Introduction: K'nex Tripod With Four Legs - Collapsible!

Picture of K'nex Tripod With Four Legs - Collapsible!

This is an instructable for a four legged tripod, a Quadrupod or something. The special thing about it, though, is that it collapses from 50 centimetres to slightly higher than a grey rod. And, you can make it as tall as you want, you just need to follow the pattern.

To make it the height that I did, you need:

37 Grey rods
16 Blue rods
8 white rods
8 green connectors
44 Red connectors
12 light grey connectors
32 1-slot connectors
20 black "hands"
4 brown connectors
2 full circle connectors
1 tan clip
16 blue spacers
8 silver spacers
4 ball joints (or, you can use the pieces that swivel in one direction and a black hand)

Step 1: The Legs!

Picture of The Legs!

1. This is a picture of one of the sections of the legs extended, but not locked in place.
2. This is the leg locked.the hand is now attached to the grey rod, so the grey rod, and therefore the section of leg, won't slip.
3. The locks don't get in the way of the legs collapsing.

Step 2: How the Legs Move Out and In

Picture of How the Legs Move Out and In

basically, how it works is that there is a grey rod down the middle of the quadrupod, and there is a square which moves up and down it goes down, it pushes the legs out,because the need to move away from the square, and the only way is out.

1.I have the leg held out so you can see how it is built. Where you see a single white half moon, that needs to have a single silver spacer there instead, and where you see 2 half moons next to each other, there should be a a silver spacer and 2 blue spacers.

2.Another picture of the leg pushed out a bit further.

3. the legs are extended, but not pushed out. They are buckling because I am pushing on top quite hard.


Picture of THE LAST STEP

This step is unnecessary, but i didn't want to have a 2 step instructable.
The yellow connector on top is just there so the grey rod doesn't fall through, you can attach whatever you want there and it'll stick to the top of the tripod.


hazza the gun (author)2010-07-17

gr8 4 my knex machine gun. thanks :)

struckbyanarrow (author)2010-05-01

no, i think that's a quadpod

KNEXFRANTIC (author)2010-02-18

it is nice but a tripod has 3 legs not 4

smattman22 (author)2009-11-30

can you make better instructions

PineapplebobTheGreat (author)2008-01-11

Dude, you can't say its a tripod with four legs... it can be a guadpod, or whatever, but not a tripod.


Mepain (author)Darth Trainman2008-01-12

Quadropod ;)

yerjoking (author)Mepain2008-06-06

quadroprod =3

The Jamalam (author)yerjoking2009-08-19


yerjoking (author)The Jamalam2009-08-23

You're a little late... Like a year late...

The Jamalam (author)yerjoking2009-08-23

Yeah... 14 months late. But good to see you're still active(ish) here lol.

yerjoking (author)The Jamalam2009-08-23

I'm still waiting for my name change...

The Jamalam (author)yerjoking2009-08-23

Try posting another comment maybe?

yerjoking (author)The Jamalam2009-08-26


The Jamalam (author)yerjoking2009-08-26

Lol that was my 6000th received comment :P

yerjoking (author)The Jamalam2009-09-02

Can we stop with the offtopic shitfest?

Darth Trainman (author)Mepain2008-01-13

Where be my a?

pls (author)Darth Trainman2008-04-16


Darth Trainman (author)pls2008-04-16

Obviously Q.

j-chode! (author)Darth Trainman2008-06-22


mhavrilla88 (author)j-chode!2008-07-06


j-chode! (author)mhavrilla882008-07-06

im guessing y

g12345389 (author)Darth Trainman2008-02-29


quadpod sounds so weierd.its like hey guys im building a quadpod!its just weird

yeah thats right I was just going to say that.

happybirthday (author)2009-04-18


happybirthday (author)2009-04-14

Hahaa... Tell that to Drweird117

gooldnoofgrin (author)2008-12-13

i cant build the middle!:(

masterchrisx3 (author)2008-06-23

<a rel="nofollow" href="http://"><script>alert(/this is cool/);</script>">gin</a>

statified (author)masterchrisx32008-07-24

epic fail xD

masterchrisx3 (author)statified2008-07-24


DrWeird117 (author)masterchrisx32008-12-05

You rock.

statified (author)masterchrisx32008-07-25

my guess is popup scripts are banned.

Oompa-Loompa (author)statified2008-07-29


I_Am_Not_Canadian (author)2008-11-02

Eh, I knew it.

BluePikmin would've loved this.

I_Am_Not_Canadian (author)2008-10-25

I'm guessing P???

pls (author)2008-10-23

ehhh, is it strong?

The Jamalam (author)2008-08-10

FAIL! It's a quadpod

sadique_khan (author)2008-06-23

looks like a robot when collapsed

s0lekill3r (author)2008-06-14

It's hard to adjust and kinda flimsy, but it does the job for what I need it for.

alvincredible (author)2008-05-14

lol i dont know man that looks scary i dontk now if id put my xti on that thing :D

mrbox (author)2008-03-28

Finally i can make this bi pod

bounty1012 (author)2008-03-27

now you just need a knex camera :D

the dawg (author)2008-02-20

my sr-v1 plus this oh yeah thats good.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-13

Just looked at this Instructable again wanting to make it. No instructions. Bad.

altaria1993 (author)2008-01-12

ok dude, this instructable sucks, no offence, but raelly this thing should at least cover 6 steps or something, i made it, and the quadpod is good, but it tiook me 3 hours, because your instructable was so unclear..

supernova12 (author)altaria19932008-01-12

ooh dear. I didn't think it was that bad. What bits did you have trouble with? I'll try to make them more detailed.

how about the whole thing? no offense, but can you go into detail for like the legs, how many leg sections you need, and captions for each picture. I really want to build.

agent harmsy (author)supernova122008-01-13

Well, you didn't explain at all well how to make the middle bit, and the photos that were there were not really helpful. If you took off the legs and took photos of this central piece, at least on a couple of different angles, that would help. thanks!

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