Introduction: Knex Tape Dispenser

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I'm going to show you guys how to make a tape dispenser out of knex. It uses very little pieces and it's fun to use. Let's get started!

Step 1: First Side

Picture of First Side

This is the first side of the tape dispenser.

1: Make this panel. Make sure you have that y-clip there.
2. Add all 7 blue rods.

Step 2: Back

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The back of the dispenser.

1: Make these 3 things.
2. Attach them on those two blue rods.

Step 3: Adding the Tape

Picture of Adding the Tape

Now we will add the tape to the dispenser.

1: Get your roll of tape.
2: Fit it on the 3 center blue rods.

Step 4: Adding the Other Side

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Now we will add the other side panel.

1: Add a yellow connector onto the two blue rods shown.
2: Add a green connector on the blue rod shown.
3: Add a yellow connector with a y-clip onto the two blue rods shown.
4: Add a yellow connector on the blue rod shown.
5: Add a light grey connector on the blue rod shown.
6: Connect all the connectors with green rods as shown.

Step 5: Adding the Cutting Blade

Picture of Adding the Cutting Blade

For this step, you need to take a blade out of a regular tape dispenser. I used pliers to just pull it out. To attach it to the knex tape dispenser I bent it around the blue rod like it is shown in the picture. After you've done that, you're all done! Have fun with your new knex tape dispenser!


Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-09-04

this gave me an idea for a custom ball machine path, why not implement tape? maybe tape bridge on its own or tape attached to a path with rails. great idea :)

Cammy132 (author)2015-08-28


Doc Penguin (author)2015-05-23


glevy2 (author)2014-09-07

thanks a lot, really usefull when I found myself in need of a tape dispenser with only k'nex on my hands :)

hunter999 (author)2013-06-24


jbouffard (author)2011-08-13

need a dispencer here! (tf2)
good instructable!

killerkip (author)2011-04-05

you can also use the blade from a pencil sharpener

danbaha (author)2010-08-09

This is better than my old tape dispenser!

antibobteam (author)2010-06-19


~KGB~ (author)2009-08-17

nice idea.. i made it to compare with mine...

182515 (author)~KGB~2010-01-07

I like Yours better. Don't really know why though

~KGB~ (author)1825152010-01-07

thank you! its smaller and more compact deising

I_am_Canadian (author)2009-08-16

Whats with all the new ibles? I like it by the way. The only problem would be the absence of a blade. No big deal.

sharlston (author)2009-08-16

for all these people saying you need a tape cuteer thing you can use a hacksaw blade cut to size

coreyjdl (author)2009-08-15

so as to not destroy a tape dispenser to make a tape dispenser. what about the strip from a saran wrap box?

Bartboy (author)2009-08-14

I. Love. It. 100% Feature-worthy. But- I am only giving it 4*, because of the fact that you need the blade from a real tape dispenser......

travw (author)2009-08-14

Also, would adding spacers to the blue rods make it smoother to pull?

jollex (author)travw2009-08-14

It wouldn't fit with blue spacers.

travw (author)jollex2009-08-14

Ok, it was just an idea.

Killer~SafeCracker (author)travw2009-08-14

But would it fit now??

travw (author)Killer~SafeCracker2009-08-14

I think so, but I haven't built it.

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-08-14

ausome atleast someone else is in this contest

I'm entering

yeh i think i helped get this going

Uhhh.... no, you didn't.

well i think i was the first one that said ill join

Electroinnovation (author)2009-08-14

So stupidly simple yet ingenious. 4.5*

travw (author)2009-08-14

Nice, I don't have a tape dispenser blade to use, but if I did I'd build. *4.5

Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-08-14

I have to say... This is great man.

canida (author)2009-08-14

Nice job, and excellent pictures!

DJ Radio (author)2009-08-14


smilee (author)2009-08-14

Featured AWESOME!

bumpus (author)2009-08-14

Great instructable!

Gjdj3 (author)2009-08-14

Awesome job! The instructions look really easy to follow.

erikos kostarikos (author)2009-08-14

The instructions are PERFECT!!! 5*s (If I could give you like 500 I would do that)

=SMART= (author)2009-08-14

Awesome ! Really simple and easy to follow, well done

Jayefuu (author)2009-08-14

Congrats on getting featured :D

The Jamalam (author)2009-08-14

Quite cool, and clear instructions. I like it!

gmjhowe (author)2009-08-14

Nice clear pictures, Easy to follow instructions, and a good simple idea. Great entry to the mini contest.

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