorunome (author)2013-09-29

You'r still active? O.O

Ha, nice concept, and it looks cool if it works! :D
For the top of the lift: you could make the top dense like on the catching thingy after the jump to prevent the cars from falling.

I like it even though it doesn't work ;)

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KneXtreme (author)Sorunome2013-09-29

Yah I'm still around, just not as much.

Thanks. I was going to make the top part more dense but I was tired of messing with the machine. So I tore it down and completed the tv stand that I mentioned in the video.

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Sorunome (author)KneXtreme2013-09-29

ok :D

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www139 (author)2013-09-29

You could try balls on it!
RRRiiiggghhtt?!

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www139 (author)2013-09-29

nice, good try!

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nerfrocketeer (author)2013-09-29

(For anyone wondering I will respond to other comments later, I only have access to the android app right now).

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Bio: Hi, I'm KneXtreme. I'm a Christian and I'm home schooled. I love to build with almost anything especially knex. I also do ... More »
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