K'nex Incline Chain Lift Junior

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Introduction: K'nex Incline Chain Lift Junior

This is the K'nex Incline Chain Lift Junior that I designed. It is a smaller version of the K'nex Incline Chain Lift that I have also made into an Instructable. The design for Junior is the same as the larger version with some small changes made to it as needed.

I first built the track for the balls based on other K'nex builds. It worked quite well. However, I decided to design a track of my own.

This version of the lift, uses the track design that I came up with. The track is quite smooth and the balls do not sit on the chain. Instead, the chain has a small channel of its own below the track.

Here are the counts of the pieces.

Rods (202 total)

  • Green - 52
  • White - 32
  • Blue - 75
  • Yellow - 38
  • Red - 4 (5 if you don't have a Tan rod)
  • Tan - 1 (Tan Rigid Rod. Use a red if none available)
  • Grey - 0

Connectors (159 total) - (connection points in brackets)

  • Blue Wheel-axle (1) - 1 (Can use the grey connector if none available)
  • Grey (1) - 10
  • Tan (2) - 0
  • Orange (2) - 6
  • Red (3) - 23
  • Green (4) - 2
  • Grey 3D (4) - 62
  • Yellow (5) - 32
  • Blue 3D (7) - 16
  • White (8) - 7

Misc Parts (76 total)

  • Red Gears - 4
  • Silver Spacers - 4
  • Blue Spacers - 8
  • Tan Interlock Clip - 4
  • Black Y Clip - 12
  • Chain Links - 43
  • Green Motor - 1 (Any motor will do - Just the speed will differ)

Grand total of 437 K'nex pieces

Step 1: Base of the Lift

Step 2: Complete the Structure and Add Chain Guides

Step 3: Track for the Chain and Balls

Step 4: Chain With 10 Lifters

Step 5: Input and Output Trays and Motor

Step 6: Finished the Project

Let me know if you build this lift or had any troubles with my instructions so that I can update and change any part of it that may be causing a problem.

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    I like the design! I'm gonna try to build a design with micro chains, as I don't have normal chains, thanks for the inspiration!

    Good you made instructions for this one! I might use it sometime when/if I make a ball machine. Great Instructable btw!