Knex Ping Pong Ball Retriever Claw

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Introduction: Knex Ping Pong Ball Retriever Claw

I built this in my spare time to help my dad who has a bad back. We would play ping pong together and the ball would come off the table, and he would always have to bend down and pick it up. So I invented the ping pong ball retrieval claw.

Step 1: Create the Pole Part

First you need to create the pole part. It is made from 4 grays and 4 purple connectors and 8 white pecies.
How many of these you make will depend on the hight of the person using it.

Step 2: Create End Handle Part

Well this is pretty simple, just create the end handle (as shown in picture).

Step 3: Create the Front Claw Part

Again just make the end claw part.

Step 4: Finally Assemble It All Together

Assemble the end handle part to the pole, and that to the claw.

YOUR DONE!!!

HAPPY PING PONG BALL RETRIEVING!!!

Step 5: VIDEO!!!


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    It would be nice if you were to mention KNEX somewhere since that is the product you're using. The title might be a good place. At least it's not a gun.

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    another use other then guns

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    Very impressive adam! You should make this an Instructable! Not that I'd necessarily look at it since 'Knex' tends to put me off... Now, if you could only create a cooling chamber or install it in the fridge somehow with an extended trigger for front access.

    Adams dead!

    That would be pretty nice and thank you

    i just made it! it's great, and i put some mods that made it even better :)

    thats a sick thing. nice to see some thing knex thats not a gun everyonce and a while. (not a knex hater)

    what the heck does that have to do with a ping pong retreiver?!

    Like the "Ping Pong Retriever", It is not a gun.

    you've probably already heard this but plz plz post it.

    post it plz, i know it's been a year, but jesus christ POST

    The very first word in the title is knex........

    awesome nice thinking i moded the handel a bit

    that was a very cool and creative way to help your father. good job!

    Now a tennis ball one? Maybe?

    Is it my imagination, or is this actually a useful K'Nex Instructable?