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I was always tired of drinking warm pop, but I didn't want to crowd my fridge by putting all of my pop in there. I remembered a product that I saw on tv a while ago. It showed pop being spun in a sort of container because the pop cooled down faster when spun. So I decided to make my own out of knex. It cools down pop faster than putting it in the fridge or putting it in the freezer.

When you decide to use this, make sure that you place it on some sort of container because the melted ice cubes will drip down. The cans do occasionally stop spinning. When this happens, just press a thumb nail down onto the can.

 
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Step 1: Parts

You will need the following knex pieces:

Rods:
80 small grey
70 small black/green
17 blue
1 large grey

Connectors:
49 grey/purple
27 white/black
24 blue
9 brown/orange
6 yellow

Miscellaneous:
6 one inch diameter wheels with rubber outline
8 grey spacers
2 of those black things
2 of those brownish mustardish things
1 of those blue things that looks like a brownish mustardish thing but with out the little point sticking out
1 knex motor
2 AA batteries for the motor

I may have counted out too many small grey rods and not enough small black rods, but it shouldn't be off by too many.

Step 2: Attach Knex Pieces

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Take all but two of the blue connectors and connect them with grey connectors. There should still be some grey connectors left over. Connect all but two of those to each other.

Step 3: Make the Lower Base

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Create the lower base using the picture.

Step 4: Add the Upper Part

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Add on the upper part.

Step 5: Make the Wheel and Axle

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Make the main wheel axle here. Make sure to add the small black rods onto the white connector. You can also see the brownish mustardish things I was talking about, and the blue thing that looks like a brownish mustardish thing on the end.

Step 6: Attach the Wheel and Axle

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Attach the wheel and axle. Only one end should be attached.

Step 7: Add Flooring

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Here, add the flooring and attach the brown connectors. Make sure to add the small grey connectors on the corners.
jman1354 years ago
what if i dont have the small wheels what can i use to turn the pop?
FSPilotsuk5 years ago
i just made it :D nice 5/5
hehe i built it :D and its useful 5/5
hungyhipo 25 years ago
very cool dude
Mr. Stealth5 years ago
Very Nice!
lemonie5 years ago
It's not a gun! Good use of bits, I'm still trying to find a non-gun use for what little I have... L
dude change your pick!
YOU have knex?? I didn't know that.
maybe some how you could connect that to a knex soda dispenser
sweet, i'd build it if i had the pieces, and i think this is the first time in years i have it called pop
Oblivitus5 years ago
Cool. :)
Vynash5 years ago
Ha sweet I want one. I'll build some day
That is great!! A practical use for knex. Good job. 5*